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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 21 April 2014

Key Events

  • Assessment results in Boricha and Dale woredas of SNNPR suggest that the under-estimation of relief food beneficiaries and the absence/delay in Targeted Supplementary Feeding (TSF) interventions are likely parts of the reasons for the high increase in TFP admissions in the areas.

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UNMISS condemns targeted killings of hundreds of foreign and South Sudanese civilians in Bentiu

UNMISS strongly condemns the targeted killings of civilians based on their ethnic origins and nationality in Bentiu. UNMISS also strongly condemns the use of Radio Bentiu FM by some individuals associated with the opposition to broadcast hate speech. While some SPLA in Opposition commanders did broadcast messages calling for unity and an end to tribalism, others broadcast hate messages declaring that certain ethnic groups should not stay in Bentiu and even calling on men from one community to commit vengeful sexual violence against women from another community.

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Sudan + 1 other
Arrivals from South Sudan to Sudan 15th December 2013 - 8th April 2014

Situation:

  • Over 60,568 persons have arrived in Sudan

  • 42,331 persons have received humanitarian assistance (specific assistance only).

  • Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan.

  • Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have recived 2,496 (IOM

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Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF supports emergency response for children in Sudan with 89 tons of life-saving supplies

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Sudan Tribune

Khartoum, 18 April 2014 --- Today in Khartoum airport, UNICEF received 89 tons of life-saving supplies to support the humanitarian response to children affected by emergencies in various hot spots throughout Sudan. These supplies were airlifted as Sudan faced unexpected high numbers of displaced children in the first quarter of 2014 in what is clearly another major crisis for Sudan’s children. In some cases, children account for 70 per cent or more of the newly displaced in Darfur and of the South Sudanese seeking refuge in several states throughout the country.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Camp Update - 08 April – 15 April 2014

Current Situation:
In the past week, 1,097 asylums seekers were received at the Nadapal border to Kakuma camp. As of 14th April, a total of 34,301 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived through the border point. The total estimated camp population is 165,000

Movement of new arrivals from South Sudan continues to be hindered by rains that have resulted in lower numbers arriving at the Nadapal border. The daily arrival trends are illustrated:

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Relocation of IDPs from Tomping to the UN house protection site

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Miraya FM

(March. 20, 2014) The United Nations Mission in South Sudan and other agencies have started relocating hundreds of civilians sheltering at the UN protection site in Tomping.

The IDPs are being moved to the UN protection site at the UN house in Jebel following the start of the rainy season.

A UN official involved in the relocation, Tom Dingwall says ten percent of the land at the Tomping site is inhabitable and almost all the latrines have essentially collapsed.

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SRSG Zerrougui Condemns Grave Violations Comitted Against Children in South Sudan

Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, strongly condemns the attack of Thursday on the Internally Displaced Persons sheltering at the UN Protection of Civilians site in Bor, in South Sudan’s Jonglei State.

“Children continue to be victims of the recent conflict in South Sudan and this must stop,” said the Special Representative.

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Ibba resident learn legal aid, rights and land issues

16 April 2014 - Aiming to assist residents with legal concerns, the Western Equatoria State Law Society and UNMISS completed a two-day workshop today in Ibba County on legal aid, human rights and land issues.

The first of its time in Ibba, the activity drew 60 participants, including chiefs, youth, police and women.

“I am so grateful to the law society in WES (Western Equatoria State) and UNMISS to organize such a vital workshop in Ibba,” said Commissioner Brigade Nagomoro, who opened the event.

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Uganda + 1 other
URCS modern technology water pumps in Adjumani/Arua refugee camps relieve thousands with clean safe water.

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Uganda Red Cross

At least each day that passes more South Sudanese refugees enter Uganda and are registered at designated areas in Adjumani and Arua. Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) registers between300 to 700 refugees at Nyumanzi Reception Centre in Adjumani district on a daily basis.This in a way calls for more services ranging from health, water, food and other essential basic life requirements.

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Kenya + 3 others
281 refugees transferred to camps

Some 281 refugees have been taken back to their camps from Nairobi in the last three days, the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination has said.

The ministry’s director of communication Mwenda Njoka said this was in line with government policy to have refugees settled only in gazette refugee camps.

The refugees who were netted during the ongoing security operation in Nairobi and screened at Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma camps.

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Kenya + 3 others
100 more refugees relocated to camps

By AGGREY MUTAMBO

More than 100 refugees have been taken to camps as the government insists it will not backtrack in clearing them from urban areas.

Refugee Affairs Commissioner Haron Komen told the Nation that 111 people were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps on Thursday night.

They were part of those detained in Kasarani Safaricom Stadium for scrutiny of their identification papers.

“This number only accounts for those that the government has transported,” said Mr Komen.

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Over 100 killed in South Sudan cattle raid: minister

04/19/2014 15:10 GMT

JUBA, April 19, 2014 (AFP) - Over 100 people have been killed in a cattle raid in South Sudan's Warrap state, a local information minister told UN radio, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation.

"We lost about 28 civilians" in a remote cattle herders' camp in the remote northern state, Warrap state Information Minister Bol Dhel told the UN-backed Miraya FM radio, adding that police and soldiers then chased the attackers, killing 85.

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Thousands of displaced exposed as rains approach

AUDIO SLIDE SHOW - Hundreds of thousands of displaced people in South Sudan are living under extremely harsh conditions and the approaching rainy season threatens to worsen their situation. An ICRC media delegate, Marco Yuri Jiménez, has just returned from a mission in South Sudan and describes with anecdotes and photos how the displaced are surviving and what we're doing to help.

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South Sudan deploys army to guard UN base after attack kills dozens

By Carl Odera

NAIROBI, April 18 (Reuters) - South Sudan sent troops to secure a United Nations base after armed civilians fired on displaced tribespeople sheltering there, in an attack that killed at least 48, the president's spokesman said on Friday.

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South Sudan Dictates Media Coverage of Conflict

By Sadik Wani

JUBA, Apr 18 2014 (IPS) - As rebel forces loyal to South Sudan’s former vice president Riek Machar declared on Tuesday Apr. 15 that they had captured the key oil town of Bentiu, the government has been accused of clamping down on local media in an attempt to influence the reporting on the conflict.

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World + 3 others
Diverse Functions of the INEE Minimum Standards in Education in Emergencies

An interview with Ken Rhodes, Deputy Director for Strategy and Development FHI 360°

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Women in South Sudan in "unimaginable" situation

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UN Radio

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Mothers and young girls in South Sudan are facing what has been described as an "unimaginable" situation.

The country continues to suffer from an internal conflict which has pitted government forces against rebels.

The UN says that close to one million people have been forced to flee their homes.

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Security Council voices outrage at latest attacks against civilians, UN in South Sudan

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UN News Service

The Security Council voiced its outrage at the recent attacks by armed groups that have purposefully targeted civilians as well as the United Nations peacekeeping mission sites and personnel.

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #38, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Armed civilians attacked the UNMISS compound in Bor town, Jonglei State, causing internally displaced person (IDP) casualties
 Violence in Bentiu town, Unity State, targeted civilians and resulted in increased displacement
 Humanitarian leaders at a high-level meeting called on parties to cease hostilities and respect humanitarian law and urged additional funding to support vital aid operations