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25 Oct 2016 description
report Invisible Children


Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces abducted 94 civilians in 38 attacks in Quarter 3 2016 (Q3 2016), covering the months of July–September 2016. Q3 levels of abductions and attacks were significantly lower than those in Q1 and Q2. Within Q3, September was the most violent month of LRA activity, with nearly double the number of abductions (61) as July and August combined (33).

25 Oct 2016 description

Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment

  • Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis
  • Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people
  • East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades

19 October 2016 – Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could help protect vital water supplies that …

24 Oct 2016 description

South Sudan: Deliberate killings by government troops as UN forces fail to protect civilians

  • Guns turned on civilians
  • Targeted killings and rape
  • UN failure to adequately protect civilians
  • Call for arms embargo

South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, Amnesty International said in a new report launched today.

24 Oct 2016 description



24 Oct 2016 description


Instances of internal displacement caused by conflict, violence, and disasters between 6 - 19 October

24 Oct 2016 description

Honourable Richard K. Mulla, Minister of Federal Affairs
Distinguished senior government officials;
Excellencies, members of the diplomatic community;
Distinguished guests;
UN staff members, fellow colleagues;
Ladies and gentlemen;
As the United Nations Special Representative in South Sudan, I have the honour to read to you the statement from the Secretary-General on this year’s United Nations Day. I quote:

“This year’s observance of United Nations Day occurs at a time of transition for the world and for the United Nations.

24 Oct 2016 description

To commemorate UN Day in South Sudan, the United Nations family together with communities of South Sudan, government counterparts, civil society organizations, and development partners marked the 71st anniversary of the UN under the theme: “UN for the people of South Sudan.”

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Ellen Margrethe Løj urged South Sudanese leaders to recommit to peace, inclusive dialogue, reconciliation and justice.

24 Oct 2016 description


  • 6,569 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan between 21st and 23rd October. In October, an average of 2,376 new arrivals have fled to Uganda every day. Refugees are increasingly using informal border points to cross in to Uganda.

  • Bidibidi settlement, which was opened around two and a half months ago, is already one of the largest refugee-hosting areas in the world, and is home to 163,898 South Sudanese refugees following the relocation of 5,240 new arrivals from different border points.

24 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.

  • Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.

  • Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.

24 Oct 2016 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

The EPOA has been adjusted and updated to incorporate the needs and reflect the current cholera situation in South Sudan. In order to meet these needs the update seeks a no cost timeframe extension of the time frame of 2 months until 27/12/2016.

The no cost extension has been requested because of the following:

24 Oct 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 22, 2016 (LEER) - At least 600 civilians have fled into the United Nations camps in Leer county of South Sudan’s Unity state as a result of renewed clashes in the area between the country’s armed opposition faction led by former first Vice President, Riek Machar and forces loyal to President Salva Kiir.

The fighting in reportedly heavier than previous ones that occurred in the area two weeks ago.

24 Oct 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Public Order Court in Darfur has fined six South Sudanese from Kario camp on the charges of obstructing an officer on duty and terrorism against the state during a raid on Monday. A pregnant woman who was injured during the raid awaits her trial in the hospital.

The court in Ed Daein, the capital of East Darfur, sentenced a camp leader and five refugees to three months in prison and to paying a fine of SDG5,000 ($812.70) on Thursday.

24 Oct 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 1.67 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)
  • 1,058,616 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR est.)
  • 202,019 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)
  • 4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, May - July 2016)


24 Oct 2016 description


Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces abducted 94 civilians in 38 attacks in Quarter 3 2016 (Q3 2016), covering the months of July–September 2016. Q3 levels of abductions and attacks were significantly lower than those in Q1 and Q2. Within Q3, September was the most violent month of LRA activity, with nearly double the number of abductions (61) as July and August combined (33).

23 Oct 2016 description


The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) says the deployment of the Regional Protection Force is of ‘paramount importance.’

“There is no doubt that Juba is relatively calm at present but this calmness can be deceptive and the situation is volatile,” said JMEC Chairperson Festus Mogae at the opening of a plenary meeting of stakeholders to the peace process.

The 4,000-strong force was authorized by the UN Security Council in August to provide extra protection following renewed fighting in July.

23 Oct 2016 description

Protection Desks, available in most in most POC sites in South Sudan, offer tailored advice and assistance.

By: Richard Ruati and Rocco Nuri

JUBA, South Sudan – Taphisa Nyaboul felt she had nowhere to turn for help after her husband was killed, leaving her a widow with four children living in a temporary camp for people displaced by South Sudan’s war.