- South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #64, 30 September 2015
- WFP South Sudan Situation Report #96 26 September 2015
- OCHA: South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin | Biweekly Update 18 September 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015: Midyear Update
- IOM South Sudan: 2015 Midyear Crisis Appeal
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
In implementing humanitarian, development and peacebuilding activities, development agencies and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are often likely faced with challenges of understanding the context in which they are operating, and how interventions should interact with the context to maximise positive impacts on the conflict environment.
The purpose of this document is to outline the strategic objectives of the second standard allocation of the CHF for 2015. The paper summarizes the analysis, strategy and intent of the first allocation.
ISSUES AND CONTENTS
The journal will be published online twice a year; each issue will feature 4-6 peer-reviewed articles written by researchers and practitioners in the field of EiE. The three sections of the journal are:
By Megan Nobert/Guest Blogger — October 1, 2015
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has ordered the number of regional states be nearly tripled, his spokesman said Saturday, undermining a fundamental pillar of a power-sharing deal to end civil war.
Kiir, who has been fighting to crush a rebellion since December 2013 in which tens of thousands have been killed, the economy destroyed and war zone regions pushed to the brink of famine, signed an August 26 peace agreement to end the war.
As at 30 September 2015, Kakuma had received 46,653 asylum seekers from South Sudan. During the reporting period, 65 individuals were transported to the camp from Nadapal. As at 27 September, the total registered camp population was 182,210*.
2 October 2015
Adopts Resolutions on Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Countering Violent Extremism, and Racism and Racial Discrimination
IOM Shelter Operations
IOM’s unique position as an intergovernmental or- ganization allows it to work with quality and scale in natural disasters, conflict, and complex emer- gency settings, delivering urgent humanitarian needs. In this capacity, IOM has both operational and coordination roles, and works with partners through all phases of preparedness and response in support of national authorities. Since 2005, IOM has implemented shelter and non-food items (NFI) projects in over 40 countries.
- On 29 September, South Sudan’s Vice-President, Mr. James Wani Igga, and the representative of the Former Detainees Group (FDG), Mr. Pagan Amum, attended the high-level meeting on South Sudan organized on the sidelines of 70th session of the General Assembly in New York (USA). President Salva Kiir joined the meeting via teleconference. All leaders issued statements committing to fully implement the peace agreement signed in August 2015.
On 26 September 2015 the heads of state of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) met on the margins of the 70th United Nations (UN) General Assembly to discuss the ongoing war in South Sudan. In a statement after the meeting, the PSC released details of the controversial report of the Commission of Inquiry into South Sudan and took on board some of its recommendations. These include setting up a hybrid court to try those guilty of human rights abuses during the conflict.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- Erratic rainfall negatively impacting on prospects for 2015 cropping season
- Prices of coarse grains increasing in recent months
- Food security significantly improved since 2014, but concerns remain among IDPs and in conflict-affected areas
- Most acute food insecure people remain among IDPs in Darfur and South Kordofan states
The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.
Continuing to address the broad range of challenges facing the global community, Heads of State and Government along with other high-level representatives hailed recent diplomatic successes, while decrying the plight of refugees and the crises leading to their flight, during day four of the General Assembly’s annual debate.
This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq and South Sudan. The update also reiterates key recommendations to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict ahead of the conclusion negotiations on Afghanistan, still pending.
Right now, there are nearly 60 million refugees or displaced people worldwide. If all of the world’s refugees were the population of a country, it would be the 24th largest in the world, just after Italy.
Half of the world’s refugees are children, growing up far from home without consistent education, safety or emotional support.
1 . The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2211 (2015), in which the Council requested me to report on the implementation of the commitments under the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region.1 It covers developments since the issuance of my report of 13 March 2015 (S/2015/173) and provides information on peace and security developments in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region until 15 September 2015.
II. Recent developments
Dryness worsens in Ethiopia and coastal West Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Below-average rainfall over several bimodal areas of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria has led to a rapid increase in moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions. Reduced rainfall is expected during in the region during lateSeptember.