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‘Nuba in South Kordofan on the brink of starvation’

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM / SOUTH KORDOFAN (21 Sep.) - After three years of civil war in South Kordofan, the humanitarian situation is extremely bad.

“The Nuba in South Kordofan are on the brink of starvation,” Najwa Musa Kinda, executive director of the Nuba Relief and Reconstruction Organisation, told Radio Dabanga.

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South Sudan can recover and develop, says peace director

20 September 2014 - The South Sudanese people desperately yearned for peace and development, but their hopes were dashed by the current conflict, a top academic said in Juba today.

Speaking at celebrations marking International Day of Peace (traditionally celebrated on 21 September), University of Juba Director of Peace and Development Studies Luca Biong Deng said development comprised economic and political aspects, which were both affected by war.

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IGAD mediators condemn the renewed fighting in Upper Nile State of South Sudan

20 September 2014, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia: The IGAD Special Envoys to the South Sudan Negotiations condemn in the strongest terms the ongoing fighting between the two warring parties taking place in Renk County and in the area south of Malakal town in Upper Nile State.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 54 (as of 18 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 3.1 million people have been reached with humanitarian assistance.

  • Malaria was increasing with the highest incidence in Renk and Malakal, both in Upper Nile State.

  • There was increased insecurity in parts of Jonglei, Lakes, and Upper Nile States - as well as in the area around Bentiu, Unity State.

Situation overview

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #54 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Efforts to improve living conditions continue at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • Health actors are responding to an increase in the number of reported cases of kala-azar disease in endemic areas of the country

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Bringing Education to South Sudan, One Village at a Time

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Voice of America

Karin Zeitvogel

More than three years ago, President Salva Kiir pledged to build schools in all of South Sudan's 10 states within 100 days of independence.

That has not happened, says former "Lost Boy" Michael Kuany. So Kuany has taken things into his own hands.

Around seven years ago, Kuany went back to his village in Jonglei state and asked the people there what he could do to help them. He expected them to ask for food. They asked for something else.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Operational Update 11th – 17th September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 17th September 2014, Kakuma had received 43,253 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,210. As at 15th September 174,398 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA.

  • A delegation from WFP Ethiopia, UNHCR Ethiopia and the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) conducted a day mission to Kakuma.

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Resumption of South Sudan peace talks delayed over agenda disagreement

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Sudan Tribune

September 18, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The sixth round of peace talks between South Sudan’s two warring parties and other stakeholders has been delayed to allow discussions over substantial issues and agenda disagreements, as mediators and stakeholders remain locked in an endless round of consultations, a rebel spokesperson has confirmed.

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 37 (11 -17 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM launches a new protection program to provide psychosocial support to conflict affected populations with the PoCs

  • Biometric Registration exercises completed in both the Bor PoC and Juba Tongping and UN House PoCs

International Organization for Migration:

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IOM South Sudan Bentiu Medical Clinic Opens Amid Flooding

South Sudan - An IOM health clinic built in August and now fully operational is making a huge difference for the 47,000 displaced Sudanese by the fighting who have found refuge in the UN compound of Bentiu in South Sudan. The maternity unit is of particular value as the continuous flooding increases the likelihood of waterborne diseases for new born babies.

International Organization for Migration:

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Ethiopia + 1 other
IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia - External Situation Report, 10-16 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Due to heavy rain, road access has been flooded. Hence, there is a need to explore the possibility of using water and air transport.

• 62,809 refugees (Leitchour 47,122, Matar 7,581, Nip Nip 2,854, Pamdong 2,452 and Pagak 2,800) need to be relocated to new camps.

• Total number of refugees evacuated by IOM: 171,733 from Gambella and 2,439 from Benishangul‐Gumuz.

International Organization for Migration:

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Senegal + 11 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - September 18, 2014

September rainfall will be particularly important in determining seasonal outcome for the Sahel

Key Messages

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South Sudan + 1 other
ACCORD's Training Unit collaborates with IGAD to train women mediators from Sudan and South Sudan

ACCORD recently partnered with the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to provide training aimed at empowering women mediators from Sudan and South Sudan. A total of 20 Sudanese and South Sudanese women participated in the five-day training, which focused on ensuring the inclusion of women in peace processes for IGAD taskforces.

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Summary of Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) or Kala azar (KA) Outbreak Situation in South Sudan

Food insecurity, malnutrition, displacement, and limited access to treatment facilities have all led to a considerable increase in cases and deaths in 2014.

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Aweil Secondary School wins UNMISS volleyball match

8 September 2014 - As part of efforts to prevent conflicts in communities, UNMISS in collaboration with the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology organized a volleyball competition between Aweil National and Salva Kiir Girls Secondary schools in Northern Bahr El-Ghazal State.

Aweil National Secondary School won the match 3 to 2.

Addressing the gathering, the head teacher of Aweil National, which was the host, Philip Upathio, highlighted the importance of peace.

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WHO: South Sudan Emergency Response Situation Report # 37 (28 August – 17 September 2014)

Highlights

  • The security situation remained calm in most parts of the country. A tribal clash resulting to over 30 fatalities was recorded in Tonj East County, Warrap State.

  • The cholera outbreak continues to decline with fewer cases being reported weekly.

  • Cases of visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) continue to increase, mostly in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States.

  • To date health partners have carried out 2,455,532 medical interventions since January 2014.