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23 Apr 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) -A third food assistance batch including 807 metric tonnes has been dispatched from the capital of Sudan’s North Kordofan state, El Obeid to the needy population in South Sudan, said humanitarian aid official.

In February, three United Nations agencies declared an outbreak of localised famine in several areas in the young nation, saying an additional one million people were on the brink of starvation.

23 Apr 2017 description
report Uganda Red Cross

On behalf of the China Red Cross Society, the Chinese Embassy in Uganda has today handed over items worth 202,300USDs (Approx. UGX 1 billion to Uganda Red Cross Society. The items were donated by the China Red Cross Society and channeled to Uganda through the China Sinopharm International Corporation, a privately owned company that coordinated the transportation of the goods up to the final recipient (Uganda Red Cross Society). The donated items include:

23 Apr 2017 description

A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country’s “biggest challenges” the UNMISS Human Rights Director has said.

Eugene Nindorera was speaking at the end of five-day visit to Wau in the north-west of South Sudan, where violence earlier in April led to the death of 19 government SPLA soldiers and at least 28 civilians according to state officials.

The killing of civilians in Wau town followed the ambush and killing of the SPLA soldiers by suspected SPLA-In Opposition fighters.

23 Apr 2017 description

A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria and Yemen. In this interview, Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East African region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.

23 Apr 2017 description

LT COL KABERA SIMON

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was organized on Thursday by the Bentiu-based Mongolian battalion (MONBATT) to mark the opening of the newly renovated Pariang Primary School in Unity state. Local dignitaries and UNMISS representatives were there to celebrate the occasion, addressing students and teachers of the school.

23 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

During conflict and other emergencies, women and girls, many of them pregnant or lactating mothers remain among the most severely affected groups. But for a visually-impaired mother with a new baby running to uncertainty, hope can only be restored when she realizes she is not alone after all.

LAMWO, Uganda: Forty-two year old Annet Night is visually impaired. She was due; expecting her fourth child when conflict broke out in her home village in Pajok, a community in Eastern Equatoria state of South Sudan.

23 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

LAMWO, Northern Uganda: At a refugee reception centre in northern Uganda, nine refugee mothers stood in a single-file line cuddling their newborn babies all wrapped up in heavy wool blankets. Visibly exhausted and filled with anxiety, each had a story to tell; how they had, pregnant and near their expected dates of delivery, fled the armed conflict raging in the Pajok town in South Sudan.

22 Apr 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Children hunting rodents for food. Mothers boiling coconut skins to eat. Life in famine is a life of desperation.

More than 20 million people face starvation across the Horn of Africa, Nigeria and Yemen. But nowhere is the situation more dire than South Sudan, where the world’s only official famine has taken root.

This emergency is a grave humanitarian crisis — but it also threatens to get worse. Without humanitarian access, an additional 1 million people will be on the brink of starvation in the next three months.

21 Apr 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

81,720
South Sudanese arrivals since 3 September 2016, based on reports from Gambella (as of 12 April 2017)

370,000
Total South Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers in Ethiopia (both in Gambella and Assosa as of 12 April 2017)

FUNDING (as of 29 March 2017)

USD 160.8 M
Requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in Ethiopia

HIGHLIGHTS

21 Apr 2017 description

THE CRISIS Northern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for US$4.4 billion by July to avert “catastrophe” in parts of Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen.

21 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

829,925 refugees registered in the country
38,434 refugees newly registered so far in 2017
20,515 refugees newly registered in March
44,453 unaccompanied and separated children

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

  • The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) is UNHCR’s main government counterpart with which close cooperation is maintained to ensure the protection of refugees in Ethiopia.

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More than 20 million people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are experiencing famine or the risk of famine over the coming six months. UN agencies and their humanitarian partners are ready to scale up the response to avert a catastrophe, but the necessary funds and access to do so are required immediately.

21 Apr 2017 description

829,925 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

238,272 Households

21 Apr 2017 description
report PAX

PAX is urging the Dutch government to take a number of steps to prevent the situation in South Sudan from deteriorating further. The recommendations are aimed at fostering the Action Plan for Peace, national dialogue, transitional justice and civic space.

21 Apr 2017 description

EN BREF

  • 74.148 Réfugiés sudsoudanais en RDC, dont la plupart sont nouvellement arrivés.

  • 103.617 Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

  • 39.837 Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

  • 539.106 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

  • 828 Réfugiés rwandais rapatriés de la RDC en 2017.

Travail avec les partenaires

21 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 74,148 South Sudanese refugees, most of whom are new arrivals.

  • 103,617 Refugees from the Central African Republic.

  • 39,837 Refugees from Burundi.

  • 539,106 Congolese refugees in African countries

  • 828 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2017.

Working with partners

21 Apr 2017 description

The Logistics Cluster is responsible for logistics Coordination and Information Management. Where there is a gap in logistics capacity, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a ‘provider of last resort’ by offering Common Logistics Services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Highlights of the Operation

  • In March, the Logistics Cluster facilitated air transport of 436 mt of humanitarian cargo to 30 destinations on behalf of 28 organisations.

21 Apr 2017 description

View site to listen to a Radio Miraya interview with UNMISS Spokesperson Daniel Dickinson on the same topic

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has dispatched an integrated patrol to the town of Pajok and surrounding areas in Imatong State in response to heavy fighting that recently took place in the region. The fighting, which broke out on 3 April, is reported to have claimed the lives of an unconfirmed number of civilians.