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27 May 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19 May 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomed the successful conclusion, on 19 May 2017, of the fourth meeting of the Tripartite Committee of the Joint Approach to the International Community held in Addis Ababa. The Tripartite Committee was established under the Cooperation Agreement of 2012 between Sudan and South Sudan to jointly pursue debt relief, lifting of Sudanese sanctions and economic assistance to Sudan and South Sudan.

26 May 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.

26 May 2017 description

SC/12841

Security Council
7951st Meeting (AM)

Endless Talks on Ending Violence Pointless as Arms Sales to Criminals, Dictators, Terrorists Continue at Same Time, Says Holy See

Despite 15 years of steadily growing international attention to the question of protecting civilians in conflict situations, life in war zones around the world remained grim, with suffering “pushed to the limits” as cities turned into “death traps”, the Security Council heard today as it held an open debate on attacks against medical personnel and facilities.

26 May 2017 description

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) welcomes the release of George Livio, its national staff member who has been in detention since August 2014 without trial.

The Mission calls for the release of its two other national staff members who are currently also being held in detention without trial since 2014.

UNMISS continues to urge the South Sudanese authorities to respect national laws and the fundamental principles of due process under international human rights law.

26 May 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 26 May 2017 13:56 GMT

"The refugees are stealing, they stole a goat at night and their foot marks were traced up to the camp

By Pacato Peter Obwot

PAGIRINYA, Uganda May 26 (Reuters) - Hunger is forcing desperate refugees from South Sudan to steal food from poverty-stricken locals in northern Uganda, residents say, after a funding crisis compelled the United Nations slash rations in refugee camps by half this month.

26 May 2017 description

24 May 2017, Juba, South Sudan – The Government of Japan and the World Health Organization (WHO) are to establish the first Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) in Juba. The USD 0.45 million project that comprises PHEOC’s infrastructure and equipment comes on top of Japan’s multi-year contribution to scaling up of blood transfusion services. The objective of establishing the PHEOC is to strengthen preparedness and response capacities for public health emergencies in line with the International Health Regulations of 2005.

26 May 2017 description
report Save the Children

G7 leaders, meeting in Sicily today, must make firm commitments to address key global issues like food insecurity, migration and lack of education to avoid plunging millions more children into hunger and extreme poverty, Save the Children is warning.

“The G7 meeting of the world’s richest nations comes at a time of deep global uncertainty but failure to act would be catastrophic for millions of children in desperate need,” said Egizia Petroccione, Head of Advocacy and Policy at Save the Children Italy, who is attending the G7 Summit.

26 May 2017 description
report World Vision

KEY MESSAGES

  • About 1.9 million people are internally displaced and 1.7 million have sought refuge in other countries. World Vision calls on all stakeholders to work together and facilitate peace and security throughout the country.

  • The food security in the country is declining with 5.5 million people severely food insecure. The onset of the rains has added a set of natural barriers, making it difficult to reach people in need of assistance. It is estimated that 70 percent (230,000 people) of the capital, Juba, is food insecure.

26 May 2017 description

Correction of inaccurate statements attributed to UNMISS Head

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) wishes to correct inaccurate statements attributed to the Head of the mission and Special Representative of the Secretary-General, David Shearer.

26 May 2017 description
report World Vision

KEY MESSAGES HUMANITARIAN SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Every day thousands of frightened refugees fleeing terrible violence in South Sudan arrive in Uganda in desperate need of food, water and basic survival supplies.

  • Thousands of separated children arrive without their parents, who have been lost or killed. World Vision is helping to identify, protect and find caring guardians for these extremely vulnerable children.

26 May 2017 description
report World Vision

KEY HIGHLIGHTS HUMANITARIAN SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Vulnerable populations in Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia, and northern Kenya continue to face life-threatening acute food insecurity, following delayed and erratic seasonal rains across the Horn of Africa, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

26 May 2017 description

In Numbers

1.8 million people assisted by WFP (April) 2 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

1.7 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR) 217,622 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

5.5 million people facing severe food insecurity from May to July 2017 (IPC, Feb. 2017)

Highlights

  • Joint Mission of WFP Executive Director and the Director General of FAO visited South Sudan

  • Since the beginning of the year WFP assisted a total of 2.8 million people

26 May 2017 description

In Numbers

7.8 million people in need of relief food assistance, inclusive of an additional 2.2 million people from Amhara, Oromia and SNNPR.

2.7 million children, and pregnant and nursing mothers in need of specialized nutritious food to treat moderate acute malnutrition. Of this number, 1.3 million live in Nutrition Hotspot Priority 1 woredas (districts).

Highlights

26 May 2017 description

The UNMISS UNPOL and the community in the Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) site have strongly united against criminality. This partnership is helping to curb insecurity, as well as enhancing the safety of people living in the country’s largest protection site.

UNPOL PoC site coordinator in Bentiu, Francis Yiribaare, said that a framework of community-based policing pragmatic strategies have been developed in partnership with the community.

26 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

WASHINGTON — On Africa Day Thursday, about 3,000 young African leaders appealed to African heads of state to rescue South Sudan's 2015 peace agreement.

The Archbishop Tutu fellows said in a letter to the leaders that the conflict in South Sudan poses serious national security threats to neighboring countries.

26 May 2017 description

JUBA – The European Commission has reaffirmed its commitment to saving the lives of conflict-affected people in South Sudan with a US$ 12.9 (€11.9) million contribution to the emergency operation of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This is in addition to the US$ 32 (€30.4) million contribution that was already confirmed for 2017

25 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence displaces an additional 200,000 people in April

  • Health actors report suspected cholera cases in Aburoc

  • USG announces $142 million in new humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Violence across South Sudan displaced an additional 200,000 people in April, increasing the total number of displaced people to 3.8 million, including 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 1.8 million refugees sheltering in neighboring countries.