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29 Jul 2015 description

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is assisting thousands of South Sudanese forced to leave the homes that sheltered them and the fields that fed them as a result of almost two years of violent conflict. While providing emergency food, shelter and access to safe drinking water, CRS’ critical long-term development work in areas not affected by the violence also continues.

29 Jul 2015 description

Abnormally wet conditions are continuing for several nations in the western Gulf of Guinea region

Moisture deficits worsen further in southeast Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia with a continued lack of rainfall.

29 Jul 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

BARATUKU/KIRYADONGO, Uganda – Two brave South Sudanese refugees are defying expectations and speaking frankly about their decision to use family planning. After surviving conflict and enduring a perilous journey to Uganda, they are unwilling to allow social pressure to interfere with their families or their futures, they said.

“I would like to return to school and complete my education,” Mary Acon, 24, told UNFPA. “I will not conceive when I am not ready.”

29 Jul 2015 description

UNITED NATIONS DESTROYS 290 TONS OF OBSOLETE AMMUNITION IN MALI

29 Jul 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 28, 2015 (JUBA) – Authorities in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state have asked the central government and aid agencies to help combat looming famine in the region.

In an interview with Sudan Tribune on Tuesday, the state information minister, Mark Akio, said farmers failed to harvest from the first phase of the farming season as cereal stores were already running out of the available food stock.

29 Jul 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 28, 2015 (JUBA) - More than 19 people have been killed in sectional clashes in Warrap state between rival Dinka communities, generating fears that more retaliatory attacks could be carried out.

Ariech Mayar Ariec, deputy head of parliamentary committee for information and communications told Sudan Tribune on Monday that more than 12 people have been confirmed killed in three separate locations between two sections in the area.

28 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Current Situation

According to WHO, as of 26 July 2015, a total of 1,375 cholera cases including 42 deaths have been reported in Juba County and in Bor, Jonglei State for an overall case fatality rate (CFR) of 3.0 per cent. This includes:

28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

28 Jul 2015 description

The United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is pleased to announce the arrival of Eugene Owusu of Ghana as the new Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative to South Sudan.

28 Jul 2015 description

This year’s outbreak of cholera in South Sudan has claimed 38 lives so far.

28 Jul 2015 description
report Enough Project

First Sentry Report: The Nexus of Corruption and Conflict in South Sudan

As President Obama convened a high-level meeting of regional leaders today in Addis Ababa to discuss the war and crisis in neighboring South Sudan, The Sentry released its first report, The Nexus of Corruption and Conflict in South Sudan, which maps grand corruption's relationship to the escalating emergency.

27 Jul 2015 description

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

It is a reality that armed conflicts continue to define today’s world, with the accompanying toll of death, destruction and suffering.

27 Jul 2015 description

In South Sudan, the current demand for cooking fuels, and access to these resources, has huge implications for the environment and people’s well-being. The environmental risks associated with fuel wood use in the country are significant, given the damaging, long-term effects of over-exploiting natural forests. With these risks in mind, FAO and the Government of South Sudan launched a one-day consultative workshop on charcoal production and trade to raise awareness on the impact of charcoal production.