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30 Aug 2015 description

JUBA, South Sudan – 30 August (UNHCR) – Japan's Ambassador to South Sudan, Kiya Masahiko, wrapped up a one-day visit to Upper Nile's Maban County on Thursday to show solidarity with the refugees and appreciate the impact of Japan's aid contribution on refugees' living conditions. He was accompanied by UNHCR Country Representative, Ahmed Warsame, and a delegation of local authorities and partner organizations.

29 Aug 2015 description

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Saturday 8/29/2015 - 21:40 GMT

A ceasefire aimed at ending a brutal civil war in South Sudan came into effect Saturday evening hours after fresh clashes between government forces and rebels, which sparked concern for a hard-won peace deal.

The truce brokered by the regional eight-nation IGAD bloc, along with the United Nations, African Union, China, Britain, Norway and the United States, came into effect at 2100 GMT (midnight in South Sudan's capital Juba).

But it was unclear whether it would hold.

29 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12029

7515th Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETING COVERAGE

Welcoming the 26 August signature by South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on the agreement to resolve the conflict in that country, as well as earlier signatures by other parties, the Security Council this afternoon confirmed its intention to move swiftly to update the mandate of the United Nations Mission there, known as UNMISS, to support implementation of key tasks in the accord.

28 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

Today, two new cholera cases have been reported in Juba County. As of 27 August 2015, a total of 1,668 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.76%) have been reported in South Sudan.

In Juba County, a total of 1538 including 45 deaths (CFR 2.93%) from seven Payams. In Bor, 130 cases including one death (CFR 0.77%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County. Table 1 and Figure 1

28 Aug 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 27, 2015 (GANYLIEL) - South Sudanese rebels say they twarted attempts by pro-government forces (SPLA) to recapture Taiyar port in Payinjiar county, south of Unity state.

The rebel-appointed commissioner for Payinjiar county, John Tap Puot said their forces pushed back the enemy on Thursday.

“Our forces have repulsed the attackers, and we are still speedily pursuing them towards Shambe port,” he told Sudan Tribune over satellite phone from Ganyliel payam.

28 Aug 2015 description

Le septième numéro du Bulletin d’information IPC met en évidence des initiatives importantes et les majeurs développements au niveau mondial, parmi eux : un aperçu du 3ème Evénement Global de l’IPC, organisé dans le cadre de l' Expo Milano 2015, la nouvelle Stratégie d'assurance de la qualité, conformité et apprentissage de l'IPC de l’IPC, le prototype de l’Analyse Indicative IPC, et le partenariat renforcé entre l'IPC et la Commission Européenne.

28 Aug 2015 description

The seventh issue of the IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and developments undertaken at global level, among them: insights from the 3rd IPC Global Event, held in the framework of the EXPO Milano 2015, the new IPC Quality Assurance, Compliance and Learning Strategy, the prototype IPC Indicative Analysis, and the strengthened partnership between IPC and the European Commission.

This issue also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at regional and country level in Africa, Latin America, Asia & Near East.

28 Aug 2015 description

Summary Indicators

South Sudan is a landlocked country of approximately 640,000km2 . It was formed in 2011, gaining independence from Sudan. It is bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic. Abyei region is claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, with its final status pending negotiations between the two countries (CIA Factbook, 2015). The country is divided into 10 states, with the capital being Juba.

28 Aug 2015 description

Ethiopia - IOM Ethiopia this week resumed its emergency evacuation of South Sudanese refugees from the border, which had been halted since late July 2015 as all receiving camps had reached their maximum capacity.

Following the establishment of Pugnido 2 camp by the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA), this week alone, IOM evacuated 3,618 refugees to the newly constructed camp. With the addition of this camp, the country’s refugee accommodation capacity has increased by 50,000.

28 Aug 2015 description

GENEVA, Aug 28 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has welcomed the signing of the South Sudan peace agreement this week which comes as refugee and IDP figures have passed the 2.6 million mark, a marked increase on the number reported at the time of the fourth anniversary of the country's independence.

Daily arrival rates in Ethiopia remain high, with almost 200 new arrivals registered per day, while in other receiving countries, most notably Sudan, the rainy season has reduced the number of new arrivals in August compared to June and July.

28 Aug 2015 description
report Christian Aid

27 August 2015 - Christian Aid welcomes the signing of the South Sudan Compromise Peace Agreement, and calls on all parties involved to observe the Cessation of Hostilities, which is to be implemented within 72 hours of the signing, starting from Saturday this week.

Millions of civilians have been affected by the 20 months of violence in the world’s newest country, with many now needing access to food, shelter and clean water.

28 Aug 2015 description

On 26 August, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has signed the peace agreement endorsed by other South Sudanese parties in Addis Ababa earlier in August 2015. This commitment to engage in a political process is a crucial step towards the end of 20 months of civil war in one of the world's most fragile countries.

28 Aug 2015 description

Addis Ababa, 27 August 2015: We the IGAD Special Envoys for the Republic of South Sudan congratulate H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan; Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Chairman of SPLM/A-IO, the SPLM Leaders (FDs) and other Stakeholders including the Adherents for signing the Agreement for Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic South Sudan.

28 Aug 2015 description
infographic World Food Programme

The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

27 August 2015 – Welcoming President Salva Kiir’s signing of the agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the move is “a critical and necessary step towards ending the 20 month-long conflict that has devastated [the country] and subjected its people to unspeakable suffering.”

28 Aug 2015 description

High food prices and conflict in South Sudan and Yemen leading to continued Emergency

Key Messages

28 Aug 2015 description

Increased rainfall across Hispaniola due to tropical storm activity

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Widespread, heavy rainfall over the past few weeks has caused flooding over local areas of West Africa. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week, elevating flooding risks over many already saturated areas.

  2. Significant rainfall is forecast to continue over eastern Chad and western Sudan, heightening risks for localized flooding and potential waterborne disease outbreaks.