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28 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

NUTRITION

• All recovery rates for both SAM (OTP) and MAM (TSFP) are well within the SPHERE standards of performance.

SHELTER

28 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

POPULATION

Since the influx of Dec 2013, 29,300 SSD children have been received, making up over 64% of the total population received.

28 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation.

The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

POPULATION

28 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

EDUCATION

27 Mar 2015 description

26 March 2015-Representatives of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bentiu (Unity State) Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites today concluded a two-day-long training aimed at addressing human rights concerns in the community.

The training was attended by 60 participants drawn from community leaders, women’s groups, community watch groups and members of informal mediation and dispute resolution teams within the PoCs.

27 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • Ensuring the success of the prepositioning exercise remains a top priority to support the sustainable delivery of food assistance in the coming rainy season. WFP has prepositioned approximately 42,000 mt of food commodities, representing 40% achievement against plans. The augmentation of trucking capacity, especially from the Sudan Corridor, is anticipated to accelerate the exercise, but challenges related to insecurity are significant.

27 Mar 2015 description

KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya, March 27 (UNHCR) – Naomi Chol studied at a school funded and supported by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, but the 16-year-old from South Sudan has become a celebrity herself in a Kenyan refugee camp.

"Everywhere I go, people call me and come to shake my hand," she tells visitors to Kakuma camp where she studied in a school known locally as the Angelina Jolie Primary School. It was set up by the UNHCR Special Envoy in 2002 to cater for girls with special protection needs.

27 Mar 2015 description

26 March 2015 – USAID and the International Organization of Migration (IOM) today concluded a two-day-long training on prevention of HIV/AIDS, targeting health promoters in Malakal.

The purpose of the workshop was to train hygiene promoters and health workers to enable them to pass on basic knowledge about HIV prevention to the communities staying at the UNMISS Protection of Civilians (PoC) site.

27 Mar 2015 description

25 March 2015 – On Wednesday, women representatives of the Internally Displaced Persons in the Wau Protection of Civilian site held discussions on people-to-people peace and reconciliation process.

In a group discussion organized by UNMISS Public Information Office (PIO) and Civil Affairs Division (CAD), the women representatives were briefed about what a people-to-people peace and reconciliation process means and how it works.

27 Mar 2015 description

By George Fominyen

Fifteen months of fighting in South Sudan has forced almost two million people from their homes, damaged farming and trade and devastated people’s lives. Elizabeth Nyalat, who is among 50,000 receiving food assistance from WFP in a place called Ganyiel, tells how the war destroyed her dream of becoming a school teacher.

27 Mar 2015 description

Nairobi, 27 March 2015—With the contribution of USD50.93 million from the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat will implement projects in Asia, Arab States and Africa.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Guardian

In a country where conflict has left almost 2 million people displaced, the town of Ganyiel offers relatively safe harbour. But food is scarce and child malnutrition rates at critical levels.

Angela has been living in the remote town of Ganyiel, in South Sudan’s Unity state, for 18 months. Trying to feed her five children has been hard.

Read the full report on the Guardian

27 Mar 2015 description

The partners of the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI), including Member States, IGAD, Development Partners, UN agencies, non-state actors (NSAs) and members of the private sector actors, committed to ending drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa, held the 3 rd IDDRSI Platform General Assembly meeting on 27 th March 2014 at the Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting was opened and chaired by H.E. Hon. Dr. Gebregziabeher Gebreyohannis Minister of State for Livestock, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The meeting was attended by Hon.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

March 25, 15 (BOR) – The only hospital in Jonglei state’s Twic East county was destroyed on Tuesday after a fire broke out.

The local population remained helpless as the fire consumed the building, with blackened walls now the only thing left standing among the charred debris.

“There was [a] fire outbreak inside the hospital. The fire appeared from the room where the staff were trying to refuel [an] EPI (extended program immunisation) fridge that used the paraffin,” Twic East county commissioner Dau Akoi told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.

27 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Following the release of 654 children formerly associated with the Cobra Faction in Lekuangole, part of the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, the total number of released children is now 1,314. Released boys, and now three girls, continue to receive interim care, psychosocial support and family tracing services. Community-based monitoring systems are in place to provide family tracing and post-reunification support for around 200 children who have now returned home; as well as to identify, and help prevent, possible future re-recruitment.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Voice of America

Jacob Achiek
Last updated on: March 26, 2015 10:59 AM

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN— South Korean peacekeepers have started building a levee to help prevent flooding in a village in South Sudan's Jonglei state, local officials said Thursday.

26 Mar 2015 description

24 March 2015 - United Nations Mine Action Services (UNMAS) on Tuesday detonated mines and unexploded remnants of war in Magwi County in Eastern Equatoria State.

Toby Lanzer, United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator, witnessed the operation and said the event marked an early start of the annual celebration of the International Mine Action Day (4 April), this year with the theme "More Than Mines".