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10 Dec 2016 description

ZENEBE DESTA/FILIP ANDERSSON

Community representatives in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site participated in workshop aimed at strengthening their capabilities in local level peace dialogue and mediation processes.

A total of 37 community representatives from the Community High Committee, the Traditional Court, youth and women attended the two-day workshop, organized by the UNMISS Civil Affairs Division.

10 Dec 2016 description

by Coco Liu | @cocojournalist | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 9 December 2016 14:43 GMT

Some urban refugees are away from camps because there are no such places in their hosting countries

By Coco Liu

09 Dec 2016 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is deeply concerned about the expulsion of the Country Director of NRC South Sudan.

On Friday, December 9th NRC’s South Sudan Country Director was asked to leave South Sudan after having been detained by National Security for more than 24 hours. He has now arrived in Nairobi and is unharmed.

09 Dec 2016 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

  • Thousands of people fled when the fighting broke out in central Unity State on July this year. Many of them are sheltering on the swamps or seeking refuge in the bush. The displaced population ends up living in very poor conditions with limited access to basic live-saving items. The cluster leads a multi-sectorial intervention through the Survival Kits modality, which not only includes nonfood items but also supplies from WASH and Nutrition cluster that temporarily mitigates the dire conditions of the displaced population.

09 Dec 2016 description

Michael Kingsley-Nyinah from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) has called upon the government and people of South Sudan to remember the hope and joy that filled the nation at independence as they work towards resolving the crisis.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Esta nueva cifra revela por qué la labor de UNICEF en favor de los niños más vulnerables es todavía absolutamente necesaria, 70 años después de su fundación

NUEVA YORK, 9 de diciembre de 2016 – Un total de 535 millones niños y niñas –casi uno de cada cuatro– viven en países afectados por conflictos o desastres, a menudo sin acceso a ningún tipo de atención médica, educación de calidad o una nutrición y protección adecuadas, dijo hoy UNICEF.

09 Dec 2016 description

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, 10 DECEMBER 2016

GENEVA (8 December 2016) – “Unprecedented pressure on international human rights standards risks unravelling the unique set of protections set in place after the end of World War II,” according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

Speaking in the run-up to Human Rights Day on 10 December, Zeid also stressed it was within the power of every individual to play a role in pushing back against such pressures, and that many are already doing so.

09 Dec 2016 description

Activated in 2011, the Shelter and Non-Food Item (S-NFI) Cluster coordinates the provision of lifesaving household items and shelter materials to conflict and disaster affected people in South Sudan. Since the onset of the conflict in 2013, the Cluster has focused on the delivery of flexible, timely and needs-based interventions, particularly in areas that have been affected by multiple humanitarian crises.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Un enfant sur quatre est confronté aux conflits ou catastrophes

Environ 535 millions d’enfants, soit près d’un sur quatre, vivent dans des pays touchés par des conflits ou des catastrophes. Ils sont souvent privés de soins médicaux, d’une éducation de qualité et d’une nutrition et d’une protection adéquates, affirme aujourd’huil’UNICEF.

09 Dec 2016 description

Situation alimentaire stable à l’exception des zones des conflits grâce à une saison normale

MESSAGES CLÉS

09 Dec 2016 description

MACHRINE BIRUNGI/FILIP ANDERSSO

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, has launched a public awareness campaign, to encourage community support for education targeting South Sudanese refugee children in Uganda.

The campaign has kicked off in the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement camp, which according to UNHCR is one of the largest refugee-hosting areas in the world.

Charles Yaxley, External Relations Officer for UNHCR in Uganda, told Radio Miraya that the campaign urges community leaders to play an active role in promoting its goals.

09 Dec 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 8, 2016 (JUBA) - The Governor of South Sudan’s Yei River state has assembled a team comprising of religious and prominent community leaders to negotiate with armed dissidents in the area.

David Moses Lonkonga announced this on the state-owned SSBC that the team will comprise of representatives of different faith based groups, academic community and from non-governmental organizations with contacts with the parties involved in the conflict.

09 Dec 2016 description
report IRIN

Amanda Sperber

David Salah sits on the South Sudan side of the Kaya river. A wooden bridge separates him from Busia, a border crossing in Uganda. He wears a black-and-red jersey and black shorts. His smile is friendly enough, but he keeps a well-worn AK-47 by his side.

Salah spent most of his early life as a student in Uganda, where he acquired the excellent English he speaks. In 2003, he moved back home to South Sudan. Since then, he has worked as a farmer in the fertile southern Equatoria region.

09 Dec 2016 description

9 December 2016, JUBA — The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Initiative for Capacity Enhancement in South Sudan, commonly referred to as the “IGAD Regional Initiative” finalized yesterday a series of workshops aimed at reviewing the progress, strengths, opportunities, and challenges of mentoring South Sudanese civil servants, which responds to sections of the Agreement Peace Agreement that emphasize the rehabilitation and reformation of South Sudan’s civil service.

09 Dec 2016 description
infographic Maplecroft

Mapping global human rights risk

09 Dec 2016 description

Building on previous ReDSS studies and recommendations, in order to examine the issue of early solutions planning, the study focuses specifically on refugees who have sought asylum in Kenya and Uganda since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in December 2013. Between them, Uganda and Kenya are hosting just under half of the 943,803 South Sudanese refugees registered by UNHCR since December 2013.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 718,466 (80 per cent) of the total 898,082 refugees and asylum seekers registered in Uganda as of October 2016 are women and children originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.

  • From January to November 2016, 23,680 children born to refugee parents in Uganda have had their birth registered using the Mobile Vital Recording System (MVRS). This ensures their right to identity and is a gateway to access services where identification documents are required.