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30 Jan 2015 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

Fighting in the war-torn Nuba Mountains in Sudan has led to an increase in the number of Sudanese refugees fleeing to South Sudan in the last month, our teams on the ground report.

30 Jan 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Purpose and scope

The purpose of this study is, first, to understand the impact of a decade of conflict on the cereal trade in Darfur; second, to understand the impact of a decade of humanitarian food assistance on the cereal trade in Darfur; and third, to explore the influence of government policy. The study has been carried out in all five Darfur states. It describes the state of the cereal market in 2014, for millet, sorghum and wheat.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Since late December 2013, Uganda has stretched its capacity to assist both host communities and approximately 130,000 new South Sudanese refugees in the remote West Nile sub-region, including women, child survivors of sexual violence, and separated and unaccompanied children in urgent need of protection. Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates of 19.6 per cent and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) levels of 4.1 per cent1 can be found among the South Sudanese refugees in Arua, Adjumani and Kiryandongo districts.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF is requesting US$116.9 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children in Sudan.

30 Jan 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 29, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – An extraordinary summit by the heads of state and government of the African regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which convened on Thursday, has been adjourned till Saturday in order to give the two warring parties two days to agree on a document imposed by the regional leaders.

30 Jan 2015 description

USAID Press Office
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JUBA - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a new project to provide quality basic education to children in South Sudan who are currently not attending school.

29 Jan 2015 description

29 January 2015

Sudan and South Sudan's Merging conflicts

The conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan are increasingly merged. Halting drift toward a Uganda-Sudan proxy war on the Sudan-South Sudan border requires better coordination by regional organisations and more engagement by influential outside powers, notably China and the U.S., including via the UN Security Council. A UN-imposed arms embargo, improved border monitoring, and a UN panel of experts mandated to study the funding of South Sudan’s war are needed.

29 Jan 2015 description

1/29/2015 - 15:54 GMT

by Tristan MCCONNELL

South Sudan's president and rebel leader met Thursday for the latest round of peace talks mediated by East African leaders aimed at ending their 13-month-old civil war.

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, whose rival armies continue to clash met face-to-face, met alongside presidents from the East African regional IGAD bloc in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Small Arms Survey

This significant new fieldwork-based report provides a detailed update on the situation on the ground in Unity state at the end of the rainy season, and a prognosis for the expected dry season military campaigns of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO).

Among the new facts documented:

  • The SPLA has been reinforcing its positions around the Unity oil field and in Bentiu, with Mayom-based 4th Division troops that had moved into Abiemnom for the rainy season moving back into Mayom for the dry season military campaign.

28 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Daniel Bekele

If the African Union (AU) decides to keep its report documenting wartime abuses in South Sudan under wraps, it could hinder bringing those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity to account.

On Thursday, the AU Peace and Security Council is expected to consider the final report of the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan, its first-ever commission to document the conflict’s abuses and offer recommendations on justice and reconciliation. It should release this report to the public.

28 Jan 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 27, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan will soon ignore threats for sanctions and embark on full-scale war against rebels if they continue violating the ceasefire, president Salva Kiir warned.

“Our patience is running out and next time when I come back from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I will tell you that any slight attack on our forces, we will breakout for offensive attack against Riek Machar’s forces,” Kiir told the ruling party’s (SPLM) national liberation council members on Monday.

28 Jan 2015 description

R2P Monitor:

» Provides background on populations at risk of mass atrocity crimes, with particular emphasis on key events and actors and their connection to the threat, or commission, of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

» Offers analysis of the country’s past history in relation to mass atrocity crimes; the factors that have enabled their possible commission, or that prevent their resolution; and the receptivity of the situation to positive influences that would assist in preventing further crimes.

28 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • Latest Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System report now available. The 14th round of the FSNMS (December 2014), shows a general improvement in food security for non-conflict affected states (excluding Warrap) but a worrying situation in the Greater Upper Nile region.