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26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 193,922 individuals, comprising 191,359 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,563 who entered through the Assosa region.

  • Registration remains suspended at Akobo and Pagak entry points, while in Burbiey, registration was temporarily halted while the relocation exercise from Matar to Pugnido began. Registration is expected to resume soon.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Guardian

While South Sudan peace talks continue in Ethiopia and Tanzania, bitterly divided communities look for solutions closer to home

26 Nov 2014 description
report UN Population Fund

LAKE STATES, South Sudan – The Goverment of Japan, based on its commitment to universal health and through partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, delivered an ambulance to health facilties to support emergency obstetric care services in Mingkaman, Lake States, where more than 100,000 internally displaced persons live.

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 129,913 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 81,934 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,490 in Kiryandongo and 6,5201 in Kampala.

  • An ECHO multi-sectoral team carried out a mission in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo 9-13 November to monitor the quality of activities it funds, identify gaps in the response to the refugee crisis, assess ECHO’s added value and discuss its funding strategy for 2015.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Miraya FM

This was revealed by the Ministry of Gender as it launched a ‘16 Days of Activism Campaign’ against gender-based violence.

The Director General in the Ministry of Welfare, Regina Ossa Lulo, says the figures are based on a 2010 assessment report. Lulo says violence comes in various forms.

26 Nov 2014 description

Poliovirus circulants dérivés d’une souche vaccinale confirmés et distincts au Soudan du Sud et à Madagascar

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques
14 novembre 2014

Lors de deux incidents distincts et sans lien entre eux, des poliovirus circulants dérivés d’une souche vaccinale (PVDVc) ont été confirmés au Soudan du Sud et à Madagascar.

Soudan du Sud

26 Nov 2014 description

In mid-July, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) South Sudan Communication Specialist Kate Donovan visited the Malakal Protection-of-Civilian site with a group of journalists. They were there to chronicle the trials of people struggling to survive in the nearly unimaginable squalor inside the confines of the United Nations (UN) compound, where they had come seeking protection from the fighting that included targeting of civilians.

25 Nov 2014 description

Distinguished members of the AU Peace and Security Council,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank you for the great opportunity to brief you on the humanitarian challenges affecting the region and on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan and other conflict situations in Africa.

Mr. Chairperson,

25 Nov 2014 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Tuesday 11/25/2014 - 17:08 GMT

South Sudan told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that imposing sanctions on warring sides would harden positions and complicate efforts to end nearly a year of fighting.

The United States has said it plans to present a draft resolution setting up a sanctions regime for South Sudan which has been engulfed in violence that has left tens of thousands dead.

25 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11670

7322nd Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 May 2015, authorizing it to use “all necessary means” to carry out its civilian protection, human rights and humanitarian assistance duties, and to support the 2014 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the new Government and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

25 Nov 2014 description

25 November 2014 - As part of efforts to build trust in South Sudanese police and encourage displaced people to return to their homes in Juba, UNMISS today handed over a police post to Central Equatoria State.

The Khor William locality police post was built to ensure protection of lives and property, UNMISS Acting State Coordinator Anthony Nwapa said during the handover ceremony.

25 Nov 2014 description

JUBA, 25 November 2014 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today the start of a new partnership worth US$ 14 million to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for chronically vulnerable and displaced populations in South Sudan, to help prevent violence toward and provide support services to those affected by gender-based violence.

25 Nov 2014 description

(Addis Ababa, 25 November 2014): At the end of a four-day mission, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang said that the plight of South Sudanese refugees requires continued international attention.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

25 Nov 2014 description

Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2155 (2014), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 November and requested that I report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate every 60 days. The report provides an update to my previous report (S/2014/708), dated 30 September 2014, covering developments from 24 September to 24 November.