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21 Aug 2017 description
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Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the joint report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, and the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/177 and Human Rights Council resolutions 34/16 and 35/5.

21 Aug 2017 description

FRANCESCA MOLD The land in Yambio is lush, rich in colour, and fertile – the perfect place to grow crops and raise farm animals.

Located in the Western Equatorias region of South Sudan, Yambio is just 20 kilometres from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which should make it easy to transport and trade those crops across the border.

But the civil war that erupted in 2013 has, not only, inflicted physical pain and suffering but has also devastated the economy, particularly the ability of farmers to grow, harvest, and sell crops.

21 Aug 2017 description

88% of youth surveyed intend to stay in Bentiu PoC

91% of youth report insecurity outside PoC as the main reason to stay in the PoC

96% of youth report they depend on humanitarian support as their main means of livelihood

1.BACKGROUND

21 Aug 2017 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites [i]

  • As of 17 August 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 212,720 including 114,683 in Bentiu, 24,402 in Malakal, 38,448 in Juba UN House, 1,940 in Bor, 651 in Melut and 169 in UNMISS base and 32,427 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.
21 Aug 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 21, 2017 (JUBA) - An outbreak of malaria in South Sudan has killed over 4,000 people since February, a senior health official disclosed last week.

“This year’s malaria is the most severe the country has ever seen,” Dr. Isaac Mapeer, the deputy head of Malaria Control Program at South Sudan’s Ministry of Health, told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.

A total of over 900,000 malaria cases had so far been registered, according to Mapeer.

“4,073 deaths were recorded since February, while 2,000 deaths were reported in 2016”, he stressed.

21 Aug 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 1,754 MT
  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 11,1 million USD
  • PARTNERS SERVED: 12

Items supporting South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 19, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese authorities have vowed to protect aid workers and facilitate the transportation of humanitarian supplies by providing adequate security to aid organizations.

Speaking to reporters in the capital, Juba, humanitarian affairs and disaster management minister, Hussein Mar Nyuot, acknowledged the difficulties aid workers and organizations face while delivering help to South Sudan.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 21, 2017 (GAMBELLA) - The Governor of the Gambela region, Gatluak Tut Khot has urged South Sudanese refugees to return to Pagak, a former rebel stronghold within South Sudan’s Mawut state.

Gatluak, on Saturday, met several South Sudanese Nuer refugees in Kuergeng, an Ethiopian town located about 5 kilometers from Pagak town.

The refugees, South Sudan’s Consul in Gambella noted in a statement, vowed to return home since Maiwut was now liberated.

20 Aug 2017 description

Since the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan in 2013, Uganda has offered a place of safety to people fleeing from the conflict. On the 15th of August, the Government of Uganda and the UN Refugee Agency announced that the staggering threshold of 1 million South Sudanese refugees has now been reached. Handicap International (HI) will launch activities to support new arrivals in Uganda this September.  

20 Aug 2017 description

South Sudan, Burundi and DRC Refugee Response Plans

Key Figures
REFUGEES IN NEED (by end 2017) 1,497,126
EXPECTED new INFLUX in 2017
520,000

Requirements

960.17 MILLION
TOTAL

673.19 MILLION
SOUTH SUDAN RRP

215.33 MILLION
DRC RRP

71.64 MILLION
BURUNDI RRP

SOUTH SUDAN – UGANDA REFUGEE RESPONSE PLAN

19 Aug 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and Syria. The update additionally provides information regarding the status of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s report on the situation of children and armed conflict in the Philippines.

19 Aug 2017 description

1,986,025* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

560,688* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 July

275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July

Regional Highlights

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

During the first six months of 2017, 83 aid workers were reportedly arrested, charged, detained, fined or imprisoned in 44 incidents. In 2016, 220 aid workers were reportedly affected in 69 incidents. In 2015, 115 aid workers were reportedly affected in 64 incidents. This data is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

During the first six months of 2017, 294 aid workers were reportedly killed, injured, kidnapped or assaulted (KIK) in 120 incidents. In 2016, 547 aid workers were reportedly affected in 284 incidents. In 2015, 528 aid workers were reportedly affected in 263 incidents. This data is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

19 Aug 2017 description

Overall Findings

  1. Majority of IDPs intend to stay in their current place of displacement

  2. There are no health facilities in Pading center or the three IDPs sites

  3. 2 functional boreholes in Pading center. No boreholes in the three IDPs sites

  4. Use of stagnant water for drinking, cooking and washing across the three IDP sites

  5. No schools accessible to IDPs living in Pading center or the three IDPs sites

INTRODUCTION