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27 Jul 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • The on-going El Niño phenomenon will continue to negatively affect rainfall patterns until the first quarter of 2016.

  • The relief food beneficiary figure is expected to increase for the remainder of 2015. The HRD midyear review is tentatively scheduled to be launched in mid-August.

  • Following the cholera outbreak in South Sudan, health partners in Gambella are working with the Government to implement preventive and control measures, including awareness raising and drug pre-positioning by UNICEF.

25 Jul 2015 description

(Juba, 25 July 2015) - The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, concluded a four-day visit to South Sudan today, calling on all parties to lay down their arms and commit to sustainable peace to halt the rapidly spiralling humanitarian crisis.

During his mission, Mr. O’Brien met with humanitarian partners, Government officials and the diplomatic community, and visited communities affected by the conflict in Juba and Unity State.

23 Jul 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Authorities and aid organisations working to ensure sufficient prevention and response measures are in place for acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera.

• Inter-tribal fighting in Al Sunta locality, South Darfur, has claimed the lives of dozens of tribesmen and left many injured, according to UNAMID.

• In South Kordofan, over 600 people whose homes were damaged by heavy rains and floods are in need of assistance.

• In West Darfur, aid organisations are undertaking rainy season preparedness activities.

23 Jul 2015 description

UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien to brief the press on his visit to South Sudan

WHO: Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Press Briefing on his visit to South Sudan

WHEN: Saturday, 25 July 2015 at 9am (Juba time)

WHERE: UNOCHA Compound Main Conference Room, Juba, South Sudan

21 Jul 2015 description

WHO: Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to South Sudan

WHEN: 22-25 July 2015

WHERE: Juba and Unity State, South Sudan

UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien is scheduled to visit South Sudan from 22 to 25 July to see first-hand the devastating humanitarian consequences of the conflict and efforts by aid organizations to respond to escalating needs.

17 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Cholera cases rise as the cost of clean water skyrockets in Juba.

• The number of civilians seeking shelter in PoC sites has increased by about 64,000 since the end of 2014.

• Violence in Lakes States continues, resulting in dozens of casualties.

• Thousands of people fled Maridi town following violence in June.

16 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• An estimated 2,500 people fled their homes in North Darfur’s Mellit locality following tribal fighting, according to HAC.

• The Ministry of Health and the WHO have initiated AWD/Cholera preparedness activities in Sudan.

• Aid organisations begin implementing measures to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in Kharasana, West Kordofan.

• As of 7 July, the South Sudanese response plan is only 12 per cent funded, according to UNHCR.

• WFP receives €2.5 million from the Government of Germany for Darfur.

10 Jul 2015 description

Juba, 9 July 2015: “On behalf of the humanitarian community, we congratulate South Sudan on the fourth anniversary of its independence. Today is a day for celebration of this nation’s long sought independence. This is also the moment to reflect on the terrible costs borne by its citizens in the many years of conflict leading to independence. The humanitarian community stood in solidarity with those who suffered in the wars that ended with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and celebrated with you at the nation’s establishment as a sovereign member of the world community.