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26 Mar 2015 description

Considering the substantial scale-up in activities through 2014, there is a relatively low number of access incidents constraining the aid operation. However, humanitarian access continued to be hampered by violence against aid workers and assets, interference in implementation, and active hostilities throughout the month of February. Indications are that the incidents have been caused by all parties to the conflict, with the majority occurring in Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

26 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

25 mars 2015 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de solidarité avec les membres du personnel de l'ONU détenus ou porté disparus, le Secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon a demandé aux États Membres concernés de remettre immédiatement en liberté tous les fonctionnaires de l'Organisation et les membres du personnel associé qu'ils détiennent illégalement.

25 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

25 March 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today for the release of all United Nations personnel who have been unlawfully arrested and detained, in a message to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

17 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 March 2015

Vanuatu: 24 people are confirmed dead so far after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit on 13 March. Shefa, Tafea, Malampa, and Penama are among the worst affected provinces. Access challenges are significant.

Cameroon: The number of people internally displaced in the north has almost doubled since 10 February, to 117,000. This brings the number of displaced in Cameroon to an estimated 412,700, including 66,000 fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and the rest from the Central African Republic.

12 Mar 2015 description

Authors: Michael Boyce and Mark Yarnell

OVERVIEW

10 Mar 2015 description

Iraq: 26,000 people have fled fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi security forces in Tikrit for Samarra. Food, shelter, health and WASH needs are priorities. More than 100 families have arrived in Al Dour, located between Tikrit and Samarra, and thousands have fled to central and southern governorates.

South Sudan: Heavy fighting between government and opposition was reported in Upper Nile state, and government troops took control of Wadakona town. Many civilians are reported trapped. Peace talks have collapsed.

03 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The humanitarian situation remains fluid and unpredictable with the health response concentrated in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites.

  • A new cholera outbreak was reported in Ikotos Country, Eastern Equatoria State. A total of 43 cases and three deaths (CFR 7%) were reported between 11 and 19 February. Health partners responded swiftly to contain the outbreak.

03 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11805

7396th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today created a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, with some members cautioning that such moves could derail Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) negotiations aimed at securing a deal by 5 March, and others expressing hope they would pressure rival leaders into ending the bloodshed that had plunged the United Nations’ newest country into civil war for more than a year.

03 Mar 2015 description

Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.

25 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The humanitarian situation remains fluid and unpredictable with the health response concentrated in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites.

  • WHO prepositioned 42 metric tonnes of life saving drugs in the 10 states. The supplies are adequate to treat 208,400 people.

  • WHO participated in a rapid health assessment in Jal Payam, Jonglei State to assess the humanitarian needs of the affected population.

25 Feb 2015 description
report Voice of America

Sharon Behn
February 23, 2015 4:48 PM

In war zones around the world, aid workers trying to help local populations now face a relentless cycle of violence and personal risk.

“It is kidnapping, it is direct targeting, bombing, it is threats by collateral stuff that can just be wrong place at the wrong time, where an IED happens to be on the road that goes off," said Amaury Cooper, cofounder of International NGO Safety and Security Association.

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.

21 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

● The national “Back to Learning” campaign was launched this week. 50 per cent of the children to be reached -some 200,000 children - are in the three conflict affected states of Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile.
● Needs assessments are being conducted in the counties surrounding the Bentiu PoC to determine needs and organize response.
● Bentiu PoC has seen a new influx of people during January 2015, with a trend of 525 individuals per day in January compared to 325 people arriving per day in December

20 Feb 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1 . The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2187 (2014), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 May 2015 and requested that I report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate by no later than 16 February 2015. The report provides an update to my previous report (S/2014/821), dated 18 November 2014, covering developments from that date to 10 February 2015.

II. Political developments South Sudan peace process

19 Feb 2015 description
report Carter Center

With sadness, The Carter Center confirms the shooting death of a British security consultant at our Juba, South Sudan, office compound on Feb. 17, 2015. Carter Center founders, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and his wife, Rosalynn, as well as the staff of The Carter Center, extend their deep condolences to the friends and family of the consultant, who worked closely as part of our team.

19 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

 At the start of 2015, the multiple crises in Sudan remain amongst the worst affecting children in the world today. 3.24 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance programmes under the Strategic Response Plan (SRP).

 UNICEF distributed 16,250 blankets in response to one of the coldest periods in Darfur in the past decade which coincided with increased displacements of people following intensified conflicts in Um Baru, North Darfur and Eastern Jabel Marra.

19 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • 94km of routes surveyed, 55km of routes verified, and 34km of routes cleared of explosive hazards

  • 26 communities in Abyei surveyed for explosive hazards

  • 01 anti-personnel mine destroyed

  • Gok Machar camp extension cleared of explosive hazards

  • Mines/ERW awareness delivered for 5,251 men, women, boys, and girls

17 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 February 2015

Myanmar: Fighting between the Myanmar army and the MNDAA, an insurgent group in the Kokang area of Shan state, displaced tens of thousands of people. Some fled into central Myanmar, while between 30,000 and 50,000 are thought to have crossed into Nansan, Yunnan province, China.

13 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Médecins Sans Frontières-Belgium (MSF-B) announces full closure of its activities in Sudan, citing inability to access populations in need.

  • Unidentified militants injure one and kill three Sudanese aid workers with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in Blue Nile State.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS