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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 59 (as of 23 October 2014)

Aid organizations providing water, sanitation and hygiene support reached 3.5 million people as of October, though the response needed to be sustained.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #44, 8 - 21 October 2014

Highlights

  • The Social Mobilization Campaign for mass screening of children under 5 for malnutrition in Juba County was officially launched on 14 October, with screening, referral and treatment now currently ongoing. The Social Mobilization Campaign, part of the Joint WFP-UNICEF Nutrition Scale Up, is spearheaded by the State Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF. This campaign aims to screen 590,175 children under 5 years old for malnutrition in Juba County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States.

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Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (S/2014/708)

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.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Access Snapshot (1 - 30 September 2014)

In September, 74 access incidents were reported, compared to 58 in August, with violence against personnel and assets the most prevalent incidents. At least five humanitarians were injured in assaults.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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UNMISS condemns abductions of UNMISS employee and WFP staff at Malakal airfield

Three contractors employed by UNMIS and a WFP staff member were seized by armed men in separate incidents. One contractors and the staff member are still missing.

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WFP Calls For Immediate Release Of Abducted Staff Member In South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply concerned about the safety of one its staff members who was taken at gunpoint from the Malakal airport Thursday by eight armed men wearing plain clothes.

“We have not heard from our colleague for almost 24 hours, and we are extremely concerned about his well-being. WFP demands that his captors release our staff member unharmed,” said Eddie Rowe, WFP’s Acting Country Director in South Sudan.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #55 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $83 million for emergency response assistance

  • Despite improving food security conditions, South Sudan faces one of the world’s worst food security crises

  • Land works and aid lead to incremental improvements at civilian protection site in Bentiu town, Unity State

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 39 | 22 – 28 September 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 22 September, the Sudanese Government lifted the suspension of ICRC activities in the country

  • Peace agreements have been signed between Beni Hussein and Abbala in North Darfur and the Ma’aliya and Hamar in West Kordofan

  • An estimated 34,000 returnees in Central Darfur’s Um Dukhun locality are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to community leaders

  • The number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has reached 96,600, according to UNHCR

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CrisisWatch N°134 - 1 October 2014

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

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CRS and WFP Delivering Emergency Food in South Sudan

By Brigid O’Connor

Heavy rains coupled with lack of road networks have made large swaths of South Sudan inaccessible. So we are forced to air lift food, a costly necessity to curb the looming food crisis that threatens to take more lives than the Somali famine of 2011. Catholic Relief Services has teamed up with the World Food Program (WFP) to air lift 7,000 metric tons of food to feed more than 100,000 people in Jonglei State over the next few months.

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Governments, international community must better protect health-care workers, facilities during armed conflict, Deputy Secretary-General tells high-level event

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United Nations

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level debate “Health Care and Violence: the Need for Effective Prevention”, in New York today:

I thank the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), my good friend and colleague Peter Maurer, for organizing this important high-level debate. And I thank all of you for being here during this busy week at the United Nations.

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EU increases humanitarian assistance by €20 million

The European Commission is responding to the continuing major crisis in South Sudan by increasing its life-saving assistance by a further €20 million to help its most vulnerable people.

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International medical emergency group, MEDAIR, is scaling back activities in Renk County, Upper Nile State

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Miraya FM

The organization says the renewed fighting between government and opposition forces is putting the lives of their staff at risk.

As a result, the organization has withdrawn 14 staff to Juba and is redeploying the 80 remaining staff to different parts of the county.

MEDAIR Communications Officer, Wendy VanAmerongen says the charity group will continue operations, but will only offer the most critical services.

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Norwegian People’s Aid concerned about South Sudan’s alleged intention to ban foreign workers

According to South Sudanese and international media, the government of South Sudan has announced their intention to replace all foreign workers with locals by October 15th.

16.09.2014 | Julie Offerdal

“This is very concerning news, and if correct this could have very serious consequences for the people of South Sudan”, said Liv Tørres, Secretary General of Norwegian People’s Aid.

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IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 15-21 September 2014

Highlights

Bentiu Health Clinic opens in South Sudan.

Number of South Sudanese refugees entering Khartoum, Sudan, continues to drop.

South Sudanese refugees awaiting registration at the Pagak entry point in Gambella, Ethiopia.

Kenya registers a decline in the number of refugees entering the country.

IOM explores the possibility of relocating all refugees by boat and air as heavy rains damage roads.

Overview

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 12 September 2014)

RESPONSE CONTINUES DESPITE ACCESS CHALLENGES

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