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25 May 2016 description
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(Juba, 25 May 2016): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu, has strongly condemned the tragic killing of Sister Veronika Racková, a Slovakian nun and medical doctor who was shot on 15 May 2016 in Yei, while on a humanitarian mission, and later succumbed to her wounds.

“I am deeply saddened by this senseless act and send my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sister Veronika Racková,” said Mr. Owusu. “I welcome steps being taken by the authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice and urge them to act swiftly.”

19 May 2016 description

Key messages

  • The worsening humanitarian situation and the suffering of the people of South Sudan have reached unimaginable proportions. The country ranks second in the European Commission's Global Vulnerability and Crisis Assessment index (after the Central African Republic). South Sudan was the world's most fragile State in 2014 and 2015 (Fragile States index).

19 May 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 18, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his first deputy, Riek Machar, and second deputy, James Wani, have been urged to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches the needy populations across the country.

In a letter directed to the three leaders in the presidency, a group calling itself a Coalition of Advocates, also congratulated the top leaders on the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU), but added there was need for an attitude of “honesty” among the leaders in implementing the peace agreement.

11 May 2016 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

As at the end of March 2016, more than 2.4 million people had fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out in December 2013, with over 1.69 million displaced inside South Sudan and 706,452 who had fled as refugees to neighbouring countries. There were nearly 188,184 people sheltering in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in United Nations bases, with Bentiu PoC site alone hosting nearly 116,500 people.

10 May 2016 description

In April, 48 access incidents were reported by humanitarian partners, compared to 60 incidents in March and 62 in February. Violence against humanitarian personnel/assets accounted for 79 per cent of all reported incidents. Other access impediments included restriction of movement and interference in implementation. The majority of reported incidents took place in Central Equatoria, followed by Jonglei and Unity.

IMPACT ON HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

09 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Partners reached people in Mundri East with assistance after 10 months without access.

  • Health partners are responding to measles outbreaks in 11 counties.

  • More than 100,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge in neighbouring countries since January.

  • Partners ramp up cholera preparedness.

  • The UN has strongly condemned the attack on Bentiu compound.

Humanitarian assistance reaches Mundri East

06 May 2016 description

A similar number of aid workers were detained, arrested or imprisoned by Non-State Actors (NSA) as by State Authorities (SA) between March 2015 and February 2016, according to open sources (26 and 25 respectively).

04 May 2016 description

Delivered 3 May 2016, in New York

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

Last Wednesday, airstrikes obliterated Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo.

They blew apart at least 50 men, women and children.

It killed one of the last remaining paediatricians in the city.

A murderous airstrike.

There were almost 300 airstrikes in Aleppo over the last 10 days. Civilians, often in crowds, were repeatedly struck.

What are individuals in wars today? Expendable commodities, dead or alive.

Patients and doctors are legitimate targets.

03 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12347

7685th Meeting (AM)
Security Council Meetings Coverage

Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières Heads, Secretary-General Brief Members

Strongly condemning attacks on medical personnel in conflict situations today, the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution demanding an end to impunity for those responsible and respect for international law on the part of all warring parties.

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The USG announces more than $86 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan on April 27

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches nearly 65 percent of emergency food pre-positioning target as of April 26

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Apr 2016 description

Juba 28 April 2016: The United Nations strongly condemns an attack that took place on 25 April against the compound of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Bentiu, where a rocket propelled grenade landed inside the perimeter of the compound and partly damaged one of the containers located in the humanitarian hub.

19 Apr 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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(covering the period from 3 February to 31 March 2016)

I. Introduction

19 Apr 2016 description

Syria: In recent weeks, clashes between Islamic State and other non-government forces over the border area between Turkey and Syria have intensified. IDPs in camps located along the border are at risk: over 35,000 have fled the area since 14 April and are in need of protection. Additional displacement is likely.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: 77 000 000 EUR

16 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 52 aid workers killed since December 2013.

• Humanitarians reached Mboro after numerous attempts and delivered nutrition and medical supplies.

• Humanitarian organizations suffered about $1 million in losses due to looting and destruction of compounds and assets during fighting in Pibor.

• Humanitarians are working to rebuild Malakal PoC following February fighting and fires.

Two demining staff killed in Yei

14 Apr 2016 description

In March, humanitarian operations were hampered by violence against humanitarian personnel and assets, and restrictions of movement. Sixty access incidents were reported during the month, with the majority occurring in Central Equatoria, Upper Nile and Jonglei. Of these, 43 were cases of violence against personnel or assets, which represents an increase compared to February, when there were 34 such incidents.

IMPACT ON HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

13 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Newly elected Central African President Faustin Archange Touadera was officially sworn into office on March 30, and named his former campaign director as his Prime Minister. The second round of legislative elections was conducted peacefully on March 31 with only a few minor incidents reported across the country.

  • The Population Movement Commission (CMP) set the total number of IDPs at 421,283 at the end of February 2016 as compared to 435,165 the previous month, or a decrease of 13,882 people (3%).

12 Apr 2016 description

Danish Refugee Council’s demining unit, Danish Demining Group (DDG), has lost two national employees in South Sudan.

12 April 2016 – Under tragic circumstances, two national Danish Demining Group (DDG) staff members were killed today in South Sudan. The two staff members have been identified and their families notified.