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20 Oct 2016 description


  • An aid worker was tragically shot and killed in an ambush on a clearly marked NGO vehicle in Eastern Equatoria.
  • Outflows of refugees into Uganda continues.
  • A new outbreak of measles was confirmed in Gogrial West in late September.
  • The cholera outbreak has spread to Unity.

Aid worker killed in Eastern Equatoria

15 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

17,712 # of cases of cholera in DRC (DRC Ministry of Health, August 2016) 1,722,082 # of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) (UNHCR, August 2016) 402,905 # of refugees in DRC (UNHCR, August 2016)


13 Oct 2016 description

Continued fighting in South Sudan must not derail justice for crimes committed during the deadly conflict that began in December 2013, said Amnesty International and FIDH in a joint briefing published today.

The organizations are calling on the African Union (AU) Commission and the South Sudan government to urgently establish the proposed Hybrid Court for South Sudan (HCSS).

12 Oct 2016 description

In September 2016, 81 humanitarian access incidents were reported in South Sudan. This represents a slight decrease in the number of incidents reported in August (89), but is above the average number of monthly incidents reported in 2016 to date (71).

12 Oct 2016 description


  • Mid-September protests, clashes with security forces erupt in Kinshasa and other areas of DRC

  • Response actors implement health interventions to mitigate yellow fever, cholera transmission


11 Oct 2016 description
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Letter dated 22 September 2016 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan addressed to the President of the Security Council

I have the honour to refer to my previous letter dated 28 December 2015, by which I transmitted the final report of the Panel of Experts on the Sudan established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) as requested by the Security Council in paragraph 2 of its resolution 2200 (2015).

05 Oct 2016 description
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  • Thousands displaced after renewed fghting in Unity.

  • Plight of nearly 100,000 people stranded in Yei raises alarm.

  • The cholera outbreak is now affecting six counties.

  • Fresh fghting drives a new wave of refugees to Ethiopia.

  • A decline in food prices provides slight reprieve in some areas

Civilians displaced and aid workers relocated from volatile areas in Unity

04 Oct 2016 description


After a series of attacks on health facilities, only 29 doctors are reported to be working in five hospitals in eastern Aleppo, for a population of at least 250,000. Bilateral talks between the US and Russia have been suspended.


Three international NGOs have suspended activities in Kaga-Bandoro, Nana Gribizi prefecture, following 15 attacks on humanitarian workers in September. The suspension affects an estimated 120,000 people.


30 Sep 2016 description


Russia will have the presidency of the Council in October, when Council members will hold their first colour-coded straw poll for the position of the next Secretary-General, giving the first clear indication of which candidates could face a veto in a formal vote.

Russia has organised a debate on UN cooperation with regional and sub-regional organisations, in particular the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

30 Sep 2016 description


There will be two high-level briefings during New Zealand’s September presidency: one on the Middle East, with a Syria focus, chaired by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, and the other on counter-terrorism and aviation security, chaired by New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully.
Council members are expected to continue to hold straw polls to gauge the viability of candidates that have been nominated for the position of the next Secretary-General.

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
7779th Meeting (AM)

Speakers Urge Appointment of Special Representative to Document, Assaults as Secretary-General Decries ‘Affront to Shared Humanity’

Ending attacks on medical workers, facilities and transports in conflict hotspots — including by several of its own permanent members — must remain an urgent priority for the Security Council, speakers emphasized today as the body convened to consider hospital bombings in embattled Aleppo, Syria’s largest city.

28 Sep 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight

Between January 2015 and June 2016, open sources reported 356 severe events in which 816 aid workers were reported killed (308), kidnapped (204) or assaulted or injured (304) in 35 countries. The highest number of severe events was reported from South Sudan (55), whilst the highest number of affected staff was reported from Afghanistan (196 individuals), followed by Syria (122 individuals). You can find the geographic distribution of aid worker casualties on our world maps.

27 Sep 2016 description


  • Preparations for the Cost of Hunger study in DRC are underway. The official launch of the study is scheduled to take place on 14 September.

  • The Ituri province authorities have set up administrative measures to facilitate humanitarian activities, including removing barriers setup by the military.

Operational Updates

23 Sep 2016 description


  • Conflict in and around Yei has forced thousands from their homes.

  • The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surpassed 1 million.

  • About 1.3 million people will benefit from aid through humanitarian fund allocation of $30 million.

  • Assistance outside Wau remains limited due to continued access constraints and insecurity.

Yei fighting: thousands more displaced