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Kenya + 1 other
Kenya Country Office Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report March 2014 (Including UNICEF’s response to South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma)

Highlights

  • As of 7 April 2014, Kakuma refugee Camp hosts 33,399 South Sudanese refugees. 65% of those are children under 18 years. UNICEF through partners on the ground continues to provide technical and material support. Funding remains the key bottleneck across all sectors;

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

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Security Council press statement on attacks against United Nations and civilians in South Sudan

SC/11389
AFR/2868
PKO/396

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria):

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

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South Sudan + 1 other
Aerial attacks stoke fears among refugees in Yida, South Sudan

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

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South Sudan + 3 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #36, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief agencies are working to quickly decongest the overcrowded the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) bases in Juba town, Central Equatoria State, and Malakal town, Upper Nile.

  • To reach conflict-affected populations displaced outside of UNMISS bases, relief agencies are deploying mobile response teams to remote, difficult-to-access areas.

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Situation in South Sudan far from normal, SRSG says

3 April 2014 - Consequences of the South Sudan conflict were still tearing the country apart, Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) Hilde F. Johnson said in Juba today.

“The situation here in Juba seems calm now, but it is far from normal,” said Ms. Johnson. “We are far from a political solution to the conflict.”

“Although significantly improved, we have yet to see normal relations between the government and the United Nations,” she said. We are also far from a sustainable solution for people seeking protection in the UN compounds.”

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Harassment of staff draws concern of UN mission

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UN News Service

1 April 2014 – Amid growing humanitarian aid needs and despite recent assurances from the Government, the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) continues to report increasingly difficult working conditions due to movement restrictions and other harassments against its personnel and partners.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

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Readout of Secretary-General's meeting with a delegation of the South Sudan Government led by Awan Guol Riak, Minister in the Office of the President, and Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Brussels, Belgium, 1 April 2014

This afternoon in Brussels, on the margins of the EU-Africa Summit, the Secretary-General met a delegation of the South Sudan Government.

The delegation was led by Awan Guol Riak, Minister in the Office of the President, and Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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CERF Quarterly Update - January - March 2014

The largest allocations were provided to address critical needs in CAR and South Sudan. The donor community has contributed $220.7 million to CERF so far for 2014, one of the largest amounts since its launch in 2006.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #15, 25 March 2014

Highlights

• The situation across South Sudan remains unpredictable and volatile. Fighting broke in Malakal, Upper Nile on 19 March. Clashes also occurred in Leer County in Unity State. Since the start of the crisis, an estimated 708,900 people have been displaced within South Sudan and another 249,000 have fled to neighboring countries.

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Staff Union Says 60 Civilian Personnel Abducted, Detained or Arrested As United Nations Flag Increasingly ‘Target Instead of Shield’

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United Nations

OBV/1315
ORG/1580

As the United Nations marks the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members on 25 March, 56 United Nations civilian personnel remain under arrest and/or detention by national authorities according to the Department of Safety and Security. In addition, four United Nations and associated personnel abducted by non-State actors remain in captivity.

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International Day highlights need for urgent action to protect UN staff worldwide

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UN News Service

25 March 2014 – The United Nations family today urged immediate action to secure the release of detained staff, to resolve the cases of those missing and to protect all the courageous individuals who carry out the life-saving work entrusted to the Organization and its partners.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan - Crisis Fact sheet #34 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Threats, harassment, and attacks targeting humanitarian actors continue to hinder the delivery of emergency humanitarian assistance.

  • WFP airdrops food rations for approximately 8,000 people in Unity State.

  • Efforts to reduce overcrowding in UNMISS internally displaced person (IDP) sites remain paramount as rainy season advances.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report as of 20 March 2014 number 28

Before the rainy season begins in June, two key priorities for humanitarian partners are to 1) reach new locations with concentrations of IDPs and 2) improve, expand or move flood-prone displacement sites.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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UNMISS Update 19 March 2014

  • As of 18 March, the estimated number of civilians seeking safety in 8 Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 67,390, including 32,000 in Juba (Tomping and UN House), 21,500 in Malakal, 5,694 in Bor and 6.797 in Bentiu.

  • With the resumption of fighting in Malakal, the number of civilians protected by UNMISS remain uncertain and rather on the increase.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 11 - 18 March

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SOS Families Evacuated From Malakal

**More than a hundred SOS children, SOS mothers and staff members were evacuated on 13 March from Malakal, South Sudan, where a military conflict has escalated in recent weeks.*:

The first group of 52 SOS children, five SOS mothers and one SOS aunt arrived in Juba after being airlifted out of Malakal by a UN Humanitarian Air Service Plane. They were later joined by a second group of 48 SOS Children and 13 staff members. The SOS families had initially sought protection at the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) base in Malakal after fleeing the SOS Children’s Village in February.