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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.

12 Apr 2016 description

Iraq: The humanitarian situation in besieged Fallujah continues to deteriorate. Supply lines have been cut off since December, when government forces surrounded the city. Islamic State is reportedly preventing people from leaving. Prices of basic food stuffs are 500% above December prices for the third consecutive month. Acute shortages of food, medicine and fuel, as well as cases of starvation and suicide, have been reported.

06 Apr 2016 description

Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the media, and welcome to the United Nations weekly press briefing broadcast live on UN radio Miraya from UN House, in Juba. Also a warm welcome to our radio listeners who have tuned in.

Let me introduce our guest speaker Mr. Robert Thompson, Chief of Operations, United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in South Sudan, who will speak of the general impact of raising awareness on mine action such as during the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action which was held on Monday.

05 Apr 2016 description
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Summary Table of Funding Requirements

Foreward

In 2016 over 125 million people living in crisis-affected countries are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community is committed to providing aid to over 87 million of those in need. The risks to health posed by humanitarian emergencies are at an all-time high. Developments such as climate change, urbanization, population growth and worsening civil conflict are increasing the frequency and severity of many types of emergencies. Attacks on health workers and health facilities are also on the rise.

05 Apr 2016 description

Snapshot 31 March–5 April 2016

Syria: The most serious violation of the cessation of hostilities occurred on 2 April around Aleppo, when fighting broke out between government forces and non-government forces. In addition, eight of 18 besieged areas were not reached by humanitarian assistance in February and March, including around 250,000 people in Darayya and Eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus.

01 Apr 2016 description

MSF OPERATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE MEDICAL NEEDS IN SOUTH SUDAN

31 Mar 2016 description
report UN Security Council

7663rd Meeting (AM)

Representative Rejects Killing, Rape, Torture Claims against Government Soldiers

The formation of a transitional Government in South Sudan was moving forward, despite serious security, humanitarian and human rights concerns in the country, the Security Council heard today, as several high-level officials briefed members on the situation there.

30 Mar 2016 description

Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the media, and welcome to the United Nations weekly press briefing broadcast live on UN radio Miraya from UN House, in Juba. Also a warm welcome to our radio listeners who have tuned in.

Let me introduce our guest speaker today Mr. Anson Benjamin Edu, consultant for the MenAfricVac campaign, World Health Organization (WHO) country office for South Sudan. He will speak about the implementation of the Meningitis preventive vaccination campaign across the country.

30 Mar 2016 description

In February, 68 humanitarian access incidents were reported by humanitarian partners in South Sudan, compared to 63 incidents in January. During this month, access was mainly hampered by violence against humanitarian personnel/assets, active hostilities and restriction of movement within the country. The majority of incidents occurred in Central Equatoria, Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile and Western Bahr el Ghazal. Central Equatoria, for the seventh month in a row, leads in the majority of reported access incidents, including 15 cases in Juba

30 Mar 2016 description

Snapshot 23–30 March 2016

South Sudan: Between 20,000 and 50,000 people are now reported to have been displaced in Wau county, Western Bahr el Ghazal, since fighting escalated in February. Houses have been looted and burned and there are reports of killings and rape in the area around Wau town. At least 8,000 people are sheltering in public buildings or with host communities in Mboro town: food, water and shelter are priority needs.