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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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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 36 (4 -10 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Biometric registration is ongoing in the Bor PoC

  • CCCM State Focal Point Training in Juba

  • Rapid Response team deploys multi sector assessment teams in Pajok and Makog

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September

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Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

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Initial probe indicates UNMISS helicopter was shot down

For the past two weeks, UNMISS has been conducting preliminary investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash of a United Nations Mi-8 helicopter Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan’s Unity State, on 26 August, which killed three Russian crewmen and injured a fourth. In addition to the Mission’s own probe, which began in the immediate aftermath of the crash, a technical investigation has also commenced with the participation of United Nations, South Sudanese and Russian experts.

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 35 (28 August - 3 September 2014)

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  • The Bentiu Wash Team continues to create drainage and remove standing water from the PoC

  • The Shelter Cluster has reached over 50 percent of the CRP target for 2014

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South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin | Monthly Update - August 2014

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• Partners reached 2.7 million people with some form of assistance by the end of August 2014. This is 71 per cent of the 3.8 million people targeted with assistance by the end of the year.
• Food security updates show the situation remains severe in many areas.
• There were worrying developments in aid worker security, and several aid workers were killed in an attack in Maban.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 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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CHF funding enables DCA to reach extremely remote conflict affected areas in South Sudan

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The Common Humanitarian Fund’s (CHF) new donation of USD 109,131 will enable DanChurchAid (DCA) to reach extremely remote conflict-affected areas and assist people who have been stranded in these areas since December 2013.

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 34 (21 - 27 August 2014)

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The new IOM Clinic in Bentiu is close to opening. Supplies and furniture have been moved to the new site

OVERVIEW

Over 1.3 million people remain internally displaced across the country and just over 447,000 people have fled the violence to neighbouring countries (Uganda 123,000, Kenya 42,000, Ethiopia 189,100 and Sudan 93,500). There are currently 100,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan.

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Helicopter crash hostile act against the UN - Lanzer

8 August 2014 - The United Nations was treating the recent helicopter crash near the Unity State capital Bentiu, which left three Russian crew members dead, as the result of a hostile attack, the acting UNMISS Chief said in Juba today.

“Helicopters fly. They don’t fall out of the sky,” said Toby Lanzer at a media briefing. “For investigative purposes, we are treating this as a hostile act against the United Nations.”

The sole survivor from the crash and the remains of the three crew members had arrived in Juba and a memorial service would be held soon, he said.

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Security Council Press Statement on Downing of UN South Sudan Mission Helicopter

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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mark Lyall Grant ( United Kingdom):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the downing near Bentiu, Unity State (South Sudan) on 26 August of a United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) MI-8AMT helicopter performing a cargo flight to the area with four Russian crew members, three of whom were killed and one severely injured.

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Three crew dead, one injured in UNMISS helicopter crash in Unity State

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) confirms that three crew members of a UN-contracted MI-8 helicopter have died in this afternoon’s crash near Bentiu in Unity State.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

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 the detention of IGAD ceasefire monitors in Unity State

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) condemns the detention of a team of six Intergovermental Authority on Development (IGAD) ceasefire monitors and three aircrew in Buoth (35 km South West of Bentiu in Unity State) on Saturday, 23 August 2014 by forces allied to Sudan People's Liberation Army In Opposition. A Sudan People's Liberation Army liason officer, who was part of the team, died during the detention period reportedly due to natural causes.

The monitors were part of a verification team and were in Unity State on a routine mission.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 50 (as of 21 August 2014)

Highlights

● Preliminary analysis of food security in conflict-affected areas shows that while the situation remains dire, it has not worsened.

● Humanitarian barges continued their progress, arriving at Malakal on 19 August and now continuing to Melut, for final offloading.

● Some 2.7 million people have been reached with some form of emergency assistance as of 31 July.

● Thirteen humanitarian aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict began in December 2013.

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Secretary-General, marking World Humanitarian Day, honours aid workers, pledges commitment to end impunity for attacks on staff and offices

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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s remarks at the event marking World Humanitarian Day, in New York today:

Eleven years ago today, a massive truck bomb tore through United Nations headquarters in Baghdad. The blast killed 22 people, including Special Representative Sergio Vieira de Mello. The Canal Hotel attack violated every principle of humanity and solidarity on which this Organization is founded.

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The way to mark World Humanitarian Day in South Sudan is to work for peace

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The international community must show the same dedication as the local men and women who are the heroes of our operation

The past eight months have been a dark time for South Sudan, and for the aid organisations working here. Since December 2013, 13 of our colleagues – most of them South Sudanese - have lost their lives, caught up in the violent conflict that has swept the country. Six of them were killed only two weeks ago, in Maban county in the north of the country; singled out and attacked based on their ethnicity.

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Passionate to Save Lives: Conversations with CARE Humanitarians

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This World Humanitarian Day, CARE Canada is calling on governments and international actors to show a renewed commitment to the protection of humanitarian aid workers everywhere.

“With the recent Ebola outbreak, the ongoing crises in Gaza, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and so many other places, humanitarians continue to provide crucial life-saving assistance amidst extremely challenging, sometimes dangerous, circumstances,” said Gillian Barth, president and CEO of CARE Canada.

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Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan: Attacks Against Aid Workers 2013 -2014, 19 August 2014

Attacks against humanitarian workers are on the rise in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Sudan. For the period 2013-2014, 298 incidents were recorded against humanitarian workers, in which 286 were killed, 441 wounded and 402 kidnapped. The overwhelming majority of victims are national staff, with Non-Governmental Organizations the most affected.

Over the last decade, there has been a steady increase in the number of attacks, with 2013 witnessing the highest number of incidents

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