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30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Tens of thousands have fled their homes following fresh fighting in Wau county.

• South Sudan facing worst food insecurity since December 2013.

• Thousands displaced by fighting in Raja county.

• Tension remains high in Kajo-Keji where thousands have been displaced.

• Sudanese refugees continue to flee into South Sudan.

Fighting in Wau displaces tens of thousands of people

27 Jun 2016 description
report World Concern

MEDIA CONTACT:
Cathy Herholdt, World Concern
206-546-7374 (office)
425-794-9775 (cell)
cathyh@worldconcern.org

Staff Evacuated After Heavy Gunfire in Wau Town

June 27, 2016 (WAU, SOUTH SUDAN) – World Concern, a Seattle-based Christian humanitarian organization, has suspended activity and evacuated staff from Wau, South Sudan, after fighting erupted in the city on June 24 and 25.

27 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2252 (2015), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 31 July 2016 and requested me to report on the implementation of the mandate every 60 days. It covers developments from 1 April to 3 June 2016 and contains recommendations for the renewal of the mandate.

II. Political and economic developments

Peace process

23 Jun 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight

Humanitarian responses to insecurity with impact on the delivery of aid - Part Two

12-month trends based on open source reported measures to protect humanitarian programmes, staff and assets.

23 Jun 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight

Humanitarian responses to insecurity with impact on the delivery of aid - Part One

12-month trends based on open source reported measures to protect humanitarian programmes, staff and assets.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Mass mobilizations were carried out across the country on 26 May to push the Government to hold elections as planned. Apart from some unrest in Goma city, the mobilizations were by and large peaceful.

  • WFP is delivering emergency food assistance to nearly 30,000 people around Beni territory in North Kivu who have been cut off from assistance by the humanitarian community due to security reasons.

Operational Updates

22 Jun 2016 description

Human Rights Council
MORNING

The Human Rights Council this morning held an enhanced interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in South Sudan.

Choi Kyong-Lim, President of the Human Rights Council, said the enhanced dialogue on South Sudan would focus on the situation of human rights and the steps taken by the Government to ensure accountability for human rights violations and abuses.

14 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Nearly 4,500 internally displaced people departed the Bentiu Protection of Civilians site in May.

• Over 310,000 people are receiving humanitarian assistance and protection in southern Unity.

• Thousands remain displaced in Yambio and Gangura.

• Violent incidents against aid workers increased in May.

• Health partners investigate an outbreak of a haemorrhagic fever syndrome in Aweil.

Aid reaches people beyond Bentiu

07 Jun 2016 description

In May, 78 access incidents were reported by humanitarian partners across the country, 73 per cent of which involved violence against humanitarian personnel and assets. The number of incidents reported was significantly higher than in April, when 48 incidents were reported, and also higher than the monthly average of 63 incidents reported from January to March. The majority of the incidents reported in May occurred in Central Equatoria, followed by Unity.

06 Jun 2016 description
report GOAL

Date of Assessment: 12th to 16th May 2016

Objective: To assess current situation, to establish possibility of return to Ulang, present the current position of all humanitarian actors in greater Ulang county and possibility of returning the looted items from the humanitarian compounds.

Places visited: Ulang, Yomding, Kuich, Ruplet and Nyangora, in UNS

02 Jun 2016 description

Overview

During France’s presidency of the Security Council in June, there will be two open debates, one at ministerial-level on the issue of protection of civilians in the context of peace operations and another with a focus on women, peace and security, particularly on the Secretary-General’s annual report on conflict-related sexual violence.

01 Jun 2016 description
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I. Introduction

  1. Following the independence of South Sudan on 9 July 2011, the Economic and Social Council, through its resolution 2011/43, expressed interest in working with partners in addressing the extensive humanitarian, peacebuilding and development challenges facing the country. The present report is the fifth on South Sudan submitted to the Council since the country’s independence.

31 May 2016 description
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Shock at the Scale of Grave Violations Committed Against Children in 2015

New York – In his Annual report on children and armed conflict covering the year 2015, the UN Secretary-General expressed his shock at the scale of grave violations committed against children in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

30 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator condemns violence against aid workers.

• About 21,400 people are displaced in the Greater Baggari area in Wau County.

• Health partners are stepping up malaria preparedness and response efforts.

• There are reports of increasing food insecurity in Eastern Equatoria.

• UN Special Representative calls for action against sexual violence.

FIGURES

No. of Internally Displaced Persons 1.69 million

28 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

27 May 2016 – Dr. Catherine Buzmion-Cheong, a United Nations peacekeeper, was working in Liberia when the first case of Ebola was confirmed in the West African nation.

“The Ebola epidemic was unprecedented,” Dr. Buzmion-Cheong told the _UN News Centre_ from the capital, Monrovia, which is the headquarters for the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). “Initially, the lack of training and supplies, plus the stigma and the fear attributed to the Ebola virus disease hampered a lot of the critical intervention.”

27 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Population of UNMISS PoC site in Bentiu town, Unity State, decreases by nearly 15 percent in recent months.

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches approximately 1.5 million people with food and nutrition support in April.

Key Developments

26 May 2016 description

Attacks on Health Care

Attacks on health care in emergency situations disrupt the delivery of essential health services, endanger care providers, deprive people of urgently needed medical attention, and undermine our long term health development goals.

WHO collaborates closely with others to better understand the problem, bring attention to the issue, and find solutions that can prevent attacks; protect health facilities, workers, transport and supplies; and ensure the continued provision of health care despite such attacks.

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.”