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26 Jul 2016 description

Statement to the Third Preparatory Committee of Habitat 3, given by Hugo Slim, Head of Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In an urbanizing world, armed conflict and violence are urbanizing too.

Cities like Aleppo and Fallujah are being destroyed. Their civilian populations are facing displacement, siege and impoverishment. In South Sudan, people in Juba, Wau, Bentiu and Leer are living in similarly desperate conditions.

22 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in Juba left hundreds of people dead or injured and tens of thousands displaced.

  • Sharp increase in suspected cholera cases.

  • The number of South Sudanese people seeking shelter and safety in Uganda has risen significantly.

  • One aid worker killed during fighting in Buaw, Koch County.

  • Partners face challenges to meet growing needs in and around Wau.

Thousands displaced by fighting in Juba

22 Jul 2016 description

Staff sent home, to safe locations or to Nairobi (LWI) - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has expressed its concern over renewed conflict and escalating violence in South Sudan. Violence broke out at the end of last week, especially in and around the capital, Juba. A ceasefire between the two conflicting parties, agreed since Monday, 11 July, so far, remains in place.

20 Jul 2016 description

In June 2016, 64 access incidents were reported by humanitarian partners across South Sudan, 84 per cent of which involved violence against humanitarian personnel and assets. Other access impediments included active hostilities and interference in implementation of programmes. Most of the incidents reported in June (48 per cent) occurred in Juba, Central Equatoria, followed by Lakes, Jonglei, Unity, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Upper Nile and Western Equatoria.

20 Jul 2016 description
report UN News Service

19 July 2016 – The situation around South Sudan remains tense, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country today said, calling on all parties to uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians – including UN staff.

19 Jul 2016 description
report UN Volunteers

Bonn, Germany: Between Friday 8 July and Sunday 10 July, heavy fighting broke out in Juba which had consequences for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Agencies, Funds and Programmes active in the country.

A ceasefire was declared on Monday 11 July 2016. At least 272 people have been killed in the recent violence. Two peacekeepers and one United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) staff lost their lives while several other peacekeepers have sustained injuries.

18 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Response is temporarily suspended outside of Wau town following threats to the safety of humanitarians.
18 Jul 2016 description

13 July 2016 - “We need water and food, why don’t you give it to us?”, an angry and visibly shocked young man asks me as he and maybe a hundred other people hunker down behind stone walls outside an office complex at UN House in Juba. His query is echoed by many, and I can’t help wondering what would constitute a sensible answer.

18 Jul 2016 description

The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government consulted with their colleagues representing the five regions of Africa referred to as the IGAD Plus on 16th July 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda and deliberated on the prevailing situation in South Sudan.

14 Jul 2016 description

Due to the recent fighting in Juba and subsequent associated operational challenges, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan and UN agencies, funds and programs in South Sudan have ordered the temporary relocation of some non-critical staff. UNMISS and UN agencies, funds and programs will continue running critical operations to support the people of South Sudan, including protecting civilians and providing humanitarian assistance.

13 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

7737th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Delegate Voices Condolences for 2 Peacekeepers, Staff Member Killed in Juba

The Security Council must urgently consider imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan, the head of United Nations peacekeeping said today while briefing members today on the crisis evolving in that country.

13 Jul 2016 description

Ce bulletin présente un résumé de la réponse du secteur santé à la crise centrafricaine au cours des cinq premiers mois de l’année 2016. Il met surtout en exergue les principales actions réalisées par les partenaires dans les zones prioritaires retenues dans le plan opérationnel 2016 du cluster santé et les foyers d’épidémie

PRINCIPAUX POINTS SITUATION POLITIQUE

  • Le 30 mars 2016 a officiellement marqué la fin de trois années de transition politique en République centrafricaine

SITUATION SECURITAIRE

12 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID DART assesses humanitarian needs in Bentiu PoC site, Leer County, Malakal PoC site, Malaka town

  • South Sudanese delegation participates in 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP distributes emergency food assistance to an estimated 2 million people in May

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Jul 2016 description

(Juba, 12 July 2016): Following days of clashes in Juba that have left tens of thousands of people displaced, and hundreds killed or injured, the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan has called for swift, safe and unhindered humanitarian access to all people in need.

12 Jul 2016 description

Situation Overview

Tensions in Juba between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)—loyal to South Sudan President Salva Kiir—and First Vice President Riek Machar’s forces, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO), erupted into violence in the past week. On July 7, SPLA and SPLA-IO forces entered into an altercation in the Juba suburb of Gudele. The confrontation culminated in the death of multiple SPLA soldiers and the wounding of one SPLA-IO soldier. Statements from both parties blame the other for opening fire first.

11 Jul 2016 description

July 11, 2016

Los Angeles/London—The maternity wing of International Medical Corps’ hospital in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Juba, South Sudan, was hit by shelling today amidst escalating violence that is endangering the lives of thousands of people who fled into the camp for safety. No staff or patients were injured, but the attack forced International Medical Corps’ team to relocate critical patients to another facility inside the UN base.

11 Jul 2016 description

Ce bulletin spécial présente un résumé de la réponse du secteur santé aux flambées de Fièvre Jaune et de Choléra en République Démocratique du Congo jusqu’au 30 juin 2016. Il met surtout en exergue les principales actions réalisées par les partenaires dans les zones affectées par ces deux maladies .

PRINCIPAUX POINTS

Déclaration de l’épidémie de fièvre jaune par le Ministère en charge de la santé publique

11 Jul 2016 description

GENEVA (11 July 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs), Chaloka Beyani, today condemned the recent attacks on IDPs and civilians in South Sudan, and called for the cessation of hostilities and the implementation of the Peace Agreement.

10 Jul 2016 description

As nation marks fifth anniversary, 4.3 million people suffer acute food shortages

Organization:  Action Against Hunger USA

Press Contact:  Elizabeth Wright
9178031139
ewright@actionagainsthunger.org