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17 Oct 2014 description

On 10 October, three Individual Contractors employed by UNMISS, who were working at the airfield in Malakal, were seized by an unidentified armed group of 15 to 20 men in uniformed and civilian clothes and driven away in a pick-up truck. The following day, in the morning, one of the three workers was released and a second was also released later in the afternoon. The third worker is still missing.

17 Oct 2014 description

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply concerned about the safety of one its staff members who was taken at gunpoint from the Malakal airport Thursday by eight armed men wearing plain clothes.

“We have not heard from our colleague for almost 24 hours, and we are extremely concerned about his well-being. WFP demands that his captors release our staff member unharmed,” said Eddie Rowe, WFP’s Acting Country Director in South Sudan.

14 Oct 2014 description

Central African Republic: 5,600 people have fled Bangui after a new wave of violence killed at least eight and injured 56. WASH and health are priority needs among the IDPs. A UN peacekeeper was ambushed and killed on the outskirts of the capital. In Kemo, IDPs have been slow to return as tensions have increased: ex-Seleka attacked Dekoa market on 11 October.

04 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $83 million for emergency response assistance

  • Despite improving food security conditions, South Sudan faces one of the world’s worst food security crises

  • Land works and aid lead to incremental improvements at civilian protection site in Bentiu town, Unity State

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Oct 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 22 September, the Sudanese Government lifted the suspension of ICRC activities in the country

  • Peace agreements have been signed between Beni Hussein and Abbala in North Darfur and the Ma’aliya and Hamar in West Kordofan

  • An estimated 34,000 returnees in Central Darfur’s Um Dukhun locality are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to community leaders

  • The number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has reached 96,600, according to UNHCR

02 Oct 2014 description

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

26 Sep 2014 description

By Brigid O’Connor

Heavy rains coupled with lack of road networks have made large swaths of South Sudan inaccessible. So we are forced to air lift food, a costly necessity to curb the looming food crisis that threatens to take more lives than the Somali famine of 2011. Catholic Relief Services has teamed up with the World Food Program (WFP) to air lift 7,000 metric tons of food to feed more than 100,000 people in Jonglei State over the next few months.

26 Sep 2014 description
report United Nations

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level debate “Health Care and Violence: the Need for Effective Prevention”, in New York today:

I thank the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), my good friend and colleague Peter Maurer, for organizing this important high-level debate. And I thank all of you for being here during this busy week at the United Nations.

25 Sep 2014 description

The European Commission is responding to the continuing major crisis in South Sudan by increasing its life-saving assistance by a further €20 million to help its most vulnerable people.

25 Sep 2014 description
report Miraya FM

The organization says the renewed fighting between government and opposition forces is putting the lives of their staff at risk.

As a result, the organization has withdrawn 14 staff to Juba and is redeploying the 80 remaining staff to different parts of the county.

MEDAIR Communications Officer, Wendy VanAmerongen says the charity group will continue operations, but will only offer the most critical services.

22 Sep 2014 description

According to South Sudanese and international media, the government of South Sudan has announced their intention to replace all foreign workers with locals by October 15th.

16.09.2014 | Julie Offerdal

“This is very concerning news, and if correct this could have very serious consequences for the people of South Sudan”, said Liv Tørres, Secretary General of Norwegian People’s Aid.

21 Sep 2014 description

Highlights

Bentiu Health Clinic opens in South Sudan.

Number of South Sudanese refugees entering Khartoum, Sudan, continues to drop.

South Sudanese refugees awaiting registration at the Pagak entry point in Gambella, Ethiopia.

Kenya registers a decline in the number of refugees entering the country.

IOM explores the possibility of relocating all refugees by boat and air as heavy rains damage roads.

Overview

16 Sep 2014 description

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: Transmission remains high, and case numbers doubled between the last week of August and the first of September in Liberia; in Sierra Leone 150 cases were reported for each of the last two weeks. Fewer cases have been reported in Guinea – 49 between 5 and 7 September – but the case fatality rate has been extremely high, at 65%.

12 Sep 2014 description

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

09 Sep 2014 description
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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.

09 Sep 2014 description

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.

05 Sep 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

03 Sep 2014 description
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Highlights
• 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.
• Funding is needed to scale up HIV response - a disproportionate number of HIV in- fected people have been affected by the crisis compared to the population overall.

02 Sep 2014 description

Syria: Syrian refugee numbers have grown by a million in a year, and now exceed three million, while the journey out of Syria is getting tougher. 42 children were reported killed by government strikes over 29-31 August, while in IS-held areas there are reports of routine executions and amputations.