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27 Jun 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 1.69 million internally displaced people (OCHA estimates)

  • 726,573 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR estimates)

  • 158,727 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS estimates)

  • 2.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, January to March 2016)

Highlights

  • After three weeks of suspension, WFP resumes airdrop operation from Ethiopia on 27 June.

27 Jun 2016 description

Overview

In the past several months, Bentiu PoC has seen a steady decline in population. In Mid-February 2016 the population of the PoC was 120,278 individuals. By the end of May 2016, the population had decreased to 95,125 individuals, a reduction of more than 25,000 people.

KEY FINDINGS

Bentiu POC

27 Jun 2016 description

Disease epidemics result in substantial ill health and loss of lives and therefore pose a threat to global health security, undermine socio-economic lives and destabilize societies.

27 Jun 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage cancers, are also on the rise.

In Summary

  • Thousands of other Somalis were arriving at Dadaab each month, weak from the long walk and too little to eat.
  • One in five of the newly arrived children were severely malnourished.
  • Last year saw a major outbreak of cholera in the camp, and there are regular cases of measles, mainly among new arrivals from Somalia.
  • Mental health conditions among the population are very common.

By MELAT HAILLE

27 Jun 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Mr Grandi said the population of non-Somalis at Daadab was estimated at 60,000.

In Summary

  • Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said the exercise will enable authorities to establish the exact number of people in the camps and their true status and identities.

By LILLIAN MUTAVI and KEVIN J. KELLEY

The government has launched an exercise to establish the identity of all residents of Dadaab refugee camp.

This comes in the wake of the enhanced voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees staying in Kenya.

27 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.

26 Jun 2016 description

Geneva, Juba (ICRC) - Renewed clashes in and around Wau, in the northwest of South Sudan, have forced thousands of civilians to flee in fear. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is seriously concerned by the immediate humanitarian consequences on the civilian population.

"How many times will South Sudanese civilians be forced to flee battle zones, knowing that if they don't their lives will be in danger?" said Gregor Mueller, ICRC's Deputy Head of Delegation for South Sudan.

26 Jun 2016 description

UNMISS is continuing to provide protection to approximately 10,000 civilians in Wau, following the outbreak of violence. At this time, UNMISS military forces have created a security cordon around an area adjacent to the UN base and peacekeepers are conducting active patrolling to ensure the safety of the displaced civilians within this area. This area is currently secure and humanitarian partners are providing basic assistance to the displaced people.

25 Jun 2016 description

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the current escalation of violence between the Sudan's People Liberation Army (SPLA) and armed groups, in Wau town and surrounding areas, in South Sudan. He regrets the reported loss of lives.

The Secretary-General calls on all fighting forces to immediately suspend the hostilities, provide access to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and cooperate with humanitarian partners to facilitate the delivery of assistance. He urges all parties to agree to dialogue to resolve their political disputes.

25 Jun 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 24, 2016 (JUBA) – In a serous unexpected move which is feared to fail the August 2015 peace deal signed by South Sudanese warring parties, President Salva Kiir has refused to sign resolutions of the consensus reached in the presidency three weeks ago to establish cantonment sites for the forces of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA-IO) under the command of his first deputy, Riek Machar.

25 Jun 2016 description

24 June 2016 – With support from the Rural Community Action for Peace and Development (RUCAPD) Organization IDP’s in Malakal have started small scale farming for domestic consumption in safe buffer zones.

Following the unrest in the PoC site earlier this year, the UNMISS in Malakal has drawn plans of increased extension of the perimeter lines of the bump fence and elevated the military and sentry command posts around the protected areas and has demarcated clear and safe buffer zones.

25 Jun 2016 description

23 June 2016 – The UNMISS RRP Section, in collaboration with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), organized a mine risk education seminar for community leaders, community watch groups, and inhabitants of the Malakal PoC site.

The programme focused on mine risk education for all community sectors, especially and children and women.

The participants welcomed the training as a vital tool to minimize the risk of UXO’s and other mine related challenges within and around the PoC site.

24 Jun 2016 description

JUBA – June 11, 2016: Four thousand children who were separated from their parents due to conflict in South Sudan have now been reunited with their families, UNICEF and Save the Children announced today.