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26 Nov 2014 description

25 November 2014 - At least 70 per cent of women in South Sudan had experienced some form of domestic violence, a senior official in the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare said today.

Speaking to Radio Miraya as part of activities to launch the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, the Director General in the ministry, Regina Ossa Lulo, said the statistics were based on a 2010 assessment report.

26 Nov 2014 description

Key Issues

  • Ethiopia hosts the largest South Sudanese refugee population in the region with 256,000 people, including nearly 194,000 new arrivals registered since 15 December 2013. The number of arrivals increased of late from 90 people per day to an average daily arrival rate of 100 people.

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 130,204 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 82,610 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,070 in Kiryandongo and 6,5551 in Kampala.

  • In Kiryandongo, the Chief Justice, Stephen Kavuma made an unannounced 3 hour visit to the settlement on 20 November, to see first hand how refugees live and talk with UNHCR staff.

26 Nov 2014 description
  • In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.

26 Nov 2014 description

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has more than 3,300 local staff and 350 international staff working in South Sudan. MSF is also running programmes to provide healthcare to the South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries as part of its response to the humanitarian crisis.

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 193,922 individuals, comprising 191,359 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,563 who entered through the Assosa region.

  • Registration remains suspended at Akobo and Pagak entry points, while in Burbiey, registration was temporarily halted while the relocation exercise from Matar to Pugnido began. Registration is expected to resume soon.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Guardian

While South Sudan peace talks continue in Ethiopia and Tanzania, bitterly divided communities look for solutions closer to home

26 Nov 2014 description
report UN Population Fund

LAKE STATES, South Sudan – The Goverment of Japan, based on its commitment to universal health and through partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, delivered an ambulance to health facilties to support emergency obstetric care services in Mingkaman, Lake States, where more than 100,000 internally displaced persons live.

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 129,913 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 81,934 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,490 in Kiryandongo and 6,5201 in Kampala.

  • An ECHO multi-sectoral team carried out a mission in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo 9-13 November to monitor the quality of activities it funds, identify gaps in the response to the refugee crisis, assess ECHO’s added value and discuss its funding strategy for 2015.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Miraya FM

This was revealed by the Ministry of Gender as it launched a ‘16 Days of Activism Campaign’ against gender-based violence.

The Director General in the Ministry of Welfare, Regina Ossa Lulo, says the figures are based on a 2010 assessment report. Lulo says violence comes in various forms.

26 Nov 2014 description

Poliovirus circulants dérivés d’une souche vaccinale confirmés et distincts au Soudan du Sud et à Madagascar

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques
14 novembre 2014

Lors de deux incidents distincts et sans lien entre eux, des poliovirus circulants dérivés d’une souche vaccinale (PVDVc) ont été confirmés au Soudan du Sud et à Madagascar.

Soudan du Sud

26 Nov 2014 description

In mid-July, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) South Sudan Communication Specialist Kate Donovan visited the Malakal Protection-of-Civilian site with a group of journalists. They were there to chronicle the trials of people struggling to survive in the nearly unimaginable squalor inside the confines of the United Nations (UN) compound, where they had come seeking protection from the fighting that included targeting of civilians.

25 Nov 2014 description

Distinguished members of the AU Peace and Security Council,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank you for the great opportunity to brief you on the humanitarian challenges affecting the region and on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan and other conflict situations in Africa.

Mr. Chairperson,

25 Nov 2014 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Tuesday 11/25/2014 - 17:08 GMT

South Sudan told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that imposing sanctions on warring sides would harden positions and complicate efforts to end nearly a year of fighting.

The United States has said it plans to present a draft resolution setting up a sanctions regime for South Sudan which has been engulfed in violence that has left tens of thousands dead.

25 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11670

7322nd Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 May 2015, authorizing it to use “all necessary means” to carry out its civilian protection, human rights and humanitarian assistance duties, and to support the 2014 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the new Government and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

25 Nov 2014 description

25 November 2014 - As part of efforts to build trust in South Sudanese police and encourage displaced people to return to their homes in Juba, UNMISS today handed over a police post to Central Equatoria State.

The Khor William locality police post was built to ensure protection of lives and property, UNMISS Acting State Coordinator Anthony Nwapa said during the handover ceremony.