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28 Nov 2015 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack last night by unknown assailants on the residence of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief in Abyei town, during which one Ethiopian peacekeeper from the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and a young girl were killed. At least three civilians were also wounded.

27 Nov 2015 description


  • The humanitarian community continues to report worsening security conditions and increasing access constraints across South Sudan. In October, the UN recorded 78 access incidents negatively affecting relief operations in South Sudan, including increasing reports of criminality in the capital city of Juba.

27 Nov 2015 description

Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.

27 Nov 2015 description

26 November 2015- Taking a step forward in implementing South Sudan’s peace agreement, the Joint Monitoring Evaluation Commission inaugurated its office in Juba today.

The JMEC, which was established by the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan, is entrusted with monitoring and overseeing all aspects of the implementation of the Agreement, including the mandate and tasks of the Transitional Government of National Unity.

27 Nov 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 180 000 personnes sinistrées par des inondations dans les provinces de la Tshopo et du Haut-Uele.

  • Un afflux des ressortissants du Soudan du sud signalé dans les deux Uele.

Aperçu de la situation

27 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

JUBA, South Sudan/NAIROBI, Kenya/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 27 November 2015 – Continued violence and the impact of brutal fighting has taken an increasingly heavy toll on the lives of children in South Sudan, Ishmael Beah said today, as the UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War wrapped up a one week visit to the country.

27 Nov 2015 description

Key messages

  • More than 10 years since the start of the Darfur conflict, violence and insecurity continue to cause displacement, despite the Doha Peace Agreement1 . More than 2.5 million people live internally displaced in Darfur due to the fighting between government forces and rebel groups and intertribal conflict. Since the beginning of the year, 223 000 people were uprooted from their homes.

27 Nov 2015 description


  • WFP reaches about 1.32 million people throughout South Sudan in October. Through its emergency conflict-related interventions, WFP distributed just under 8,900 mt of food to more than 667,200 people this month, mostly in the Greater Upper Nile region. Approximately 651,900 people engaged in a variety of Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation activities were reached with about 5,800 mt of food assistance.

From January to October 2015, WFP distributed over 158,500 mt to roughly 2.6 million people in country.

27 Nov 2015 description

Background: The IGAD Monitoring & Verification Mechanism (MVM) was set up in February 2014 to monitor implementation of the COHA by the two Parties to the Agreement, the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) and the SPLM/A In Opposition, as well as any armed groups under their control or invited to support them. The MVM has 6 Monitoring and Verification Teams (MVTs) deployed to the states of Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity, where hostilities have occurred.

26 Nov 2015 description
  • The emergency committee of the International Health Regulations (IHR) has met for the seventh time and assessed that the international spread of polio continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). They also expanded the temporary recommendations to outbreaks of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus, due to the importance of stopping all types of poliovirus as we near the finish line of polio eradication. Learn more about cVDPVs.

26 Nov 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, Nov 26 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) singed Thursday a KD 3.5 million (USD 11 million) loan agreement with South Sudan's government to contribute in building a hospital for women and children in Juba.

In a press statement, the Fund said that the project will support the development of the health sector in South Sudan and will meet the increasing need for good quality health care services for women and children in the city of Juba.

26 Nov 2015 description


  • Completeness for weekly reporting was 54% for the non-conflict affected counties and 88% for the IDP sites.

  • Malaria was the commonest cause of morbidity in both non-conflict affected counties (42%) and IDP sites (47%).

  • Malaria epidemics reported in three states (Warrap, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, and Western Bahr el Ghazal) and two

  • IDP sites (Bentiu and Malakal PoCs).

  • Five suspect measles cases reported from Juba county (1) and Bentiu PoC (4).

26 Nov 2015 description

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Thursday 11/26/2015 - 14:41 GMT

Ceasefire monitors in South Sudan urged warring forces Thursday to stop fighting amid growing international fears a key peace deal is close to collapse.

Fighting in the nearly two-year long war rages despite an August agreement, said Festus Mogae, who heads the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), set up by the regional IGAD-bloc to ensure the peace deal is implemented.

26 Nov 2015 description


  •  Despite commitments by both parties in South Sudan to adhere to the peace agreement, fighting and violence continues to affect humanitarian access and result in displacement of people within the country and across borders into neighbouring countries.

26 Nov 2015 description

The objective of the mission was to conduct initial reconnaissance on the identified sites to understand the severity of the situation and to set the stage for the more in-depth assessment and surveillance in the field.

The specific objectives were:

To identify a number of enumerators to be trained at a later date

To get clear estimated population numbers of the nearby settlements that will be used in determining the sampling strategy for periodic assessments

To conduct an aerial observation of the areas being assessed