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28 Apr 2016 description
report Save the Children

“...As Save the Children, we welcome any peaceful move, however small, that gives us hope that we shall finally have the space, support, and freedom to save the lives of vulnerable South Sudanese children.”

Juba – 28 April 2016: After nearly two and a half years of difficult peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, and the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-iO, a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) has been formed.

28 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 42% for the non-conflict affected states and 68% for the IDP sites.
• New measles outbreaks confirmed in Malakal PoC, Yirol West, and Aweil North counties.
• 48 cases including 10 deaths of suspect VHF reported in Aweil North and Aweil West Counties with 24 December 2015 as the earliest date of onset.
• ARI is the leading cause of morbidity in IDPs.
• TB/HIV/AIDS is the most common causes of mortality.

Special focus on measles

28 Apr 2016 description

Over 224,620 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan
- Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan
* Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have received 2,496 (IOM)

28 Apr 2016 description
  • 92,634 Total new arrivals from South Sudan

  • 74,636 camp and reception centre population

  • 17,998 non-camp population

28 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The influx of South Sudanese into Sudan that began in late January 2016 amid ongoing conflict and deteriorating food insecurity continues with some 54,000 arrivals into East and South Darfur and West Kordofan states. Of these new arrivals, 41,774 are residing in East Darfur. 

28 Apr 2016 description

Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.

28 Apr 2016 description

Juba 28 April 2016: The United Nations strongly condemns an attack that took place on 25 April against the compound of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Bentiu, where a rocket propelled grenade landed inside the perimeter of the compound and partly damaged one of the containers located in the humanitarian hub.

28 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Between end January and 24 April 2016, 54,635 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan, according to aid organisations.

• In Central Darfur, about 5,200 IDPs from Jebel Marra have been reported in the Fanga Suk area and Rokero town following inter-agency missions.

• A new report by SKBN CU says renewed conflict between government forces and SPLMN has led to significant internal displacement and increased humanitarian needs in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

28 Apr 2016 description

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) this morning inaugurated the Sixth Steering Committee Meeting of their Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) in Nairobi. This will be followed by the meeting of the IDDRSI Ministerial General Assembly which will be held on 29th April 2016.

28 Apr 2016 description
report Miraya FM

The National Legislative Assembly has passed the country’s first national strategy governing the use of environmental resources.

The National Environmental Policy is a ten year plan that seeks to develop laws, regulations and guidelines to ensure the protection, conservation and sustainable use of the country’s natural resources.

The 2015-2025 policy was presented to the national Parliament by Environment minister Deng Deng Hoc in September last year.

Deng Deng Hoc Yai says passing of the environmental policy is a significant step.

28 Apr 2016 description

Since the latest conflict erupted in South Sudan in December 2013, more than 2.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes and 3.9 million (approximately one third of the population) do not have enough to eat. All humanitarian actors struggle to respond to these acute needs against a context of chronic poverty, ongoing conflict and insecurity, limited infrastructure and a significant funding shortfall.

27 Apr 2016 description

ABOUT THE NON-STATE SECURITY PROVIDERS PROJECT

This is the second of four papers produced as part of the CSG’s project on Non-State Security Providers and Political Formation in Conflict-Affected States. The project was made possible by generous financial support from the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The project considers new aspects of the relationship between security and development by examining how the presence of non-state security providers affects political development in conflict-affected societies.

27 Apr 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 27, 2016

The United States today announced more than $86 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help conflict-affected people in South Sudan, as well as South Sudanese refugees in the region.

27 Apr 2016 description

ADDIS ABABA, 26 April 2016 (UNHCR) - The UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the recent violent incidents in and around Gambella town, western Ethiopia, and is calling for calm in this difficult situation.

It is regrettable that lives have been lost during these violent incidents and UNHCR extends its deepest sympathies to all individuals and families who have lost their loved ones and urges all concerned groups to exercise restraint to prevent further escalation of the situation.

27 Apr 2016 description

GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS

• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.

• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Le présent rapport, qui porte sur la période allant de janvier à décembre 2015, est soumis en application de la résolution 63/282 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle celle-ci a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter chaque année un rapport sur le Fonds pour la consolidation de la paix.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the Peacebuilding Fund.

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

27 Apr 2016 description
report CARE

JUBA, South Sudan—(April 26, 2016)-- As a key part of a peace agreement signed in August 2015, opposition leader Riek Machar has returned to South Sudan, which could bring the long-awaited Transitional Government of National Unity. This is significant progress towards lasting peace and development for the people of South Sudan, but both parties must stay committed to this critical step in the peace process, as the fate of South Sudan is in jeopardy, says humanitarian agency CARE.

27 Apr 2016 description

27 April 2016 -- In a country facing ongoing conflict, safe blood transfusions are a life-saving necessity. They are used to treat those suffering from gunshot wounds and conflict-related injuries, but also children suffering from anaemia due to malnutrition often worsened by malaria, survivors of road traffic accidents and mothers who experience excessive blood loss during childbirth are bleeding severely.