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27 Jun 2017 description
report CARE

One night, at a refugee settlement in Uganda, 26-year-old Joyce (not pictured above) watched in fear as her husband continued to drink and his behaviour became increasingly erratic. Ever since they’d fled the war in South Sudan, her husband’s drinking had gotten worse and sometimes led to violent outbursts. As he became more intoxicated, he started yelling and hitting her. Suddenly, he grabbed a machete and threatened to cut her. Terrified, Joyce grabbed their six children and ran to a neighbour’s tent.

27 Jun 2017 description
report ACTED

For Maban, the epicenter of Sudanese refugees, health related issues are one of the greatest fears worrying the local population and humanitarian actors. This fear was worsened with the declaration of cholera earlier this year in parts of the country. ACTED as the water and sanitation and hygiene lead actor in Doro, Kaya and Gendrassa Camps in Maban, took swift action to avert any chances of a break out in the camps and to minimise the risk of diseases.

27 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Inflation: In May 2017, the national consumer price index increased by 334 percent compared to May 2016. The food and non-alcoholic beverage CPI has increased by 382 percent. The month-to-month consumer price index increase from April to May was very high at 40.4 percent.

27 Jun 2017 description

Juba, 17 June 2017 – The prolonged crises and displacement in South Sudan is negatively impacting the mental health and well-being of everyone affected and can have immediate as well as long-term consequences for individuals, families and communities.

To establish services for people with mental disorders at primary health care (PHC) level, WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health has initiated the process to roll-out and adapt Mental Health Gap Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP HIG) to the context of South Sudan.

27 Jun 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Refugee Solidarity summit in Kampala brought in pledges of $358.6m (Ushs1.25 trillion), which although was praised by President Museveni and the UN Secretary General António Guterres as a good starting point, is still far less of the earlier intended goal by $1.6b (Ushs5 trillion).

  • The lukewarm response to Uganda’s solidarity with a refugee population of close to 1.3 million refugees out of which 950,000 are from South Sudan, is a reflection of the growing void in humanitarian aid funding for the South Sudan crisis.

27 Jun 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 40 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and twenty five ungraded events.

27 Jun 2017 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

As of 22 June 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 216,956 including 114,537 in Bentiu, 30,551 in Malakal, 38,448 in Juba UN House, 1,940 in Bor, 651 in Melut and 169 in UNMISS base and 30,660 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.

26 Jun 2017 description

Livelihoods are fundamentally about what people do to meet their needs over time, including how they cope with and recover from shocks. Understanding how people do this is a central part of the work of the Secure Livelihood Research Consortium (SLRC).

This report synthesizes findings on livelihoods from quantitative and qualitative research projects conducted by SLRC from 2011 to 2016 in eight countries affected by fragility and conflict to varying degrees: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda.

26 Jun 2017 description

IOM SOUTH SUDAN

IOM began operations in southern Sudan in 2005, establishing the IOM South Sudan Mission after the country’s independence in 2011. The mission is now one of IOM’s largest globally in terms of annual programme expenditures, with 450 staff across nine locations. After the December 2013 crisis, the mission consolidated support to thousands of vulnerable populations and internally displaced persons (IDPs), including those seeking shelter in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites.

26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

26 Jun 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 25, 2017 (KAMPALA) – South Sudanese refugees have condemned the lack of health care services and the continued shortage of food within the resettlement camps.

The refugees have calling on world leaders to urgently support the Ugandan government to help fight the current crisis.

Nearly a million refugees have arrived in Uganda since the crisis erupted in Juba in July 2016, leaving Uganda as the country putting up with the largest number of refugees in the continent.

26 Jun 2017 description

The African Union and its partners are a vital part in combating the continent’s crises.

Now more than ever, Africa needs the help of the African Union (AU) and its partners in tackling security threats and other ongoing crises – particularly in the Sahel region and the Horn of Africa.

It’s these and other issues that are going to keep Africa’s leaders busy at the 29th AU summit in Addis Ababa from 27 June to 4 July, and more specifically the AU Assembly meeting of heads of state on 3 and 4 July.

26 Jun 2017 description

Austria ups its aid to East Africa and provides Uganda with a further 2 million euros

25 Jun 2017 description

With the world gripped by the worst humanitarian crisis of modern times, we must unite behind the power of consensus to serve those in need.

That’s the thinking behind the first ever World Solidarity Summit, held this week in Uganda, a country at the forefront of the fastest-growing refugee crisis of 2017 and home to the second-most refugees behind Turkey. The summit is bringing more than 500 dignitaries together with a goal of raising $2 billion.

25 Jun 2017 description

by Astrid Zweynert

LONDON, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When he worked as a nurse in his native South Sudan, Joseph Deng saw many women suffering in pregnancy and childbirth, inspiring him to retrain as a midwife to help cut the number of maternal deaths, one of the highest in the world.

High levels of insecurity after South Sudan slipped into civil war in 2013 and escalating fighting since last year have made conditions even more challenging in the impoverished country.