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14 Feb 2016 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

By the end of 2015, more than 2.3 million people had fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out in December 2013, with over 1.69 million internally displaced and 648,285 who have fled as refugees to neighbouring countries. As at 31 December, nearly 193,798 people sheltering in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in United Nations bases, with Bentiu PoC site alone hosting nearly 115,000 people.

13 Feb 2016 description

In Numbers

1.69 million internally displaced people (OCHA estimates)

648,400 people displaced outside of South Sudan (UNHCR estimates)

199,200 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

  • Test cross-line road operations successfully ongoing in Jonglei state.

WFP’s Activities

13 Feb 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 12, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – The newly appointed South Sudanese First Vice President, Riek Machar, who leads an armed opposition faction, stressed Friday on the need to demilitarize the capital Juba in order for him to return to the national capital, Juba, and take up his new position in the government.

13 Feb 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 12, 2016 (YEI) - Women in the newly established Yei River state in South Sudan have called on the state government to include women leaders in the new government in implementation of the gender equality policy.

13 Feb 2016 description
report Equal Rights Trust

Since 2010, the Equal Rights Trust has supported Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) Network, the only platform of its kind which provides an essential means for journalists to report safely and effectively on hate speech, discrimination and violations of freedom of expression in Sudan and South Sudan. During this time, the Trust has helped the network to develop from an informal group of a few like-minded journalists in Sudan to a network of more than 300 members, friends and associates working in both countries.

13 Feb 2016 description

Civil Affairs Division Head in Western Bahr el Ghazal says UNMISS is promoting local solutions to resolve conflicts happening in local communities.

Opening a two day workshop organized for Municipality quarters chiefs, Mr. Mustapha Tejan-Kella, the head of the event, said, the UNMISS is working hard to build the capacity of local leaders to manage conflicts in a peaceful manner.

“Even before this workshop, you have been resolving conflicts,” said Tejan-Kella. “So you have lots of experience to share us here.”

13 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 28th January, 2016, UNICEF and partners have supported over 180,585 Sudanese in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013. The majority of South Sudan Refugees are hosted in Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo and Kampala with an arrival trend of 50 individuals per day in the first three days of January 2016 then shot up peaking on January 7-8 with over 700 daily arrivals.

13 Feb 2016 description

New York – As we mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, tens of thousands of boys and girls are associated with armed forces and groups in conflicts in over 20 countries around the world.

“Again this year, the multiplication of conflicts and the brutality of tactics of war have made children extremely vulnerable to recruitment and use,” said Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.

12 Feb 2016 description

Les Ministres des Affaires étrangères et les représentants des États signataires de l’Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et la région se sont réunis à Addis Abéba, en Ethiopie, le 28 janvier 2016, en marge de la 28ème Session ordinaire du Conseil exécutif de l'Union africaine.

12 Feb 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus d’un million de personnes affectées par l’insécurité alimentaire dans les territoires de Djug, Irumu, Mambasa, Bafwasende et Wamba.

  • En 2016 le Cluster Nutrition est favorable aux projets ciblant la malnutrition aigüe et chronique.

  • La difficulté d’accès à l’eau potable est à la base de flambée de cas de choléra à Bunia.

Aperçu de la situation

12 Feb 2016 description

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Friday 2/12/2016 - 14:11 GMT

South Sudan, where President Salva Kiir has named arch-rival Riek Machar as vice president, has been in civil war for over two years.

Independent since 2011, the conflict in the world's newest nation has pitted government troops loyal to Kiir against those of Machar, who was sacked as vice president six months before war began in December 2013.

12 Feb 2016 description
report Save the Children

By Charles Okwir

Juba – 13 Feb 2016: Let’s face it: there are millions around the world who have never heard of World Radio Day – let alone take time to analyze the role radio journalism plays in their daily lives. The theme for World Radio Day celebrations today is ‘Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster’ – a fitting theme for a country like South Sudan that has seen so much death and destruction in the last two years.

12 Feb 2016 description

Juba, South Sudan | Friday 2/12/2016 - 09:52 GMT

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president, raising hopes for the implementation of a repeatedly broken peace deal to end more than two years of civil war.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and over two million forced from their homes since war between the rivals broke out in December 2013, pushing the world's youngest nation to the brink of famine.

12 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Highlights:

  • A total of 11,332 and 19,592 under-five children in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps respectively, from January to December 2015, received Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) services for severe and moderate acute malnutrition.

  • UNICEF provided medical supplies (Ringers Lactate, Oral Rehydration Solution and antibiotics), which were used in the treatment of 211,283 children in cholera-affected counties from January to December 2015.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 37,000 new IDPs from Jebel Marra have sought shelter in North Darfur.

  • The number of newly displaced in Central Darfur is unknown due to lack of access.

  • Aid organisations have been unable to assess needs or assist 5,000 people from Mulli who arrived in El Geneina in early January.

  • By 1 February, about 200,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan, of whom 65 per cent received some form of aid - UNHCR.

New IDPs from Jebel Marra receive initial aid

11 Feb 2016 description

10 February 2016 - The Ministry of Education with the support of UNICEF, launched a “Back to Learning Campaign” in Bentiu targeting the enrollment of 5,500 school age children.

Speaking during the launch, deputy top authority in Unity, John Juor Yoach said children are the future of tomorrow in any nation and the state government and its partners will work together as partners to promote educational activities.

UNICEF head of office in Bentiu, Michael Copland, said the campaign is aimed to mobilize the community and create an awareness of the importance of education.

11 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2.8 million people are estimated to be severely food insecure according to the latest IPC analysis (IPC Phases 3 and 4, January–March 2016). This is a 12% increase from the same period last year.

  • The recent devaluation of the local currency has triggered soaring food prices, inflation and trade disruption.

  • +2.3 million people displaced by conflict – nearly 1.7 million internally.

11 Feb 2016 description
report Finn Church Aid

Hate speech from religious leaders in South Sudan and in Europe worries bishop.

South Sudanese pastor, 50-year-old father James Oyet Latansio walks with a slight limp. “In 1996, I was delivering food assistance to the eastern parts of the country when my car hit a landmine. I was bedridden for a year. Then, in 2002, I took a bullet in the back. That put me to bed for six months”, he says.

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Key Messages

January rainfall has remained above average for much of Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and neighbouring districts in southern Kenya, due to the on-going moderate to heavy rains (Figure 1), which can be attributed in part to the ongoing strong El Niño event. Above-average rainfall is expected to continue in the coming one to two weeks.