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27 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • WFP requires USD 109 million for the next six months to meet refugee needs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

  • Food stocks are stretched and WFP requires immediate contributions, particularly in Kenya and Sudan. In Kenya, WFP started 30 percent rations cuts in the second round of June distributions. Without new contributions, rations may be reduced further in the coming months. In Sudan, WFP is likely to face pipeline breaks in the coming months if additional funding is not available.

24 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Central Equatoria State 1,138 cholera cases (including 38 deaths) have been reported in Juba County since 1 June. No refugee camps are affected at the time of reporting.

10 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • The resource situation remains critical in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. WFP is already implementing 30 percent ration cuts in Kenya. Without new contributions for Kenya, rations may be reduced further in the coming months, to stretch available resources. In addition, Sudan and Uganda refugee opera-tions face pipeline breaks in the coming months if additional funding is not available.

09 Jul 2015 description
report Cordaid

South Sudan celebrated its independence four years ago. Today, the country has plunged into a terrible and man-made disaster. Is it possible to end the protracted South Sudanese civil war? Cordaid asked two committed South Sudanese about solutions and ideas to bring about peace in their embattled home country.

09 Jul 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 8, 2015 (TORIT) - South Sudan rebel forces under the country’s former vice president, Riek Machar, have urged the citizens in Nimule town, at the border with Uganda, and other border towns to evacuate from the strategic towns along the South Sudan-Uganda border with immediate effect.

According to Lt. Col. James Lokudu, who spoke on behalf of the SPLA [IO] forces under the overall command of Maj.Gen. Martin Kenyi, the rebels attacked Nimule on Saturday night to test the strength of government troops in the area, saying a serious attack was underway.

07 Jul 2015 description

GENEVA, July 7 (UNHCR) – As South Sudan prepares to mark its fourth anniversary of independence, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday that continued conflict was pushing the numbers of refugee and internally displaced people ever higher.

UNHCR said most recent figures showed that more than 730,000 people have fled in to neighbouring countries and some 1.5 million people are internally displaced.