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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 30, 22 July 2014

OVERVIEW

The security situation across South Sudan remains unpredictable and highly volatile. In Guit and Nhialdu (18km from Bentiu town), Unity State, clashes disrupted food distribution to 37,000 people on 16 July. Fighting was also reported in Ayod (Jonglei State) and Nassir (Upper Nile State). In Lakes State, 1,000 people have been displaced by incidents of cattle raiding and sporadic fighting.

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Warnings mount of East Africa famine – is anyone listening?

Millions in South Sudan and Somalia are at risk, according to sophisticated tracking models and data collected this year on crops, livestock, markets, and stockpiles. But early warning doesn't always mean action.

NAIROBI, KENYA — Nearly seven million people in South Sudan and Somalia are in urgent need of food handouts and several areas of both countries could slip into famine without increased and sustained international action, aid agencies are warning.

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UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #28 23 July 2014

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Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires US$107 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and stop selected activities such as school meals and blanket supplementary feeding, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals. This will have a negative impact on the nutrition situation of beneficiaries.

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South Sudan famine warning

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GOAL

“We are now facing a famine in South Sudan,” says GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia

GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia, Mary T Murphy has said that refugee numbers from South Sudan into Ethiopia are set to explode, as a result of what is now a famine situation in South Sudan.

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EU increases food aid to South Sudan

24/07/2014

The European Commission has just signed two major contracts with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), totalling €14 million, to deliver vitally needed food assistance and facilitate the movement of humanitarian cargo in South Sudan. The contribution will help approximately 1.7 million people.

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“Run for Peace” event held in Yambio

23 July 2014 - To promote peace in Western Equatoria State, UNMISS today organized a sports competition in the state capital Yambio.

Hundreds of local youth and mission staff participated in the event under the theme “Run for Peace”. Different sports included a five-kilometre marathon race, 100-metre race, 200-metre race and a football tournament.

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UNPOL to coordinate with SSNPS in implementing new mandate

23 July 2014 – Rumours that UN Police (UNPOL) had fallen out with South Sudanese police were untrue, UNPOL Commissioner Fred Yiga said in Juba today.

Speaking at the end of a three-day UNPOL State Advisor’s workshop, Mr. Yiga called on his force to work with local police on good policing methods and ensure human rights were observed.

He said the new UNMISS mandate had instead brought UNPOL and the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) closer together “because it is addressing many fundamental issues like human rights and protection of civilians”.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 29 | 14 – 20 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Three Sudanese aid workers who were abducted in Kutum, North Darfur last month were freed after 32 days in captivity.

• About 34,000 new IDPs in Um Dukhun and Mukjar localities in Central Darfur need humanitarian assistance, according to aid agencies.

• An estimated 2,000 people have been displaced to El Lait locality, North Darfur from East Darfur.

• UNHCR estimates that the number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan will reach 165,000 people by the end of 2014.

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan: Early Warning and Disease Surveillance Bulletin (IDP camps and Communities) Week 28 (7 – 13 July 2014)

General Overview

  • Reporting completeness and timeliness remained at 76% and 68% respectively during week 28.

  • Measles cases continue to be reported in Bentiu where six cases were registered in week 28. The priorities for the on going response include submission of samples to allow laboratory confirmation and implementing enhanced routine measles vaccinations.

  • During week 28, Torit and Malakal counties registered the highest cholera weekly attack rates (cases per 10,000) of 30 and 19 respectively.

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Kakuma Camp Update 17th – 23rd July 2014

Current Situation:

In the past week Kakuma Camp has received 295 South Sudanese arrivals from the Nadapal border point. As of 23 rd July 2014, the number of South Sudanese asylum seekers received was 40,893. This brings the total estimated camp population to 176,364.

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Food for the Hungry Persists with Humanitarian Assistance in South Sudan

4 million South Sudanese civilians face acute food insecurity as conflict in rural areas continues

PHOENIX (July X, 2014) – South Sudan is being ripped apart by escalating violence, with millions displaced and food in short supply. Refugee camps are full of disease—cholera, malaria and severe waterborne disease risks are high for everyone, especially children.

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IGAD-led South Sudan peace talks to resume on 30 July

23 July 2014, Addis Ababa: Following the adjournment of the Fourth Session of IGAD- led South Sudan Peace Process in Addis Ababa on 23rd June 2014, the IGAD Special Envoys have carried out broad consultations with various actors and stakeholders in the South Sudan peace Process.

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Secretary-General appoints Ellen Margrethe Løj of Denmark Special Representative for Republic of South Sudan

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today announced the appointment of Ellen Margrethe Løj of Denmark as his new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).

Ms. Løj succeeds Hilde Johnson of Norway, who completed her assignment on 7 July 2014. The Secretary-General is grateful for Ms. Johnson’s dedication and leadership of UNMISS since the Mission’s inception in July 2011.

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Ethiopia setting the highest humanitarian standards but the rest of the international community must shoulder their share of the burden

John Ging said Ethiopa was "an example of international standard for the treatment of refugees in practice" and asked the international community to share the burden. The refugee appeal is just 25 per cent funded.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Cholera threatens lives of thousands during harsh rainy season

23-07-2014 Operational Update

With the rainy season nearly at its peak in South Sudan, cholera continues to spread in the war-torn country. The South Sudan Red Cross is working hard to prevent further spread of the epidemic in Eastern Equatoria and Upper Nile states, supported by its Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners.

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HIV/AIDS: A Threat to National Security in South Sudan

On July 9th 2011, South Sudan became the world’s youngest nation. The untapped investment opportunities offered by this new nation are attracting both foreign investors and South Sudanese in the Diaspora. This homecoming of South Sudanese from the Diaspora and the influx of foreign investors and aid workers to South Sudan raise concern of an increasing HIV/AIDS incidence in a nascent state. As a result of the decades of war,

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The African Union condemns the attack on Nassir town, in South Sudan

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African Union

Addis Ababa, 21 July 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, strongly condemns the attack that was carried out on 20 July 2014, in Nassir Town, in the Upper Nile State, by the SPLM/A (in Opposition), headed by Dr. Riek Machar.

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UNMISS Update, 23 July 2014

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

 As of 22 July, the estimated number of civilians seeking safety in ten Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 95,469, including 31,940 in Juba (Tomping, UN House and PoC3), 17,000 in Malakal, 4,123 in Bor, 40,574 in Bentiu, 563 in Wau, 1,193 in Melut, 65 in Nasser, and 11 in Rumbek.

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