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UNMISS Update, 2 October 2014

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

  • As of 30 September, the estimated number of civilians seeking safety in ten Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 96,706 including 28,010 in Juba (Tomping and UN House), 17,119 in Malakal, 2,722 in Bor, 47,214 in Bentiu, 585 in Wau, 1,025 in Melut, 28 in Nasser and 3 in Rumbek.
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World + 11 others
Despite impressive growth across Africa, more jobs needed for youth, Deputy Secretary-General tells regional economic communities

United Nations

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the high-level briefing by the African Regional Economic Communities to Member States of the United Nations, in New York today:

First of all, I want to welcome all the high-level representatives of the African Regional Economic Communities present here today. I am honoured to speak to you.

We meet at a turbulent and, at the same time, [a] dynamic time at the United Nations.

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United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security holds ninth consultative meeting in New York on 29 September



On 29 September 2014, the United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its ninth consultative meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on the margins of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly. The United Nations Secretariat and African Union Commission were represented by senior officials from the two organizations.

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CrisisWatch N°134 - 1 October 2014

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

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US restricts military assistance to some states that recruit and use children

The US government is continuing to exercise pressure through the application of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) by granting partial waivers to some states in order to end their unlawful recruitment and use of children in conflict. In its 2014 Trafficking in Persons report, the US Department of State listed nine states, namely the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Myanmar, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Chad, this year, does not figure in the list compiled by the US State Department.

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Lakes state: 12 killed in fresh revenge attack

Sudan Tribune

September 30, 2014 (RUMBEK) – Fresh clashes in South Sudan’s Lakes state on Monday left at least 12 people from one family dead, authorities told Sudan Tribune.

The revenge attack occurred in Lakes state Cueibet county.

“The dead include a nine-month old child, two women and elderly people. They were killed in one house,” said a police officer who preferred anonymity, adding “Three of the attackers were killed”.

At least 52 people, officials say, were killed in various attacks within Lakes state this month, depicting an increase in cycles of violence.

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Seasonal Monitor South Sudan - September 24, 2014

Heavy rains intensify flooding in low-lying areas

Key Messages

  • Heavy rainfall continued across the country in the second dekad of September increasing flooding and compromising crop performance in some areas.

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Ethiopia + 11 others
Program working to improve maize, legumes productivity

Addis Ababa September 25/2014 The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume cropping systems for food security in Eastern and Southern Africa program (SIMLESA) is working to improve farmers' productivity through supplying improved seed.

Improved maize and legumes seed have been released to farmers through the program since 2010, said Mulugetta Mekuria, the Program Coordinator.

The improved maize and legumes seed provides 20 percent and 15 percent respectively higher production per hectare than the seed previously used by farmers.

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In Lakes State, 12 people, including four family members have been killed in an attack in Cueibet County

Miraya FM

County Commissioner Mayom Malek says armed youth raided Abiriu payam and opened fire on Monday night.

Malek says women and children were also killed. We voiced over his clip because of the bad quality of the phone line.

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda: Population Movement Emergency 6 months Update Appeal n° MDRUG037

Appeal History:

  • Mid-December 2013: Escalation of fighting in the Republic of South Sudan resulting in massive cross border population movement.

  • January 2014: CHF 170,000 allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in delivering immediate assistance to 25,000 beneficiaries from South Sudan in refugee settlements across Arua and Adjumani districts of West Nile Sub Region of Northern Uganda.

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With forced displacement at a record high, UN High Commissioner for Refugees appeals for rethink of global humanitarian financing

GENEVA, September 30 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned today that the global humanitarian system has become dangerously overstretched by new crises in the Middle East and Africa and continuing unresolved conflicts in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and elsewhere.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 September 2014)

Food security situation

Latest IPC data shows that while food security has improved in line with seasonal patterns, the situation remains worrying, with nearly 2.2 million people in crisis and emergency phases of food insecurity despite harvests starting in late August. Malnutrition also remains a key concern, with rates of acutely malnourished children above the emergency threshold of 15 per cent in many parts of the country

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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UNICEF and WFP: Missions reach more than 500,000 in South Sudan

25th Joint Rapid Response Mission to South Sudan’s most remote areas

JUBA, South Sudan – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan.