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03 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The humanitarian situation remains fluid and unpredictable with the health response concentrated in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites.

  • A new cholera outbreak was reported in Ikotos Country, Eastern Equatoria State. A total of 43 cases and three deaths (CFR 7%) were reported between 11 and 19 February. Health partners responded swiftly to contain the outbreak.

03 Mar 2015 description

3 March 2015 - To help settle social disputes among displaced communities, a three-day workshop on conflict management was recently conducted at the UNMISS protection site in the Unity State capital Bentiu.

The workshop, organized by UNMISS Civil Affairs section, aimed to equip different categories of internally displaced persons (IDPs) with skills to help resolve conflicts in the site.

IDP categories included traditional leaders, civil society representatives, women and members of the Informal Mediation and Dispute Resolution Mechanism (IMDRM).

03 Mar 2015 description

General Overview

  • Completeness for weekly reporting in week 8 of 2015 was 83% compared to 70% for the corresponding week of 2014.

  • ARI, malaria, AWD, ABD and suspect measles are the top causes of morbidity among IDPs.

  • During week 8 of 2015, ARI was the top cause of morbidity among IDPs and registered a proportionate morbidity of 17% and incidence of 53 cases per 10,000 population.

03 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

EDUCATION

03 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

POPULATION

03 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

POPULATION

Since the influx of Dec 2013, 28,831 SSD children have been received, making up over 64% of the total population received.

03 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

EDUCATION

03 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11805

7396th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today created a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, with some members cautioning that such moves could derail Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) negotiations aimed at securing a deal by 5 March, and others expressing hope they would pressure rival leaders into ending the bloodshed that had plunged the United Nations’ newest country into civil war for more than a year.

03 Mar 2015 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Tuesday 3/3/2015 - 14:58 GMT

South Sudan's warring rival leaders met face-to-face Tuesday in the latest round of peace talks to end over 14 months of conflict, just 48 hours ahead of a deadline to strike a deal.

Regional bloc IGAD has set a March 5 deadline for President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar to reach a final peace agreement, but previous deadlines have been repeatedly missed or ignored despite the threat of sanctions.

03 Mar 2015 description

Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.

03 Mar 2015 description

Juba, South Sudan | | Tuesday 3/3/2015 - 13:40 GMT

South Sudan's army on Tuesday ordered a rogue general the United Nations says has abducted perhaps hundreds of child soldiers to return to headquarters for questioning.

Last month the UN children's agency UNICEF confirmed 89 children were seized as they took exams by soldiers loyal to Major-General Johnson Olony, who commands an ethnic Shilluk militia in the northern Upper Nile state.

03 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • First cross-line deliveries achieved in prepositioning efforts to Bentiu and Yida (Unity). Since 01 January, WFP has transported by road about 10,000 mt to Bentiu and Yida ahead of the rainy season.

In numbers

1.5 million IDPs (OCHA estimates)

491,300 displaced outside South Sudan (OCHA estimates)

113,000 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS estimates)

2.5 million projected to remain in emergency or crisis level food insecurity from January to March 2015 (IPC, September 2014).

03 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • As per the inter agency regional refugee response plan, WFP provides hot meals at reception centers and monthly family rations to those who have resettled in the camps. High energy biscuits are provided at the border points for immediate relief.
    In addition, nutrition activities are ongoing to rehabilitate those malnourished and prevent further deterioration of malnutrition levels.

03 Mar 2015 description

KHARTOUM, Sudan, March 3 (UNHCR) – The Sudan government has begun to register South Sudanese living in the country and issuing them with ID cards that give them the right to work and access to basic services.

More than 54,000 South Sudanese have been registered and some 37,000 identity cards produced since the programme began at the start of February under an agreement between UNHCR, Sudan's Commissioner for Refugees and the Directorate General of Passports and Immigration.