English

Maps and updates related to this term.

8,994 updates found

Country

South SudanFeatured
View country profile
Toggle text

South Sudan: End Media Restrictions

Stop Harassment, Intimidation of Journalists; Limit National Security Service Powers

(Juba) – South Sudan’s National Security Service (NSS) should stop seizing and shutting down newspapers as well as harassing, intimidating, and unlawfully detaining journalists, two leading human rights organizations said today in a joint report.

Human Rights Watch:



© Copyright, Human Rights Watch 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor New York, NY 10118-3299 USA

Toggle text

End Media Restrictions

Stop Harassment, Intimidation of Journalists; Limit National Security Service Powers

(Juba, August 1, 2014) – South Sudan’s National Security Service (NSS) should stop seizing and shutting down newspapers as well as harassing, intimidating, and unlawfully detaining journalists, two leading human rights organizations said today in a joint report.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

Toggle text

Somalia + 9 others
East Africa Price Bulletin July 2014

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

Toggle text

Somalia + 8 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Horn of Africa (ECHO/-HF/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 31/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 94 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

In Somalia, the humanitarian situation today shows many parallels to the period ahead of the devastating 2011 drought that triggered a declaration of famine, which caused the excess deaths of 258 000 people the majority of them being children under five.

Toggle text

Central African Republic (CAR) Situation Report No. 36 (as of 30 July 2014)

Highlights

  • A three-day peace talk was held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from 21 July, attended by delegates of various political groups and resulting in the signing of a cessation of hostilities, but clashes between the armed groups continued.

  • Since 1 January, 13,698 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted for treatment across the country. This represents 82 per cent of the SRP target of 16,800 children suffering from SAM.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

Toggle text

Internews in South Sudan

Infographic
Internews Network

Internews has been working since 2006 to build and strengthen the independent media sector in South Sudan, including managing a network of four community radio stations across the country. In addition, we support Eye Radio, 98.6FM in Juba, together with our South Sudanese partner, Eye Media.

Toggle text

SSNPS presence must be felt, says UNPOL Commissioner

31 July 2014 - The role of UN Police (UNPOL) in assisting their South Sudanese counterparts had changed “drastically” following conflict in the country, UNPOL Commissioner Fred Yiga said in Juba today.

“Our role in transforming SSNPS came to a complete halt on 15 December,” said Mr. Yiga. “We are now grappling with how to make sure we carry on with the mission’s changed mandate.”

Mr. Yiga said it was vital to ensure that SSNPS officers understood that the “fundamental role of protecting South Sudanese lies with the national police”.

Toggle text

LRA Regional Update: Central African Republic, DR Congo and South Sudan (April - June 2014)

Overview

Attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) still remain a threat in CAR and DRC. Since January 2014, a total of 119 LRA attacks, 7 deaths and 307 abductions have been reported. Compared to 2013, this represents more than 60% of the attacks and almost 90 % of abductions reported by end of that year, an indicator that LRA is still very active in 2014.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

Toggle text

Briefing: South Sudan heads towards famine

Report
IRIN

BENTIU, 31 July 2014 (IRIN) - More than a third of South Sudan’s population is at risk of severe food insecurity as a result of the ongoing conflict, and the international community, NGOs and local organizations are sounding the alarm over an impending famine.

Since December when the country’s feuding leaders, President Salva Kiir Mayardit and former Vice-President Reik Machar, began a protracted and deadly civil war, millions have been uprooted and their homes and livelihoods destroyed.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

Toggle text

World + 5 others
Latest innovations in cash transfers

Report
IRIN

Instead of queuing for rations, many aid recipients today are quite likely to be given the means to buy their own food. As the cash transfer sector matures, IRIN spoke to experts to discuss the latest innovations and lessons learned.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

Toggle text

South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #29, 30 July 2014

Highlights

· Food pipelines are stretched and WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees in all four countries.

· UN agencies are working with national and local governments to provide adequate settlement for new arrivals, in all four countries.

· More than 428,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

Toggle text

Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 30 | 21 - 27 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aid agencies in Sudan require $982 million to assist 6.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (roughly 20 per cent of Sudan’s population).

  • IOM staff member is released in South Darfur after 20 days in captivity

  • In East Darfur, some 50,000 people in Selea and Yassin localities receive two-month rations of food for seasonal support

  • Over 86,400 South Sudanese refugees have sought refuge in Sudan since conflict in South Sudan began on 15 December 2013

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

Toggle text

Rains, food crisis and a continuing conflict: South Sudan battles with a cholera outbreak

By Henry Makiwa, British Red Cross Society

Alfred Lati Joseph has the butt of his cigarette tightly pinched between his thumb and index finger, his face animated as he makes his point.

Toggle text

South Sudan: Monthly Market Update July 2014

CURRENT SITUATION

  • Markets remain severely disrupted in Unity, Upper, Nile, and Jonglei State following the outbreak of conflict since mid-December 2013 (Figure 1).However, the intensity of the conflict in South Sudan continued to abate through June enabling some markets to restart or increase operations in the conflict-affected States including Mirmir in Koch County (Unity State), Bor (Jonglei), and the emergence of a new market near UNMISS Protection of Civilian site (PoC) in Malakal (Upper Nile).

Toggle text

Food insecurity continues to deepen in South Sudan as funds dry up

Efforts to provide farmers, fishers and pastoralists with life-saving emergency livelihood kits are at risk due to a funding shortfall, aggravating the risk of famine in some areas of the country, agency says.

Toggle text

World + 6 others
African Solidarity Trust Fund - by Africans for Africans

A unique, Africa-led fund to improve agriculture and food security across the continent has become a reality. Officially launched in June 2013 with funding totalling over US $ 40 million from Equatorial Guinea, Angola and group of civil society organizations in the Republic of Congo.

Toggle text

Security Council Weighs Effectiveness during ‘Eventful and at Times Tragic Month’

SC/11502

Security Council
7231st Meeting (PM)

Although the Security Council should be commended for overcoming divisions and adopting important measures in the face of several grave international crises, it remained clear that Council members were once again unable or unwilling to use their influence to find sustainable political solutions, the representative of Rwanda, Council President, told the 15-member body today.