Authors: Anouk Rigterink
04 February 2016 - Strengthening the capacity of traditional leaders in conflict management is necessary to promote social cohesion and create an environment conducive for peaceful co-existence, an UNMISS Civil Affairs official said.
Joint Press Release
Juba, South Sudan, 4 February 2016 – The Government of Japan, based on its commitment to support the people of South Sudan and through partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), delivered three ambulances to health facilities in three conflict-affected locations where there are 250,000 women of reproductive age in need of obstetric services.
Summary of WFP assistance: In July 2015, WFP Sudan launched a two-year Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO, 2015-2017), valued at USD 693 million and aiming to reach 5.2 million people in total. Between July and December 2015, WFP intended to reach nearly 3.5 million beneficiaries. Following long-standing efforts to bring improved food security to vulnerable communities in Sudan facing complex emergencies, the new PRRO supports a gradual shift from relief operations to recovery and resilience activities.
(Juba, 5 February 2016): Following the adoption of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Bill by the National Legislative Assembly, the humanitarian community has called on the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to ensure that the Bill is submitted to a process of public consultation following the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).
The South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) is a multi-donor pooled fund that supports the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the most critical needs in a strategic and coordinated manner.
Through the CHF:
• Funds are channeled to where they are most needed according to the most urgent priorities within the Humanitarian Response Plan as agreed by the humanitarian community.
Large areas of Greater Upper Nile continue to face Emergency (IPC Phase 4)
In Ethiopia, the number of new arrivals from South Sudan has significantly dropped and on average one refugee arrives in Gambella daily. The new arrivals enter thorough Pagak, Burbie, Akobo or Raad.
The total number of new arrivals from South Sudan since 15 December 2013 is 226,473 individuals (221,280 in Gambella and 5,053 in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region). 71% of the adult refugee population are women and girls and 68% are children. The cumulative number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia is 281,205.
February 4, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Leadership of the armed opposition faction led by former Vice-president, Riek Machar, said they wished a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) would have been formed in the first week of February as called for in the recent communiqué of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), but said it was too soon and unrealistic.
04 February 2016 - Youth groups from the five payams of Yambio attended a three day training on good governance and conflict resolution designed to equip them with the skills to manage conflict in the community.
The workshop was organized by the Community Empowerment for Rehabilitation and Development Organization (CEFORD), and was held just days after clashes between SPLA soldiers and armed youth in Yambio.
February 2016, blog by Aleida van der Wal
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses
Dropping food to hungry people in remote areas of South Sudan. Treating the injured in Mali. Supporting hospitals in Libya. All over Africa, the ICRC is helping people affected by war and other violence.
The ICRC in Africa
- 29 delegations and missions
- 5,200 employees
- 610 million Swiss franc budget
- 40% of the ICRC's global budget for field operations
Some of the ICRC's key Africa operations: See map
49,337 South Sudanese refugees received since December 2013.
2,341 UAMS in Kakuma Camp.
433 Newly arrived children immunized at reception centre Litres of water provided per person during reporting period
7,500 Number of roofed durable shelters for new arrivals
USD 18.9 MILLION Requested for the operation
Monitor trends of new arrivals
Maintenance of water network to ensure improved supply
Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Thursday 2/4/2016 - 10:54 GMT
South Sudan lawmakers have passed a controversial bill restricting numbers of foreign aid workers, sparking fears it will hinder efforts to help millions in need in the war-torn young nation.
The Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) bill, passed by parliament on Wednesday, means no more than a fifth of aid workers can be from abroad, a level many humanitarians believe is simply not viable.
Over199,608 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan
129,135 persons have received humanitarian assistance (specific assistance only)
Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan
Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have received 2,496 (IOM)
117,591 total new arrivals from South Sudan
17,998 camp refugee population
99,593 non-camp refugee population