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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #44, 8 - 21 October 2014

Highlights

  • The Social Mobilization Campaign for mass screening of children under 5 for malnutrition in Juba County was officially launched on 14 October, with screening, referral and treatment now currently ongoing. The Social Mobilization Campaign, part of the Joint WFP-UNICEF Nutrition Scale Up, is spearheaded by the State Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF. This campaign aims to screen 590,175 children under 5 years old for malnutrition in Juba County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States.

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West and East Africa - The 2014 Rainfall Season (October 2014)

Sahel

· Severe and seasonal rainfall deficits remain across many areas of the Sahelian region, in particular Senegal, Mauritania, northern Nigeria and eastern Niger.

· Serious impacts on agricultural production in Senegal and Mauritania can be expected. Perspectives are also unfavourable in eastern Niger and NE Nigeria.

Eastern region (Sudan, Ethiopia)

· Rainfall in September was favourable across the region. This trend has continued through October with wetter than average conditions.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, October 23 – October 29, 2014

  • Torrential rains continued across much of saturated and flood-affected South Sudan.

  • Bi-modal regions of the Gulf of Guinea observed a second week of below-average rain.

1) As the rainfall season ends across Senegal and harvesting begins, impacts from poorly distributed rains during the summer months and a delayed onset to the rainfall season in July which resulted in deteriorated conditions could impact crop yields.

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Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (S/2014/708)

The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2155 (2014), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 November and requested that I report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate every 60 days.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Access Snapshot (1 - 30 September 2014)

In September, 74 access incidents were reported, compared to 58 in August, with violence against personnel and assets the most prevalent incidents. At least five humanitarians were injured in assaults.

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 situation map (October 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 42 | 13 - 19 October 2014

Highlights

  • Three UNAMID peacekeepers were killed in Korma, North Darfur, an area where an estimated 18,300 displaced people are taking refuge

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan Liberation Army – Abdul Wahid in western Jebel Marra leads to temporary relocation of some displaced people to Nertiti town

  • An estimated 125,000 new displaced people in SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan will be facing increasingly dire food security conditions this year and through 2015, according to SKBNCU

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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East African leaders in South Sudan to push for peace

10/22/2014 - 10:03 GMT

Juba, Soudan du Sud | AFP | Wednesday 10/22/2014 - 10:03 GMT | 256 words

East African leaders met South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday in the latest push to end over 10 months of a civil war that has devastated the young nation.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda arrived in the war-torn nation's capital on a one-day visit to discuss the "on-going peace process", a spokesman in Kiir's office told AFP.

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Republic of South Sudan - ETC Situation Report #60 Reporting period 06/10/14 to 20/10/14

Highlights

  • ETC has activated its 13th site in South Sudan (Koch). Koch in unity state is one of the new operational center for the cluster, ETC data connectivity service is now active through a K-Band VSAT, and a digital radio repeater was installed on Channel 14, all powered by recently installed Hybrid Solar power system.

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IGAD chief mediator says close to peace deal in South Sudan

Report
Sudan Tribune

October 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - Following a meeting with president Omer al-Bashir, the head of IGAD mediation team, Seyoum Mesfin, said they are now closer than ever before to a peace agreement ending the ten-month conflict in south Sudan.

The chief mediator at the East African Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and former Ethiopian foreign minister on Tuesday was in Khartoum to brief the Sudanese president about the recent developments achieved to end the South Sudanese crisis.

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The role of social media in the South Sudan crisis

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Peace Direct

October 21 2014: A study of social media use during the recent crisis in South Sudan suggests the social media was instrumental in facilitating violence. Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent in South Sudan, Khamis Cosmas, shares the findings of the study.

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IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 13 - 19 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: 12 IOM staff trained on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.

  • Ethiopia: Close to 63,000 refugees need to be relocated from the camps and transit centres to Okugu Refugee Camp.

  • Kenya: IOM and UNHCR have provided transportation assistance to 32,452 refugees since 15 December 2013.

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IDPs move to new sites on UNMISS bases

21 October 2014 - UNMISS was building new sites for over 100,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) seeking shelter on the mission’s bases to improve their living conditions, a senior official said in Juba today.

“When we first opened our gates, we expected it to be a temporary solution,” said Derk Segaar, head of the Relief, Reintegration and Protection (RRP) section. “The situation has become prolonged and we are looking for solutions to make it more bearable.”

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UNDP launches pilot projects in response to the December 2013 crisis

20 October 2014 – Juba: UNDP has formally launched its pilot projects within the Integrated Crisis Prevention and Recovery Programme “Strengthening national capacities for Early Recovery, Peace Building and Reconciliation” at the UN-House Protection of Civilian (PoC) site.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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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S. Sudanese rival factions sign framework agreement in Tanzania

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Sudan Tribune

Factions of the ruling party in South Sudan, the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM), have signed a framework agreement which aims to address the root causes of the conflict that erupted in mid-December and plunged the country into violent crisis.

The document was signed on Monday in the Tanzanian northern town of Arusha and witnessed by the two principal rival leaders, namely president Salva Kiir, who chairs the SPLM in government and Riek Machar, former vice president and leader of the SPLM-in-Opposition.