Nyang Touch/Amanda Voisard
More than seventy women from the greater Upper Nile have attended a one-day multi-ethnic women’s dialogue at the UNMISS Malakal base. The group discussed possible approaches to conflict resolution, laying down the foundation for future dialogue forums between communities in the area.
Khartoum, 24. March 2017- Today, marks the world TB Day 2017 under the theme ‘’Unite to End TB’’. On this day, The United Nations Development Programme in Sudan and through the support of The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health, have succeeded to invest 121,000 USD to enhance the rapid detection of the Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. This included procurement and installation of 21 GeneXpert machines, training of 60 lab technician and rehabilitation of 8 laboratories.
23 March 2017
Permanent Representative Rejects Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Government Forces, Claims Sanctions Will Fuel Tensions
Expressing its deep alarm at the situation in South Sudan, the Security Council today renewed its condemnation of fighting in that country, stressing that there was no military solution to the conflict.
I thank His Excellency Mr. Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, for his presence here today for this important meeting on South Sudan.
**SITUATION OVERVIEW: **
Following the country’s independence in 2011, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was activated in South Sudan, under the leadership of the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide security communications, internet connectivity and coordination services to the humanitarian community. Since then, the humanitarian needs across South Sudan have continued to be immense, with the country suffering from multiple threats from conflict and inter-communal violence, to economic decline, disease, and natural disaster
Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 117,600 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.
IOM conducted a biometric verification exercise in Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) site from 15 to 28 February 2017, covering all 4 sectors and 48 blocks of the PoC. The exercise was successfully completed with a total of 30,559 individuals or 10,300 households verified.
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been sheltering at the Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) since December 2013. There are currently 117,654 IDPs seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working with the communities to improve the living conditions in the site.
EL FASHER – Hundreds of people gathered in El Fasher, North Darfur to mark World Water Day at a UNAMID-supported event held at Abu Shouk camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Participants at the 22 March event included the Minister of Culture and Environment, North Darfur, Hamza Abass Khalil, government officials, community leaders, Sheikhs, Omdas (tribal leaders), women and youth groups, along with UNAMID staff.
Up to 75 per cent of people living in Imatong state may have left their homes because they cannot get enough to eat, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, has been told by community leaders in Torit.
Mr Shearer was visiting Torit on Thursday, his first mission to the capital of the state.
Torit has largely been spared the worst of the 2013 outbreak of conflict in South Sudan but since July 2016 has been considered a flashpoint by the UN after heavy fighting between the government SPLA and opposition forces.
Appeal Target: US$ 8,576,771
Balance Requested: US$ 7,752,082
THE CRISIS: Famine Crisis in South Sudan
- UNHCR distributes relief items to IDPs in Western Bahr el Ghazal: In Wau, UNHCR distributed non-food items (NFIs) to 4,483 most vulnerable IDPs including 1,175 at Nog-lima, 1,262 at Ngisa 2,046 at the Episcopal Church (ECS) of Sudan premises outside Wau town. NFIs included dignity kits for women of reproductive age, pieces of soap, secondhand clothes, jerry cans, and buckets. This intervention comes after the government granted access to the Baggari area, which has been inaccessible to aid agencies since 2016.
BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhua) -- A group of 60 teachers from South Sudan started a training program in Beijing Friday under the China-South Sudan education cooperation project.
The teachers are mainly from primary and middle schools, and will be taught by specialists from UNESCO and Beijing Normal University. The program includes classroom teaching, discussions and leadership capabilities.
The education cooperation project's main sponsor is the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
Without water there would be no life – it’s a necessity for all living things, from the smallest of plants to the largest of animals. For some people, getting enough water to survive is still a daily struggle.
Around the world, water drives people. An abundance of it draws people, builds up communities and business, and creates life. A lack of it drives people away, prevents communities and businesses from flourishing, and chokes off life before it can begin.
Amanda Lucey and Liezelle KumaloThe implementation of South Sudan’s latest peace agreement appears to be at a standstill. Insecurity, food shortages and the breakdown in governance have forced more than 1.5 million people to flee the country. President Salva Kiir’s announcement of a forthcoming national dialogue offers some hope. Yet people are divided on the legitimacy of the process: is this a ruse to detract attention from important reforms, or is it an opportunity to finally broaden the political process in South Sudan?
Wau PoC Site and Collective Centers
• On 8 March, CCCM and Displacement Tracking and Monitoring teams conducted a population fixing exercise across five internally displaced persons (IDP) sites in Wau, including the protection of civilian (PoC) site. Around 180 staff from seven UN agencies and non-governmental organizations took part, distributing approximately 34,000 tokens to IDPs eligible for biometric registration.
By UNICEF South Sudan
As starvation and food insecurity grip many parts of South Sudan, UNICEF is working with partners to provide a range of nutrition services. Hear the story of a mother and her daughter who received life-saving treatment at an outpatient centre.
AWEIL STATE, South Sudan, 21 March 2017 – In South Sudan, an estimated one million people are on the brink of starvation.
Iman Diing’s baby daughter Alakii is one of them.
In partnership with Mujaddidun charity, QC's office in Sudan implemented a "School Feeding" project during the school year 2016 - 2017 under the slogan " Hunger Free Society ". The project aimed at encouraging pupils to go to school, raising their academic achievement, improving their health conditions and addressing school dropout problem.
by Joe English
South Sudan is a country in crisis – violence has displaced millions of people; a food crisis has left parts of the country in famine; and a deteriorating economy has left many families with no means to support themselves.
The worsening water crisis, fuelled, in part by the conflict and economic collapse, is just one more challenge families in Juba have to face on a daily basis.