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Lakes state: 12 killed in fresh revenge attack

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Sudan Tribune

September 30, 2014 (RUMBEK) – Fresh clashes in South Sudan’s Lakes state on Monday left at least 12 people from one family dead, authorities told Sudan Tribune.

The revenge attack occurred in Lakes state Cueibet county.

“The dead include a nine-month old child, two women and elderly people. They were killed in one house,” said a police officer who preferred anonymity, adding “Three of the attackers were killed”.

At least 52 people, officials say, were killed in various attacks within Lakes state this month, depicting an increase in cycles of violence.

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Seasonal Monitor South Sudan - September 24, 2014

Heavy rains intensify flooding in low-lying areas

Key Messages

  • Heavy rainfall continued across the country in the second dekad of September increasing flooding and compromising crop performance in some areas.

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In Lakes State, 12 people, including four family members have been killed in an attack in Cueibet County

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Miraya FM

County Commissioner Mayom Malek says armed youth raided Abiriu payam and opened fire on Monday night.

Malek says women and children were also killed. We voiced over his clip because of the bad quality of the phone line.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 September 2014)

Food security situation

Latest IPC data shows that while food security has improved in line with seasonal patterns, the situation remains worrying, with nearly 2.2 million people in crisis and emergency phases of food insecurity despite harvests starting in late August. Malnutrition also remains a key concern, with rates of acutely malnourished children above the emergency threshold of 15 per cent in many parts of the country

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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UNICEF and WFP: Missions reach more than 500,000 in South Sudan

25th Joint Rapid Response Mission to South Sudan’s most remote areas

JUBA, South Sudan – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan.

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UNMISS denies report of peacekeepers reinforcing SPLA garrisons

The attention of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been drawn to allegations that appeared yesterday, in an article that was posted on the pro-armed opposition website nyamile.com, accusing the UNMISS peacekeepers of installing barbed wire fencing around SPLA garrisons in various locations in South Sudan to prevent SPLA troops from abandoning their positions in the event of future attacks.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 22-29 September 2014

Highlights

South Sudan: IOM launches a psychosocial project that aims to enhance the mental health and psychosocial well-being of individuals.

Sudan: 48,484 refugees have been tracked and registered since the beginning of the conflict.
An IOM medical staff assists a patient after her medical check up in Assosa, Ethiopia.

Kenya: IOM continues to transport refugees from Nadapal border point to Kakuma Refugee Camp.

International Organization for Migration:

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Five more things you need to know about the continuing crisis

In the nine months since conflict began in South Sudan, the UN and its humanitarian partners have assisted more than 3.1 million people. But the threat of violence, hunger and disease remains for millions of people across South Sudan. Even before this crisis, South Sudan was home to one of the world’s largest aid operations. The situation now is exponentially worse.

Read the full story on the OCHA website

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 + 5 others
U.S. Pledges $83 million Additional Emergency Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 29, 2014

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Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in South Sudan (A/HRC/27/74) (Advance Unedited Version)

Human Rights Council

Twenty-seventh session

Agenda items 2 and 10

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Technical assistance and capacity-building

Summary

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UNMISS mandate should include capacity and peace building, says Kiir

27 September 2014 - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir expressed concern today that the new UNMISS mandate focused on protecting civilians rather than other activities, including capacity building.

Speaking to the UN General Assembly in New York, Mr. Kiir said such changes had “serious implications in service delivery to the people of South Sudan”.

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Centre for women’s problems set up in Bentiu

26 September 2014 - To allow women in the UNMISS protection sites in Bentiu, Unity State, to speak about their concerns as well as their roles in peace building, the mission had established a centre for them.

Young girls are also welcome at the Women’s Centre, which was set up by UNMISS Relief Rehabilitation and Protection (RRP) unit and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), to play games and socialize.

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Five killed, four injured in Lakes state shootings

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Sudan Tribune

September 26, 2014 (RUMBEK) – At least five people were killed and four others injured when unidentified gunmen attacked passengers on Rumbek-Wulu highway in South Sudan’s Lakes state last week.

Authorities said two women were among those killed in the attack. No suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.

“The attackers have not yet been captured, but our forces are move towards Wulu county to hunt for the suspects,” a senior police officer told Sudan Tribune.

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Ganyliel Health Center in Panyijiar County, Unity state has run out of essential drugs supplies

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Miraya FM

Ganyliel’s Medical Officer Daniel Gai says the last drug stocks ran out in January this year and patients for the last nine months have been relying on the International Rescue Committee for drugs.

Gai says many patients are being turned away due to shortage of drugs. He calls on International organizations to send medical supplies to the area.

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Hundreds waiting under trees in Poktap for food aid

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Sudan Tribune

September 27, 2014 (BOR) – Hundreds of people are said to be waiting under trees, exposed to rain and mosquitoes, for food aid in Duk county’s Poktap village.

He said some people had walked for more than 11 hours from Pajut and other villages in the west and north of the county to reach Poktap, and were now waiting for the World Food Programme (WFP) and Catholic Relief Service (CRS) teams to arrive in Poktap village town to begin food distribution.

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S. Sudanese government agrees to federal system with rebels

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Sudan Tribune

September 27, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The peace talks between the South Sudanese warring factions have seen a slow but encouraging progress as president Salva Kiir’s government has agreed to installation of federal system of governance.

Observers at the peace talks told Sudan Tribune on Saturday that various committees formed were working on different documents in order to agree on issues of security, governance and economy of the young troubled nation.