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South Sudan: 3W Operational Presence (ongoing activities as of 25 September)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan: Protection Cluster 3W - Ongoing Activities (as of 25 September 2014)

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South Sudan: CCCM Cluster 3W - Ongoing Activities (as of 25 September 2014)

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South Sudan: Education Cluster 3W - Ongoing Activities (as of 25 September 2014)

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South Sudan: Health Cluster 3W - Ongoing Activities (as of 25 September 2014)

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Warring South Sudan rivals meet in Tanzania

10/20/2014 - 12:56 GMT

Warring South Sudanese factions were meeting Monday in Tanzania in the latest bid to end a 10-month civil war in which thousands of people have been killed, a presidential aide said.

Peace talks to find a lasting solution to the conflict that broke out on December 15 between factions loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former vice president Riek Machar have been repeatedly interrupted.

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Tanzania invites South Sudan’s rival leaders to dialogue launch

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Sudan Tribune

October 18, 2014 (JUBA) – Tanzania’s ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party announced on Saturday that it has extended an official invitation to South Sudan’s rival leaders, president Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, to the launch of a joint dialogue process facilitated by the Tanzanian government.

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World’s Newest Nation Has Unprecedented Opportunity to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

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United Nations

As United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, I completed my first trip to South Sudan last week to assess the situation of sexual violence in conflict in the country.

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SEA Campaign kicks off in Malakal

16 October 2014 - To raise awareness of sexual exploitation and abuse, UNMISS and partners launched a campaign at the missions protection of civilians site in the Upper Nile State capital Malakal today.

Cecilia Tillada, head of the UNMISS Judiciary Advisory Section, pledged the mission’s support in protecting civilians.

“The mission is here to protect civilians from any physical violence, including sexual exploitation and abuse,” said Ms. Tillada.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 58 (as of 16 October 2014)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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UNMISS condemns abductions of UNMISS employee and WFP staff at Malakal airfield

Three contractors employed by UNMIS and a WFP staff member were seized by armed men in separate incidents. One contractors and the staff member are still missing.

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WFP Calls For Immediate Release Of Abducted Staff Member In South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply concerned about the safety of one its staff members who was taken at gunpoint from the Malakal airport Thursday by eight armed men wearing plain clothes.

“We have not heard from our colleague for almost 24 hours, and we are extremely concerned about his well-being. WFP demands that his captors release our staff member unharmed,” said Eddie Rowe, WFP’s Acting Country Director in South Sudan.

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 40 (1-15 October 2014)

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  • IOM is operating 5 high powered pumps to evacuate water from Bentiu PoC and over 180,000 sandbags have been deployed to mitigate flooding.

  • As of 9 October, Crisis Response Plan (CRP) partners have served 152,487 households with non-food items (NFI) and 53,242 households with shelter.

International Organization for Migration:

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Floods displace hundreds of people in Rumbek East County

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Miraya FM

Floods triggered by heavy rains have caused widespread destruction across vast strips of land in Rumbek East County.

Mapuot Manuer Kok, the Rumbek East County Commissioner, says nearly 700 households have been displaced and several children have been admitted to hospital suffering from malaria.

The commissioner says the displaced persons urgently need of food, shelter and medicine.

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Agriculture Bank supplies fuel to Jonglei farmers

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Sudan Tribune

October 14, 2014 (BOR) – Farmers in South Sudan’s Jonglei state have received 42,000 litres of fuel from the national agriculture ministry, courtesy of the National Bank of Agriculture.

The state agriculture minister said the fuel would benefit farmers in the conflict-affected region.

“This is the first time the state has received agricultural input, which is very, very important for the farming community,” said Mayen Ngor.

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Over 900 homes flooded in Jonglei’s Bor: Red Cross

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Sudan Tribune

October 15, 2014 (JUBA) – Red Cross officials in Bor, the capital of South Sudan’s Jonglei state, said at least 900 households have been displaced from their homes following heavy rains last Tuesday night.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune by phone, David Gai, the director of Red Cross in Bor, said the displaced families are in urgent need of assistance.

“Hai Machuor, Leek-yaak and Block Two are [the] main affected areas,” Gai said, referring to Bor suburbs where large numbers of people were displaced by heavy rains.

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South Sudan Crisis: Trapped in an Open Air Prison

By Crystal Wells, Senior Communications Officer, Concern Worldwide

BENTIU, South Sudan—Mary Nyalipe Yoac has lived through five famines and four wars. Her brown eyes, now fading into a bluish grey with age, have witnessed more brutality and suffering than most can comprehend. Tragically, the last ten months were no different, her community devoured by fighting and all that she owned destroyed or looted.