The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today donated items to the Peace and Security Council of displaced people living at the UNMISS bases in the Upper Nile State capital Malakal.
The donation was made as an incentive to the Council, which has been working tirelessly to keep peace among communities in the protection site, USAID representative Chase Colby Madden said at a handover ceremony attended by Council members and UNMISS staff.
Rumbek North has witnessed the worst floods compared to previous years. Not only crops have been submerged in flood waters since August, but also houses/tukuls many of which collapsed as a result.
The County is also affected by the prevailing insecurity and inter-communal tensions in the State and therefore, received forced returnees and IDPs from Rumbek Center.
More than 20,000 people have been affected by both floods and insecurity.
26 November 2014 - Just weeks into a public education campaign on the role of UNMISS, the mission has reached some 2,500 secondary school students with its message.
“From my understanding UNMISS is here to assist, not to replace our government,” said a young participant at one of several interactive sessions held recently with students in secondary schools around the capital Juba.
25 November 2014 - At least 70 per cent of women in South Sudan had experienced some form of domestic violence, a senior official in the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare said today.
Speaking to Radio Miraya as part of activities to launch the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, the Director General in the ministry, Regina Ossa Lulo, said the statistics were based on a 2010 assessment report.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has more than 3,300 local staff and 350 international staff working in South Sudan. MSF is also running programmes to provide healthcare to the South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries as part of its response to the humanitarian crisis.
While South Sudan peace talks continue in Ethiopia and Tanzania, bitterly divided communities look for solutions closer to home
LAKE STATES, South Sudan – The Goverment of Japan, based on its commitment to universal health and through partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, delivered an ambulance to health facilties to support emergency obstetric care services in Mingkaman, Lake States, where more than 100,000 internally displaced persons live.
This was revealed by the Ministry of Gender as it launched a ‘16 Days of Activism Campaign’ against gender-based violence.
The Director General in the Ministry of Welfare, Regina Ossa Lulo, says the figures are based on a 2010 assessment report. Lulo says violence comes in various forms.
In mid-July, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) South Sudan Communication Specialist Kate Donovan visited the Malakal Protection-of-Civilian site with a group of journalists. They were there to chronicle the trials of people struggling to survive in the nearly unimaginable squalor inside the confines of the United Nations (UN) compound, where they had come seeking protection from the fighting that included targeting of civilians.
Distinguished members of the AU Peace and Security Council,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I would like to thank you for the great opportunity to brief you on the humanitarian challenges affecting the region and on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan and other conflict situations in Africa.
United Nations, United States | AFP | Tuesday 11/25/2014 - 17:08 GMT
South Sudan told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that imposing sanctions on warring sides would harden positions and complicate efforts to end nearly a year of fighting.
The United States has said it plans to present a draft resolution setting up a sanctions regime for South Sudan which has been engulfed in violence that has left tens of thousands dead.
7322nd Meeting (AM)
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 May 2015, authorizing it to use “all necessary means” to carry out its civilian protection, human rights and humanitarian assistance duties, and to support the 2014 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the new Government and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).
25 November 2014 - As part of efforts to build trust in South Sudanese police and encourage displaced people to return to their homes in Juba, UNMISS today handed over a police post to Central Equatoria State.
The Khor William locality police post was built to ensure protection of lives and property, UNMISS Acting State Coordinator Anthony Nwapa said during the handover ceremony.
JUBA, 25 November 2014 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today the start of a new partnership worth US$ 14 million to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for chronically vulnerable and displaced populations in South Sudan, to help prevent violence toward and provide support services to those affected by gender-based violence.
- 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. The report provides an update to my previous report (S/2014/708), dated 30 September 2014, covering developments from 24 September to 24 November.
WFP urgently requires US$120 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.
The resource situation remains critical in all four countries. WFP has started reducing rations in the November distributions in Kenya. In Ethiopia, rations may be reduced if additional resources are not received soon.
Congestion in camps is of concern, in Ethiopia and Kenya in particular. Negotiations with authorities on land access are ongoing.
November 24, 2014 (JUBA) – A forum of South Sudanese political leaders has urged the country’s warring parties to make the necessary concessions to end the ongoing war in the young nation.
The call came as reports emerged that the eighth session of peace negotiations led by the East African regional bloc (IGAD) initially scheduled for 25 November in Ethiopia, had been adjourned indefinitely.
“This is yet another sign that the warring parties do not have the political will to bring this destructive war to an end,” said the political parties in a joint press release.
November 23, 14 (BOR) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said it was providing humanitarian assistance to at least 39,000 displaced people in South Sudan’s Jonglei state county of Twic East.
WFP’s spokesman, George Fominyen told Sudan Tribune by phone that non-droppable food items had reached Mabior in Twic East, with air operation planned to for Monday, should weather allow.
24 November 2014 - Hundreds of women from three counties in Western Equatoria state recently received training in agriculture technology to help them to produce more food for sale and consumption.
About 225 women from Yambio, Nzara and Maridi counties attended the training, organized by UN Women in collaboration with the state government.
Zulifa Dawa, State Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare said the training was organized because the state’s women, who are members of cooperative societies, are active in the agriculture sector.
24 November 2014 - A week-long peace conference in the Greater Tonj region, Warrap State, ended recently with delegates calling for greater women protection.
The call was one of five resolutions adopted at the end of the conference which brought together chiefs, youth groups, commissioners and community leaders from the Tonj South, Tonj North and Tonj East counties, which make up the region.
Aiming to enhance protection of women, delegates passed a resolution to increase compensation for women killed in conflict from 31 cows to 51 cows.