- Guns turned on civilians
- Targeted killings and rape
- UN failure to adequately protect civilians
- Call for arms embargo
South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, Amnesty International said in a new report launched today.
Honourable Richard K. Mulla, Minister of Federal Affairs
Distinguished senior government officials;
Excellencies, members of the diplomatic community;
UN staff members, fellow colleagues;
Ladies and gentlemen;
As the United Nations Special Representative in South Sudan, I have the honour to read to you the statement from the Secretary-General on this year’s United Nations Day. I quote:
“This year’s observance of United Nations Day occurs at a time of transition for the world and for the United Nations.
To commemorate UN Day in South Sudan, the United Nations family together with communities of South Sudan, government counterparts, civil society organizations, and development partners marked the 71st anniversary of the UN under the theme: “UN for the people of South Sudan.”
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Ellen Margrethe Løj urged South Sudanese leaders to recommit to peace, inclusive dialogue, reconciliation and justice.
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
The EPOA has been adjusted and updated to incorporate the needs and reflect the current cholera situation in South Sudan. In order to meet these needs the update seeks a no cost timeframe extension of the time frame of 2 months until 27/12/2016.
The no cost extension has been requested because of the following:
October 22, 2016 (LEER) - At least 600 civilians have fled into the United Nations camps in Leer county of South Sudan’s Unity state as a result of renewed clashes in the area between the country’s armed opposition faction led by former first Vice President, Riek Machar and forces loyal to President Salva Kiir.
The fighting in reportedly heavier than previous ones that occurred in the area two weeks ago.
- 1.67 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)
- 1,058,616 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR est.)
- 202,019 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)
- 4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, May - July 2016)
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) says the deployment of the Regional Protection Force is of ‘paramount importance.’
“There is no doubt that Juba is relatively calm at present but this calmness can be deceptive and the situation is volatile,” said JMEC Chairperson Festus Mogae at the opening of a plenary meeting of stakeholders to the peace process.
The 4,000-strong force was authorized by the UN Security Council in August to provide extra protection following renewed fighting in July.
Food Security Outlook
Protection Desks, available in most in most POC sites in South Sudan, offer tailored advice and assistance.
By: Richard Ruati and Rocco Nuri
JUBA, South Sudan – Taphisa Nyaboul felt she had nowhere to turn for help after her husband was killed, leaving her a widow with four children living in a temporary camp for people displaced by South Sudan’s war.
South Sudan – South Sudanese immigration officers working at South Sudan’s airports and border posts took part in two 3-day trainings in Juba 12–19 October.
The training, supported by IOM, aimed to improve border control and increase South Sudanese migration management capacity.
UNHCR reports that there are now over 1 million South Sudanese refugees, with the largest number of new arrivals reported in Uganda.
WFP enhanced its air fleet to address the increasing humanitarian assistance needs.
Fighting and insecurity have resulted in increased displacement in Unity State and the Equatoria region.
Access permitting, WFP is working with partners to provide assistance to affected communities.
- An aid worker was tragically shot and killed in an ambush on a clearly marked NGO vehicle in Eastern Equatoria.
- Outflows of refugees into Uganda continues.
- A new outbreak of measles was confirmed in Gogrial West in late September.
- The cholera outbreak has spread to Unity.
Aid worker killed in Eastern Equatoria
October 19, 2016 (YAMBIO) - The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) said it is extending support to nearly 50 disabled people in Gbudue, one of South Sudan's newly-created state.
The map of Western Equatoria in red ICRC's wheel chair specialist, Geoffrey Bilal is in the state capital, Yambio to screen the disabled people who will be flown to the South Sudan capital.