Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has released a budget of 10.5 million EUR for six humanitarian projects of Belgian NGOs in Yemen, Uganda, South Sudan and Nigeria. The aid is part of the promise of Minister De Croo to double donations to the Famine 12-12 campaign.
July 26, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan government says the revitalization forum by the East African regional bloc (IGAD), which mediated the 2015 peace deal would not be another platform for negotiation of the new peace agreement between the two factions to the conflict.
“To the best of my knowledge, the IGAD revitalization is not a platform for renegotiation of the agreement. It is a forum meant to evaluate the peace agreement and to see areas which have not been implemented in the agreement could be fast tracked”, said the country’s cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro.
Waakhe Simon Wudu
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — Civil society activists say a move to exclude South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar from a regional peace process will ensure that South Sudan remains engulfed in war.
Ministers of the East African bloc IGAD said Monday that Machar will not be invited to the next meeting for the peace process, which is aimed at revitalizing a 2015 peace agreement between the rebels and South Sudanese government.
Shelter/NFI distribution was conducted in Moje & Wonduruba after two months since the verification exercise, which was held by IOM, ZOA, ARDO and Plan International (2-3 May 2017). Distribution delayed due to prolong approval of the Joint Verification Monitoring Mechanism (JVMM negotiated by OCHA) and insecurity along the road Juba-Lainya, which caused mission cancellation at least twice.
1. Background and Context
South Sudan is experiencing a complex political, economic and security crisis. Three years after the emergence of civil conflict in December 2013, population displacement trends remain dynamic in a context of violence, rising food insecurity, and economic and political instability.
July 2017, Juba, South Sudan - To respond to the grave food security and address the alarming nutritional emergency in children, WHO has intensified its response focusing on inpatient therapeutic nutrition programs, through the distribution of essential medicines. In June 2017, WHO distributed 50 sever acute malnutrition (SAM) kits, to treat over 2 500 children suffering from SAM with medical complications.
Dong Boma, South Sudan – When the war reached her village in early 2014, Adhieu Deng and her husband grabbed their seven children and headed for several islands in the middle of the White Nile River. The treacherous currents and featureless swamps around the islands have long provided cover for displaced families hiding from men with guns. And Deng and her husband knew how to get there. After being displaced by another war in 1991, they hid in the islands until returning home in 2003.
Coordination of cholera response
Overall coordination of the cholera response at the national level is coordinated by the National cholera taskforce that meets weekly on Wednesdays from 2pm in the WHO conference hall in Juba. In addition, the cholera coordination meeting in Juba Teaching hospital convenes on Monday starting 11am and Friday starting 9am in the Postgraduate School.
Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 74% . Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 79% .
A total of 26 alerts were reported, of which 8% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
A total of 219 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0% ) were reported.
The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 17,617 cases and 320 deaths (CFR 1.8% )*.
IOM rehabilitates congested areas of the Wau PoC site
IOM responds to the cholera outbreak across country
Insecurity in Bentiu PoC site temporarily affects service delivery
Escalated conflict and security restrictions have significantly affected UNICEF’s ability to reach many areas with critical assistance in 2017. In response, the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) was scaled up at the beginning of the year in an effort to reach the most vulnerable populations in hard to reach locations. Since January, 27 RRM missions have taken place reaching 498,461 people with live-saving support.
Juba, South Sudan, 22 July 2017: The African Union Commission (AUC) in accordance with the Communiqué of the 547th meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) of 29 September 2015, embarked on a consultative mission to Juba from 20 to 22 July 2017 to engage with the Transitional Government of National Unity on the implementation of Chapter V (3) of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan of August 2015 (“Peace Agreement”), which relates to the establishment of the Hybrid Court for South Sudan.
“He’s waking up.” Rebekka, one of our nurses, beams at me, as she removes her cap and fans herself with it.
We’re standing in our Cholera Treatment Centre, in the middle of a camp for displaced people in Mingkamen, South Sudan. Forty-five minutes earlier, a man rushed into the tent with his son, Daniel* – who was having a seizure in his arms.
Seeing the little boy convulse was one of the most frightening things I’ve ever witnessed. I felt helpless, and could only imagine what his father was going through.
I met nine-month-old Abas in Medair’s nutrition clinic in Yusuf Batil camp. He was playing on his mother’s lap, waiting for check-up with the nutrition officer.
Abas’ smile was so contagious. His enthusiasm and the big sparkle in his eyes put a wide smile on all our faces.
Abas’ mother Noti had been bringing him to the nutrition clinic for the past three weeks. He had been diagnosed with moderate acute malnutrition and was receiving a high-protein, high-energy peanut paste that helps children quickly recover from malnutrition, called Plumpy’Sup.
South Sudan has the largest number of child soldiers in Africa. Most are still fighting, but efforts are being made to disarm and reintegrate them into society
David Zelu, not yet 16 years old, looks up, smiles, and stretches his arms to the sky where the sun is finally breaking through the clouds. The rain that has hammered on the wooden roof of the small hut he shares with four other teenagers has passed. Crows wheel overhead, and small thin children jump in puddles.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) manages the common pipeline for the Shelter and NFI Cluster by procuring, transporting and storing stocks throughout South Sudan. Supplies are accessible to Cluster partners ensuring sectorial coverage of the current and future needs more efficiently.