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24 Sep 2016 description

New York, 23 September 2016 [as prepared for delivery]

We are here to support and consolidate peace in South Sudan.

We know that South Sudan is a long way from resolving its many challenges and problems.

When President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar came together in April to inaugurate the Transitional Government of National Unity, there was a sense of hope.

But that hope was lost with the resumption of violence in Juba in July, followed by the collapse of the security arrangements and power-sharing provisions of the peace agreement.

24 Sep 2016 description

At the initiative of the United Nations, core regional and international partners of the South Sudan peace process met on September 23, 2016, on the margins of the General Debate of the seventy-first session of the United Nations General Assembly, to exchange views on how best to advance the political process and create the required political conditions for the successful implementation of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) mandate. The meeting was hosted by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson, and co-facilitated with H.E. Mr.

23 Sep 2016 description

We are here to support and consolidate peace in South Sudan.

We know that South Sudan is a long way from resolving its many challenges and problems.

When President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar came together in April to inaugurate the Transitional Government of National Unity, there was a sense of hope.

But that hope was lost with the resumption of violence in Juba in July, followed by the collapse of the security arrangements and power-sharing provisions of the peace agreement.

23 Sep 2016 description

PETER ARIIK KUOL

In order to understand the similarities between human rights and peace, the UNMISS Civil Affairs Division in partnership with the mission’s Human Rights Division, organized an awareness meeting with community leaders to revisit resolutions of previous peace accords and see how they relate to human rights. The engagement targeted representatives from the three communities of Rup, Kuei and Pakam who struck unsuccessful various peace agreements.

23 Sep 2016 description

Camp management started a biometric population registration for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN House Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, South Sudan, on 20 September.

The registration, which will continue for three weeks, will improve response planning and IDP access to humanitarian services at the site, where approximately 39,400 people are seeking protection from the crisis that erupted in December 2013.

23 Sep 2016 description

Juba, UNMISS Compound –Tomping

Speakers:

Mr. Jean-Luc Stalon, UNDP Acting Country Director Mr. Biplove Choudhary, UNDP Senior Advisor

Facilitator – Shantal Persaud – UNMSS Acting Spokesperson

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict in and around Yei has forced thousands from their homes.

  • The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surpassed 1 million.

  • About 1.3 million people will benefit from aid through humanitarian fund allocation of $30 million.

  • Assistance outside Wau remains limited due to continued access constraints and insecurity.

Yei fighting: thousands more displaced

23 Sep 2016 description

A weekly price analysis of food and other essential commodities

Repreive for consumers as food prices decrease seasonally in many markets in the third week of September 2016

  • Price of locally produced commodities (cereals, legumes, vegetables etc) have started to reduce or stabilize somewhat in many markets across the country in line with seasonal harvests.

23 Sep 2016 description

**New York, 22 September 2016*

As prepared

Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank you once again for your participation in this important meeting. It has underlined the urgency of strong collective action and solidarity with the people of South Sudan.

Panellists have spoken with alarm of the brutal levels of violence meted out on civilians in this conflict and the dire need for strong protection solutions.

22 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement

  • WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Sep 2016 description

SG/SM/18123-AFR/3452-IHA/1416

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the high-level event on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, in New York today:

Thank you for being here today to discuss the critical situation in South Sudan.

For years, South Sudan struggled to gain their independence. Now it is struggling for survival. Rarely have such high hopes been squandered so quickly.

22 Sep 2016 description

Market Highlights

  • Inflation: The South Sudan August 2016 inflation rate peaked to an all-time higher of 730 percent year-on-year, 70 points more than the 661 percent in July, due to an 850 percent rise in the cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages.

22 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

• The growing season of 2016 in South Sudan started well due to early and favourable rainfall, with earlier than average or timely planting across most of Western Equatoria, Greater Bahr-el-Ghazal, northern areas and Upper Nile. In Central Equatoria and some eastern areas of the country, moderate delays were noticed, but without much consequence.

22 Sep 2016 description

DAVID MAJUR AWUOU

The top leadership of Jonglei and Boma states together with paramount Chiefs agreed to end cattle raiding and child abduction after their final peace consultative meetings in Bor on 20th Sept 2016.

In attendance were political leaders of Jonglei and Boma, paramount Chiefs of Murle and Dinka as well as intellectuals from both communities.

22 Sep 2016 description

Market Highlights

  • There are some marginal drops in prices of some food commodities in Juba markets when compared to the previous two weeks. Sorghum flour dropped the most by 16% because of its increased supply in the market following its harvest in neighbouring counties. Prices of both white wheat flour and sugar also dropped by 13% because of improved flows of imports form Nimule to Juba. Maize flour has also seen a 9% drop in price, equally attributed to the availability of dry maize harvests in Juba markets.