Famine Response In South Sudan
Description: United Nations - According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), one million people are on the brink of famine in South Sudan due to insecurity and lack of humanitarian access. Humanitarian organizations are urgently appealing for funding to respond to the escalating crisis. USD 1.6 billion is required to provide life-saving assistance.
UN in Action: Episode #1549
Script (Pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1549escript.pdf
22 May 2017
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Description: On May 19, the Africa Security Initiative of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings hosted a discussion of conflict, famine, and security in Africa today.
https://www.brookings.edu/events/addressing-famine-peacekeeping-and-insecurity-in-africa/ (transcript available)
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19 May 2017
Description: Daily Press Briefing: Algeria, Gender Initiative, DSG travels, South Sudan, Libya, Iraq, Gaza, Cyprus, Yemen, IOM, WHO, UNEP, Press Conference Today, Press Conference Monday
Noon Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary General.
-SECRETARY-GENERAL CONGRATULATES ALGERIA FOR PEACEFUL ELECTIONS
-U.N. AND EUROPEAN UNION TO DEVELOP JOINT INITIATIVE TO ELIMINATE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
-DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL TO SPEAK AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
-SOUTH SUDAN: U.N. REPORT EXPOSES HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST CIVILIANS IN YEI
-U.N. LIBYA ENVOY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST ATTACK ON BRAK AL-SHATI AIRBASE
-IRAQ: 16,000 PEOPLE FLEE MOSUL IN A DAY, LARGEST DISPLACEMENT SINCE BEGINNING OF OPERATIONS
-SENIOR U.N. OFFICIAL URGES PARTIES TO AVOID MAJOR HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN GAZA
-CYPRUS: U.N. READY TO CONVENE CONFERENCE WHEN LEADERS BOTH DEEM APPROPRIATE
-SOMALI REFUGEES RETURN HOME AS CONDITIONS WORSEN IN YEMEN – U.N. REFUGEE AGENCY
-3,000 MIGRANTS RESCUED TRYING TO CROSS MEDITERRANEAN – U.N. MIGRATION AGENCY
-NEW DATA HIGHLIGHTS ATTACKS ON HEALTH FACILITIES CONTINUE AT ALARMING RATE
-AFTER NEW RATIFICATIONS, CONVENTION ON MERCURY POLLUTION TO ENTER INTO FORCE
Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/ossg/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=19+May+2017
19 May 2017
Description: Conflict and drought in South Sudan have resulted in millions (now 5.5 million) across the country urgently needing food and nutrition.
19 May 2017
Description: Over the last year, 901,755 South Sudanese refugees fleeing violence have crossed the border into Uganda; the vast majority are women and children. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began offering medical care to refugees in Adjumani in July 2016, and teams are now working in four settlements, providing inpatient and outpatient care, maternity care, treatment for malnutrition, and water and sanitation services.
Read "900,000 Refugees in Dire Need of Humanitarian Aid in Uganda": https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/article/over-900000-south-sudanese-refugees-dire-need-humanitarian-aid-uganda
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18 May 2017
Description: Daily Press Briefing: Central African Republic, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, FAO World Bank, UNHCR, Press Conference Tomorrow, Noon Briefing, Guest Tomorrow
-CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: MISSING MOROCCAN UN PEACEKEEPER FOUND DEAD
-IN LONDON, UN CHIEF CALLS ON PARTNERS TO STEP UP RELIEF EFFORTS IN SOMALIA
-UN ENGAGING IN COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH SUDAN FOLLOWING REPORTS OF INCREASED FIGHTING
-BRIEFING BY UN SPECIAL ENVOY ON SYRIA ON PREPARATION FOR NEW ROUND OF TALKS NEXT WEEK
-UN HEALTH AGENCY SCALES UP EFFORTS TO TACKLE UPSURGE OF CHOLERA IN YEMEN
- UN FOOD AGENCY AND WORLD BANK ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT IMPROVE RURAL LIVELIHOODS
-UN FOOD FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE REFUGEES’ COOKING TALENTS, FACILITATE INTEGRATION
Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/ossg/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=11+May+2017
11 May 2017
Description: Action Against Hunger is providing vital humanitarian assistance to South Sudanese refugees who have fled conflict and the threat of famine in search of safety in Uganda. This is the story of Florence Awate and her baby, Innocent, and their brave journey in search of refuge and a better life.
09 May 2017
Description: Daily Press Briefing: South Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Ethiopia, DR Congo, Western Sahara, Concert, Press Conferences, Honour Roll
- U.N. AID OFFICIAL URGES GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE SAFETY OF THOUSANDS OF CIVILIANS IN SOUTH SUDAN’S ABUROC
- U.N. CONCERNED BY DETERIORATING SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN SYRIA’S EASTERN GHOUTA
- IRAQ: DOZENS OF YAZIDI SURVIVORS OF DA’ESH PROVIDED WITH U.N. ASSISTANCE
- U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF TO VISIT ETHIOPIA
- U.N. REFUGEE AGENCY AIRLIFTS SUPPLIES TO CONGOLESE REFUGEES FLEEING TO ANGOLA
- U.N. WELCOMES FRENTE POLISARIO’S WITHDRAWAL FROM GUERGUERAT
- GUATEMALA, UNITED KINGDOM LATEST U.N. MEMBER STATES TO PAY DUES IN FULL
Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/ossg/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=1+May+2017
01 May 2017
Description: United Nations- Press Conference by Mr. David Shearer, Special Representative for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), on the situation in South Sudan.
26 Apr 2017
Description: One out of three children under the age of five is malnourished in South Sudan. In Renk, we run a stabilisation centre for severely malnourished children. In this interview, Medair Health advisor Lois Fergusson shares her thoughts on our team's work in the centre.
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18 Apr 2017
Description: UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Khaled Hosseini, visits Uganda to meet refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan and to see UNHCR’s frontline emergency work. For more information on Khaled’s visit please visit: www.unhcr.org/khaled-hosseini
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13 Apr 2017
Description: Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, but extreme hunger is widespread throughout the country. The food crisis is a perfect storm of war, drought, poverty and economic collapse. Caritas has provided food aid but resources are scarce. Caritas Internationalis is appealing for support for South Sudan. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2p67Tsb
12 Apr 2017