Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan
(covering the period from 20 August to 9 November 2015)
• Over 4 million children vaccinated against polio through Sudan’s national immunization campaign.
• Pastoral families in Darfur, West and South Kordofan, Kassala, Red Sea and Gedaref states are at risk of livestock losses due to poor pastures caused by low rains.
• National campaign combating child marriage in Sudan launched on 25 November.
• In 2015, an estimated 31,000 people have been affected by floods in Sudan.
National polio vaccination campaign reaches 4 million children in Sudan
This entry posted by Julie Lafrenière, Women’s Rights Specialist at Oxfam Canada, on 25 November 2015.
IOM health teams continue to respond to the malaria epidemic
Mobile response teams reach vulnerable populations in Jonglei’s Canal County
IOM trains IDPs on psychosocial support at the Bentiu PoC site
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack last night by unknown assailants on the residence of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief in Abyei town, during which one Ethiopian peacekeeper from the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and a young girl were killed. At least three civilians were also wounded.
JUBA, South Sudan/NAIROBI, Kenya/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 27 November 2015 – Continued violence and the impact of brutal fighting has taken an increasingly heavy toll on the lives of children in South Sudan, Ishmael Beah said today, as the UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War wrapped up a one week visit to the country.
More than 10 years since the start of the Darfur conflict, violence and insecurity continue to cause displacement, despite the Doha Peace Agreement1 . More than 2.5 million people live internally displaced in Darfur due to the fighting between government forces and rebel groups and intertribal conflict. Since the beginning of the year, 223 000 people were uprooted from their homes.
KUWAIT, Nov 26 (KUNA) Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) singed Thursday a KD 3.5 million (USD 11 million) loan agreement with South Sudan's government to contribute in building a hospital for women and children in Juba.
In a press statement, the Fund said that the project will support the development of the health sector in South Sudan and will meet the increasing need for good quality health care services for women and children in the city of Juba.
Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Thursday 11/26/2015 - 14:41 GMT
Ceasefire monitors in South Sudan urged warring forces Thursday to stop fighting amid growing international fears a key peace deal is close to collapse.
Fighting in the nearly two-year long war rages despite an August agreement, said Festus Mogae, who heads the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), set up by the regional IGAD-bloc to ensure the peace deal is implemented.
Despite commitments by both parties in South Sudan to adhere to the peace agreement, fighting and violence continues to affect humanitarian access and result in displacement of people within the country and across borders into neighbouring countries.
Plan International is responding to the needs of children as the impacts of the weather phenomenon El Niño worsen. In the Horn of Africa, where the impact is severe, it’s not just food that’s running out - it’s time.
Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, are expected to be worst affected, leaving children at risk of death, malnutrition, trauma and emotional distress.
Child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 - UNICEF
NEW YORK/LUSAKA, Zambia, 26 November 2015 – If current levels persist, the total number of child brides in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050, according to a UNICEF report released at the African Union Girls Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, today.
One of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises continues to unfold in South Sudan. After more than 20 months of fighting, a peace agreement was signed in August, but there is still no sign of peace in the country.
More than 2.2 million people are displaced due to the civil war. They have fled both within South Sudan and to neighbouring countries. The majority of refugees are children.
- The overall nutrition situation remains critical with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence above the emergency thresholds in the conflict affected areas. More than 230 000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
- An estimated 30 000 people in Unity State who are already experiencing catastrophic food insecurity are of extreme concern. The situation could potentially deteriorate into famine unless urgent humanitarian assistance can be provided.