By Casie Tesfai and Jeanette Bailey
In South Sudan, an acutely malnourished child may have to travel up to eight hours along unpaved roads, through swamps and mud, under threat of violence, to reach a medical clinic where treatment can be administered. To complete a full course of treatment, this journey must be repeated once a week for three months or longer.
January 18th , 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently completed a number of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects in the states of Central Equatoria and Northern Bahr El-Ghazal, the Republic of South Sudan.
Benefiting up to 84,600 people, these deliveries are part of a whole scheme undertaken by QRCS and Adeso, an African charity and development agency, with funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
Disease outbreaks, massive arrival of South-Sudanese refugees and of Congolese fleeing massacres in North Kivu, floods, attacks against humanitarian actors: those events only represent the visible part of the long-lasting humanitarian crisis that marked North-East DRC in 2016.
“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”
Since founding the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda in the late 1980s, Joseph Kony’s control over the group’s command structure has been remarkably durable. Despite having no formal military training, he has motivated and ruled LRA members with a mixture of harsh discipline, incentives, and clever manipulation. When necessary, he has demoted or executed dozens of commanders that he perceived as threats to his power.
FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS (FGD) FINDINGS
Location: POC 1 & POC 3 sites in UN House, Juba
Dates: 22-30 December 2016
Team Members: Kashif Saleem and Kate Kakela, supported by UNHCR Volunteers on site
Since December 2016, reports started being received of an influx of civilians from Juba arriving in Bentiu, landing in Rubkona and Guit counties. IDPs identified as residing previously in Mangaten area and the Protection of Civilians (POC) sites in Juba were witnessed arriving through commercial cargo flights initiated by the Government of South Sudan, the majority of them women and children. Reports indicate that similar flights have also been leaving from Juba to Jonglei and Upper Nile.
783,401 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers
Flambées de maladies, arrivée massive de réfugiés sud-soudanais et de Congolais fuyant les massacres du Nord-Kivu, inondations, attaques contre les humanitaires: ces faits ne représentent que la partie visible de la crise humanitaire qui sévit dans le nord-est du pays depuis des années.
In December 2016, UNICEF has deployed 60 water trucks in Oromia Region to benefit an estimated 120,000 people with access to safe water.
UNICEF has also dispatched US$650,000 worth of household and community-level water treatment chemicals to different regions; and supported the rehabilitation and maintenance of sustainable water supply systems, which together benefitted around 700,000 people.
Letter dated 9 January 2017 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan addressed to the President of the Security Council
I have the honour to transmit herewith the final report of the Panel of Experts on the Sudan, as requested by the Security Council in paragraph 2 of its resolution 2265 (2016).
South Sudan: Continued impunity following grave human rights violations in July 2016
GENEVA/JUBA (16 January 2017) – A UN report published today details the grave human rights violations and abuses – including killings and gang rapes – as well as serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in Juba during and after the fighting that occurred between 8 and 12 July 2016. Six months after the violence there remains widespread impunity, as violations continue unabated.
• Fighting in Yambio has displaced over 7,000 people.
• The South Sudan Humanitarian Fund has allocated nearly $11 million to support dry season response in the Greater Equatoria region.
• Malaria topped all diseases in 2016 as the leading cause of death and morbidity.
• The 2016 cholera outbreak has spread to 10 counties, with cases confirmed in Panyijiar.
• Clashes between refugees and host community in Maban County displaced civilians and disrupted humanitarian operations
R2P Monitor is a bimonthly bulletin applying the Responsibility to Protect lens to populations at risk of mass atrocities around the world. Issue 31 looks at developments in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Myanmar (Burma), South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Philippines, Central African Republic and Nigeria.
1.83 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
1,291,294 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
212,071 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)
4.6 million people projected to require food assistance from January—April 2017 (WFP estimate)
Fighting and insecurity continue to displace thousands of South Sudanese.
2016 was a year of challenges and upheaval across the globe. The ongoing migration and refugee crisis has uprooted nearly 50 million children worldwide, leaving them vulnerable to violence and exploitation. Conflict and natural hazards continue to take a toll on children, with nearly 1 in 4 living in areas affected by crisis.