7533rd Meeting (AM)
The Security Council today extended for two months the mandate of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), with some members expressing concern over provisions on the potential use of unarmed unmanned aerial systems, sanctions, and technical support establishing a hybrid court to prosecute the perpetrators of mass atrocity crimes in the world’s youngest nation.
733,312 Total number of refugees
36,939 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
52.7% Percentage of women and girls
59.6% Percentage of Children
The Commissioner said the attack was launched by elements of SPLA –IO who came from Panyijar (Unity State).Attack on Manteu Barracks, according to the Commissioner, is a proof that it was the SPLA-OI (rebels).
12 persons were killed in the attack (1 female, 11 male) out the 11 men one is a soldier and the rest are said to be civilians. 50% of the 25 wounded were reported brought to Rumbek State hospital while the rest are being treated in Maper (CUAMM PHCC. This was observed by the team)
Following reported bombings and claims of displacement in Raja Town. The Inter-Cluster Working Group (ICWG) in WBeG State requested OCHA to facilitate and lead and IRNA mission in the county to verify claims of displacement and assess the general Humanitarian and protection situation of both old and new caseloads of IDPs in the County.
The IRNA team had two major objectives:
By Jason Patinkin
NYAL, 9 October 2015 (IRIN) - South Sudan's latest peace deal is unravelling as fighting picks up and a new declaration by President Salva Kiir threatens the most delicately struck parts of the agreement. Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and rebel leader Riek Machar, a Nuer, signed a peace deal last month meant to end 21 months of fighting when a power struggle between the two degenerated into violence marked by army massacres of Nuer in the capital, Juba.
• Humanitarians deliver assistance to hardest-hit areas in Unity before fighting resumes.
• After three months of negotiations, humanitarian partners and supplies were able to travel by river to Wau Shiluk.
• Clashes and insecurity in Central and Western Equatoria forced thousands of civilians to flee their homes.
• If additional funding is not urgently received, aid workers will be un- able to reach millions of people at risk of hunger, disease or death.
Out of school and into marriage: 39,000 girls forced to marry every day
Girls in 26 countries are more likely to be forced into marriage than to enroll in secondary school, research from CARE has found.
The report, Vows of Poverty, has been released to mark the International Day of the Girl on 11 October and provides a snapshot of the forces that drive girls into marriage and out of school.
The report found:
More than 195,900 people are sheltering at UN PoC sites across South Sudan
Malaria remains top cause of morbidity at IOM clinics in Bentiu, Malakal and Renk
Relief agencies deliver nearly 14,000 survival kits in Greater Upper Nile
FAO seeks $6M to assist 125,000 families facing increased risk of food insecurity and malnutrition in Sudan.
GAM rate in North Darfur’s Ailliet locality stands at 25.3%, which is above the emergency threshold of 15%.
Over 1,000 malaria cases— including 7 deaths—were reported in West Darfur.
Some 13,500 IDPs forced to seek medical services at the UNAMID hospital in Labado, due to lack of medical personnel at the local clinic.
As armed conflict broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) had to quickly transition from supporting the nascent nation to protecting civilians from harm. Over the last two years, government and opposition forces, as well as armed militias affiliated with them, have often deliberately targeted civilians, including through killings, sexual violence, abductions, the destruction of homes and crops, and the looting of cattle.
Efforts are being made to better understand and respond to the needs of older people and people with disabilities in humanitarian crises. Islamic Relief has been chosen to be part of a three-year programme developed by a number of different organisations, academics and government bodies.
Protection at the heart of humanitarian action
Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)