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31 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • 131,000 children vaccinated against measles

  • IOM rebuilds clinic after destruction in Malakal PoC site

  • New light base camps expand humanitarian presence in Unity

IOM teams continue lifesaving humanitarian activities across South Sudan, where more than 6.1 million people are in need of assistance. Since December 2013, the crisis has displaced more than 2.4 million people, including 720,400 who have fled to neighbouring countries and more than 1.69 million others who remain internally displaced.

31 May 2016 description

High acute malnutrition remains a concern with early onset of the lean season

Key Messages

  • The Sudan Acute IPC Analysis from April to July 2016 projected a two-month early start to the lean season in April 2016, and estimated more than 4.4 million people in Sudan facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity, including more than 100,000 people in Emergency (IPC Phase 4), with the largest populations in conflict-affected areas of South Kordofan and Jebel Marra in Darfur.

31 May 2016 description

Gambella May 30/2016 The 68 Ethiopian children rescued who were in a guest house receiving food and medical attention handed back today to their families.

The rescued children are among the 125 children abducted in the raids last month in Gambella, western Ethiopia by members of the Murle community.

In last month’s raid, attackers from the Murle community killed 208 people, abducted 125 and stole more than 2,000 cattle.

30 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator condemns violence against aid workers.

• About 21,400 people are displaced in the Greater Baggari area in Wau County.

• Health partners are stepping up malaria preparedness and response efforts.

• There are reports of increasing food insecurity in Eastern Equatoria.

• UN Special Representative calls for action against sexual violence.

FIGURES

No. of Internally Displaced Persons 1.69 million

29 May 2016 description

Addis Ababa May 27/2016 Some seven children who were abducted by the Murle ethnic group of South Sudan have returned home safely.

This will bring the number of children freed from the abductors to 63.

Upon their arrival at Gambella Airport, Chief Administrator Gatluak Tut said the effort to bring back all the kidnapped children will be strengthened further.

According to him, the agreement between Ethiopia and the South Sudanese government to collaborate in resolving the problem peacefully will guarantee the return of the children and looted cattle.

28 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Acute malnutrition has reportedly caused the death of a number of children and elderly people from Blue Nile, in a refugee camp in South Sudan during the past week. UNHCR has relocated the first Sudanese refugees from Yida camp.

Other children are suffering from the shortage of food and nutritients, a camp coordinator in Yusuf Batil told Radio Dabanga.

“There is a severe shortage of food and medicines in the camp. Hopefully humanitarian organisations will speed up the delivery of aid and medicines,” the coordinator said.

28 May 2016 description

Addis Ababa May 27/2016

Some seven children who were abducted by the Murle ethnic group of South Sudan have returned home safely.

This will bring the number of children freed from the abductors to 63.

Upon their arrival at Gambella Airport, Chief Administrator Gatluak Tut said the effort to bring back all the kidnapped children will be strengthened further.

According to him, the agreement between Ethiopia and the South Sudanese government to collaborate in resolving the problem peacefully will guarantee the return of the children and looted cattle.

28 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

27 May 2016 – Dr. Catherine Buzmion-Cheong, a United Nations peacekeeper, was working in Liberia when the first case of Ebola was confirmed in the West African nation.

“The Ebola epidemic was unprecedented,” Dr. Buzmion-Cheong told the _UN News Centre_ from the capital, Monrovia, which is the headquarters for the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). “Initially, the lack of training and supplies, plus the stigma and the fear attributed to the Ebola virus disease hampered a lot of the critical intervention.”

27 May 2016 description
report Medair

A measles outbreak is sweeping through Aweil North County, Northern Bahr El Ghazal State [Lol State]. An alarming number of children have died from suspected measles and local clinics report confirmed cases. Medair is responding with a county-wide emergency vaccination campaign.

27 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Population of UNMISS PoC site in Bentiu town, Unity State, decreases by nearly 15 percent in recent months.

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches approximately 1.5 million people with food and nutrition support in April.

Key Developments

27 May 2016 description

Summary

Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 98,000 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

27 May 2016 description

South Sudan - In response to an increase of measles cases, IOM South Sudan is teaming up with health agencies to vaccinate vulnerable people against the disease. IOM recently led vaccination campaigns for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bentiu and Malakal and additional campaigns are in progress.

27 May 2016 description
report African Union

Press release

Addis Ababa, 23 May 2016 - The Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Joint Coordination Mechanism (JCM) of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA) took place in Addis Ababa on 20 May 2016.

27 May 2016 description

Dozens of detainees held in dire conditions in poorly ventilated metal shipping containers, fed only once or twice a week and given insufficient drinking water are at risk of death, warned Amnesty International today.

According to information obtained by the organisation, these conditions have apparently resulted in the deaths of multiple detainees at the Gorom detention site, located about 20km south of the capital Juba. Soldiers also periodically take them out of the containers and beat them.