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World’s Newest Nation Has Unprecedented Opportunity to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

As United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, I completed my first trip to South Sudan last week to assess the situation of sexual violence in conflict in the country.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 58 (as of 16 October 2014)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Operational update of South Sudanese situation in Ethiopia (10 - 16 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 190,083 individuals. The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has dropped with commencement of rains in various locations in region.

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 40 (1-15 October 2014)

Highlights

  • IOM is operating 5 high powered pumps to evacuate water from Bentiu PoC and over 180,000 sandbags have been deployed to mitigate flooding.

  • As of 9 October, Crisis Response Plan (CRP) partners have served 152,487 households with non-food items (NFI) and 53,242 households with shelter.

International Organization for Migration:

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Floods displace hundreds of people in Rumbek East County

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Miraya FM

Floods triggered by heavy rains have caused widespread destruction across vast strips of land in Rumbek East County.

Mapuot Manuer Kok, the Rumbek East County Commissioner, says nearly 700 households have been displaced and several children have been admitted to hospital suffering from malaria.

The commissioner says the displaced persons urgently need of food, shelter and medicine.

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World + 4 others
2014: A Year of Food Assistance

From the dusty plains of South Sudan to the tropics in the Philippines, the world saw a whirlwind of crises destroy lives, livelihoods and human dignity over the past year. Severe drought, ravaging conflict and powerful natural disasters devastated communities and pushed already vulnerable families into crisis, oftentimes lacking enough food. USAID, through its Office of Food For Peace, was there to provide emergency food assistance in those times of need.

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World Food Day: Joint statement by Commissioners Andris Piebalgs (Development aid) and Kristalina Georgieva (Humanitarian aid)

Today's World Food Day is an opportunity to reflect on how European Union aid is alleviating the world's greatest solvable problem: hunger. As we are about to pass on the work on humanitarian aid and development to the next European Commission, it is time to take stock of what we have achieved and what remains to be done.

Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger is the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG). With the MDG deadline now less than 500 days away, we have to up our game.

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Western Equatoria pupils get new school buildings

16 October 2014 - Hundreds of children in Western Equatoria’s Nzara and Yambio Counties who have been studying under trees will benefit from school facilities provided by UNICEF.

A new four-classroom building for Gangura Primary School in Yambio County was officially handed over today by UNICEF South Sudan Regional Director Jonathan Veitch and Western Equatoria State Governor Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro.

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On World Food Day, UN World Food Programme highlights progress towards zero hunger even as multiple emergencies flare

BAGHDAD – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.”

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Give South Sudan’s children a healthy start! Republic of South Sudan launches mass nutrition screening

JUBA, 14 October 2014 – The South Sudan National and State Ministry of Health, Sanitation and Environment, UNICEF and WFP today kicked off a new outreach and a mass-screening campaign to address the nutrition crisis, which UNICEF says is threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.

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Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 41 | 6 - 12 October 2014 [EN/AR]

UNHCR estimates that up to 165,000 refugees might seek shelter in Sudan by the end of 2014, but it has received the lowest level of funding of all the countries involved in the crisis response.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Police detain dozens of street children in Wau

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Sudan Tribune

October 14, 2014 (WAU) – Police in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state have arrested dozens of street children in the capital, Wau, following the death of a child last week.

The victim’s body was discovered on 10 October opposite a restaurant in Jau market.

Hundreds of angry street children, who live a largely hand to mouth existence in the capital, hurled stones at shops and local residents in Wau’s overcrowded market place following the child’s death.

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"At Night I Lie Awake Thinking of Those Who Did Not Survive"

More than 1.5 million people are currently displaced from their homes in South Sudan after conflict swept through the country in the wake of a political crisis in December 2013. Many displaced families in remote areas have no access to health care and humanitarian relief is scarce. In September, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical specialist Maartje Hoetjes flew by helicopter to one of South Sudan’s more remote areas to meet displaced families and assess their health status. She tells their stories here.

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Sleeping in a swamp: South Sudan civilians struggle to survive

10/15/2014 - 03:43 GMT

by Waakhe Simon WUDU

Inside the barbed wire, knee-deep mud sucks at the legs of the nearly 50,000 South Sudanese who live in the cramped, fetid camp, protected by United Nations peacekeepers.

Outside, in the war-zone state of Unity, citizens say they are too fearful to venture, frightened of revenge attacks in a civil war that entered its eleventh month Wednesday.

Agence France-Presse:

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A nutrition campaign, targeting children in three states has been launched in Juba

Report
Miraya FM

The campaign seeks to inform mothers in Central Equatoria, Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states about better feeding practices for their children, so as to avoid malnutrition.

The one-month campaign is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Health with support from the UN Children’s organization, UNICEF, and the UN World Food Programme.

UNICEF’s Chief of Nutrition Vimla Tyler says mobilizers will be trained to carry out the awareness.

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The SPLA has recommitted itself to stepping up efforts to stop violations against child’s rights

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Miraya FM

The efforts come as human rights agencies report mass violations against children during the ongoing conflict.

Reech Malual visited the army headquarters at Bilpham and filed this report.

Reech’s report:

The Sudan People’s Liberation Army has identified six grave violations – namely, the recruitment of children by armed forces, sexual violence against children, attacks on schools and hospitals, abductions, killing and maiming of children and denial of humanitarian access.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Sectors Indicators Matrix: Gambella Emergency Response (as of 01-October-2014 )

This matrix is prepared and published monthly, representing what happened in various sectors in the particular reference month. This indicators matrix is a step towards showing a comprehensive picture of the current situation in Gambella region and establishing a basis for initial trend and gap analysis.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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External Situation Report on the Population Movements in Sudan (28 September - 11 October 2014)

Introduction

International Organization for Migration:

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