Dr Nicholas Alusa, member of our Emergency Health Unit
Measles is a highly contagious, horrific disease. If left untreated, in a worst case scenario, it can lead to death.
There’s no specific treatment for measles: all that medics can do is isolate the sufferer, give them vitamin A, and hope for the best.
In high-income countries most people infected with the disease recover in a couple of weeks, very few die. But in developing countries it kills up to one in five.
The USG announces more than $86 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan on April 27
USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches nearly 65 percent of emergency food pre-positioning target as of April 26
In this issue
Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1
IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2
The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3
Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4
Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6
Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6
HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7
# of IDPs 11 m
# of refugees 3.4 m
The UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, today concluded his second visit to Sudan as Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the country.
From his observations during his visit from 14 to 28 April 2016, he notes progress since his first visit in May 2015, but also expresses concerns regarding press freedom, the security situation, and a number of human rights issues in Sudan.
Aristide Nononsi's complete statement:
“...As Save the Children, we welcome any peaceful move, however small, that gives us hope that we shall finally have the space, support, and freedom to save the lives of vulnerable South Sudanese children.”
Juba – 28 April 2016: After nearly two and a half years of difficult peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, and the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-iO, a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) has been formed.
The influx of South Sudanese into Sudan that began in late January 2016 amid ongoing conflict and deteriorating food insecurity continues with some 54,000 arrivals into East and South Darfur and West Kordofan states. Of these new arrivals, 41,774 are residing in East Darfur.
Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.
ADDIS ABABA, 26 April 2016 (UNHCR) - The UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the recent violent incidents in and around Gambella town, western Ethiopia, and is calling for calm in this difficult situation.
It is regrettable that lives have been lost during these violent incidents and UNHCR extends its deepest sympathies to all individuals and families who have lost their loved ones and urges all concerned groups to exercise restraint to prevent further escalation of the situation.
Le présent rapport, qui porte sur la période allant de janvier à décembre 2015, est soumis en application de la résolution 63/282 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle celle-ci a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter chaque année un rapport sur le Fonds pour la consolidation de la paix.
The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the Peacebuilding Fund.
The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.
JUBA, South Sudan—(April 26, 2016)-- As a key part of a peace agreement signed in August 2015, opposition leader Riek Machar has returned to South Sudan, which could bring the long-awaited Transitional Government of National Unity. This is significant progress towards lasting peace and development for the people of South Sudan, but both parties must stay committed to this critical step in the peace process, as the fate of South Sudan is in jeopardy, says humanitarian agency CARE.
At the end of February 2016 Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) finalized another emergency preparedness and response project in South Sudan financed by The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO). PAH has been working as a mobile emergency partner in South Sudan since 2012 and will continue in 2016 with ECHO funding for mobile emergency response.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) welcomes the return of opposition leaders to South Sudan, but calls for urgent attention to the humanitarian crisis.
“While the arrival of Riek Machar and other opposition leaders is a positive step in the path to peace, the humanitarian crisis is far from over,” warned NRC’s Country Director in South Sudan, Victor Moses. “Though the peace process resolves some national level political disputes, it does not resolve escalating humanitarian and protection needs on the ground.”
Trois années de conflit ont aggravé les taux déjà élevés d’insécurité alimentaire et de malnutrition.
Les enfants déplacés retrouvent le chemin de l’école
L’épidémie de méningite a tué 26 personnes dans la région nord.
Légère baisse (3 %) du nombre de PDI.
# de PDI 421 283
# de réfugiés à l’extérieur du pays 466 091
# de personnes ayant besoin d’une aide 2,3 M
# de personnes touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire
By Robin Nandy
In conflict-affected regions, children miss out on life-saving vaccines
Anyone with access to a TV, or even a smartphone has unlimited access to images of the destruction that armed conflict causes around the globe. We can see details of the ways war and violence threaten and disrupt children’s lives.
· More than one million people – 20 percent of them children under the age of 5 – have now received life-saving assistance from UNICEF, WFP and their partners in South Sudan through 82 joint emergency missions to communities hardest-hit by conflict. As the long rainy season begins, UNICEF and WFP will continue to reach remote communities. The agencies are also working to establish or reopen, wherever possible, permanent humanitarian services to communities who are without access to food, healthcare, nutrition, education and clean water.