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31 Dec 2013 description

UNHCR is extremely concerned about the tens of thousands of people caught up in or uprooted by the fighting in South Sudan. Since deadly clashes between competing factions within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM and SPLA) broke out in Juba on December 15, more than 180,000 South Sudanese have fled their homes and some 10,000 have crossed into neighbouring countries. Continued fighting and insecurity make access to these people challenging, and in some cases impossible.

20 Dec 2013 description

South Sudan Situation Update as of 20 December

Juba

•The situation remains tense, but stable. Government security forces are in control. Preliminary reports from inter-agency rapid needs assessments indicate several immediate humanitarian needs.

Jonglei State

20 Dec 2013 description
report ACT Alliance

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

19 Dec 2013 description
report Malaria Consortium

Malaria Consortium announces a new multi-country programme to improve diagnosis of pneumonia in four countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. The programme aims to reduce child mortality by identifying the most accurate and user-friendly diagnostic tools for the management of pneumonia in Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Cambodia.

Pneumonia is a leading cause of death in children under five, often as a result of late care-seeking, inappropriate treatment due to a lack of awareness of pneumonia symptoms and misdiagnosing symptoms as malaria.

12 Dec 2013 description

Two years after becoming independent, internal displacement in South Sudan remains a significant and complex phenomenon. Many refugees returned from Ethiopia, Kenya and other refugee-hosting countries between 2006 and 2008. Returnees from Sudan arrived in large numbers in South Sudan in the lead-up to independence. Many – particularly the most vulnerable among these groups – have never been fully reintegrated. Meanwhile more people continue to be internally displaced by armed conflict, human rights violations, cattle-raiding and natural disasters.

05 Dec 2013 description

CRISIS IN JONGLEI

The humanitarian response to people affected by violence in Jonglei’s Pibor County continued, with 85,681 people registered to receive assistance so far.

Aid agencies are providing relief in both areas where the state is present (eg. Bor, Gumuruk, Pibor and Pochalla) and where it is not (Dorein, Kongor/Manzuben and Labrab). Humanitarian activities are carried out based on need, and the principles of impartiality and neutrality.

27 Nov 2013 description

Rains have been delayed in the eastern sector of the Horn of Africa

KEY MESSAGES

While food insecurity has declined from a peak in September 2011, an estimated 11.1 people across the region remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2), Crisis (IPC Phase 3), and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) down from 14.5 million in 2011. Significant improvements were found many parts of Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Ethiopia due to access to humanitarian assistance, the succession of near normal production seasons, reduced conflict, and improved macroeconomic conditions.

15 Nov 2013 description

WHO: Kyung-Wha Kang, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya
WHEN: 17 – 25 November 2013
WHERE: Juba, Jonglei, Addis Ababa and Nairobi

UN Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-Wha Kang will visit South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya from 17 to 25 November.

15 Nov 2013 description
report UN Security Council

I . Introduction

1 . The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2109 (2013), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 July 2014 and requested that I continue to provide trimesterly updates, including on specific issues identified in the resolution. The present report provides an update on those aspects and on developments in South Sudan since my report of 20 June 2013 (S/2013/366). It covers events up to 8 November 2013. Political developments

ll. Political Development

06 Nov 2013 description

Surveys in neighboring countries reveal border areas where HIV prevalence may also be high in South Sudan. The primary source of HIV surveillance data in South Sudan comes from pregnant women attending antenatal clinics (ANC). However, ANC data tend to overestimate HIV prevalence in the general population and may not even be representative of pregnant women living in the areas immediately surrounding the clinic. Less than half of South Sudanese women receive antenatal care at a health facility.

16 Oct 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 15, 2013 (KAMPALA) - Ministers from South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia have in a meeting in Kampala agreed to set up a cross border platform that aims at promoting border security and peace in the ‘‘ Karamoja Cluster’’ regions.

The cluster comprises of south western Ethiopia, north western Kenya, parts of south eastern South Sudan and north eastern Uganda.

The areas although located in different countries face a common problem of inter-tribal raids, marginalisation, remoteness, under development and insecurity.

03 Oct 2013 description
  • Three wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported from South Sudan this week. Genetic sequencing is underway to determine the origin of the isolated viruses and possible relation to the ongoing Horn of Africa outbreak. The cases are from North Bahr El Gazal state (close to the border to Sudan) and Eastern Equatoria state (close to the border with Kenya and Uganda). The cases have triggered a full outbreak response from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) operational perspective.
06 Sep 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND PRIORITIES

• Hostilities and new inter-communal clashes in Jonglei State further deteriorated the humanitarian situation and tens of thousands of people were displaced. Aid organizations mounted a response operation in several areas of Pibor County following access negotiations with parties to the hostilities.

30 Aug 2013 description

Heightened conflict in Sudan and South Sudan is likely to increase food insecurity

KEY MESSAGES

• Food security outcomes are likely to improve in many areas fromJuly to December even as 12.1 million people remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2), Crisis (IPC Phase 3), or Emergency (IPC Phase 4) in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, and Uganda.

05 Aug 2013 description

Aid agencies launched response operations to ongoing hostilities in Jonglei State, as negotiations opened up access to several areas. Elsewhere in South Sudan assistance continued to refugees in Unity and Upper Nile states, returnees in Renk and those arriving by barge to Juba.
In Northern Bahr El Ghazal State, relief organizations continued to respond to the needs of 26,000 displaced people.

01 Aug 2013 description

As fighting in Jonglei State forces 180,000 people from their homes, CAFOD is continuing to support families whose lives have been torn apart by war.

Recent clashes in the troubled South Sudanese state of Jonglei have forced an estimated 180,000 people to flee their homes. With some towns almost completely abandoned, many families are thought to be taking refuge in forests and scrubland, surviving off wild leaves and fruit. Others have fled to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, or crossed into Ethiopia, Kenya or Uganda as refugees.