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- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
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As part of HelpAge International’s project on advancing the rights and protection of conflict-affected older South Sudanese migrants in Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan, HelpAge commissioned the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) to conduct a study on older South Sudanese displaced by conflict, both within South Sudan and across the border in Uganda and Ethiopia.
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operated in 12 countries. Partner agencies reported 591 incidents in seven countries and six security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in four countries. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operated in 12 countries. Partner agencies reported 901 incidents in ten countries and 21 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in seven countries. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.
Hopes that the August 2015 peace agreement between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) government of Salva Kiir and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) of Riek Machar would end the conflict in South Sudan collapsed with the return to fighting on 8 July 2016. A year later the fighting has continued and spread, the humanitarian crisis has deepened, and the international peacemakers are reduced to making appeals to end the violence that are ignored.
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) is set to meet at ministerial level on the margins of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s opening session in New York later this month to discuss the continuing war in South Sudan. Neither the PSC nor the UN Security Council (UNSC) has so far come up with lasting solutions to the devastating war in Africa’s newest state.
Civil war, political instability, the presence of terrorist militias, drought, famine: the current situation for most countries in the Horn of Africa is a cause for concern. Because of the difficulties and despite the immense challenges, international commitment to the region has remained strong. Switzerland also has a presence on the ground: through its governmental institutions and NGOs, it is trying not only to deal with the most pressing issues but also to establish stability and lasting peace, either directly or by supporting local organizations.
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 12 countries. Agencies reported 78 incidents in nine countries and 18 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in five countries.
by Alex de Waal
Stephen O’Brien, head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, briefed the UN Security Council on March 10 on the famine in South Sudan and the dangers of imminent famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. O’Brien made a clear call to action. His opening words were, however, hyberbolic: “We stand at a critical point in history. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations.”
As of 9 March, lack of drinking water is reported by 30,000 recently displaced people in Kodok area in Upper Nile. People are drinking untreated water, concerning as cases of cholera were confirmed in Malakal this week. The cholera outbreak has spread to more areas this year and is lasting longer than previous outbreaks.
South Sudan is experiencing deteriorating food security and nutrition countrywide and humanitarian operations are limited as the government has increased work permit fees from USD 11 to USD 10,000.
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By: Daniel Maxwell, Phoebe Donnelly
Understanding the Political Marketplace May Improve Results, Says Author De Waal
By: Gopal Ratnam
This paper describes the establishment, evolution, and internal dynamics of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in Opposition (SPLM-IO) following the events of December 2013; the distinct motivations and objectives of its political and military leaderships; and the state of the organization immediately prior to the signing of the compromise peace agreement brokered by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in August 2015.
The newest state in the Horn of Africa has become an arena where powerful neighbours manoeuvre for regional influence. The deteriorating security situation in oil-rich South Sudan took neighbouring states by surprise, but they have risen to the opportunities the situation offers. Uganda and South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Kenya and Egypt support different proxies and their competition could plunge the region into chaos.
Contact: Emily Staub, The Carter Center, Emily.Staub@emory.edu, +1-404-420-5126
Violence broke out in Juba on 15 December 2013 between government and opposition forces and quickly spread to other locations in South Sudan. Nearly eight months later, the situation is still tense, violence is ongoing and the humanitarian situation is deteriorating, with high levels of food insecurity and humanitarian agencies warning of the possibility of famine.
Violence broke out in Juba on 15 December between Government and opposition forces and quickly spread to other locations in South Sudan. Almost five months later the security situation remains fluid, with insecurity particularly affecting Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity. Insecurity is likely to spread in coming months beyond these States.
In this interview, two former child refugees from Sudan discuss how they are working to provide assistance to the South Sudanese displaced by the deadly conflict that began December 15. Both men have joined four others to form an initiative called the Mal Clinic –“mal” means “peace”–which they envision will provide medical assistance during the crisis.
On 15 December 2013, violent clashes erupted in Juba between Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers from rival political and ethnic groups. Subsequently President Salva Kiir accused Riek Machar, the former Vice-President who was removed from office in July 2013, of an attempted coup, an accusation Machar has repeatedly denied. The violence quickly spread to other locations in late December 2013, with heavy fighting between Government and opposition forces in Central Equatoria, Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states.