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05 Sep 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13486
5 SEPTEMBER 2018

During its informal consultations on 27 August 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan discussed the Chair’s report on her visit to South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda in June 2018.

05 Sep 2018 description

A delegation of South Sudanese refugees tells the country’s leaders what they expect from revived peace talks in Sudan.

By Yvonne Ndege | 05 September 2018

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Driven from his land by conflict in South Sudan, farmer Singira Mirihewari traveled for 18 hours to tell leaders negotiating peace in Sudan what millions of refugees like him need.

13 Jul 2018 description

The Executive Secretary of IGAD Amb. (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim on the occasion of the 34th IGAD Committee of Ambassadors, which was convened today in Addis Ababa, commended the IGAD Heads of States and Governments under the leadership of the IGAD Chair who is also the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Ahmed Abiy in moving forward the peace process of South Sudan and normalizing the relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

29 Jun 2018 description
report CARE

Part of the agreement includes opening corridors for desperately needed humanitarian aid

JUBA, South Sudan (June 29, 2018) — The global humanitarian organization CARE is encouraged by the ceasefire announced this week by warring factions in the world’s youngest country, South Sudan, particularly the portion of the agreement calling for opening up corridors of humanitarian aid. The ceasefire is due to begin June 30, and the parties are committed to finalizing four outstanding issues in the security arrangements by that point.

23 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 900 new arrivals registered in Unity: In Yida refugee settlement, UNHCR registered 915 new arrivals (457F, 458M) including 682 children. Cumulatively, 10,709 new arrivals have been registered in 2017. Last year within the same period, 9,583 new arrivals were registered, which represents 10% increase due to the increased number of children leaving their parents in South Kordofan to pursue education opportunities.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Small Arms Survey

Introduction

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.

04 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Lindah Mogeni

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2017 (IPS) - “Peace is not a one-day affair or event, it requires our collective effort,” said South Sudan’s Vice President, General Taban Deng Gai, while addressing the General Assembly at the UN.

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, celebrated its six-year anniversary on July 9 this year, with its president, Salva Kirr, marking 2017 as the ‘Year of Peace and Prosperity.’

08 Sep 2017 description

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.

18 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

More than a million South Sudanese refugees have now crossed the border into Uganda in what is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Analysts say the chances of forging peace are becoming slimmer and so the war and the flow of desperate people is set to continue, further straining an already struggling aid operation.

Read more on IRIN

15 Aug 2017 description

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.

12 Jul 2017 description

Remarks to the media by David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General, 12 July 2017, Juba, South Sudan

I would like to focus on three key issues, President Kiir’s Independence Day speech and the situation in Torit as a well as Pagak.

President’s Independence Day speech

I was heartened by the candid tone of President Kiir’s Independence Day speech on Sunday.

His assessment of the security, humanitarian and economic challenges facing this country was direct and accurate.

11 Jul 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1,930,565*
Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 June (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

507,161*
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 June

272,935
Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 May 2017

Regional Highlights

22 Jun 2017 description

By: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees | 21 June 2017
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: Pathways for a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework for Refugees in Africa

Madam Chairperson,

Director of Political Affairs,

21 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

488,500*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 May

1,908,658*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 May 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

272,925
Refugees in South Sudan (31 May)

2 million
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 230,482 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

08 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed actors ambush humanitarian convoy, killing six aid workers

  • GoRSS suspends proposed international worker fee increase

  • GoS opens new humanitarian corridor from Sudan to South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Mar 2017 description

On the morning of the 27th of February 2017, H.E. Mr. Shinichi Saida, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia visited the IICBA offices for the signing ceremony, on behalf of the government of Japan, providing funding of a sum of 1 million USD to IICBA. The funds will go towards IICBA’s project, ‘Teacher Training and Development for Peace-Building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding Countries’, which will support teachers and teacher educators from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.