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25 Feb 2018 description

“They told me to kill my mother.” This is the realty of life as a child soldier in South Sudan. It is a life of fear, brutality, and indifference to human dignity. On Wednesday, February 7th, more than 300 child soldiers were released by armed groups in Yambio, South Sudan. Since the start of the civil war over five years ago, it is believed that over 19,000 children have been recruited.

24 Feb 2018 description

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has recalled a unit of police officers from Wau and confined them to base after a preliminary investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation.
UNMISS has a zero tolerance, no excuses, and no second chances approach to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). Our priority is to put the victims' rights and dignity first and ensure that there is transparency and accountability for such actions.

24 Feb 2018 description

Juba, 23 February 2018 - Malaria remains one of the leading health problems of sub Saharan countries, and South Sudan bears a particularly large burden of the disease.

24 Feb 2018 description

13,698 Refugees received non-food items during the reporting period.

2,498 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period

9,142 Refugees reached with human rights awareness campaign during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

286,256 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 January 2018.

1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 204,247 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 12 February 2018

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • 44% of the displaced households were uprooted from Abyei Town in 2011

  • 51% indicate the intention to return within the next 6 months, whereas 21% indicate to leave in more than 6 months, and 28% in more than one year

  • 78% intend to return to their place of the origin or their former habitual residence. Major motives are the challenging living conditions in the place of displacement combined with perceived safety and security in the place of origin / former habitual residence.

23 Feb 2018 description

Refugees, Ugandans and their government are working together to save the environment.

By Catherine Robinson | 23 February 2018

ADJUMANI, Uganda – Under a searing midday sun, Olany Mario wipes his brow as he bends to water a bed of tiny green neem seedlings in the fertile soil of a tree nursery in Palabek refugee settlement, northern Uganda. “We are growing these indigenous seedlings to help bring back all the trees that were cut down to make way for us, when we came here,” he says.

23 Feb 2018 description

Responding to today’s UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan report detailing horrific human rights violations committed by soldiers in South Sudan, Seif Magango, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, said:

23 Feb 2018 description

FRANCESCA MOLD In May 2015, Kweku Bassaw was working alongside other civilian staff protecting hundreds of people who had fled from violent clashes and sought sanctuary at a United Nations protection site in Melut.

Suddenly, the UN base and protection site in the Upper Nile region of war-torn South Sudan became the target with mortar bombs landing in the compound injuring and killing some of those sheltering there.

23 Feb 2018 description

UN Human Rights Commission collects evidence to hold more than 40 South Sudanese officials accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity

22 Feb 2018 description

Freedom of expression essential for peace in conflict-affected South Sudan – UN report

Genuine reconciliation and lasting peace will only be achieved in South Sudan if people are free and safe to express their opinions regardless of their ethnic or political affiliations, says a UN report released today.

22 Feb 2018 description

Amid widespread conflict where over 1.9 million people displaced due to insecurity, ensuring all children receive life-saving vaccines can be a challenge.

To strengthen and increase routine immunization coverage in conflict affected areas, WHO conducted multiple service delivery activities including accelerated outreach, measles follow-up campaign and phase II of the meningitis campaign in the conflict affected states of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile to reduce the risk of vaccine preventable diseases including measles and meningitis outbreaks.

22 Feb 2018 description

Despite widespread conflict and insecurity, South Sudan has witnessed a remarkable improvement in routine vaccination coverage in 2017. Since the introduction of the pentavalent – or five-in-one vaccine for infants that combines five antigens, namely: Diphtheria; Pertussis; Tetanus; Hepatitis B (HB) and Haemophilus influenza type b, the country raised pentavalent vaccine coverage from 45% in 2016 to 57% in 2017.

22 Feb 2018 description
report UN News Service

If it were a new crisis, it would be one of the biggest in the world, but despite the fact that more than five million people need aid, Sudan is at risk of falling off international donors’ radar, a senior United Nations official has said.

“If it were a new crisis, the dimensions of it, the scale and the need of it, would be such that it would be one of the biggest crises in the world,” Marta Ruedas, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan told UN News.

21 Feb 2018 description

474.4 M required for 2018 including special situations

23.2 M contributions received, representing 5% of requirements

451.1 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures are displayed in USD

21 Feb 2018 description

Could tackling climate change help bring peace to South Sudan?

By Adela Suliman

The world's youngest nation, South Sudan, has been embroiled in war and conflict for years.

The oil-rich nation - which won independence from Sudan in 2011 - descended into civil war in 2013, with tens of thousands of people killed and a third of the population forced to flee their homes.

21 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

KEY MESSAGES

• Millions of people are at increased risk of famine or catastrophe in South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. FEWSnet, an international early warning system, stated that South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia could be looking at famine or catastrophic levels of food insecurity in various parts of their countries in the new year due to climate change, conflict and political instability.

21 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services
  • 5.7 million people in need of food security and livelihood assistance
  • 5.6 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services
  • 1.1 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished
  • 4 Million+ people displaced due to conflict since 2013
  • 1.8 Million children require education support
  • 5.1 Million people require health support

KEY MESSAGES