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Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

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GENEVA (20 September 2017) - The Commission witnessed tens of thousands of South Sudanese women and children arriving in Ethiopia just last week, after walking in some cases for months to reach safety. Like hundreds of thousands of others civilians over the last year, they were subjected to collective punishment by government forces, based on ethnicity and their perceived support for the opposition.

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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Security Council high-level open debate on “Peacekeeping Operations Regarding the Reform of United Nations Peacekeeping: Implementation and Follow-Up”, in New York today:

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report UN News Service

20 de septiembre, 2017 — El Secretario General de Naciones Unidas solicitó hoy al Consejo de Seguridad mayor claridad en los mandatos y los presupuestos para implementar las prometidas reformas de las operaciones de paz del organismo mundial.

António Guterres subrayó en un debate de alto nivel en el Consejo de Seguridad la necesidad de más apoyo y alianzas para que las misiones de estabilización de la ONU, como las que operan en Haití y Cote d’Ivoire, puedan adaptarse a los nuevos retos de la actualidad, entre ellos la lucha contra el terrorismo.

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By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour to be here today, and to share the floor with such distinguished colleagues - with whom UNHCR has enjoyed a strong collaboration for many years.

The New York Declaration resonated as a bold step forward for a world struggling to meet the challenges of large-scale refugee flows, and increasingly complex migratory movements.

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SG/SM/18703-REF/1254

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly side event on refuges and migrants titled “Follow-up to the New York Declaration: One Year On”, in New York today:

I would like to express my deep solidarity to the Government and the people of Mexico. Unfortunately, we are having every day a new dramatic event in this part of the world. This time we cannot blame climate change; it is an earthquake. It is a devastating one. I want to express my very deep solidarity to the Government and to the people of Mexico.

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Today we come together to observe the International Day of Peace. The theme is: “Together for Peace, Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”.

Here in South Sudan people face enormous challenges. Half the population is suffering from severe hunger and is in need of food aid. One-third of the population have fled their homes or have crossed the border into neighboring countries as refugees. One million South Sudanese, for example, now live in refugee camps in Uganda.

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Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Humanitarian Event on South Sudan, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.

The humanitarian situation in South Sudan today is rapidly deteriorating, spiralling further and further out of control. The numbers of people affected run into the millions and comprise a significant proportion of the country’s population.

The impact of the conflict has gone far beyond the frontlines of war: sparking food shortages, an economic crisis and causing a massive displacement of people.

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Co-chairs’ summary issued on behalf of Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Mark Lowcock; African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, H.E. Ms. Minata Samate Cessouma; and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, H.E. Mr. Børge Brende

On 20 September 2017, we hosted a high-level meeting to draw international attention to the escalating humanitarian crisis in South Sudan with participation from United Nations Member States, regional organizations, UN partners and members of the civil society.

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By Teresa Ongaro

“The leaders should do something about it. They should see the people’s suffering, the hunger and displacement, and show consideration. Right now, I see no future.”

Wise words from 16 year old John, a student at Sud Academy, a community school in Kawangware on the outskirts of Nairobi, serving children from underprivileged families. He is talking to Arnauld Akodjenou, UNHCR’s Special Advisor and Regional Refugee Coordinator for the South Sudan situation. His precocious outlook belies his young age.

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Highlights W35 2017

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 68%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 81% .

Alert

A total of 23 alerts were reported, of which 39% have been verified. 1 alert was risk assessed and 0 required a response.

Response

A total of 0 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0% ) were reported. The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 19,862 cases and 355 deaths (CFR 1.8%)*.

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Highlights W34 2017

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 60%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 73%.

Alert

A total of 19 alerts were reported, of which 16% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

Response

A total of 10 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0%) were reported. The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 19,862 cases and 355 deaths (CFR 1.8%)*.

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Highlights W33 2017

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 68% . Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 81% .

Alert

A total of 84 alerts were reported, of which 60% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

Response

A total of 31 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0% ) were reported.
The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 19,846 cases and 355 deaths (CFR 1.8% )*.

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1. SUMMARY

During this quarter, the TDRP made progress in supporting implementation for the next phase of the African Union DDR Program (DDRCP), maintains its technical and financial assistance provided at the country level in CAR, Mali, DRC, Yemen and continues to monitor events in South Sudan. This report contains brief updates of work undertaken at country level over this second quarter and covers progress made and the key partnership agreements reached with the African Union (AU).

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his report takes its inspiration from the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child initiative, which calls for countries to do everything possible to protect the lives and futures of all women, children and adolescents. It follows the approach used for the

State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 report, but focuses on 21 of the 23 countries in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) East and Southern Africa region.

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Mingkaman, Awerial County, September 14th, 2017, UN Women South Sudan Country Representative Ms. Funmi Balogun led a high-level delegation to Eastern Lakes State (former Lakes State) for the handover of a UN Women Empowerment Center in Mingkaman, Awerial County, Eastern Lakes State. The delegation comprised of The Japan Ambassador to South Sudan H.E. Kiya Masahiko, the Governor of Eastern Lakes State, Hon. Bor Wutchok Bor Acuil, the Under Secretary in the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare Hon. Esther Ekere Eluzai, Hon.