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25 Apr 2018 description

Airstrikes and atrocities continue in Yemen

On Sunday, 22 April, an airstrike on a wedding party in northwestern Yemen killed at least 21 people, including children. Two days earlier at least 20 civilians were killed in another airstrike on a vehicle in Taizz governorate. It is suspected that both airstrikes were carried out by the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE)-led military coalition that is battling Houthi rebels who still control much of Yemen, including the capital, Sana’a.

25 Apr 2018 description

The flow monitoring component of DTM tracks movement flows of groups and individuals through key points of origin, transit locations and points of destination. The purpose of flow monitoring is to provide regularly updated information on the patterns and trends of population flows and profiles and intentions of IDPs on the move through specific locations. Trained enumerators collect data on two types of movements: i) internal flows within South Sudan and ii) cross-border flows to and from neighboring countries, mainly Sudan and Uganda.

25 Apr 2018 description

The flow monitoring component of DTM tracks movement flows of groups and individuals through key points of origin, transit locations and points of destination. The purpose of flow monitoring is to provide regularly updated information on the patterns and trends of population flows and profiles and intentions of IDPs on the move through specific locations. Trained enumerators collect data on two types of movements: i) internal flows within South Sudan and ii) cross-border flows to and from neighboring countries, mainly Sudan and Uganda.

25 Apr 2018 description

FILIP ANDERSSON

High-pitched ululations, music, dancing and inspiring statements about the power, abilities and rights of women were all parts of an emotional UNMISS essay writing competition award ceremony at Don Bosco Senior Secondary School in Juba.

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 15,042 cholera / AWD cases and 237 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.6%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

25 Apr 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Following the outbreak of violence in Juba in July 2016, the conflict in South Sudan expanded to previously peaceful areas, including Greater Equatoria (Central, Eastern, and Western Equatoria States). Many areas in Greater Equatoria are, as of now, largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside of a few large towns and displacement sites.

25 Apr 2018 description
report IRIN

With the May-November rainy season, air evacuations become even more difficult

In the absence of a functioning state, outside NGOs are left to provide healthcare – even primary healthcare – to most of South Sudan. Yet those organisations continue to face major obstacles to doing their work: saving lives in a country beset by civil war is impossible without access to the wounded and the sick.

Read more on IRIN

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/12011
24 AVRIL 2018

Face à la multiplication des conflits dans le monde, les impératifs de la prévention, de la médiation et du développement ont figuré au cœur des appels des délégations venues participer, aujourd’hui, au lancement du débat de haut niveau de l’Assemblée générale sur la consolidation et la pérennisation de la paix. « La paix durable, c’est la mise en place d’un environnement respectueux de la dignité humaine », a résumé le Roi des Belges Philippe 1er.

25 Apr 2018 description

Disabilities caused by conflict are on the rise as violence has spread throughout the country, killing tens of thousands.

By Stefanie Glinski

JUBA, April 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Benson Mubarak saw his maths teacher enter the classroom in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, when everything suddenly went black. The confused 15-year-old asked his friends, "What happened? Why is everything dark?"

But nothing had changed. Mubarak had become blind.

24 Apr 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/12011
GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 83RD & 84TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Assembly President Calls for Coherence, Partnerships across United Nations Pillars

Member States must go beyond resolutions and statements and recommit to a new approach to peace, the General Assembly heard today during a high-level debate that explored opportunities for strengthening the United Nations work on sustaining peace.

24 Apr 2018 description

On 13 April, four teenagers were caught trying to enter the United Nations base in Aweil through the perimeter fence.

It was alleged that one of the teenaged girls had been touched inappropriately by a member of the Nepalese contingent in exchange for money. There was no allegation made of rape.

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) deployed a Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Immediate Response Team (IRT) to Aweil to gather information and preserve evidence prior to the launch of an investigation by the Troop Contributing Country concerned.

24 Apr 2018 description
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24 Apr 2018 description

Funding required: $25.31 B

Funding received: $2.97 B

Funding percentage: 11.8%

People in need: 131.1 M

People to receive aid: 95.1 M

Countries affected: 36

As at 31 March 2018, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan require US$25.31 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 131.1 million crisis-affected people in 26 countries.

24 Apr 2018 description

Seasonal rainfall well above average across many areas of the Horn

KEY MESSAGES

• Since late March, rainfall has been above average over broad areas of Somalia, eastern and southern Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi. Initial satellite-derived estimates suggest rainfall since late March has been as much as 200 percent of average across many areas.

24 Apr 2018 description
report CHS Alliance

The nutrition crisis in South Sudan is severe. An estimated 5.3 million people, 48% of the country’s population, are severely food insecure. Those most affected are children under the age of five and Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLWs). Renk, located in the north of South Sudan, has high Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates: 27.1% in the camp community and 32.2% in the host community.

Medair's nutrition team

23 Apr 2018 description

by Zach Vertin

In 2013, the world’s newest nation—the Republic of South Sudan—descended into civil war. External actors moved quickly to convene peace talks under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), leading to a comprehensive peace deal in August 2015. But the agreement unraveled just a year later, before it could be implemented, and the war metastasized.

23 Apr 2018 description

Juba (ICRC) – A distribution of seeds and farming tools for approximately 24,600 people was interrupted after armed men attacked the International Committee of the Red Cross' compound in Leer, South Sudan, forcing staff to evacuate and program activities to be suspended.

"We are shocked and disappointed by this attack, which is not only an attack on the ICRC, but also on the people we are here to assist", says Francois Stamm, ICRC's Head of Delegation in South Sudan.

23 Apr 2018 description

PETER RING ARIIK

As she was receiving her award as the winner of the UNMISS essay writing competition in Lakes region, 16-year-old Khana Kockedhie Magel said that women can bring lasting peace in South Sudan - if they are given the chance to do so.

23 Apr 2018 description

LIATILE PUTSOA

Machar Mathiang, 30, sits under a massive mango tree, head slightly tilted with his right hand resting on his temple. He listens attentively to tales about the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, where hundreds of thousands innocent civilians were killed because of their ethnicity.

“Today they are living together side-by-side; not as Hutu or Tutsi, but as Rwandans,” says Benjamin Makur, a Civil Affairs Officer serving at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). “If they can do it, so can you.”