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31 Dec 2011 description

In some conflict-affected countries, education itself can become a target of attack for a variety of ideological, political, religious, ethnic, and economic reasons in the context of the larger conflict. Attacks on students, education personnel, and education institutions put the lives of civilians, including children, at risk and may violate international humanitarian and human rights law, including undermining the right to education.

31 Dec 2011 description

Executive Summary

Purpose of the evaluation

To assess the appropriateness and real time implementation of the ACF integrated approACF since 2007 in Southern Sudan NBeG and Warrap States, in order to verify the ACFievement of its objective (in terms of qualitative and quantitative results), and review and define the most effective approACF and strategy to ACFieve the overall ACF objective of treating and preventing acute malnutrition in the future, in a changing socio political context in South Sudan.

30 Dec 2011 description
report UN News Service

30 December 2011 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has deployed a battalion of troops in the town of Pibor in Jonglei state, which is under imminent attack by an estimated 6,000 armed men from one of two feuding communities in the area, a UN official said today.

30 Dec 2011 description
report Miraya FM

South Sudan's army claims airstrikes have killed 40 people in Raja County of Western Barh El Ghazal State since December 26th.

The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) spokesperson Philip Auger claimed the airstrikes are being carried out by the Sudan Armed forces (SAF).

Raja county commissioner Mr. Rizig Dominic on Friday told Radio Miraya that 17 of the 40 people killed were SPLA soldiers.

He added that two people were also seriously wounded from the three aerial attacks that started from the 26th of December.

30 Dec 2011 description

This report summaries achievement, challenges and the way forward for the WHO South Sudan activities covering the period October – December 2011. It focuses on 10 programme areas.

1.0 Background

1.1 The general context in the Republic of South Sudan.

30 Dec 2011 description

UNITY STATE, South Sudan, December 30 (UNHCR) – Bombs fell from the Southern Kordofan sky and Zahara* could hear them as they crashed into her village. The 20-year-old heard the explosions and she grabbed her two children and ran. She ran from her home in Lehemid in the Nuba mountains and to the next town.

30 Dec 2011 description

(Juba, 30 December 2011): The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Ms. Lise Grande, has expressed serious concern about the impact on civilians of continued inter-communal violence in Jonglei State in South Sudan. Fresh fighting over the last week in Pibor County has left villages burnt to the ground and caused thousands of people to flee their homes. “Many people have fled with little or no supplies. They are hungry, without access to clean water and on the move,” said Ms. Grande.

30 Dec 2011 description
report Voice of America

Lisa Schlein

The World Food Program reports it is scaling up its humanitarian operation in South Sudan next year to support 2.7 million people affected by hunger and conflict. WFP says crop failure brought about by little and erratic rainfall this year is worsening food insecurity in this newly independent country.

War is raging along the border between South Sudan and Sudan, its northern neighbor. This is adding to the misery already felt by the nearly eight million people living in this newly independent state.

29 Dec 2011 description
report Voice of America

The U.N. refugee agency continues emergency airlifts to aid thousands of refugees fleeing fighting in Sudan.

The fighting between government forces and rebels is taking place in two Sudanese states – Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan. As a result, many civilians have sought safety in South Sudan.

UNHCR spokesperson Vivian Tan said the refugee crisis is getting worse in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State.

29 Dec 2011 description
report UN Radio

Listen to the News

Living with a disability can present many challenges, especially if you are living in a developing country with few medical services.

For some people, there is the additional challenge of not being considered equal in society by other people.

In South Sudan, the authorities are making efforts to ensure that visually impaired people can find ways to surmounting those obstacles.

Daniel Dickinson reports

Duration: 2’42”

29 Dec 2011 description
report Miraya FM

Approximately 7,100 people internally displaced by the fighting in Jonglei are being assisted with food and clothing, as the UN family and local and international humanitarian agencies in South Sudan rally to the aid of the internally displaced people (IDPs) from Twic East and Bor counties.

According to James Jok Alier, the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) coordinator in the area, the IDPs are mainly women, children and elderly people.

29 Dec 2011 description

Key Points

• People in South Kordofan State continue to be affected by ongoing fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and forces of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N). The humanitarian community in Sudan are concerned about reports of declining food security and growing health concerns in SPLM-N held areas.

• According to media reports on 25 December, fighting between SAF and the armed Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in the west of Northern Kordofan State have reportedly resulted in the leader of JEM being killed.

29 Dec 2011 description
report Miraya FM

South Sudan's Vice president Riek Machar on Wednesday headed a delegation of representatives of Lou-Nuer and Murle to Pibor in a bid to end communal hostilities in the area.

The move is an attempt to stop the ongoing conflict between armed violence groups from the two communities.

His visit comes after a Tuesday meeting in Juba between representatives of the Lou-Nuer and Murle on one hand and the senior members of the national government on the other.

29 Dec 2011 description
report Miraya FM

Jonglei Law Enforcement Minister Gabriel Doup Lam and other top Security officers have on Tuesday met with a delegation of forces loyal to the late George Athor in Ayod County of Jonglei, to negotiate an amnesty.

Speaking to Radio Miraya from Ayod, Lam said that, this is the third time that he has been in talks with the group since the death of their leader George Athor.

He emphasized that, the rebels are afraid of being imprisoned or killed after laying down their arms.

29 Dec 2011 description
report UN News Service

28 December 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern today about continuing ethnic tensions in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, where there are reports of fresh rounds of deadly clashes and claims that thousands of armed youth are preparing to attack members of a rival community.

29 Dec 2011 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 22 December 2011: The African Union High‐Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan convened the Government of the Republic of Sudan (GoS) and the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) in a two‐day meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to review the status of outstanding issues in the negotiations between the two States.

The meeting, held on 19 and 20 December 2011, was chaired by former President Pierre Buyoya, member of the Panel.