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31 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Uganda
112,741 of South Sudanese children affected (OPM December 16, 2015)

173,447 of affected South Sudanese people (OPM December 16, 2015)

149,164 of affected South Sudanese women & children (OPM December 16, 2015)

511,867 of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda (OPM December 16, 2015)

UNICEF Appeal 2015

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HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 22,600 returnees to Muradaf village will be relocated to other locations to prevent possible conflict with the village landowners.

• Suspected dengue fever cases stand at 523.

• According the Food Security Monitoring Unit (FSMU), some 45,000 people in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states have been displaced due to poor harvests.

• In Blue Nile state, WFP distributed food to 24,843 people in El Roseires, Bau, and Ed Damazine localities.

31 Dec 2015 description

As of 30 December, the funding gap of the 2015 UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$9.6 billion which means that 48 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

During December, newly reported contributions to FTS totalled $736 million for humanitarian response: for response plans specifically, $81.7 million for Iraq, $80.6 million for Yemen, and $41.4 million for Niger. As reported to FTS by 30 December, over $1.7 billion of humanitarian funding remain in outstanding pledges (of which $404 million is allocated for the coordinated response plans).

31 Dec 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 30, 2015 (JUBA) - An armed group operating in Eastern Equatoria state against South Sudanese government has rejected the creation and appointment of 28 state governors by president Salva Kiir, saying the action will be resisted.

The group under the banner of South Sudan Federal Party (SSFP) with military wing, calling itself South Sudan Armed Forces (SSAF) warned that the 28 states would incite ethnic war over border demarcation in the course of implementation.

31 Dec 2015 description

Religious Leaders Gather to Discuss Human Development in South Sudan

31 August 2016, JUBA — The Bureau of Religious Affairs and UNDP hosted a workshop for Muslim and Christian leaders to present Biblical and Islamic perspectives on the themes of the first-ever National Human Development Report (NHDR) for South Sudan.

31 Dec 2015 description

SUMMARY POINTS

  • Maize grain, was the single most traded commodity in the East Africa region in 2015 as depicted in Figure 1. There were also significant informal cross-border trade of dry beans, cooking bananas, locally produced rice, sorghum, sesame; imported sugar, wheat and flour.

  • Most of the primary staple food commodities were informally traded while a majority of the processed food commodities were formally traded in the region in 2015.

31 Dec 2015 description

Overview

This Dashboard provides an overview of the implementation of the 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan in Sudan that brings together 112 partners from across the UN system and non-governmental organizations to help 5.4 million people in need of emergency relief aid and other forms of humanitarian assistance. Vulnerability in Sudan - a country of 37.2 million - is driven primarily by conflict-induced displacement, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.

31 Dec 2015 description

31 December 2015 - Ahead of the festive season, the Indian Battalion (INDBATT) operating in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base of Melut, Upper Nile State, organised a veterinary camp for the local population.

31 Dec 2015 description

11,034 individuals entered the POC in December

1,424 individuals exited the POC in December

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Introduction

VOICE (Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies) is the main NGO interlocutor on EU humanitarian affairs and brings together 84 NGOs. One of the main priorities of the network is to monitor funding for humanitarian aid and to use its collective influence to ensure NGOs’ expertise and experience are heard and brought into the relevant fora.

30 Dec 2015 description

Rape and killing in Unity state

Conflict broke out in South Sudan in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused Vice President Riek Machar of plotting a coup.

The conflict started in the capital, Juba, but rapidly spread throughout the country, involving a large spectrum of armed groups and militias. There have been several attempts at peace agreements, all of which have been short-lived. Despite the latest peace deal signed on 26 August 2015, fighting continues.

30 Dec 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In August 2015, an assessment was conducted in Juba urban areas to understand the food security and nutrition status of the Juba urban population. The assessment would establish the status of the Juba urban population and determine the role of the ongoing economic downturn on household vulnerability. The assessment employed both qualitative and quantitative methods. Key results are as follows:

Overall Food Security and Nutrition situation

30 Dec 2015 description
report Miraya FM

South Sudan has been ranked on the list of the top 5 ‘most fatal places for journalists to work, according to a report released by the Committee for the Protection of Journalists – CPJ.

The ranking is linked to the incident early this year when five journalists traveling with a county official were ambushed and killed by unidentified gunmen in Western Bahr al Ghazal state.

The killings of the five South Sudanese journalists are part of at least 26 cases CPJ is investigating to determine whether they were work-related.

30 Dec 2015 description
  • Looking back at 2015, the programme has seen remarkable steps forward towards polio eradication. A wrap-up of the year shows fewer cases in fewer places than ever before. The report on the status of polio eradication to WHO's Executive Board also summarizes the progress on the Polio Endgame Plan, and on Resolution WHA68.3, adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2015. The year to come will need strengthened momentum to build on these gains and deliver a polio-free world.