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18 Jul 2018 description

Harriet Baldwin meets with First Vice President.

The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, has visited South Sudan to call on all parties to find an urgent solution to the conflict which is causing extreme man-made suffering across the country.

During her visit, Mrs Baldwin made clear that the UK will not tolerate ongoing human rights abuses happening in the country, and urged South Sudan’s leaders to demonstrate that they are committed to peace by abiding by the ceasefire they signed in Khartoum.

18 Jul 2018 description

Humanitarian assistance and improved seasonal performance mitigate a deterioration in food security

KEY MESSAGES

17 Jul 2018 description

Background

The Logistics Cluster facilitates coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community. Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve decision making of humanitarian organisations in South Sudan. Where logistics gaps are identified, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a ‘Provider of Last Resort’ by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Operational Highlights

17 Jul 2018 description

The outbreak of conflict between armed groups in South Sudan’s Deim Zubier town on the first week of April displaced thousands of civilians to multiple locations in the western parts of the country. Due to the rapid onset of conflict, little is known about the displacement routes or needs of the affected populations.

17 Jul 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian crisis in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E outbreak in Namibia

  • Cholera outbreak in Cameroon

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

16 Jul 2018 description

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

16 Jul 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2019

16 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator call for urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance in Tambura, Western Equatoria.

• Humanitarians call for pause to enable them reach thousands of people as fighting continues in Unity.

• Renewed fighting in Wau’s Baggari area forces thousands of people to flee their homes.

• Partners scale up seed and tools distribution to communities hardest hit by hunger and malnutrition in planting season.

• Up to 2.4 million children not receiving an education in South Sudan.

15 Jul 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

Michael Mulpeter

Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has had a domino effect on the nation's health. Here, David Traynor, Concern's Programme Quality Coordinator explains what is being done to remedy this, with support from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

Conflict: The cause of malnutrition

13 Jul 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

ACT member the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is active in South Sudan, working to address the needs of conflict-affected communities, returnees and vulnerable groups through various projects to enhance the provision of basic services and sustainable livelihoods. One such programme is UMCOR’s Food Security Project which supports and empowers families to engage in sustainable agriculture and food security programmes.

13 Jul 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Ongoing conflict in Jonglei continued to negatively affect humanitarian needs among the population in the first quarter of 2018. Clashes between armed groups and pervasive insecurity, particularly in northern Jonglei caused displacement among affected communities, negatively impacting the ability to meet their primary needs.

13 Jul 2018 description

JUBA, South Sudan, 12 July 2018 – “Today (12 July) we visited Tambura, in Western Equatoria, South Sudan, which in recent weeks has witnessed an influx of over 18,000 IDPs following an escalation of fighting in the surrounding areas. Having been driven from their homes and fled to safety they are in urgent need of safe shelter and humanitarian assistance. The delegation included OCHA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNMISS, WFP, and World Vision.

13 Jul 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Rift Valley fever in Uganda
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.

  • For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

12 Jul 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

According to REACH data, reported adequate access to food and services increased slightly over the first quarter of 2018 in Unity State. Nonetheless, incidents of conflict, in particular counties such as Koch1 , environmental and security challenges that undermined livelihoods, and an increasing reliance on humanitarian assistance suggest that populations in parts of Unity State will remain vulnerable in the coming lean season.

12 Jul 2018 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action initiative has been developed with the understanding that disaster losses and emergency response costs can be drastically reduced by using early warning analysis to act before a crisis escalates into an emergency.
Early actions strengthen the resilience of at-risk populations, mitigate the impact of disasters and help communities, governments and national and international humanitarian agencies to respond more effectively and efficiently.

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General