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- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The first six months of 2011 brought historic changes to the territory that becomes the world’s newest nation, the Republic of South Sudan, in July 2011. Some of these changes were foreseen and captured in the most likely planning scenario developed by humanitarian actors for 2011. Others have exceeded expectations, resulting in a deterioration of the situation more closely in line with aspects of the worst-case scenario.
The present report has been prepared within the framework of Security Council resolution 1612 (2005). It is the fourth report on the situation of children and armed conflict in the Sudan to be submitted to the Council and its Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, covering the period from January 2009 to February 2011. The report follows my third report (S/2009/84) and the subsequent conclusions and recommendations of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (S/AC.51/2009/5).
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN
UNICEF urgently needs US$13.6 Million for the next three months in order to provide emergency humanitarian assistance for women and children in the post-secession period.
- Over 170,000 newly displaced due to violence in Abyei and South Kordofan
- Ongoing response for over 300,000 returnees since October 2010
- Malnutrition rates in South Sudan are persistently above the emergency threshold and exceed 20 per cent of children under-5 in certain areas
- Without additional funding, UNICEF will not be in a position to scale up emergency response
The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 285th meeting held on 13 July 2011, was briefed by the Commissioner for Peace and Security on the accession to independence of the Republic of South Sudan and the ceremony that took place in Juba on 9 July 2011.
CONTACTS: Khartoum: Barbara Smith +249 901 143 443,
Juba: Owen McDougall +249 907 978 505, Atlanta: Deborah Hakes, +1 404 420 5124
July 09, 2011
In a gesture of solidarity towards the new country of South Sudan and to the Caritas Internationalis network committed to its full development, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (Development and Peace) is contributing $250,000 to improve access to basic services, water, food shelter, health and education for returnees, internally displaced persons, and other vulnerable populations.
On 9 July 2011 the world witnessed the birth of a nation — South Sudan, Africa’s 54th country. In an interview with UN Women, South Sudan’s Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare Agnes Lasuba weighs in on the country’s independence and what it means for women.
What does South Sudan’s independence mean for women?
The Security Council today recommended to the General Assembly that the Republic of South Sudan be admitted to membership in the United Nations, bringing the new nation one step closer to becoming the world body’s 193rd member.
The Council’s decision was contained in a resolution that it adopted without a vote, on the recommendation of its Committee on the Admission of New Members, which reviewed the application for membership submitted by the President of South Sudan.
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Nation Born from Conflict Need Not Live in Conflict, Say Speakers; Deepest Wish, Says South Sudan’s Leadership, Is to Resolve All Issues with North
By Stephen Gray
JUNA, South Sudan, 13 July 2011 – Early on the morning of 9 July, a choir of shrieking women echoed in unison from the maternity ward of Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan. But the sound from the ward was not of women in pain. Instead, they were calling out together in joy.
Introduction and executive summary
Two new states—not one—joined the ranks of the international community on July 9, 2011, the day that marked the official independence of South Sudan from the remaining northern two-thirds of the country. Much attention has been focused on the obstacles that the new South Sudan will face. Less has been said of the fragility and potential for mass conflict that exists in what will be left of Sudan itself, and the policy changes needed to address this reality.
Since its independence, Sudan has experienced more years of violence than peace.
East Africa's most severe drought in 60 years has left 10 million people desperately short of food. But what can be done, and should the call for help have been made sooner?
Read the full article in the Guardian.
About five thousand internally displaced people have returned from North Sudan to Renk County of the Upper Nile State in the Republic of South Sudan, the Commissioner of Renk County, Deng Akoi, said on Wednesday.
Akoi however said that the humantarean situation of the returning IDPs, especially for those with no relatives, is very bad.
The Security Council today recommended to the General Assembly that the Republic of South Sudan be admitted as a Member of the United Nations, adopting resolution 1999 (2011) without a vote.
In a statement (S/PRST/2011/14) read out during a formal meeting by Guido Westerwelle, Foreign Minister of Germany, which holds the Security Council’s presidency for the month of July, the 15-nation body noted with great satisfaction the Republic of South Sudan’s solemn commitment to uphold the purposes and principles of the Charter and to fulfil all the obligations therein.
12 July 2011 – The situation in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state has remained unpredictable with heavy bombardment continuing in and around the main town, Kadugli, and in a second one to the north-east, the United Nations humanitarian office reported today.
The ongoing bombing of Delami town had caused the displacement of more than 2,000 people, Elisabeth Byrs, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told reporters in Geneva.
Doha (12 Jul .) - The Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, stated yesterday in a speech to the parliament that the Doha peace agreement, which is to be signed this Thursday in Qatar's capital, will propel the region of Darfur to new heights of development and stability. Mr. Bashir also re-affirmed that the signature would represent the final effort to bring peace to the region, and that no negotiations would be done anymore after the 14th of July.
• Fighting in parts of South Kordofan has continued, with access outside Kadugli town still severely restricted.
• The rate of returns from northern Sudan to southern Sudan increased significantly over the past week.
• A train carrying some 4,200 returnees from Khartoum to Northern Bahr el Ghazal arrived safely in the state capital of Aweil on 30 June.
• Some 5,200 people have been displaced by inter-communal fighting in Cueibet, in Lakes State, southern Sudan.
Western- and UN-backed aid organizations have lined up to support the fledgling Republic of South Sudan, but the challenges facing the nation 'would tax even the most developed of countries.'
The Republic of South Sudan was born on Saturday to much international fanfare, as tens of thousands of southerners joined African heads of state, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and a host of Western diplomats representing the nations who have supported the South in its long walk to this moment: statehood.