Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
- South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2013
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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.
MALAKAL, 12 July 2011 (IRIN) - After fleeing attacks by government soldiers [http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=53602 ] at his home in Gambella region of Ethiopia when he was in high school, Obang Ojulu, 29, has lived most of his adult life as a refugee. Since leaving home in 2003, Ojulu has married and has a child and acquired a driver's licence but he remains at a way station in Malakal, capital of South Sudan's Upper Nile state, with about 80 other Anuak families.
GENEVA – The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Shamsul Bari, today urged the international community to step up efforts and take immediate concerted measures to address the most severe food crisis in the world today in Somalia.
His call was supported by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, who declared that ten million people in northern Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and South Sudan are at immediate risk of starvation because of the worst regional drought in 60 years.
Introduction to the profiles
The EU member states congratulated the people of South Sudan on their independence and said they encouraged the country's leaders "to embrace pluralism and diversity and lay the foundation for a democratic, fair and inclusive society, based on the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms".
South Sudan formally parted from the Republic of Sudan on Saturday 9 July. In the capital of Juba an official ceremony marked the birth of the new nation, the world's 193rd country.
by Chris on July 11, 2011
The birthday party is officially over, and now the Republic of South Sudan has a lot of growing up to do. After three days of celebration and festivities, today the people of the new nation have to face the reality of a very difficult uphill climb. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which culminated in secession this weekend, was a six-year “peace” that involved almost daily fighting. This followed a 20-year war with more than 2 million casualties.
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Some Members Voice Regret over Withdrawal, Citing Clashes in Two States
The Security Council today decided to close the six-year-old United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) and called on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to complete the withdrawal of all its uniformed and civilian personnel, except those needed for its liquidation, by 31 August 2011.
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The President of the Security Council today referred the membership application of the Republic of South Sudan to its Committee on the Admission of New Members — the first step for the newly independent African country to join the United Nations.
Should South Sudan’s application be approved by the 15-member Council and the 192-nation General Assembly, it will become the world body’s 193rd member. The Council’s membership Committee was slated to review the bid directly following the adjournment of the meeting.
The new state of South Sudan must guarantee transparency and accountability in its oil sector in order to demonstrate its commitments to sustainable development and combating corruption, said Global Witness today. The call comes on the eve of the South’s independence from the north on July 9.