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27 Jul 2011 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 26, 2011 (JUBA) - Lakes state authorities in Yirol West County have received ten Lorries loaded with Southern returnees on Monday as southerners continue to move to South Sudan after the country’s independence this month.

Since independence North Sudan has said that all South Sudanese would have to apply for residency and would not be able to stay past April 2012, nine months after secession.

27 Jul 2011 description

On 8 July, Hilde F. Johnson of Norway was appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for the Republic of South Sudan and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Having played an instrumental role in negotiations leading to the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement, Ms. Johnson brings a wealth of experience to her position. She is also author of the recently published book Waging Peace in Sudan: The Inside Story of the Negotiations That Ended Africa’s Longest Civil War.

27 Jul 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch

Summary

As the people of Southern Sudan peacefully voted for secession from northern Sudan in January 2011, closing the book on a brutal civil war, the people of Darfur struggled to survive an armed conflict that now commands little international attention, despite renewed fighting in Darfur. Darfur’s civilians continue to bear the brunt of clashes between Sudanese government forces and the rebel Sudan Liberation Army (SLA), an eight-year- war that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced t wo million more.

27 Jul 2011 description
report Miraya FM

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 19:46

An estimated three thousand Southern Sudan nationals have set off on their journey back home from Kosti town in Sudan, the head of the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, William Chan Achuil, said on Tuesday.

Chan told Radio Miraya that the returnees' journey from Kosti to the South is expected to take three weeks.

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26 Jul 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Juba, July 27, 2011) – The United Nations Security Council should take immediate steps to ensure international monitoring in Southern Kordofan, where reports of massive human rights violations by Sudanese forces have emerged, Human Rights Watch said today. Council members, who meet on July 28, 2011, should press all parties to end immediately the indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on civilians and should warn those responsible for these crimes that they will be held accountable.

26 Jul 2011 description

Despite the United Nations' insistence, the Sudanese Army is refusing to pull out of Abyei until Ethiopian peacekeeping forces are fully deployed.

26 Jul 2011 description

Key Points

• Returns from Sudan to South Sudan continue mainly through South Sudan’s Upper Nile State.

• Reports of aerial bombardment and fighting in parts of South Kordofan State.

• New security measures on the movement of humanitarian agencies in Blue Nile reported.

• Deployment of Ethiopian peacekeepers to the Abyei area continues.

• Newly displaced people from Shangil Tobaya and East Jebel Marra seek shelter in Tawila and Kebkabiya, North Darfur.

26 Jul 2011 description
report Logistics Cluster

Each week the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) provides an operational update of the activities of Logistics Clusters/Sectors in the field, together with the details of the latest publications on the Logistics Cluster website. The GLCSC is housed in the Logistics Division of the UN World Food Programme, the Global Logistics Cluster Lead. It is comprised of a diverse, multi-skilled group of logisticians drawn from ACF, Care International, WFP, WVI, and MSB (formerly SRSA).

26 Jul 2011 description

26 July 2011, Geneva, Switzerland - UNOSAT concluded in June 2011 its technical support and analysis collaboration with the Satellite Sentinel Project launched by actor George Clooney together with the NGO Enough and with support from Harvard University. The participation of UNOSAT had been programmed for the first six months to support the pilot phase of a public-domain human security initiative to help monitor the possible humanitarian consequences of a disruption of peace and human security in South Sudan during the period leading to the referendums.

26 Jul 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS

In week 29, WHO:

  • dispatched emergency drugs to Renk county to initiate mobile clinics for the returnees;

  • supported the state ministry of health in Warrap state to investigate suspected measles cases in Turalei, Aweng, Ajakuac and Agok;

  • supported a local NGO,THESO with an assortment of drugs and supplies to enhance PHC service in the counties of Guity,Unity state and Gogrial East county,Warrap State; and

26 Jul 2011 description
report Miraya FM

The South Sudan Red Cross has dispatched non-food items for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Renk County, Upper Nile State. The Public Relations and Fundraising Officer of South Sudan Red Cross, Marial Mayom, told Radio Miraya on Tuesday, that the items being transported include mosquito nets, blankets, tarpaulins and hygiene kits.

Mayom appealed to local investors and companies to support South Sudan Red Cross in its efforts to meet the needs of the IDPs across the Republic of South Sudan.

26 Jul 2011 description

In response to the severe drought that is being experienced in the Horn Africa, AMREF has received over 1.2 million euro in the past week to meet immediate needs of the affected communities in the areas where we work. The money has been raised by AMREF in Germany, Austria and Italy. An impact assessment of AMREF programme areas in Kenya shows that activities have been disrupted as communities’ priorities shift towards the search for water and food.

25 Jul 2011 description
report EastAfrican

The East African region is facing its worst famine in nearly 60 years. Up to 11 million people are affected, which has forced the United Nations to declare the first famine in the region in 25 years.

The crisis is particularly acute in war-ravaged Somalia, where an estimated 10,000 people have died for far, and another three million people need food assistance. In Kenya, 3.6 million people are starving and in Ethiopia, the number stands at 4.5 million.

25 Jul 2011 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 24, 2011 (JUBA) - Salva Kiir Mayardit, president of the newly established state of South Sudan on Sunday said his administration would put increased food production amongst its development priorities.

He called on the citizens to “grow what they eat and eat what they grow” at a well-attended Church Service at Kator Cathedral on Sunday. Kiir urged young people to rise up to the challenge and engage in agricultural activities and lamented that farming is diminishing in the area.

25 Jul 2011 description

World’s newest country faces challenge of establishing democracy that includes all factions.

By Barrett Holmes Pitner - International Justice - ICC
ACR Issue 300, 25 Jul 11

As the Republic of South Sudan embarks on establishing itself as an independent state, analysts are concerned that the ruling party’s domination of parliament and its close association with the military will hinder progress towards democracy.

25 Jul 2011 description

Donations from the UK public to the DEC appeal to help people suffering from severe food shortages in East Africa have topped a milestone £30m.

The worst drought in 60 years in parts of East Africa has devastated cattle and crops creating a humanitarian emergency, with problems expected to be compounded by a poor coming harvest. The situation is now so serious that famine has been declared in two regions of Somalia, with other areas expected to follow.

24 Jul 2011 description

Food security emergency deepens in the Horn as famine expands in southern Somalia

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23 Jul 2011 description
report Miraya FM

More than seventy returnees from Khartoum are stranded on the Malut-Malakal road, with no food or water.

An eyewitness told Radio Miraya on Saturday that the stranded returnees have been stuck at the roadside for three days with no food and water after the three vehicles they were travelling in broke down on Tuesday. The stranded returnees include thirteen children, eight women and three people with disabilities. He said that the children are dehydrated due to diarrhea and need urgent help.

23 Jul 2011 description
report Radio Dabanga

Nyala (22 Jul .) - An elderly woman and two children lost their lives in a heavy rain storm in Nyala (South Darfur), on Thursday. Three other children were wounded, after a house collapsed on them. More than two thousand homes were destroyed, and accessibility to Nyala's markets was disrupted.

23 Jul 2011 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 21, 2011 (JUBA) - The Republic of South Sudan (RSS) government has, in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB), officially launched a Curriculum Vitae (CV) registry that seeks to assist its citizens in their quest for employment opportunities in Africa’s newest nation.

Under the new arrangement, the Ministry of Human Resource Development and other government ministries will review CVs received through the registry, thus matching them with appropriate openings within the public sector, if available.