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20 Nov 2017 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites
- As of 16 November 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 209,885 including 112,140 in Bentiu, 24,424 in Malakal, 38,113 in Juba UN House, 2,532 in Bor, 651 in Melut and 169 in UNMISS base and 31,856 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.

19 Nov 2017 description

A feasibility study of low-literate community health workers treating severe acute malnutrition using simplified tools and protocol in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, South Sudan

Malnutrition underlies nearly half of all deaths among children under the age of five. Despite this burden, 90% of malnourished children still cannot reach the life-saving treatment they need. We believe that the treatment can be brought directly to them.

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19 Nov 2017 description

Welcome to the November issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED)
Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

19 Nov 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 November 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, West Nile fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, plague, monkeypox, marburg virus disease, malaria and cholera.

19 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Average to below average 2017 season crops due to reduced planting area, erratic rainfall in parts and invasion of Fall Armyworms

  • Inflation rates forecast to slightly increase in 2017

  • Food and livestock prices at high levels driven by limited supplies and ongoing conflict which continue to disrupt markets

  • Humanitarian crisis in Kasai Region and extension of inter-communal conflicts in Tanganyika Region and in eastern part of country continue to deteriorate food security situation

18 Nov 2017 description

Highlihts

As of 30 October 2017, the total number of registered refugees and Asylum seeker stands at 12,137. This population is composed of 36,82% Congolese (DRC), 26.56% Chadian, 16,96% South Sudanese, 17.08% Sudanese, and 2.59% other nationalities. It is made up of 51.12% women and 48.88% men. Children account for 52.1% of the population, with 44% adults between the ages of 18 and 59, and 3.9% aged 60 and above. 57.7% of the refugees are staying in Haut-Mbomou prefecture, 21.2% in Ouaka, 20.7% in Bangui, and 0.4% in Mbomou.

18 Nov 2017 description

Au 30 octobre 2017, le nombre total des réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile est de 12.137. Cette population est composée de 36,82% de Congolais (RDC), 26,56% de Tchadiens, 16,96% de Sud Soudanais, 17,08% de Soudanais et 2,59% des autres nationalités. Elle est composée à 51,12% de femmes et 48,88% d'hommes. Les enfants représentent 55,0% contre 41,7% d'adultes et 3,2% de personnes âgées. 42,56% des réfugiés sont dans la Préfecture du Haut Mbomou, 24,47% dans Bamingui-Bangoran, 18,17% à Bangui, 14,54% dans la Ouaka, et 0,26% dans la préfecture de Mbomou.

18 Nov 2017 description
report UN Women

Juba, November 16, 2017- 25 South Sudan women leaders, representing women’s peace networks met with the Troika’s Special Envoys to South Sudan, Mr. Christopher Trott (UK), Mr. Erling Skjoensberg (Norway and Mr. Paul Sutphin (USA) and accompanied by HE, Ambassador of UK to South Sudan, Ms. Alison Blackburne, to present their position on the proposed revitalization of the 2015 Peace Agreement, general concerns on the peace process in South Sudan. The meeting was facilitated and hosted by UN Women Country in South Sudan.

18 Nov 2017 description

Continued heavy rains in November bring relief to dryness in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late October, above-average rainfall has mitigated moisture deficits across Somalia and eastern Kenya. However, dryness remains in parts of the northern Somali region of eastern Ethiopia.
  2. Below-average rainfall since mid-October have resulted in considerable moisture deficits across parts of the Free State, Gauteng, and Mpumalanga regions of South Africa and in Lesotho and Swaziland.
17 Nov 2017 description

Juba – Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is endemic in South Sudan, where years of crisis have increased the vulnerability of women and girls. The scale of violence against women and girls in conflict and humanitarian settings is increasingly recognized as one of the most concerning human rights violations.

To better understand knowledge of gender-based violence and improve prevention and response in South Sudan, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with partners, undertook a large-scale study of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) related to GBV.

17 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Background

Following the beginning of the conflict in South Sudan in 2013, the town of Wadakona, Manyo County, has been contested by various armed actors until March 2015, when it fell under government control.

Since then, spillovers of fighting in closeby areas of Manyo County has reached Wadakona on occasions, further triggering displacement. In February 2017, fighting reached Wadakona and remaining civilians were evacuated to Renk.1 Most recently, in June 2017, fighting took place in the nearby towns of Ghabat, Kuek and Kola.

17 Nov 2017 description

11,055 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in October 2017.

4,350 Tree seedlings planted across South Sudan in October.

3,308 Refugee children attended child friendly space and community centres in October 2017.

Working with Partners

  • UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian Coordinator welcomes President Kiir's order on free, unimpeded and unhindered movement of humanitarians in the country.

  • The current harvest season provides meagre respite to hunger crisis as conflict persists.

  • Heavy fighting in Nimni,
    Guit County, forces several aid workers to flee for their safety and abandon critical life-saving aid response.

  • More than 17,300 IDPs in Kajo-keji flee to new safe locations due to fighting between armed actors.

17 Nov 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation and Needs of Children in South Sudan

UNICEF works in South Sudan with over 137 partners (including both CSO and Govt) to provide nutrition, health, WASH, education and child protection services, with priority to live saving interventions for the population most affected by the humanitarian crisis.

17 Nov 2017 description
report IRIN

Alan Boswell

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, did not mince her words. "We are not waiting anymore. We need to see a change,” she announced after meeting South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on a visit to Juba last month. “We have lost trust in the government."

17 Nov 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 16, 2017 (CAIRO) – Rival factions of South Sudan’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) have signed a unification agreement to rebuild trust and confidence among them.

The deal, dubbed the “Declaration of Unification”, was signed on Thursday in Cairo, Egypt under the auspices of the Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni Kaguta.

16 Nov 2017 description

New York, 16 November 2017

As delivered

This crisis rarely reaches the international headlines so I am grateful for the opportunity to brief you on the growing humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. My main message today is that we can no longer deal with this crisis on a business-as-usual basis. The scale and scope of the humanitarian crisis has far surpassed what we estimated or planned for this year.