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16 Nov 2017 description

Key Findings

  1. IDPs within the host community at locations up to four hours walk from the centre of Wiechjol.

  2. There are no health facilities at all six IDPs sites. The closest functioning health facility is located 11 hours away on foot in Lankien.

  3. There are boreholes at four out of six of the assessed IDPs sites (no boreholes in Donykhan and Pangaw).

  4. Stagnant water is used for drinking, cooking and washing.

16 Nov 2017 description

The humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated dramatically over the past year. The crisis has deepened and spread, affecting people in areas previously considered stable and stretching the coping mechanisms of people in areas already impacted. A surge in violent conflict and intercommunal tensions has forced more than 1.7 million people to flee their homes in 2017 – an average of more than 5,500 people per day.

16 Nov 2017 description

FRANCESCA MOLD

The resolution of a stand-off between the Government and ex-army chief Paul Malong has been welcomed by the Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

General Paul Malong, the former chief of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), was fired and has been under house arrest at his residence in the capital, Juba, since May.

16 Nov 2017 description

A strategic review of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s peacekeeping role in the conflict-affected country will begin later this month ahead of consideration of its mandate by the UN Security Council.

The current mandate, which came into force in December 2016, authorizes UNMISS to use “all necessary means” to protect civilians. It also requires the Mission to monitor and investigate human rights, create conditions conducive to the delivery of humanitarian assistance, and to support the implementation of the peace agreement. That mandate expires next month.

16 Nov 2017 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

  • Insecurity situation and sporadic fighting in in Jonglei and Upper Nile States generated significant new IDP caseloads. Thousands of displaced populations are reported taking refuge in Nyirol, Ulang and Maiwut counties, some of them are also reported crossing the border to Ethiopia seeking protection and humanitarian assistance. The cluster partners are responding to the needs of new caseloads while access remains an added challenge hampering the response.

16 Nov 2017 description

Hungry families in South Sudan will be able to make ends meet thanks to vegetable-growing kits funded by a donation from Pope Francis. The kits come as the food security situation is forecast to worsen in coming months. Around 5 000 families, or more than 30 000 people, in Yei in Central Equatoria have benefited from the recent € 25,000 contribution from the Pope to FAO.

16 Nov 2017 description

The UWC Refugee Initiative hopes to more than double the number of scholarships it currently offers to refugees at least 100.

By Helen Womack in Duino, Italy | 16 November 2017

16 Nov 2017 description

Opening Remarks:

Good morning and thanks for attending this press conference … it’s good to see you again.

I would like to update you on three key issues today; my meeting with President Kiir this week regarding the Paul Malong issue; the renewal of the UNMISS mandate and the Protection of Civilians sites that were established by the Mission.

I’d also like to comment briefly on a recent trip I took to Akobo.

[Meeting with President Kiir]

16 Nov 2017 description

DAVID MAJUR AWUOU MAJAK

Murle leaders participating in an historic reconciliation conference have been urged by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to resolve their political differences and work towards peace and development in the Jonglei region.

The conference in Pibor is being facilitated by UNMISS in support of local efforts to reach an amicable solution to ongoing conflict and intra-communal fighting in the area.

16 Nov 2017 description
  • Aunque en junio el país dio por concluida técnicamente la situación de hambruna (la forma más extrema de hambre) declarada cuatro meses antes en dos estados, la situación sigue siendo desesperante en gran parte del país.

  • El número de personas que necesitan asistencia de emergencia se ha duplicado desde el año pasado.

16 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Since June 2016, Western Bahr el Ghazal has experienced multiple incidents of intense conflict in areas of Wau town, and the surrounding areas of Jur river, Wau and Raga counties. Many areas in Western Bahr el Ghazal are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites in Wau town.

16 Nov 2017 description

Abidjan, 16 November, 2017 - A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has revealed that undernutrition is still persistent in the region and the number of stunted children has increased. The Africa Nutrition Report, launched today in Abidjan, Ivory Coast also indicates that a growing number of children under five years old are overweight.

16 Nov 2017 description

The following information provides a snapshot of some of the activities undertaken by IOM offices in the East and Horn of Africa Region during October 2017.

Highlights:

  • Vulnerable families in Lainya, Central Equatoria, receive relief assistance

  • PoC sites to benefit from comprehensive HV and AIDS services

IOM DISTRIBUTES RELIEF ITEMS TO VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN LAINYA, CENTRAL EQUATORIA

16 Nov 2017 description

In October, 1,593 South Sudanese refugees were biometrically registered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); an increase compared to the previous month (1,074).

A primary school and health post were inaugurated at the Biringi refugee site and handed over to the local authorities. These infrastructures will serve the refugees as well as the host community.

Construction works began at the recently allocated Kaka refugee site near the town of Dungu (Haut-Uélé province).

KEY INDICATORS

16 Nov 2017 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 15 November 2017

In the run-up to the European Council in December, the Commission and the High Representative are today setting out the work still required to consolidate the positive results achieved over the past years.

15 Nov 2017 description

883.5 M required for 2017

283.6 M contributions received, representing 32% of requirements

600.0 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

15 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13067

SECURITY COUNCIL
8101ST MEETING (AM)

The Security Council decided this morning to extend until 15 April 2018 the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force for Abyei (UNISFA), and to limit support for the disputed territory’s border monitoring mechanism to a further five months, while awaiting implementation of measures agreed by Sudan and South Sudan.