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17 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cholera transmission declines countrywide, persists in Budi and Juba counties

  • WFP reaches 4.5 million people with food assistance to date in 2017

  • Relief actors record 830 humanitarian access incidents from January–September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13032

Security Council
8071ST Meeting (AM)

Permanent Representative Reaffirms Government’s Commitment to Revitalization Forum, Full Implementation of Peace Agreement

With regional forces being deployed in South Sudan to strengthen civilian protection, that country’s leaders still bore direct responsibility to end the bloodshed through efforts to reinvigorate the political process, the United Nations peacekeeping chief stressed to the Security Council today.

17 Oct 2017 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.

17 Oct 2017 description

Rome, 17 October 2017 – A symposium called Religion and Responses to Migrants and Refugees in Europe: The Catholic Church in Comparative Perspective took place in Rome between 12 and 14 October. It was organized by the University of Notre Dame, together with the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. The key question it sought to address was how religion can play a role in integrating people and facilitating encounters and dialogue.

17 Oct 2017 description

CAR

2 million people in CAR remain in need of food assistance, and 1.1 million people are food insecure (in IPC Phase 3: Crisis and IPC Phase 4: Emergency). Although the Global Hunger Index 2017 shows a general long-term progress in reducing hunger worldwide, CAR's hunger score remained around the mark of 50.9 for the past 17 years. The GHI places CAR at extremely alarming levels of hunger and malnutrition taking into account its levels of undernourishment and mortality rate.

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17 Oct 2017 description

Recommendations for the Security Council and Member States On October 31, 2017, the UN Security Council will hold an Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAC), to take place under France’s Presidency. At the Debate, the Secretary-General (SG) will present his annual report on CAC (A/72/361–S/2017/821) pursuant to SCR 2225 (2015), covering the period from January 1 to December 31, 2016.

17 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP barge departed on 11 October from Bor to Malakal, carrying 2,250mt of mixed commodities.

  • Latest WFP Market Price Monitoring Bulletin highlights that macroeconomic crisis and hyperinflation continue to affect household’s purchasing power.

Situation Update

17 Oct 2017 description
report Small Arms Survey

Introduction

Hopes that the August 2015 peace agreement between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) government of Salva Kiir and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) of Riek Machar would end the conflict in South Sudan collapsed with the return to fighting on 8 July 2016. A year later the fighting has continued and spread, the humanitarian crisis has deepened, and the international peacemakers are reduced to making appeals to end the violence that are ignored.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Rotary

EVANSTON, Ill. (Oct. 17, 2017) — With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

To recognize this historic progress, Rotary clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth annual World Polio Day celebration on Oct. 24.

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$50.8 million allocated by the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund since the beginning of 2017 Deposits

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Early Warnings by Region!

South western: During August at the start of the second season rainfall and planting season, below normal rainfall was received, but the rainfall trend picked up to above normal in September. Therefore, favourable conditions in districts of Kanungu, Kisoro, Kabale, Rukungiri and Ntungamo; and watch conditions in the districts along in the cattle corridor extending to the Western region.

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Fun and flair were the order of the day as scores of people gathered for the launch of the ‘Stand Up For Someone’s Rights Today’ national campaign in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.

The campaign and event at the Nyakuron Cultural Centre was organized by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Through song and dance, poetry and speeches, the messages shared allowed those present to reflect on what they do in their daily lives to defend someone else’s human rights.

17 Oct 2017 description

A run-down police post in the troubled region of Boma is to be renovated by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to help strengthen law and order and provide a secure environment for the local community.

Boma is one of the most volatile regions in the country, which has been suffering ongoing violence since civil war broke out in 2013.

17 Oct 2017 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Site

  • As of 12 October 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 214,763 including 115,020 in Bentiu, 24,402 in Malakal, 38,448 in Juba UN House, 2,532 in Bor, 651 in Melut and 169 in UNMISS base and 33,541 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.
17 Oct 2017 description

This publication reports on measles based on surveillance data from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2017 and epidemic intelligence up to the first week of September 2017. For rubella, the report covers surveillance data from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Summary

• EU/EEA countries reported more than 14 000 measles cases including 34 deaths attributed to measles from 1 January 2016 to end of June 2017 (source: the European Surveillance System - TESSy and the National Institute of Public Health in Romania).

17 Oct 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 of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.

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by Alex Whiting | Thomson Reuters Foundation Monday, 16 October 2017 11:59 GMT

Hunger levels have begun to rise for the first time in a decade, the United Nations says

ROME, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wars and climate change are two major causes of hunger, so the plight that now affects 815 million people should not be treated as "an incurable disease", Pope Francis said on World Food Day.

Hunger levels have begun to rise for the first time in a decade, the United Nations says. Here are some key facts:

17 Oct 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 16, 2017 (JUBA) - Rival factions involved in the South Sudanese conflict have accepted to denounce violence and declare permanent ceasefire, raising hopes for peace and stability in the country, should they adhere to this pronouncements.

The presidential adviser on security affairs told Sudan Tribune Monday that the government has now accepted in principle to participate in the revitalization forum because all issues that needed clarification have been addressed.

17 Oct 2017 description
report CARE

Après dix ans de régression quasi constante, la faim dans le monde a brusquement augmenté. Pourtant, nous produisons suffisamment pour nourrir deux fois la population mondiale. Alors quelles sont les causes de ce drame ? Voici cinq points pour comprendre pourquoi la faim fait de si nombreuses victimes.