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13 Aug 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Kakuma was established in 1992 near Kenya’s border with South Sudan and was a place of refuge for unaccompanied minors fleeing warring factions in what was then southern Sudan. Today, the Kakuma refugee camp has more than 185,000 refugees, well over the 120,000-person capacity for which it was built.

13 Aug 2018 description

OVERVIEW

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Cameroon

  • Cholera in Tanzania

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

13 Aug 2018 description

During the month of July 2018, 9,154 persons from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi and other countries, arrived in Uganda—the majority from DRC. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan, DRC and Burundi.

Refugees from South Sudan report fleeing primarily out of fear of being killed by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report interethnic clashes and fears related to the upcoming elections.

13 Aug 2018 description

South Sudan again topped the list of most violent countries in the world in which to deliver aid in 2017, in a report launched by Humanitarian Outcomes. today.

"It's the third consecutive year that South Sudan tops the global list, underscoring the complexities in delivering aid in this war, and the impunity with which armed actors operate when attacking aid workers," said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

13 Aug 2018 description
infographic Humanitarian Outcomes

313 aid workers were victims of major attacks in 2017

139 killed

102 wounded

72 kidnapped

In 2017, 158 major incidents of violence against humanitarian operations occurred in 22 countries, affecting 313 aid workers.

13 Aug 2018 description

Highlights
- Currency Exchange Rate: Following years of continued depreciation until June 2018, the South Sudanese Pound (SSP) currency has appreciated significantly on the parallel market. In July, the average exchange rate in the Juba parallel market was SSP 230 for one US Dollar, compared to SSP 310 one month ago. However, the July exchange rate of the SSP per US Dollar was still 46 percent higher than that in the same month one year ago.

13 Aug 2018 description

6,800+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items and seeds during the reporting period.

9,900+ Tree seedlings raised in Upper Nile during the reporting period

1,400+ Refugees and IDPs received livelihood support across South Sudan during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

298,038 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 July 2018.

1.88 million IDPs in South Sudan including 198,444 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 26 July 2018.

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UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

As of 9 August 2018, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 198,444 including 114,652 in Bentiu, 24,415 in Malakal, 39,198 in Juba UN House, 2,300 in Bor, and 147 in UNMISS base and 17,732 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau.

13 Aug 2018 description

Un nouveau cadre social pour promouvoir la sécurité alimentaire et les systèmes alimentaires

7 août 2018, Rome - Les guerres civiles et les conflits ont augmenté au cours de la dernière décennie, inversant la tendance qui reflétait une baisse de la faim à travers le monde.

12 Aug 2018 description

By Rose Ogola in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya

Mariéme Jamme, who received no education until she was 16, is now a technology entrepreneur with a mission to train young women.

Mariéme is one of 16 World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders (YGLs) on a visit to Kakuma, and the Kalobeyei settlement in north-western Kenya, to meet refugees and host communities.

The YGLs were divided into seven groups according to their expertise and interest. Mariéme was part of the education team.

12 Aug 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 11, 2018 (JUBA) - Talks on the final implementation matrix and the review of several issues in the signed governance agreement will resume on Sunday, said the South Sudanese government spokesperson Michael Makuei Lueth.

In a meeting held in Khartoum on Friday, the IGAD Council of Ministers adopted a draft matrix on the remaining items for the final document of a revitalized peace agreement. The meeting further decided to extend the talks in Khartoum until the 19 of August.

12 Aug 2018 description

Juba 9 August, 2018 – The Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners convened a three-day meeting to develop a five-year national action plan for health security (2018-2022).

12 Aug 2018 description

– Hearing in the Mangaten domestic refugee camp –

[Original by Takaki IMAI Manager for Humanitarian Assistance and Peace-Building Group (December 6, 2017); Translated by K. Adachi]

I went to Juba in South Sudan on November 23, 2017, listened to the internally displaced people in refugee camps, and gave medical and educational aid. I will report the local situations and our activities in this series, “The Diary from South Sudan.”

12 Aug 2018 description

– People are still waiting for international aid –

[Original by Takaki IMAI, Manager for Humanitarian Assistance and Peace-Building Group (December 5, 2017); Translated by K. Adachi]

I went to Juba in South Sudan on November 23, 2017, listened to the internally displaced people in refugee camps, and gave medical and educational aid. I will report the local situations and our activities in this series, “The Diary from South Sudan.”

The 1st day: 23rd of November (Thursday)

Arrival in Juba

10 Aug 2018 description

The UK, US and Norway have issued a Troika statement on the South Sudan peace process..

UK, US and Norway statement on the South Sudan peace process:

10 Aug 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Nairobi) – South Sudanese leaders should not undermine their efforts to bring an end to the country’s devastating conflict with an amnesty for war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said.