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15 Oct 2017 description

The conflicts in Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan have led to an increasing number of displaced people who are facing food crises. There have been significant efforts to provide humanitarian aid to populations in need to prevent the occurrence of famine. However, prolonged violence in these countries, in combination with the environmental conditions continues to cause drought and exacerbate food insecurity for these populations. Security issues are preventing access to populations of concern and are blocking food and non-food aid.

13 Oct 2017 description
report ACTED

Development in South Sudan is curtailed by the ongoing widespread conflict coupled with very high levels of food insecurity and derailed economic progress. Conflict has led to significant displacements of populations from both urban and rural areas, with the most impact being felt in rural communities, which are conducive for agriculture and livestock production - but this production has been hindered. During this year’s International Day for Rural Women, ACTED recounts the role rural women of South Sudan play to ensure survival and progress in their communities.

13 Oct 2017 description
report ACTED

South Sudan is the world’s newest country that continues to face unprecedented levels of food insecurity, with the June IPC report approximating slightly over 6 million individuals to be food insecure. The country continues to face significant displacement of people, and quick depletion of livelihoods and natural resources. According to South Sudan National Programmes of Action (NAPA), the country has not been spared by intense and frequent climatic disasters including drought and floods.

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Flooding causes at least 24 deaths, affects approximately 100,000 people across Sudan

• 2017 HRP receives only 38 percent of requested funding

• An estimated 105,000 people need humanitarian assistance in a newlyaccessible area of Jebel Marra

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kristin Myers

Despite global hunger levels falling, one in nine worldwide still face hunger. Here are the ‘ten hungriest’ countries according to the 2017 Global Hunger Index.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Baher Kamal

ROME, Oct 13 2017 (IPS) - In a world where only 8 individuals – all of them men—possess as much as half of all the planet’s wealth, and it will take women 170 years to be paid as men are*, inequality appears to be a key feature of the current economic model. Now a new study reveals that there is also a widening gap in hunger.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

13 Oct 2017 description

By Mach Samuel

Thousands of families already struggling because of ongoing violence in Pibor are in desperate need of further assistance after severe flooding washed away houses, livestock, and farmland in the Jonglei region of South Sudan.

Torrential rain has caused major damage across the region with the combination of a stream bursting its banks and the overflow from the Kengen, Lothila and Kubal rivers causing massive floods across Pibor.

13 Oct 2017 description

By Liatile Putsoa

The cries of babies echo in the hospital waiting room.

Children pressed against their mothers stare up at the nurse calling out the names of patients, desperate to see the doctor.

Surrounded by devastation following the outbreak of civil war in 2013, Bentiu State Hospital is the only state-run hospital in the Unity region in northern South Sudan.

Stretched for resources, the healthcare facility treats up to 500 patients a day.

13 Oct 2017 description

By Martin Siba

Talks are continuing on the disarmament and reintegration of former opposition fighters, including child soldiers, back into their communities in the Western Equatorian region of South Sudan.

Thousands of soldiers who previously fought for the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) and the South Sudan National Liberation Movement (SSNLM) have surrendered and slow steps are being taken to help them move back to their communities and develop the skills needed to find jobs to support themselves and their families.

13 Oct 2017 description

UN personnel are working to ensure that the views of both men and women are included in all planning processes for the Mission in South Sudan so it can support steps to better protect women and girls from violence and increase the role of women in the peace process.

13 Oct 2017 description

Introduction

Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda

Uganda has been hosting refugees for a long time, but the years 2016 and 2017 have presented the highest ever recorded inflows of refugees into the country with the current numbers standing at close to 1.3 million.

13 Oct 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Environ 31 250 réfugiés ciblés par l’assistance du PAM en octobre.

  • Plus de 369 000 personnes déplacées internes enregistrées au troisième trimestre.

Aperçu de la situation

13 Oct 2017 description

Juba – IOM is currently distributing essential relief supplies to approximately 3,800 families in South Sudan’s Lainya County. The distribution will continue through mid-October 2017.

Thousands had fled from Lainya and neighbouring areas in 2016 as fighting spread south from the country’s Juba toward the Equatoria region, with includes Lainya. While many people crossed the border to refugee camps in neighbouring Uganda, thousands fled to remote areas within South Sudan.

13 Oct 2017 description

National Statement delivered by Ambassador Carl Skau on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Risk of famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria, 12 October 2017, New York.

Thank You Mr President,

I would like to join you in welcoming the Secretary-General to the Council today for this important meeting, and to thank him for his comprehensive briefing.

Secretary-General Guterres,

13 Oct 2017 description

Context

Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site was established in December 2013 with Site location 115,020 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

Current priority needs

  • Maintaining the civilian character of the PoC
  • Addressing congestion in the PoC
  • Malaria prevention and treatment
13 Oct 2017 description

Juba, 13 October 2017: Communicable diseases pose a major public health challenge in South Sudan and cause significant levels of illness, disability, and death for a country also caught in the current conflict.

South Sudan’s weak public health systems aggravate the situation to effectively respond to largely preventable disease outbreaks. Frequent disease outbreaks are driven by multiple factors, including conflict leading to displacement of people and overcrowding and poor environmental conditions.

13 Oct 2017 description

SITE UPDATES

National CCCM Cluster

CCCM cluster attended the Global CCCM cluster retreat in Geneva from 27 to 28 September 2017. In total, South Sudan was represented by eight participants from four agencies: three IOM, two UNHCR, two ACTED and one DRC. The team contributed to the global cluster strategy development and prioritization as well as sharing of experiences/practices with similar actors from all over the world.

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