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11 Dec 2018 description
report IRIN

David Loa Eperit

In her home village in South Sudan’s Yei River state, Poni Beida, 32, farmed while caring for her husband and five young children.

Then, in July 2016, everything changed: armed men stormed the village, gunned down her husband and mother-in-law, and forced the family to flee to a UN-run camp for internally displaced people in the capital, Juba, some 150 kilometres away.

Read the full story on IRIN.

11 Dec 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 10, 2018 (JUBA) - December South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has directed to ensure that the returnees can regain possession of their homes when they return to their areas of origin.

The directive was announced Monday after a meeting of the National Security Committee Council (NSCC) chaired by President Kiir held at the presidency in Juba on Monday.

The Minister of Interior and NSCC Spokesperson Michael Chienjiek said the Council listened to the security reports from the chief of defence forces, and other security organs.

10 Dec 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Context and Methodology

Kapoeta town is located in Kapoeta South County, Eastern Equatoria State, near Eastern Equatoria South Sudan’s border with Kenya. Since the beginning of the crisis in South Sudan in December 2013, Kapoeta town has been the gateway through which most internally displaced persons (IDPs) have passed on their way to refugee camps in Kenya.

10 Dec 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Context and Methodology

Kapoeta town is located in Kapoeta South County, Eastern Equatoria State, near Eastern Equatoria South Sudan’s border with Kenya. Since the beginning of the crisis in South Sudan in December 2013, Kapoeta town has been the gateway through which most internally displaced persons (IDPs) have passed on their way to refugee camps in Kenya.

10 Dec 2018 description
report UN News Service

Across the world, the UN family has been making sure that this year’s Human Rights Day – which falls on Monday, and marks 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – succeeds in raising awareness of the principles enshrined in the document, which are as important and relevant today, as they were in 1948.

10 Dec 2018 description

AVANT-PROPOS

ÉBAUCHE D’AVANT-PROPOS DE LA MINISTRE BIBEAU POUR LE RECUEIL DU SYMPOSIUM SUR L’ÉGALITÉ ENTRE LES SEXES DU CALP

Bien que les conflits entre les États aient considérablement diminué ces dernières années, les conflits au sein des États – auxquels participent fréquemment des acteurs non étatiques – sont en hausse. Par conséquent, des millions de personnes doivent se déplacer et composer avec des possibilités réduites, un accès limité aux services et un avenir incertain.

10 Dec 2018 description
report CARE

JUBA, South Sudan (December 10, 2018): As the world reacts with shock to the horrific attacks on 157 women and girls in Bentiu on November 30, CARE International has weighed in calling for the perpetrators of the sexual violence to be brought to book.

10 Dec 2018 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

As of 06 December 2018, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 194,916 including 114,469 in Bentiu, 29,190 in Malakal, 32,113 in Juba UN House, 2,284 in Bor, and 116 in UNMISS base and 16,744 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.

10 Dec 2018 description

FRANCESCA MOLD

They came before dawn.

Arriving in Freedom Square in the murky pre-morning light, hundreds of athletes stretched their legs and jogged on the spot as they prepared to challenge themselves and each other in a 10-kilometre race around the streets of South Sudan’s capital city.

10 Dec 2018 description

According to the recently published Global Humanitarian Overview, the estimated total need of humanitarian assistance in 2019 amounts to EUR 22 billion.

This means that 132 million people in approximately 40 countries are in need of emergency relief, the majority of them in Africa and the Middle East.

The world’s worst humanitarian crisis is currently in Yemen, but the situation is extremely difficult also in Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Sudan.

10 Dec 2018 description

The “third struggle” for freedom in Africa

When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN in 1948, much of Africa was still in its first struggle for liberation from colonial rule. Only three African countries were present at the UN for the vote: Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa. Apartheid South Africa abstained.

10 Dec 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 9, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) has started a series of meetings with the Sudanese parties to discuss ways to amend the Roadmap Agreement (RMA) for peace in Sudan.

But, the SPLM-N Agar warned that Khartoum has already bypassed the mediation’s proposal by adopting the electoral law.

In September 2018, the AUHIP called to review the roadmap which was signed by the government in March 2016 and the opposition alliance in August of the same year saying the conditions have changed after over two and half years.

10 Dec 2018 description

Short-term pasture and water improvements likely over the Eastern Horn with late season rainfall

Key Messages

09 Dec 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Early season dryness affected planting and establishment of second season crops in Eastern Region

  • First season cereal production in 2018 estimated at above-average levels

  • Delayed harvest and reduced cereal output in Karamoja Region due to floods and erratic rains

  • Prices of maize seasonally increasing in recent months but still at low levels

  • Pockets of severe food insecurity in Karamoja Region

09 Dec 2018 description

BEATRICE MATEGWA

At an undisclosed location in South Sudan’s Unity region, a rape survivor narrates her ordeal.

“We were coming back from the town, and on our way, we found people, and these people looted our items. After that, they tied us for eight hours in the bush, and then at 4:00am, they released us,” narrates the 18-year-old mother of two in Nuer language, to a patrol team of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

She, together with another woman, helplessly struggled in the hands of their molesters, she says.