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08 Aug 2018 description

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has lauded the latest signing of the outstanding issues on Governance between Parties, terming it as a ray of hope for the people of South Sudan.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Commission said,

“This most-recent signing strengthens efforts to revitalize the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS), and is expected to lead to the achievement of an inclusive, comprehensive peace, restore security, stability and promote national reconciliation in the Republic of South Sudan.”

08 Aug 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Following the outbreak of violence in Juba in July 2016, the conflict in South Sudan expanded to previously peaceful areas, including the Greater Equatoria region (Central, Eastern, and Western Equatoria states). Many areas in the Greater Equatoria region are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside of a few large towns and displacement sites.

08 Aug 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT

Akobo town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.

08 Aug 2018 description

Over 500 children in Yambio in Western Equatoria now have access to learning facilities following the opening of a new four-classroom building of the United Nursery and Primary School.

“I feel happy because they made a good school for us to learn. We thank all of the partners,” said Lucy Samuel, a pupil from class Primary 4, elated about the new learning opportunities ahead of her.

08 Aug 2018 description

SUMMARY

The DTM Monthly Regional Update contains consolidated summary updates and highlights from field DTM implementation. This document covers updates from the regional network of flow monitoring of migrants as well as the tracking and monitoring of internal displacement in the country. It is published on monthly basis and covers the East Africa and Horn of Africa Region.

07 Aug 2018 description

“Hearing the gates close was probably the loudest sound I’ve ever heard.”

It’s 2014. South Sudan. The world’s youngest nation is torn apart by conflict. And as usual, civilians are caught in the middle. Villages are destroyed, men are arrested, women and girls are raped. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the violence.

07 Aug 2018 description

Education & Child Protection

CMD with financing partners have reached 56,973 Beneficiaries Directly with Education in Emergency (EiE) Intervention for IDPs, Returnees, Vulnerable Children and School Aged Youth in Ayod and Ulang Counties South Sudan in the first half of 2018 against an Overall target of 77,125 by the end of 2019.

07 Aug 2018 description

This update covers the period of June - July 2018 and is endorsed by FAO, UNICEF and WFP in South Sudan

Persistent conflict, disruption of livelihoods, poor economic conditions and challenges faced in the delivery of humanitarian assistance have pushed nearly 60 percent of the population into severe acute food insecurity during the peak of the lean season (June-July), when food shortages are typically at their worst levels.

07 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

YAMBIO, South Sudan, August 7, 2018 – More than 100 children were released by two armed groups in South Sudan on Tuesday, bringing the total number released this year to over 900.

This was the fourth release ceremony in 2018 and like two previous events, it took place in the town of Yambio in the south of the country. Additional releases are expected in the coming months.

07 Aug 2018 description

WFP’s supply chain plays an integral role in the entire process of end-to-end planning, procuring and delivering assistance. Read this report to learn about WFP’s supply chain activities and achievements in a year of increasingly complex emergency contexts.

Emergency Response in 2017

Level 3 (L3) is the United Nations classification for the most severe, large-scale humanitarian crises. In 2017, WFP responded to seven L3 Emergencies across 12 countries and two continents.

07 Aug 2018 description

Life-saving medication litters the ground across the Relief International compound in Bunj.

At nearby humanitarian agencies, offices and tukuls have been burnt to the ground, the windows of dozens of vehicles have been smashed while others were torched.

The homes of aid workers were also targeted by hundreds of demonstrators who invaded compounds across the town in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan, causing mass destruction. It was terrifying for international and local humanitarians who were caught up in the violent rampage on July 23.

07 Aug 2018 description

By Joshua Mmali

The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer, has welcomed the signing of an agreement on outstanding governance issues as an important step forward in the revitalization of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the country.

06 Aug 2018 description

On Tuesday, August 7, 331 children and adolescents formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups will be released in a ceremony in Gbudue State, South Sudan. CMMB and its partners, including UNICEF, will be participating at event, along with several South Sudanese government officials. Among those present will be General Chaplain Khamis Edward (Ministry of Defense), Christopher Muchiri Murenga (UNMISS Yambio HoFO), Mahimbo Mdoe (UNICEF Country Representative), Hon. Obwaha Claude Akasha (Deputy Chairperson), and Hon. Grace Datiro (Deputy Governor Gbudue State).

06 Aug 2018 description

Conditions are extremely harsh for everyone living in South Sudan’s Bentiu camp, but people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable. A new report by Humanity & Inclusion and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assesses the situation in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians Site in South Sudan, where humanitarian services struggle to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

06 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 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Guinea worm in South Sudan

  • Cholera in Niger

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

06 Aug 2018 description

SG/SM/19157

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the signing of the Agreement on Outstanding Issues of Governance and Responsibility Sharing by the South Sudanese parties in Khartoum, Sudan, on 5 August, as an important step in the revitalization of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS).

06 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

by Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 6 2018 (IPS) - Previously characterised by belligerence, based on competition for resources, the border regions of Eastern Africa can sense the blissful wind of peace approaching.

06 Aug 2018 description

2,488,756* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 June (preand post-Dec 2013 caseload)

7,557* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in June, based on field reports as of 30 June

297,150 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.88 million IDPs including 210,545 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.

KEY FIGURES *

63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

4.66 million Total population of concern (South Sudanese refugees,
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees inside South Sudan)