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09 Apr 2018 description

By Maggie Fick

Aid groups say the mood has deteriorated at Kakuma since Washington started getting tougher on immigration

KAKUMA, Kenya, April 9 (Reuters) - Knives. Wire. Battery acid. Rat poison. Rope.

09 Apr 2018 description

2017 at a Glance

South Sudan is a challenging environment; however WHO continues to play its role in ensuring the people of South Sudan have access to health services. Through the support of government, donors, partners and community leaders in dedicating their time and resources the most vulnerable people in South Sudan were reached.

07 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF, in coordination with partners, responded to a suspected Meningitis outbreak (173 suspected cases; 31 deaths reported) in Eastern Equatoria, first reported 15 February. UNICEF supported with case management through the provision of essential drugs/supplies, establishing a treatment center, and community engagement and social mobilization through UNICEF’s partner (South Sudan Red Cross) whose trained volunteers conducted house-to-house sensitizations on meningitis and community surveillance.

06 Apr 2018 description
report UN News Service

As the world officially remembers the genocidal murder of 800,000 Rwandans in 1994, United Nations leaders warn that ethnic cleansing and mass atrocities continue to blight humanity and call for sharper action to prevent such wholesale violations.   

Twenty-four years ago, on 7 April, ethnic Hutus in Rwanda began the frenzied slaughter of Tutsis, moderate Hutus and others in what is widely regarded as one of the darkest episodes in recent history.     

06 Apr 2018 description

Uganda is currently hosting the highest number of refugees in the country’s history, and is receiving simultaneous emergency influxes from South Sudan, DRC and Burundi.

The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has exceeded one million, and the daily arrival rate remains high. Arrivals from DRC have risen since Late December 2017. Chronic underfunding of the refugee response is threatening humanitarian organisations’ ability to continue delivering lifesaving and critical assistance.

06 Apr 2018 description

The Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Department for International Development concludes a two-day trip to South Sudan.

Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Secretary of the UK Department for International Development (DFID), visited South Sudan on 5-6 April to see how UKAid is saving lives in one of the world’s most severe humanitarian crises. This was the first time that Mr. Rycroft, formerly the British Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has visited the country.

06 Apr 2018 description

6,397 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda during the month of March, at an average daily rate of 208, bringing the total number to 1,053,598.

Refugees report fleeing primarily out of fear of being killed by fighters from either side of the conflict inside South Sudan. Other reasons of flight include, hunger and lack of social services.

Despite the ceasefire agreement signed in December 2017 between the warring parties in South Sudan, the humanitarian situation remains unpredictable.

Operational Context

06 Apr 2018 description

Question

What are the experiences of people with disabilities living in South Sudan (covering their prevalence, attitudes towards them, the barriers and challenges they face, and their responses to these challenges)? Where possible identify evidence gaps.

Summary

06 Apr 2018 description

MANYANG MAYOM

The need to include women and youth in resolving conflicts and peacebuilding has been emphasized at a two-day workshop organized by the Gender Affairs Unit of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in the Warrap region of South Sudan.

“Women are culturally excluded from intercommunal reconciliation forums or settings,” said Roda Sube, UNMISS Gender Officer in Warrap during the workshop that brought together some 75 participants in Jalwau, county of Wunlit, in Tonj.

06 Apr 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Displacement trends, population needs and humanitarian access have all been negatively affected by the insecurity resulting from the ongoing conflict in Unity State, which began in December 2013.

To inform humanitarian actors working outside formal settlement sites, REACH has conducted assessments of hard-to-reach areas in South Sudan since December 2015. The data is collected through interviews on a monthly basis from communities across the Greater Upper Nile region, Greater Equatoria region and Western Bahr el Ghazal.

06 Apr 2018 description
report Oxfam

by Tim Bierley

In the middle of war, even the simple solutions to staying healthy can feel impossible. In South Sudan, Oxfam is bringing education and resources to communities to help save lives - every day.

05 Apr 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR OCTOBER 2018

05 Apr 2018 description

05/04/2018 - by Fleur Monasso, Climate Centre, The Hague

South Sudan’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (MHADM) last week published its Strategic Plan 2018–20 for saving life and reducing the impacts of disaster across the country.

It was launched at a special event in Juba on Wednesday – sponsored by Partners for Resilience (PfR) – that also included an exhibition by all the ministry’s collaborators.

05 Apr 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Ongoing conflict in Jonglei continued to negatively affect humanitarian needs among the population in November. Clashes between armed groups and pervasive insecurity caused displacement among affected communities negatively impacting their ability to meet their primary needs.

05 Apr 2018 description

This Rapid Monitoring Checklist - Distribution SOPs should be used before, during and/or after every distribution. The SOPs will help you think about all the things you need to do to prepare the distribution with the community, ensure things happen according to plans both at the distribution, and after the distribution.

05 Apr 2018 description

Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) can be seen as a way to shift Power from Agencies to Empower Communities to be more actively involved in aid resource distribution.