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05 Apr 2018 description

This Shelter/NFI Cluster Commitment to AAP places people and communities at the centre of humanitarian action, taking the lead from the Core Humanitarian Standard. The Cluster and Implementing Partners Commit to 20 AAP Standards outlined in the ACTIVE CITIZENS AAP SCORECARD. The core aim of this Commitment is to Integrate AAP into every intervention or distribution (before, during and after), and to improve the quality of interventions as measured by communities themselves.

HOW? This AAP Commitment Requires:

05 Apr 2018 description

This Framework lists key AAP / M&E documents for the Shelter-NFI Cluster in South Sudan. A training session for Implementing Partners was conducted to outline the tools and build capacity and knowledge of AAP. The tools are colour coded below: Yellow indicates Organisations and or S/NFI team commitments to AAP. Green indicates Rapid Tools that should be used by Field Staff and Community to help strengthen the quality and AAP of interventions. Blue indicates M&E tools used largely for ‘upward accountability purposes).

05 Apr 2018 description

Inadequate shelter and poor living conditions affecting families living in DRC refugee sites

By Andreas Kirchhof in Aba, Democratic Republic of Congo | 05 April 2018

When they lived in South Sudan, even in times of war, Cecilia Ofowa would never have imagined that one day, she would be forced to live separately from her husband of 38 years.

Today, Cecilia, 61, points at the entrance of her small mud hut which she shares with her seven children, grandchildren and one orphaned niece.

05 Apr 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

Cholera inter-season:

In 2018 still no reported cholera cases as per week 12 after the end of the outbreak declaration. In 2016 / 2017 a total of 20,438 cholera cases with 436 deaths (CFR=2.13%) were reported during 85 weeks of outbreak started on June 2016.

05 Apr 2018 description

by Chris Muturi

As the drought situation in South Sudan has worsened, Nyagoul Tekjiek brought her family to Kenya in 2018, where she finally dares to dream of brighter days for her children and herself.

After her husband’s death a year ago, Nyagoul found herself unable to put food on the table for her seven children. She decided to take her family to Kenya, where they now reside in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

04 Apr 2018 description
report Voice of America

April 04, 2018 10:39 AM
Halima Athumani

KYANGWALI, UGANDA — The refugee population in Uganda stands at more than 1.4 million and growing, thanks to conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The influx is forcing Uganda to rethink its decades-old policy of allocating plots of land for refugees to farm and live on.

The Congolese refugees arrive on the Ugandan side of Lake Albert aboard rickety boats.

More than 60,000 have come since the start of the year. They are fleeing a fresh wave of communal violence in the northeastern D.R.C.

04 Apr 2018 description

Situation

  • Sudan is one of the world’s least developed nations and 5.5 million people in the country require humanitarian assistance. Hunger and instability in neighboring South Sudan have caused a major influx of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Sudan, with nearly 420,000 South Sudanese arriving since December 2013 and more likely to arrive in the coming months.

04 Apr 2018 description
report UN News Service

With the next phase of regionally-backed peace talks for South Sudan scheduled for later this month, a senior United Nations aid official in the country has urged the parties involved to find a political compromise and allow peace to take hold in the strife-ridden country.

Speaking to UN News, Alain Noudehou, the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, underscored that continuing hostilities remain the greatest challenge.

04 Apr 2018 description

After attending our training programme in welding and fabrication, a team of eleven refugees from South Sudan were provided with start-up kits and a shed in 2016, marking the start-up of Khartoum Welders in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

04 Apr 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W11 2018

  • Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 74%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 86%.

  • A total of 16 alerts were reported, of which 75% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 43 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 19 non-cases; and 15 pending classification. Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

04 Apr 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W11 2018

  • Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 70%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 81%.

  • A total of 13 alerts were reported, of which 62% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 40 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 19 non-cases; and 12 pending classification. Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

04 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Simple, yet robust, mechanisms for drinking water distribution are significantly improving the quality of life for the people of Renk, especially the women and children.

By Pavithra S. Rangan

RENK, South Sudan, 25 March 2018 – Before the civil war broke out in 2013, Akout Deng’s five children were enrolled in the nearby government school. Today, the school has no teachers and barely any of the 200 children in the Abu Khadra village, including hers, have access to an education. At mid-day, they are at the nearby canal washing clothes and dishes.

04 Apr 2018 description

This quarterly update is compiled by OCHA ROSEA to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better engage with disaster-affected communities across Southern and Eastern Africa.

CwC News in Southern & Eastern Africa

A lifeline for people affected by drought in Somalia

04 Apr 2018 description

On a field visit to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, South African tv presenter Leannne Manas calls on individuals and businesses in Africa to support refugees on the continent.

Leanne Manas, multiple award winning TV presenter and news anchor on SABC’s Morning Live, radio host, MC and High Level Influencer for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency undertook a field mission to Kenya last week to visit Kakuma Refugee Camp.

04 Apr 2018 description

JOSHUA MMALI

Residents of Wau town were this week relieved of some of their physical pain and ailments, as Bangladeshi peacekeepers deployed in the town by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), pitched camp, providing basic medical services.

“I have got the medicines that they brought after undergoing examination,” said Veronica Taya, a resident of Wau, who says she has been enduring pain in her joints, related to rheumatism, in addition to aches in her bones and muscles.

03 Apr 2018 description

To mark International Mine Awareness Day, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announces new support to clear landmines

Published 4 April 2018

The UK will help to save an extra 50,000 vulnerable people from the threat of landmines worldwide, as more children than ever die as a result of these “cruel, indiscriminate killers”, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today.

03 Apr 2018 description

Global Overview MARCH 2018