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01 Nov 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

01 Nov 2018 description

by Gideon Sackitey

“Someone may give you money; but it is the person who gives you skills that makes you.”

Deng Maker Deng, a 23-year-old student in Bor, goes all philosophical as he ponders his good fortunes. He is well placed to do so, as he has experienced at least two major ones.

In 2001, Deng Maker narrowly escaped death. His older brother, who was with him on the devastating day when a landmine exploded, did not.

01 Nov 2018 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Yemen. It also provides an update on the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict’s upcoming conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s report on the situation of children and armed conflict in South Sudan, as well as the Secretary-General’s update report on the situation of children and armed conflict in Myanmar.

01 Nov 2018 description

In Bentiu, Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) implements a communicating with communities (CwC) program to increase information sharing. The program operates Kondial 97.2 FM, a humanitarian radio station inside the Bentiu PoC, conducting listening groups to gather community feedback.

01 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

In 2017 the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in South Sudan conducted a survey on fuelefficient stoves and methods of their use and production. The survey and testing was set against a backdrop of continued crisis in South Sudan which has caused over 270,000 internally displaced persons to seek protection in displacement sites in proximity to bases of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

01 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

27,700 mt of food and nutrition assistance distributed*

US$ 2.03 m cash-based transfers done*

US$ 566.6m six months (November 2018- April 2019) net funding requirements

2.98 m people assisted *
*in August 2018

Operational Updates

01 Nov 2018 description

This report is the result of a fire risk reduction assessment carried out by a team from Fire Aid in March 2018.
Commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the combination desktop review and on-site assessment aimed to assess fire risk; community practices, opinions, and responses towards fire; and identify practical strategies for reducing the risk of fire in the Wau Protection of Civilian Adjacent Area (PoCAA), an IDP camp under the protection of UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeeping forces.

01 Nov 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Nov 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Nov 2018 description

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—“Sexual assault and embarrassment are the risks that adolescent girls face when dealing with menstruation hygiene in emergency settings, due to the lack of separation between male and female sanitation facilities.”

"Our governments should start viewing us as an asset and not a liability.” - Palesa Lefojane, United Nations Youth Advisory Panel member, Lesotho.

01 Nov 2018 description
  • 12,200+ Refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in September 2018.

  • 6,500+ Children and mothers received food supplements in Unity in September 2018.

  • 14,000+ Children and mothers screened for malnutrition in Upper Nile in September 2018.

Working with Partners in 2018

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

31 Oct 2018 description

FILIP ANDERSSON “Peace has come. And it is here today to stay.”

These words, uttered by President Salva Kiir Mayardit, were greeted with jubilation by a sea of thousands of rejoicing, sun-defying, peace-starved South Sudanese packed in the Freedom Square and Dr. John Garang de Mabior Mausoleum area in central Juba.

31 Oct 2018 description

Today, 31 October, the government and people of South Sudan celebrated peace and the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), which was signed on 12 September. By formally ending the civil war that started during December 2013, the R-ARCSS presents an opportunity for South Sudan to overcome its crippling humanitarian crisis and ensure that for the first time in five years its people should no longer have to live in fear of the predations of competing military forces, ethnic militias and other armed groups.

31 Oct 2018 description

537.853 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

27,011 rapatriements volontaires, dans la sécurité et la dignité, des réfugiés en RDC les trois dernières années.

Travail avec les partenaires

31 Oct 2018 description

537,853 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% are women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

27,011 refugees voluntary repatriated, in safety and dignity, from DRC last three years with UNHCR support.

Working with Partners

31 Oct 2018 description

Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS
Mr David Shearer
31 October 2018
Juba, South Sudan

Presidents and Heads of Member States

Representatives of parties to the Revitalized Peace Agreement

Excellencies and dignitaries from across the region and the international community

Ladies and gentlemen, Citizens of South Sudan

31 Oct 2018 description
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Executive summary

Governments and aid groups must do more to stop millions being “left behind”.

Millions of people living in crisis may not be receiving the humanitarian assistance they desperately need, a new report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned today.

The 2018 World Disasters Report says that the fact that millions of people are being left out cannot simply be attributed to a lack of funding for humanitarian action.

Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General, said: