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03 Sep 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries at risk of food insecurity. The Price Watch provides an update on market and price trends in selected reference markets. Specific trends for key reference markets and commodities are available in the Price Watch Annexes 1 and 2.

03 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Overview

There is a general declining trend in cholera cases in the country over the past three weeks. Although the cholera outbreak has affected a total of 23 counties (nearly 30 per cent of the total number of counties in South Sudan) across the ten states to date; currently, only ten counties are reporting active transmission.

03 Sep 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 2, 2017 (JUBA) - The Danish Minister of Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs has pledged to continue providing humanitarian aid to South Sudan as millions struggle to survive because of a lack of food, water, healthcare and basic shelter.

Tørnæs was in war-torn South Sudan where he met the head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer.

Shearer briefed the Danish minister on the political, security and the humanitarian situation in the war-torn East African country.

02 Sep 2017 description

CONF170901-CS

La réforme des opérations de maintien de la paix, la coopération des Nations Unies avec l’Union africaine et les menaces posées par les actes terroristes, notamment sur la sécurité aérienne, seront au menu des travaux du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de septembre, a annoncé devant la presse, cet après-midi, le Représentant permanent de l’Éthiopie, M. Tekeda Alemu, dont le pays préside, ce mois-ci, l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales.

01 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN records more than 130 humanitarian access incidents in July, a 30 percent increase from June

  • WFP reaches 4.2 million beneficiaries to date in 2017, exceeds 2016 total

  • South Sudanese refugees surpass 1 million in Uganda, exceed projections in Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • In July, relief organizations recorded the highest number of monthly humanitarian access incidents in South Sudan since 2016, underscoring the arduous operating environment.

01 Sep 2017 description

Situation

  • The poor performance of the 2016 rainy seasons and the 2017 March-to-May long rains has led to severe drought and deteriorating food security and nutrition conditions in 23 counties in Kenya. The drought-affected population is now expected to be 3.4 million through the end of 2017, according to the recently released Long Rains Assessment (LRA). This is a 31 percent increase from the 2.6 million food-insecure people identified in February 2017.

01 Sep 2017 description

The Security Council on 20 September would hold a high-level open debate on United Nations peacekeeping reform to consider recommendations contained in the report of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, Tekeda Alemu (Ethiopia), Council President for the month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

01 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

His story is a story of resilience: Adam is one of the beneficiaries supported under the UNHCR-funded project that ACTED is implementing in refugee camps in Maban, Upper Nile State (South Sudan).

Rebuilding a life away from home

01 Sep 2017 description

Ethiopia has the presidency in September. A visiting mission to Addis Ababa is planned in early September for the 11th annual consultative meeting between members of the UN Security Council and members of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). Immediately after the visit there will be a briefing on the visiting mission. A briefing on the report of the Secretary-General on strengthening the partnership between the UN and the AU by UN Special Representative to the AU Haile Menkerios is also expected in September.

01 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Activists are asking the Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status for over 1,000 Sudanese and South Sudanese nationals living in the United States.

By September 3, DHS is expected to decide whether to extend, redesignate or terminate the program for the two countries.

The current period ends November 2 for 49 South Sudanese and 1,039 Sudanese TPS beneficiaries.

Patrice Lawrence of UndocuBlack Network, an advocacy group for undocumented black immigrants, wants an extension.

'Stuck in this status'

01 Sep 2017 description

Food security improves across the country with harvest and declining staple food prices

01 Sep 2017 description

South Sudan is vulnerable to number of natural disasters, the most common being weather related such as floods, drought, heat waves, disease outbreaks and earthquake, to mention only but a few. All these hazards aggravated by climate change have increased in recent years in terms of intensity, frequency and complexity leaving behind them trails of several destruction of infrastructures, human misery and loss of livelihoods.

01 Sep 2017 description

Heavy rains cause flooding and damages in western Sahel, Uganda, and Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locally heavy rainfall caused flooding in several states in Sudan last week.
    Although rainfall is expected to decrease throughout the region in early September, saturated ground conditions and elevated river levels sustain the risk for additional flooding.

31 Aug 2017 description
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Khartoum, 31 August 2017. The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) have together allocated US$21 million to address the most critical humanitarian needs and increase self-reliance of communities in newly accessible areas in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area, as well as in South Kordofan and Blue Niles states.

31 Aug 2017 description

Vegetation conditions poor despite heavy rainfall in many areas

KEY MESSAGES

31 Aug 2017 description

Foreign Ministry announces allocation of new funds for East Africa from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)

31 Aug 2017 description

By Asel Myrzabekova and Ashley McLaughlin

For days, Nyamech’s small boat drifted down the arduous Nile, with no engine, powered only by the wind. If the boat got too close to the riverbank, they risked being caught by armed soldiers stationed along the route. They used their hands and sometimes sticks to push the boat away from the shore.

31 Aug 2017 description

SITE UPDATES

National CCCM Cluster

Achieving an important milestone in the Cluster localization, capacity-building, and long-term transition strategy, the CCCM Cluster finalized plans for the handover of five Wau Collective Centers to local NGO Action for Development (AFOD). This transfer of responsibility without service interruption represents the culmination of over a year of Cluster capacity-building efforts.