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30 Jun 2018 description

Opening Remarks:

Good afternoon and thanks for coming along today. I'd like to update you on a couple of issues for the Mission as well as share our thoughts on the peace process that has unfolded over the past week and then I will answer, as usual, any questions that you may have.

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I just wanted to take a moment to remember our fallen peacekeeper, Lieutenant-Commander Ashraf Siddiqui. As you know, Lieutenant-Commander Ashraf was killed during an armed attack on a peacekeeping convoy just outside of Yei this week.

30 Jun 2018 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region. This is an important staple in Sudan and Somalia as well as in other marginal agricultural areas of the region.

30 Jun 2018 description

Talks between President Salva Kiir and former First Vice President Riek Machar in the Sudanese capital Khartoum offer the only, albeit slim, hope of a breakthrough in South Sudan’s brutal civil war. African leaders should offer cautious support during the Nouakchott AU summit.

30 Jun 2018 description

High staple food and fuel prices to drive increased assistance needs, lower crop production

KEY MESSAGES

30 Jun 2018 description

Seasonal performance improves in the Horn, although flooding remains a concern

Key Messages

30 Jun 2018 description

Extended lean season likely in Karamoja, though Minimal (IPC Phase 1) expected in post-harvest period

KEY MESSAGES

30 Jun 2018 description

Situation de la sécurité alimentaire préoccupante suite aux conflits multiformes et aux aléas climatiques

MESSAGES CLÉS

29 Jun 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Context and Methodology

Nyal town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei States have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources. Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people travelling to and from nearby islands.

Since 1 November 2016, REACH has monitored three ports in Nyal - Gap Port, Nyal Port and Katieth Port - to record the arrivals and departures on a daily basis.

29 Jun 2018 description

The following is a joint statement issued by the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Norway.

29 Jun 2018 description
report CARE

Part of the agreement includes opening corridors for desperately needed humanitarian aid

JUBA, South Sudan (June 29, 2018) — The global humanitarian organization CARE is encouraged by the ceasefire announced this week by warring factions in the world’s youngest country, South Sudan, particularly the portion of the agreement calling for opening up corridors of humanitarian aid. The ceasefire is due to begin June 30, and the parties are committed to finalizing four outstanding issues in the security arrangements by that point.

29 Jun 2018 description

Juba/Nairobi (ICRC)—After weeks of fighting that prevented humanitarian aid from reaching people around Leer, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been granted safe access to deliver food and shelter supplies to more than 8,000 families.

29 Jun 2018 description

MOSES PASI

Senior officers in the South Sudanese army (SPLA) have been meeting in Juba with a view to getting removed from the list of shame that bears names of perpetrators of grave violations against children.

“We need to be serious to clear our names from the bad list,” declared Lieutenant General Johnson Juma, the deputy chief of defense forces, as he opened a two-day workshop in the country’s capital.

29 Jun 2018 description

Parents can now receive up to 300 cows in bride price, up from about 30 cows during peacetime

By Beh Lih Yi

KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Child marriage is increasing in parts of war-torn South Sudan and drought-hit Kenya as parents swap their daughters for cows and goats to survive, campaigners said on Wednesday.

29 Jun 2018 description

Tens of thousands of people have been killed, and one in three South Sudanese have been uprooted from their homes

By Nita Bhalla

NAIROBI, June 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Warring parties in South Sudan must prioritise security and the opening of safe passages to get food, water and medicines to millions, aid workers said on Thursday, after a peace deal aimed at ending conflict in the world's youngest country.

29 Jun 2018 description

Whereas H.E. Omer Hassan Alimed El-Bashir, President of the Republic of Sudan was entrusted by the 32"Extra—Ordi nary Summit of IGAD on South Sudan, convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 21 June 2018, to facilitate a second round of face-to-face discussion between 1-1.E. Salva Kiir Miyardit and Dr. Rick Machar Teny to resolve the outstanding issues on governance and security arrangements,

28 Jun 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13401

SECURITY COUNCIL
8299TH MEETING (AM)

Permanent Representative Says Council Must Be Seen to Throw Its Full Support Behind Any New Accord, Rather Than Blame, Punishment

28 Jun 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13399-PKO/741
27 JUNE 2018

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Vassily A. Nebenzia (Russian Federation):