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23 Nov 2017 description

Improving the mediation of armed conflict

A global series of mediation retreats

The Oslo Forum is widely acknowledged as the leading international network of conflict mediation practitioners. Co-hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Oslo Forum regularly convenes conflict mediators, high-level decision-makers and key peace process actors in a series of informal and discreet retreats.

23 Nov 2017 description
  • 18,481 Refugees’ children receiving Vitamin A in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

  • 6,883 Refugees received ID cards in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

  • 304 Unaccompanied Children placed under foster care during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

278,965 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 October 2017.

23 Nov 2017 description

Question

What lessons are there on what has made mixed humanitarian coordination models (with two or multiple coexisting lead agencies) most successful?

What lessons have we learnt about supporting the capacity of host governments and local authorities to lead on and coordinate a response to large-scale and/or protracted refugee or displacement response?

Summary

23 Nov 2017 description

JAMES SOKIRI

Women leaders from across the capital Juba are participating in a two-day forum to empower them as important actors in the peace process in their workplaces, homes and communities.

The forum, organised by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, draws together 50 women leaders to explore ways in which women can become involved in the prevention, management, and resolution of conflict at all levels.

23 Nov 2017 description

A farming project that ropes in both refugees and their hosts has brought food security and cohesion to the two communities

By UNHCR/Emil Sahakyan & Richard Ruati | 23 November 2017

JUBA, South Sudan - Anna Ogud Okwier scoops a handful of groundnuts from a bag and displays them proudly. The 50-year-old refugee from Ethiopia is excited about her bountiful harvest of groundnuts and maize.

23 Nov 2017 description
report IRIN

Migration crises in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa reconfigured global politics.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan on Tuesday has resumed relief operations to South Sudan through a new route from El-Obeid, North Kordofan state capital of east and north Bahr El Ghazal.

A local official at the sub-committee tasked with the delivery of humanitarian aid to South Sudan told Ashorooq TV they have so far transported more than 13,000 metric tonnes of food to the neighbouring country.

23 Nov 2017 description

Epidemic Trends
- Cholera transmission reported in two counties [Juba and Budi] in the last four weeks [43- 46, 2017].
- Out of the 26 samples tested in the week, 16 (62%) were positive by culture. All positive samples were from New Bongo (a new focus of transmission in Juba) (Table 4).

22 Nov 2017 description

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 61%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 78%.

Alert

A total of 20 alerts were reported, of which 70% have been verified. 1 alert was risk assessed and 1 required a response.

Response

A total of 66 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0%) were reported. The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 21,520 cases and 441 deaths (CFR 2.0%).

22 Nov 2017 description

UNESCO is collaborating with various UN agencies and media associations to implement a new project aimed at strengthening the role of media in national dialogue and ongoing peacebuilding initiatives for lasting peace and sustainable development in South Sudan.

22 Nov 2017 description

Good morning.

Thank you for joining this press briefing today. My first formal encounter with you since arriving in Juba two months ago.

I wish to give an update on three points: the humanitarian outlook, protection of civilians and the UNCT Cooperation Framework with South Sudan.

22 Nov 2017 description

A new SOS Children’s Villages programme will improve livelihoods and gender relations between host communities and the growing number of refugees

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda will launch a programme to help the surging number of refugees in the country’s southwest, with a focus on vulnerable local and refugee families.

22 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • One hundred and eighty-three new arrivals were registered in the BenishnagulGumuz Region (Assosa) while the Gambella Region reported no new registrations during the reporting period. In Gambella, 175 individuals, including 24 who missed the last relocation convoy, have signed up to relocate to Gure-Shembola camp (Assosa) in the next convoy.

22 Nov 2017 description
  • New national policy helps refugees legally document life events, including births, deaths, marriages and divorces.

  • 73,857 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since 1 January. The majority have reportedly fled conflicts.

  • Refugees in Addis Ababa continue to be L3 registered. This will allow them to better access rights in line with the NY Declaration.

Update On Achievements

Operational Context

22 Nov 2017 description
  • Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 889,071registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 October 2017.

  • Since January 2017, 103,263 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (over 73,000), Eritrea (over. 20,700) and Somalia (over 6,600).

  • Ethiopia is a pilot country for the CRRF and works closely with Government and partners to improve the lives of refugees and host communities.

22 Nov 2017 description

Juba, 21 November 2017: The conflict coupled with the country's worsening economic crisis have more than doubled the cost of delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services. Lack of access to clean water and sanitation is a public health concern in South Sudan.

21 Nov 2017 description

SITE UPDATES

National CCCM Cluster

In alignment with the CCCM cluster 2018/2019 Strategy, the cluster through its partners finalized and completed its submission to OCHA for the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for South Sudan

Wau

PoCAA: In order to enhance site layout and access within the camp, CCCM dismantled 18 illegal structures constructed along camp roads.
Decongestion exercise continued with a relocation of 31 households (170 individuals).