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17 Jun 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 16, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese parties Saturday started three-day Intensive Interlink Consultations meeting to discuss a revised Bridging Proposal dealing with the outstanding issue in the peace revitalization forum.

16 Jun 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Concerns over 2018 cropping season due to shortages and high prices of fuel and inputs

  • Aggregate 2017 cereal production estimated at 5.2 million tonnes, 40 percent less than 2016 record output, but still about 10 percent above-average

  • Prices of cereals surging to record levels, mainly due to removal of wheat subsidies and sharp depreciation of local currency

15 Jun 2018 description

Gulf of Guinea is abnormally dry, while areas of Kenya remain at risk for flooding

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rain during the March-May rainfall season has led to large moisture deficits in southeastern Tigray and eastern Amhara regions of Ethiopia.

  2. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall and consistent limited rain over the past several weeks has maintained moisture deficits and caused abnormal dryness over the Gulf of Guinea countries.

15 Jun 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2018

15 Jun 2018 description

“This year, the Day of the African Child is held under the theme “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development”. While sustained growth in great parts of the continent has led to sizable advances for children, the boys and girls growing up in countries affected by armed conflict continue to lag behind.

15 Jun 2018 description

Study points to new ways to reduce conflict in fragile states

A major research project by the UK's Stabilisation Unit explores the vital role of political deal-making in reducing violent conflict.

The Elite Bargains and Political Deals research indicates that greater focus on the politics of conflicts, and those who control power and resources on the ground, is crucial to reducing violence.

The Minister for the Middle East and for International Development Alistair Burt said:

15 Jun 2018 description
report UNAIDS

In South Sudan, 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and 5 million people need access to health services, including HIV prevention and treatment services. In this context, AIDS does not stand in isolation; rather, it is an entry point for social transformation. This was the message of Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director, during his recent visit to the country.

15 Jun 2018 description

Suite à la notification d’une flambée de maladie à virus Ebola dans la province de l’Équateur, en République démocratique du Congo, le 5 mai 2018, l’OMS a réalisé une évaluation formelle rapide des risques qui a démontré que le risque pour la santé publique est élevé au niveau régional.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Women

This year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we celebrate ten years since the adoption of the United Nations Security Council’s landmark resolution 1820 (2008), which classified the use of conflict-related sexual violence as an impediment to the restoration of international peace and security.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of new arrivals from South Sudan increased to a daily average of 245 arrivals in May 2018, compared to 170 in April. In addition, around 1,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to arrive in Uganda every week.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners released their humanitarian funding priorities for the next six months, asking for US$280.4 million for immediate support in all sectors, prioritizing internally displaced people.

  • Ethiopia has increased its preparedness level to avoid the importation of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) following the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

14 Jun 2018 description

Summary

This Operation Update provides an update on the implementation of the Revised Emergency Plan of Action published in December 2017, including the activities implemented between December 2017 and May 2018, and the Plan of Action for the remaining timeframe. The expenditure level is at 74% To ensure the implementation of all remaining activities, a no cost time extension for an additional three months from June 24th to September 24th. is sought.

14 Jun 2018 description

Addis Ababa, 14 June 2018: The Government of Ireland today announced the disbursement of €1 million to the office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in support of its work with refugees in Ethiopia. The money, made available through Irish Aid, Ireland’s official programme for overseas development assistance, will go to supporting the delivery of international protection and critical services to the over 920,000 refugees hosted by Ethiopia.

14 Jun 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

Dominic MacSorely who is chief executive of Concern Worldwide says he welcomes the commitment made by Irish Aid to fund the relief efforts in South Sudan where there is a humanitarian crisis taking place. Simon Coveney and Ciarán Cannon the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development respectively, together announced that the Irish Government will provide €3 million of funding that will be used to finance the UN South Sudan Humanitarian Fund.

13 Jun 2018 description

In recent years, the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, has often been in the headlines due to the protracted armed conflict which has engulfed the country since December 2013.

However, despite the challenges posed by the conflict, the landlocked eastern-central Africa country has been working with UN Environment, and other international partners, to address decades of environmental degradation.

13 Jun 2018 description

JUBA, 13 JUNE 2018 - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) jointly with the Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Immigration (DNPI) of South Sudan and Forcier Consulting launched today a study on statelessness in South Sudan.

13 Jun 2018 description

ZENEBE TEKLEWOLD

An agreement implemented between farming and cattle herder communities in three neighboring states in greater Bahr El Ghazal region has brought about progress in addressing conflict arising during cattle migration season.

The rate of criminal incidents related to the movement of cattle has gone down, says William Kamilo, Chief of Rocrocdong County near Wau, but more needs to be done:

“The agreement has not yet been disseminated to communities in Kpaile, Bagari and Bessilia because of insecurity in these areas”.

13 Jun 2018 description

JOSHUA MMALI

Joyful songs and dancing greet the arrival of the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan to Ganyiel, located in the north of the country.

That warm hospitality, however, inadvertently masks the reality on the ground.

Some 300 metres away from the singing and dancing, 11-year-old Ruach Matjang Kuol lies writhing in pain, at a makeshift medical centre.

He looks stoic, but can hardly speak, so his mother, Rhoda Nyawika, volunteers to tell his sorrowful tale.