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24 Sep 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Famine phased out, but food security situation still dire across the country

  • Food insecure caseload estimated at record high 6 million in June 2017

  • Unfavourable prospects for 2017 crops due to widespread insecurity, large scale displacements and Fall Armyworm infestations

  • Food prices at exceptionally high levels

Famine phased out, but food security situation still dire

24 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11952

Assemblée générale Plénière
Soixante-douzième session, 19e à 22e séances plénières, Matin, après-midi & soir,

Le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la République populaire démocratique de Corée affirme que son programme nucléaire est purement dissuasif

Moyen-Orient, Soudan du Sud, Yémen, Myanmar et essor du terrorisme: face à la multiplication des conflits et des défis sur la scène internationale, de nombreux États Membres ont appelé aujourd’hui à une réforme urgente de l’Organisation des Nations Unies.

24 Sep 2017 description
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GA/11952

General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-second Session, 19th to 22nd Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Small Island States Concerned about Access to Financial Markets, Illegal Fishing

Security, human rights and international law took centre stage at the General Assembly today, with States diverging over how best to preserve their stability in the face of existential threats, as the 193-member body entered the fifth day of its annual high-level debate.

23 Sep 2017 description

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 22 septembre 2017 – La Banque islamique de développement (BID) et l’Association pour le développement de l’éducation en Afrique (ADEA) ont signé le 14 septembre 2017 à Djeddah (Arabie Saoudite) un Protocole d’accord (PdA) sur la coopération dans le secteur de l’éducation en Afrique, visant à apporter à leurs pays membres communs un soutien pour atteindre les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) et ceux de l’Agenda 2063 pour l’Afrique.

23 Sep 2017 description

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 22nd September 2017 - The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) signed on 14th September in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the education sector in Africa, aimed at supporting common Member Countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063.

22 Sep 2017 description
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Five ways to support state-building, service delivery and recovery in fragile and conflict-affected situations

Since 2011, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) has sought to understand how processes of post- conflict recovery and state-building play out in some of the world’s most challenging contexts – and to equip policy- makers and practitioners with better information on how to support these processes.

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On August 1, 2017, the UNICEF Executive Director activated the Level 3 Corporate Emergency Response for the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a period of 6 months.

• In 2017 there have been 23,959 suspected cases of cholera and 528 deaths (fatality rate: 2.2%) recorded. The year 2017 is expected to be one of the worst year of the last ten years in term of cholera cases as the limit of 1,800 cases/week was already passed during the reporting period.

22 Sep 2017 description
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Highlights

  • In April, 2017 President Joseph Kabila announced the constitution of a new Government led by Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala as Prime Minister, and an expanded cabinet, charged with the responsibility of organizing credible elections, addressing the country's economic situation and improving the socioeconomic conditions of the population.

22 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

The issue of hunger has aroused great interest among the international community when famine was declared in South Sudan last February. Since then, the United Nations has declared the famine situation officially over. However, the root causes of hunger, and therefore of potential famine situations, are still there. The number of food insecure people is increasing.

22 Sep 2017 description

North-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing devastating humanitarian crises. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the United Nations and our partners have dramatically scaled up operations.

Together with the World Bank, the UN is also stepping up cooperation between humanitarian and development partners. By strengthening such links, we aim to not only save lives, but to build people’s resilience to withstand future shocks. But ending conflicts is vital to assure protection of civilians and access to people in need.

22 Sep 2017 description

Addis Ababa – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency yesterday (21/09) announced that they had assisted the Government of Ethiopia in relocating to camps, more than 100,000 South Sudanese refugees who had, since September 2016, fled renewed conflict in the world’s youngest nation.

22 Sep 2017 description

1,021 Refugees verified using the Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) in Juba.

32, 696 Refugees and IDPs received aid items from UNHCR across South Sudan during the reporting period.

9,527 Persons reached with awareness on SGBV prevention and lifesaving messages.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

276,900 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 August 2017.

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 102,010 cholera / AWD cases and 1548 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 11 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76.1% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.8%.

22 Sep 2017 description

JACOB RUAI

The community of Bentiu is being urged to embrace and promote peace, unity and love as they gather together to celebrate the International Day of Peace.

Many people living in the Unity region of South Sudan are suffering from a lack of access to adequate food, water and shelter after having fled the violent conflict that has gripped the country since civil war erupted in 2013. More than 110,000 people are currently living at the UN Protection of Civilians (POC) site in Bentiu where they receive assistance from humanitarian agencies.

22 Sep 2017 description

Those are the words of Shadia*, an adolescent refugee girl living in Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. She knows that she cannot survive and thrive without a good education. She knows it’s the ticket to a better future for her and her family – the chance to fulfil her dreams of becoming a doctor.

22 Sep 2017 description

Understanding context and conflict drivers related to forced displacement and conditions for voluntary return

22 Sep 2017 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 720th meeting held on 20 September 2017 at the ministerial level, adopted the following decision on the situation in South Sudan:

Council,

22 Sep 2017 description
  • 80,093 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in August 2017

  • 15,456 Refugees reached with awareness on SGBV prevention, hygiene promotion and life-saving messages in August 2017.

  • 1,021 Refugees verified using the Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) in August.

Main Activities – Refugee Programme

Protection

22 Sep 2017 description

The Dutch government is giving an additional €4 million to She Decides. She Decides is the international initiative launched by development minister Lilianne Ploumen to safeguard access to family planning for millions of women in developing countries in the face of the US government’s Global Gag Rule. This policy cancels US funding for aid organisations if their services include access to or information about safe abortions.