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20 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF

Babies from the best places to be born up to 50 times less likely to die in the first month of life

NEW YORK, 20 February 2018 – Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said today in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst odds.

19 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In line with the New Way of Working agenda promoted by the UN Secretary General, UNICEF-led sectors have contributed to a new strategy of the 2018 Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) allocation which promotes greater efficiency for integrated interventions among partners and focuses on specific populations in need including IDPS, refugees and communities at high risk to disease outbreaks such as AWD.

19 Feb 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 51 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

19 Feb 2018 description

The flow monitoring component of DTM tracks movement flows of groups and individuals through key points of origin, transit locations and points of destination. The purpose of flow monitoring is to provide regularly updated information on the patterns and trends of population flows and profiles and intentions of IDPs on the move through specific locations. Trained enumerators collect data on two types of movements: i) internal flows within South Sudan and ii) cross-border flows to and from neighboring countries, mainly Sudan and Uganda.

19 Feb 2018 description

The flow monitoring component of DTM tracks movement flows of groups and individuals through key points of origin, transit locations and points of destination. The purpose of flow monitoring is to provide regularly updated information on the patterns and trends of population flows and profiles and intentions of IDPs on the move through specific locations. Trained enumerators collect data on two types of movements: i) internal flows within South Sudan and ii) cross-border flows to and from neighboring countries, mainly Sudan and Uganda.

19 Feb 2018 description

The flow monitoring component of DTM tracks movement flows of groups and individuals through key points of origin, transit locations and points of destination. The purpose of flow monitoring is to provide regularly updated information on the patterns and trends of population flows and profiles and intentions of IDPs on the move through specific locations. Trained enumerators collect data on two types of movements: i) internal flows within South Sudan and ii) cross-border flows to and from neighboring countries, mainly Sudan and Uganda.

19 Feb 2018 description

Amman, 19 February 2018 – Led by her passion for Middle Eastern culture and determination to foster relationships through language, Elizabeth Woods has truly made an impact on the lives of the refugees she serves in Jordan. As JRS Jordan’s Director of Urban Refugee Support, she and her team manage a program that offers home visits to provide psychosocial support, referral services, and cash assistance to urban refugees of any nationality, as well as Jordanian nationals in need in Amman. “It’s about supporting the needs of the increasing number of urban refugees.

19 Feb 2018 description

Stalin Gebreselassie

Cattle keepers in the Greater Lakes region have voiced concerns over the ongoing disarmament process in the area. Some fear that weapons will still be readily available, others doubt that the government will be able to protect them from attacks if and when they find themselves unarmed.

19 Feb 2018 description
  • Total number of refugees: 767,425
  • Pre-Dec 2013 refugees: 352,462
  • Total arrivals in 2018: 5,770
19 Feb 2018 description
  • NFI distribution planned for Khartoum in February.
  • Rising food prices driving increased food insecurity for refugees and host communities across Sudan.
  • Critical anti-malarial drug shortage in White Nile refugee camp clinics.

Key Developments
- Nearly 5,800 refugees arrive in Sudan – An estimated 5,770 refugees newly arrived in Sudan over January, with the majority arriving in East Darfur (2,285), West Kordofan (1,430) and South Darfur (1,199).

19 Feb 2018 description
  • The South and South-East of Ethiopia are affected by serious drought due to the fourth consecutive failed rainy season. The performance of the spring rains is expected to be below normal while agro-pastoralist and pastoralist households have already largely lost their livelihoods due to previous droughts. Several zones in the south of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' (SNNP), Oromia and Somali regions are considered to be in Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) phase 3 (crisis) or 4 (emergency).
19 Feb 2018 description

Stefanie Glinski | AWEIL, South Sudan, Feb 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Malit ran away from home a year ago, he didn’t know he would be eating from the garbage and sleeping rough.

But the 12-year-old insists life on the streets of Aweil, a city in South Sudan’s northwest, is better than the one he left.

“My father left us and moved to Sudan and my mother wasn’t able to cook food for us every day,” Malit told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, devouring a mango including its peel. “I was always hungry. That’s why I decided to run away.”

19 Feb 2018 description

As of 15 February 2018, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 204,501 including 114,499 in Bentiu, 24,417 in Malakal, 38,113 in Juba UN House, 2,296 in Bor, and 147 in UNMISS base and 25,029 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau.

18 Feb 2018 description
report Save the Children

90,000 children a week at risk of dropping out of school

90,000 children a week are at risk of dropping out of school in 2018, warns Save the Children, in an appeal for education funding in emergencies across East Africa. For many this would be their second year out of school, forced to abandon their studies because of the drought.

18 Feb 2018 description

JANET ADONGO

The World Food Programme (WFP) has accomplished a historical feat by delivering a first load of aid by boat. The barge transported some five hundred metric tons of food on the Nile River from Renk to Malakal for further distribution in other Upper Nile areas struck by food shortages.

The four-day inaugural trip is considered a success by the head of the UN agency’s office in Upper Nile, Callixte Kayitare, who says there is more to come.

18 Feb 2018 description

39,806 Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in January 2018.

2,223 New arrivals registered in South Sudan in January 2018.

40,502 Refugees living in Ajuong Thok refugee camp as of 31 January 2018

Working with Partners in 2018

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

17 Feb 2018 description

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Dear Ambassador,

Mr. Chairman,
Distinguished participants,
Dear friends,

Greetings from New York City.

I understand that the 2018 vintage of mine action week is again a great success. I miss being with my colleagues and friends.

I also miss being with you, MASG participants, at the US mission. I am glad that my UN colleagues are there and that, thanks to technology and with the support of the US mission and you, Stan, I am still able to feel that I am with you.

16 Feb 2018 description

UK, US and Norway statement on Phase 2 of the High Level Revitalization Forum for South Sudan.