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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.

06 Jun 2018 description

By Eva Mach

Jun 6 2018 (IOM) - Global migration figures are certainly striking. If current patterns continue, the number of international migrants in the world could surpass 400m by 2050, up from 244m currently, while an estimated 740m are internal migrants (within countries).

30 May 2018 description
report BioMed Central

Patricia Schwerdtle, Kathryn Bowen and Celia McMichael

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30 May 2018 description
report European Commission
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MEMO - Sahel Window
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MEMO - Horn of Africa Window

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 29 May 2018

The EU continues to deliver on its commitments to assist vulnerable migrants and refugees and address root causes of irregular migration. The new support measures in the Sahel/ Lake Chad region and the Horn of Africa will foster stability, jobs and growth, especially for young people and vulnerable groups.

02 May 2018 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationOre Koren, International Security Fellow; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Dartmouth College

05 Apr 2018 description

05/04/2018 - by Fleur Monasso, Climate Centre, The Hague

South Sudan’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (MHADM) last week published its Strategic Plan 2018–20 for saving life and reducing the impacts of disaster across the country.

It was launched at a special event in Juba on Wednesday – sponsored by Partners for Resilience (PfR) – that also included an exhibition by all the ministry’s collaborators.

07 Mar 2018 description

When Mandelena became a mother, she was only 16 years old. During the prolonged dry season in Gwor County, South Sudan over the last two years, Mandelena and her family have been able to eat only one meal per day. In her community, crops are failing, cattle are dying and children are dropping out of school because of hunger. Women and girls walk four to five hours every day to collect water, and young girls are married off for a dowry of cattle as soon as they hit puberty.

05 Mar 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Victor Tsang and Shari Nijman
Victor Tsang is UN Environment gender expert and Shari Nijman, UN Environment communication officer

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.

02 Mar 2018 description

DES MILLIONS DE PERSONNES MENACÉES PAR LA FAMINE

28 Feb 2018 description

In the hot and dusty county of Turkana in northwestern Kenya lies the sprawling Kakuma refugee camp.

Informal settlements, constructed mainly using a variety of materials such as iron sheets, mud, or traditional thatching, dot the landscape and offer residents relief from the sweltering heat, which can sometimes reach 40 degrees Celsius during the day and only drop to the low 30s at night.

Besides the harsh climate, the camp lies in an area which is dry, windswept and prone to dust storms.

23 Feb 2018 description

Refugees, Ugandans and their government are working together to save the environment.

By Catherine Robinson | 23 February 2018

ADJUMANI, Uganda – Under a searing midday sun, Olany Mario wipes his brow as he bends to water a bed of tiny green neem seedlings in the fertile soil of a tree nursery in Palabek refugee settlement, northern Uganda. “We are growing these indigenous seedlings to help bring back all the trees that were cut down to make way for us, when we came here,” he says.

21 Feb 2018 description

Could tackling climate change help bring peace to South Sudan?

By Adela Suliman

The world's youngest nation, South Sudan, has been embroiled in war and conflict for years.

The oil-rich nation - which won independence from Sudan in 2011 - descended into civil war in 2013, with tens of thousands of people killed and a third of the population forced to flee their homes.

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
541 000 people

FAO requires
USD 15 million

period
January – December 2018

The conflict in South Sudan is entering its fifth year and the threat of famine is expected to increase in 2018. This will lead to further refugees arriving in neighbouring countries. It is critical to improve the livelihoods, and food security and nutrition of refugees and host communities, in order to achieve self-reliance and build resilience.

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30 Jan 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 28, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan has vowed to implement resilient and adaptive mechanisms to mitigate negative effects of climate change partly responsible for the hunger crisis in the war-torn East African country.

Joseph Bartel, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, said climate change was the cause of erratic rainfall patterns, excessive heat, drought and loss of soil fertility and desertification in the country that was recently declassified by the UN to be no longer in famine.

29 Jan 2018 description

SG/SM/18877

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the high-level event on the “New Way of Working,” in Addis Ababa today:

I am pleased to join you to discuss a new way of working that will usher in stronger partnerships and better results in our collective interventions in the areas of development, humanitarian assistance, peace and security.

29 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

29 December 2017 – Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers – with more than 60 'blue helmets' killed in hostile acts – the Organization in 2017 completed its peacekeeping objectives in Côte d'Ivoire, refocused its work in Haiti and will soon complete its mandate in Liberia.

“We do protect civilians every day. We do save lives every day. We often do it under very difficult and stressful circumstances,” Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix said in a recent interview with UN News.

14 Dec 2017 description

Executive summary

This report looks at progress made on policy and practical responses to climate-security risks for 2016-2017. Using the independent G7 commissioned report A New Climate for Peace as a basis, and building on last year’s report, Towards A Global Resilience Agenda, this year’s report sets out the key achievements, pitfalls and new challenges facing the foreign policy community working to reduce climate-fragility risks.

26 Nov 2017 description

Roz Price
Institute of Development Studies

Question

Where have rapid environmental impact assessments on sustainability of water supply approaches (including identification of mechanisms for aquifer monitoring and recharge) been completed in situations of mass displacement into camps (and spontaneous sites), and how have they been used by international actors to influence government land allocation decision making?

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