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Juba, 24th March 2018
April 14, 2018 (JUBA) – The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), the body monitoring the implementation of South Sudan’s peace accord, has been urged to involved women in the ongoing peace process.
The decision was reached on Friday during a meeting which JMEC officials held with a team from the Swedish ministry for foreign affairs.
The team is in South Sudan as part of a study tour to several countries to understand how gender issues are integrated into the United Nation mission’s implementation of its mandate and for its partners.
A tall, demure girl weaves her way purposely through the crowd of students seated calmly under a tree in the sweltering heat of Malakal – a growing town in northern South Sudan. When she gets to the front of the crowd, there is pin drop silence as hundreds of people watch her intently, preparing to listen to her. At first, she is barely audible, but the eager audience urges her to speak louder.
The need to include women and youth in resolving conflicts and peacebuilding has been emphasized at a two-day workshop organized by the Gender Affairs Unit of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in the Warrap region of South Sudan.
“Women are culturally excluded from intercommunal reconciliation forums or settings,” said Roda Sube, UNMISS Gender Officer in Warrap during the workshop that brought together some 75 participants in Jalwau, county of Wunlit, in Tonj.
6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)
1.7 million people assisted by WFP in February 2018
1.8 million internally displaced people (OCHA) 2.5 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
202,776 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)
Food insecurity, malnutrition, flooding and Fall Armyworm was noted as the major hazards in the Quarterly multi-hazard early warning bulletin.
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) is committed to supporting the prominent role women play in peace building and conflict resolution in South Sudan, Chief of Staff, Ambassador Berhanu Kebede has said.
Speaking during a workshop organized by the Women Bloc of South Sudan and supported by JMEC and UN Women in Juba on Wednesday, Ambassador Kebede said,
Years of conflict has impacted South Sudan, an estimated 4 million population has been uprooted including 1.9 million displaced since start of conflict in 2013; with up to 85 percent estimated children and women exposed to protection risks, hunger, diseases, and malnutrition. Armed conflict, economic crisis, and below average harvest contributed to deterioration of food security situation in South Sudan. An estimated 6 million (50 % of population) were severely food insecure (IPC Phases 3, 4, and 5). Localized famine was declared in Leer and Mayendit counties of Unity state in May 2017.
6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from
February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)
1.6 million people assisted by WFP in January 2018
1.9 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.4 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
203,980 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)
WFP has dispatched a total of around 86,000mt of assorted food commodities so far in 2018
The first Logistics Cluster coordinated barge for 2018 arrived in Malakal on 3 March
“Time is Now: press for Progress to Transform Women and Girls Living in Rural Areas’’
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.
WFP has delivered 4,000mt of food to over 200,000 people in four counties through the integrated rapid response mechanism (IRRM).
The first test barge in 2018 from Renk to Malakal was successfully completed on 13 February.
Construction of the road to the Kuajok bridge (Warrap) has been completed.
There has been an increase of deliveries from the Northern Corridor in Sudan with convoys carrying 14,700mt of food.
WFP conducted registrations and food distributions to 18,000 people in the Baggari area, Western Bahr el Ghazal.
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) process is currently ongoing with the participation of the Government of South Sudan and food and nutrition sector partners.
Foreword from the Regional Director
Avant la Conférence d’annonces de contribution du Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation à Dakar, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance annonce avoir besoin cette année d’environ un milliard de dollars pour ses programmes d’éducation
N'DJAMENA, le 31 janvier 2018 – Parmi les jeunes de 15 à 24 ans vivant dans les pays touchés par des conflits ou des catastrophes naturelles, près de trois enfants sur 10 – soit 59 millions – sont analphabètes, ce qui est trois fois supérieur au taux mondial, annonce aujourd’hui l’UNICEF.
- Improving Health Access and Scaling up Responsiveness:
Three health facilities assessed and renovated in Nyirol County (Chuil PHCC, Pultruk PHCC and Bariak PHCU) (CMA).
- Emergency WASH in Health Facilities in Conflict Affected Locations
Eight County Hospitals and seven Primary Health Care Centres assessed for water and sanitation needs to drive emergency Wash in health facilities. (WHO).
This national action plan is the UK government’s 5-year strategy for how we will meet our Women, Peace and Security commitments under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 to reduce the impact of conflict on women and girls and to promote their inclusion in conflict resolution. It is part of wider efforts to ensure that the UK’s foreign policy consciously and consistently delivers for women and girls.
EDWARD BENJAMIN KARGBO
Internally displaced people living in the United Nations protection site in Bentiu are claiming back their human rights.
A workshop organized by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan and partner organizations for women who have sought sanctuary in the protection site in the Unity region is equipping the women with knowledge of their basic human rights.
Mary Nyanyok Wuar, a leader for a woman’s group in the UN protection site, said the training has taught them a lot about human rights and domestic violence.