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24 Feb 2018 description

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has recalled a unit of police officers from Wau and confined them to base after a preliminary investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation.
UNMISS has a zero tolerance, no excuses, and no second chances approach to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). Our priority is to put the victims' rights and dignity first and ensure that there is transparency and accountability for such actions.

24 Feb 2018 description

13,698 Refugees received non-food items during the reporting period.

2,498 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period

9,142 Refugees reached with human rights awareness campaign during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

286,256 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 January 2018.

1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 204,247 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 12 February 2018

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • 44% of the displaced households were uprooted from Abyei Town in 2011

  • 51% indicate the intention to return within the next 6 months, whereas 21% indicate to leave in more than 6 months, and 28% in more than one year

  • 78% intend to return to their place of the origin or their former habitual residence. Major motives are the challenging living conditions in the place of displacement combined with perceived safety and security in the place of origin / former habitual residence.

23 Feb 2018 description

Responding to today’s UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan report detailing horrific human rights violations committed by soldiers in South Sudan, Seif Magango, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, said:

23 Feb 2018 description

UN Human Rights Commission collects evidence to hold more than 40 South Sudanese officials accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity

22 Feb 2018 description

Freedom of expression essential for peace in conflict-affected South Sudan – UN report

Genuine reconciliation and lasting peace will only be achieved in South Sudan if people are free and safe to express their opinions regardless of their ethnic or political affiliations, says a UN report released today.

22 Feb 2018 description
report UN News Service

If it were a new crisis, it would be one of the biggest in the world, but despite the fact that more than five million people need aid, Sudan is at risk of falling off international donors’ radar, a senior United Nations official has said.

“If it were a new crisis, the dimensions of it, the scale and the need of it, would be such that it would be one of the biggest crises in the world,” Marta Ruedas, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan told UN News.

21 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

KEY MESSAGES

• Millions of people are at increased risk of famine or catastrophe in South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. FEWSnet, an international early warning system, stated that South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia could be looking at famine or catastrophic levels of food insecurity in various parts of their countries in the new year due to climate change, conflict and political instability.

21 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services
  • 5.7 million people in need of food security and livelihood assistance
  • 5.6 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services
  • 1.1 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished
  • 4 Million+ people displaced due to conflict since 2013
  • 1.8 Million children require education support
  • 5.1 Million people require health support

KEY MESSAGES

21 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1 Million+ South Sudan refugees in Uganda
  • 602,021 new refugee arrivals in 2017
  • 62% child refugees from South Sudan in Uganda
  • 82% of South Sudan refugees in Uganda are women and children
  • 1.39 Million total number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

21 Feb 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Fund Will Support Africa Investigations

(London, February 21, 2018) – The Players of People’s Postcode Lottery will make a £3 million award over five years to support Human Rights Watch’s work around the world.

In the first year, the Lottery’s initial funding of £600,000 will go to defending the rights of women and children in Burundi, South Sudan, and Sudan.

21 Feb 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Burkina Faso

15 January 2018: Update: An Australian humanitarian doctor kidnapped on 15 January 2016 continues to be held hostage by an al-Qaeda-linked group. Source: aOuaga

Central African Republic

20 Feb 2018 description

The important work of supporting refugees and the communities that host them has the potential to be seriously compromised

Kampala, 20 February 2018 -- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is taking very seriously recent developments in Uganda and wishes to register its concern that the important work of supporting refugees and the communities that host them has the potential to be seriously compromised.

20 Feb 2018 description
report CARE

Aid flow drastically reduces despite increasing humanitarian needs

Juba, South Sudan, Feb. 20, 2018: One year on from the declaration of famine in South Sudan, the food situation in the country has deteriorated further leaving more than 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance , says leading humanitarian organization CARE International.