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12 Dec 2017 description

OVERVIEW

November was the most dangerous month for humanitarian workers in South Sudan since December 2013, with nine killed, including six in Duk, Jonglei, one in Ikotos, Eastern Equatoria and two in Awerial, Lakes. A total of 103 humanitarian access incidents were reported in November, compared to 116 in October. Six security incidents forced the suspension of aid activities in different locations. During the month, local authorities in various locations continued to demand involvement in NGO staff recruitment and procurement processes.

08 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• More than 45 people were reportedly killed, including six aid workers, in an attack by armed men in Duk County, Jonglei.

• Continued reports of armed clashes in multiple locations of the country in the past weeks, affecting thousands of people.

• Women and girls are experiencing unprecedented levels of violence in South Sudan’s conflict.

• The humanitarian response in the Greater Baggari area, Wau County continues, despite challenges.

• South Sudan’s conflict has left a large number of people with disabilities.

07 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL
8124TH MEETING (AM)
SC/13107

Half the Population Will Need Food by 2018 Says Emergency Relief Coordinator

The precarious security situation in South Sudan was a matter of grave concern, the Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations told the Security Council today, urging it to use all means necessary to demand a change of course from leaders and parties to the conflict.

07 Dec 2017 description

Today, ERC Lowcock briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan. He expressed concern that as the conflict in enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis continues to intensify.

07 Dec 2017 description

As delivered

This is my first briefing to the Security Council on South Sudan and I would like to focus on four issues: the humanitarian outlook for the coming months, humanitarian access constraints, current aid delivery, and the help we seek from the Council to guarantee free and consistent access to all those who need humanitarian assistance and protection. I agree with - and will try not to repeat - what was said by Jean-Pierre.

05 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Targeted violence and armed clashes result in aid worker and civilian deaths

  • WFP convoy transports emergency food assistance from Sudan to Aweil, South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Dec 2017 description

Thousands of civilians are in need of humanitarian assistance following an attack in Duk Payuel village last Tuesday which killed at least sixty-eight people and left 19 critically injured.

Local authorities and a team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) visited the scene of the deadly attacks in the Jonglei region of South Sudan, which has forced some 13,000 displaced civilians to flee to neighbouring villages.

02 Dec 2017 description

Highlights
- WFP strongly condemns violence against civilians and humanitarian workers in the most recent fighting in Duk Payuel village.
- WFP, alongside FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security kicked off a state level training workshop on the fall army worm (FAW).
- WFP and partners commemorate the 2017 World Aids Day under the theme “Right to Health”.

29 Nov 2017 description

(Juba, 29 November 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou, has strongly condemned the attack that took place on 28 November in Duk Payuel village, Duk County, which resulted in at least 45 people killed, including six people working with two NGOs. Reports indicate that another 19 people were injured, including three aid workers.

“It is outrageous that civilians and humanitarians providing assistance continue to be targeted,” said Mr. Noudéhou. “I call on all armed elements to respect civilians and aid workers, wherever they are in the country.”

29 Nov 2017 description

The killing of “innocent civilians” in the Jonglei region of South Sudan has been condemned as “horrific” by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the country, David Shearer.

Reports suggest that around 45 people were killed and 19 injured when members of the Murle ethnic group attacked a Dinka village on Tuesday.

27 Nov 2017 description
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The members of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan, whose mandate was extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2353 (2017), have the honour to transmit herewith the Panel’s interim report, which was submitted in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution 2353 (2017), by which the provisions of paragraph 12 (e) of resolution 2290 (2016) were renewed.

The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) on 27 October 2017.

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian Coordinator welcomes President Kiir's order on free, unimpeded and unhindered movement of humanitarians in the country.

  • The current harvest season provides meagre respite to hunger crisis as conflict persists.

  • Heavy fighting in Nimni,
    Guit County, forces several aid workers to flee for their safety and abandon critical life-saving aid response.

  • More than 17,300 IDPs in Kajo-keji flee to new safe locations due to fighting between armed actors.

06 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USUN Ambassador visits Juba, meets with key stakeholders, advocates for peace

  • WFP reaches 4.6 million people with food assistance to date in 2017

  • IPC Technical Working Group reports Famine risks will persist during 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Nov 2017 description

Protection des personnels de santé et personnels humanitaires dans les conflits*

C’est pour moi un honneur de prendre la parole devant vous ce matin, et je remercie la France d’avoir organisé cette réunion importante.

Depuis la dernière fois que je me suis adressé au Conseil sur ce sujet, les attaques brutales contre les blessés et les malades, les personnels de santé, les ambulances et les installations médicales se sont poursuivies sans relâche.

31 Oct 2017 description

ICRC President's speech on the protection of medical and humanitarian personnel in conflict

Since my last briefing, brutal attacks have continued, unabated, against the wounded and sick, medical care providers, ambulances and health care facilities.

We are at risk of creating a 'new normal': too many actors are legitimizing attacks as "collateral damage" rather than outrageous violations.

The question we need to be asking today is 'where is the urgency to bring attacks to an end?'

31 Oct 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview presents available information on the reported perpetrators of incidents where the use of explosive weapons affected the delivery of aid. It is based on 195 reported events that were identified by Insecurity Insight in open sources or confidentially provided by aid agencies to the Security in Numbers Database (SiND) during the first six months of 2017.