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21 Feb 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight


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


• Aid agencies provide assistance and protection to over 5.4 million of people in South Sudan.

• Renewed fighting in multiple locations of Jonglei and Unity forces thousands of people to flee their homes, with some crossing to Ethiopia as refugees.

• Funding appeal for US$1.5 billion launched to support refugees fleeing the worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan.

11 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

World Vision Learning Report explores adaption and innovation in fragile operating contexts

  • Learning Report captures World Vision’s learnings through operating in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

  • Learnings have been captured through real-time evaluations and case studies in more than 10 fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

  • Continual learning, adaptability and revision is required when operating in these contexts.

09 Feb 2018 description


  • Annual lean season begins early across South Sudan

  • GoRSS declares end of cholera outbreak

  • Clashes continue despite cessation of hostilities agreement


08 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council
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Letter dated 28 December 2017 from the Panel of Experts on the Sudan established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) addressed to the President of the Security Council

The Panel of Experts on the Sudan established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) has the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution 2340 (2017), the final report on its work.

02 Feb 2018 description

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 2, 2018

The Department of State today announces that it is implementing restrictions on the export of defense articles and defense services into South Sudan.

01 Feb 2018 description

Nairobi, 1 February 2018

As prepared for delivery

It is impossible to overstate the suffering faced by the people of South Sudan. We are here today on their behalf - those who remain in the country, and those who have fled to nations in this region that have opened their borders in hospitality, including Kenya.

01 Feb 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting health workers, healthcare facilities and ambulances between July and December 2017. It includes incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of incidents affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher.

46 health workers in eight countries were reportedly killed, kidnapped, injured or assaulted

31 Jan 2018 description


Kuwait will have the presidency in February and has chosen as its centrepiece a ministerial-level briefing on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter in the maintenance of international peace and security, with the Secretary-General as the main speaker. It is also planning to hold an open debate on working methods (Kuwait is the chair of the Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions).

26 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

In 2017, South Sudan’s civil war entered its fourth year, spreading across the country with new fighting in Greater Upper Nile, Western Bahr al Ghazal, and the Equatorias, featuring highly abusive government counterinsurgency operations. The government continued to restrict media, suppress critics, and unlawfully detain people for perceived opposition.

25 Jan 2018 description


• Access to health care services still remains a challenge due the ongoing insecurity in the country; this has been extended to attack on health care services which continues to increase in different part of the country. In December 4 health facilities were looted and damaged.

• In November 2017, South Sudan celebrated its first full year with no indigenous cases of the disease.

24 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Truck driver Rogers Kenei knows just how dangerous and difficult it can be to deliver aid for UNICEF around civil war-torn South Sudan. Four drivers and one driver assistant have lost their lives since 2013.

During his travels through the country, the Kenyan father of three has been robbed several times and been forced to pay his way through as many as 20 checkpoints on a single 100-kilometre trip.

“You never get a receipt,” he says.

But he says the financial rewards outweigh the risks and he’s philosophical about what might happen on the road.