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18 Jun 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) The One Hundred Village Schools project launched in South Sudan in 2012 by the Salesian missionary office Don Bosco Nanum, based in Seoul, South Korea, has been a great success. To date, 74 elementary schools have been built and nearly 15,000 children have been impacted. These children are now engaged in education and gaining the foundational skills needed for higher learning.

18 Jun 2018 description

5 New events

52 Ongoing events

46 Outbreaks

9 Humanitarian crises

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Measles in Liberia
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.

15 Jun 2018 description

“This year, the Day of the African Child is held under the theme “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development”. While sustained growth in great parts of the continent has led to sizable advances for children, the boys and girls growing up in countries affected by armed conflict continue to lag behind.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of new arrivals from South Sudan increased to a daily average of 245 arrivals in May 2018, compared to 170 in April. In addition, around 1,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to arrive in Uganda every week.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners released their humanitarian funding priorities for the next six months, asking for US$280.4 million for immediate support in all sectors, prioritizing internally displaced people.

  • Ethiopia has increased its preparedness level to avoid the importation of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) following the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

14 Jun 2018 description

Summary

This Operation Update provides an update on the implementation of the Revised Emergency Plan of Action published in December 2017, including the activities implemented between December 2017 and May 2018, and the Plan of Action for the remaining timeframe. The expenditure level is at 74% To ensure the implementation of all remaining activities, a no cost time extension for an additional three months from June 24th to September 24th. is sought.

13 Jun 2018 description

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan,
REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

13 Jun 2018 description

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hard to-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

13 Jun 2018 description

As countries integrate the SDGs into their domestic development priorities and plans, the value which South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSC/TrC) initiatives can potentially add to efforts intended to end poverty, achieve gender equality, and support sustained and inclusive economic growth seems to be widely underestimated.

13 Jun 2018 description

Comprehensive Level 3 (L3) registration launched in Ethiopia in 06 July 2017 starting from Addis Ababa. L3 registration was intensively implemented in Addis Ababa during November 2017.

12 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On 17 May, 210 children were released from the pro-Machar SPLA-iO and National Salvation Front (NSF) in Pibor. This represents the third release in 2018, bringing the total number of children released from armed forces/groups and supported with reintegration services in 2018 to 806.

12 Jun 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 1,287 Refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – May 2018

  • 2,036 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum within the mix migration flow

  • 13,900 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi region

Operational Context

The key situations include:

12 Jun 2018 description

Twelve-year-old Emmanuel is a student at Illuhum school in Torit, a region to the east of the capital Juba, in South Sudan. Because of his disability, his mother used to carry him to school on her back, before going to work as a coal seller. A heavy burden on her, it also made life difficult for Emmanuel, who was often late for school.

11 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

2.6 million children in need

5.5 million people # of people who need Humanitarian Assistance (Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2018)

960,000 children internally displaced

2 million people # of internally displaced people (Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2018)

470,836 South Sudanese refugee children

771,862 people # of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan in total

11 Jun 2018 description

FILIP ANDERSSON/MACH SAMUEL

While praising the good levels of cooperation and understanding between UNMISS and local authorities in the Bor and Pior areas, the Mission’s Deputy Chief, Moustapha Soumaré, highlighted the need to improve the road between the towns, the Pibor airstrip and the situation of recently released child soldiers.

11 Jun 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

7.1 million people in need of assistance

3 million internally displaced people Nearly 1 million refugees, including 770 000 South Sudanese

5.5 million people at crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity 2.3 million acutely malnourished children

(sources: UNOCHA & UNHCR)

EU Humanitarian funding: €46 million in 2017

Introduction

11 Jun 2018 description
report Theirworld

Mary Maker - who was a refugee herself - gave a passionate speech to an audience watching at Kakuma camp in Kenya and online.

A refugee-turned-teacher told a worldwide audience she wants to inspire young people who are going through the same experience.

Mary Maker - who fled from the South Sudan conflict - was one of the speakers at the first ever TEDx event to be held in a refugee camp.

10 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP has started implementing its Response Plan to Central Unity, along with FAO and UNICEF. The joint response supports both the host community and displaced people, seriously affected by the recent clashes in the region.

  • WFP has successfully managed to open Zeraf river corridor. After a number of assessments and access negotiations, 11 boats departed Bor last week. Replacing high-cost air deliveries, this will enhance the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of WFP’s operations.