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11 Dec 2017 description

CAFOD expresses deep concern at the serious escalation in violence in South Sudan, as the conflict enters its fifth year; (15 December). People have seen their loved ones killed, their property looted and destroyed, and face dire living conditions in makeshift camps, struggling to keep themselves and their children alive, as the Country continues to unravel.

11 Dec 2017 description

2,482,790 *
Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 Nov (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

649,483 *
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 November

278,965
Refugees in South Sudan and 1.88 million IDPs as of 31 October

Regional Highlights

11 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The government-led multi-agency humanitarian needs assessment started on 18 November 2017 and will continue until 13 December 2017. The findings will inform the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2018. Preliminary estimates are that 5 to 7 million people will require food support and 7.4 million people will require access to safe water.

11 Dec 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of end of Marburg virus disease outbreak in Uganda
  • Influenza A H1N1 in Ghana
  • Listeriosis in South Africa
  • Cholera in Zambia
  • Dengue fever in Senegal
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

11 Dec 2017 description

IOM conducted flow monitoring at various cross border points, transit areas, PoCs, and IDP Collective sites across South Sudan. Flow monitoring captures the movement dynamics of the displaced population in the country. 1,488 individuals were recorded transiting through the Flow Monitoring point in Juba Gumbo Park, while 523 individuals were recorded transiting through the Flow Monitoring point in Juba Customs Park and 628 were recorded transiting in and out of the PoC in Bentiu.

09 Dec 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 30 000 personnes de la région d’Opienge contraintes au déplacement.

  • Plus de 25 000 élèves ciblés par la cantine scolaire dans les territoires d’Irumu et de Mambasa.

  • Une aide multisectorielle de TROCAIRE pour les réfugiés et les communautés hôtes.

Aperçu de la situation

08 Dec 2017 description

SG/SM/18819-IHA/1442

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:

It is a pleasure for me to be here with you to celebrate a United Nations success story — the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Over the past 12 years, CERF has been at the forefront of humanitarian response.

08 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13108

Security Council
8125th Meeting (AM)

Nearly five years after parties signed the cooperation framework for the Great Lakes region, the Security Council reiterated today its call for States to abide by the commitment to non‑interference in the internal affairs of neighbours and the prohibition against abetting armed groups or war criminals.

08 Dec 2017 description

Internally displaced and refugees share feelings of frustration and hopelessness with Princess during her visit to the conflict country

JUBA, South Sudan – Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan has completed her two-day visit to South Sudan where she witnessed firsthand the complexity and scale of the South Sudan crisis and met internally displaced people who shared their experiences with her.

08 Dec 2017 description

Additional EU assistance of €15 million will help scale up the response to surging humanitarian needs in the drought-stricken country.

08 Dec 2017 description

Situation of Education in the Current Conflict and Humanitarian Context

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.

08 Dec 2017 description

Clasping hands and raising their voices in unison, over 90 participants of a gender symposium chanted slogans calling for an end to gender-based violence in Imatong at the end of a 2-day event in Torit.

The Torit Guest House, a small conference hall in the heart of the town, was brimming with representatives from government, civil society, women’s groups, youth associations, and army ranks, engaging on the topic of “Male Engagement in Ending Gender-Based Violence”.

08 Dec 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

281,642 Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 November 2017.

1.86 million IDPs in South Sudan including 209,898 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 22 November 2017

US $883.5 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2017.

Operational Context

PROTECTION

Achievements and Impact

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.

06 Dec 2017 description

UNHCR’s Regional Refugee Coordinator for South Sudan calls for heightened support for South Sudanese refugees in DRC as they live in hardship

By Andreas Kirchhof in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo   |  06 December 2017

Martha* cradles her baby in her arms as she sits in the refugee registration centre in Meri, a refugee site in the remote province of Bas- Uélé in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The site which was opened last year in October to accommodate South Sudanese refugees now has almost 30,000 inhabitants.

06 Dec 2017 description

SUMMARY

The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit (hereafter referred to as “Toolkit”) is designed as a companion to the GPC Protection Mainstreaming Training Package (hereafter referred to as “Training Package”). The Training Package is the starting point to understand the concept and principles of “protection mainstreaming”.