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Weekly Picks

Ethiopia

Hundreds of people have fled across the border to Kenya following violence between ethnic groups in Moyale town from 13-15 December. At least 34 people were killed and 161 people injured in the fighting. Humanitarian needs are reported.

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Syria

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report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On 27 November, the Ministry of Finance, together with UN agencies, launched the National Development Strategy for South Sudan for the period July 2018 to June 2021.

  • Through UNICEF’s robust advocacy and technical support, the South Sudan Government signed the Civil Registry Act 2018 into law. The Act will see children being registered and receiving their birth certificates.

  • World Children’s Day was celebrated on 20 November, with children taking over the airwaves of three radio stations throughout the day.

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report Human Rights Watch

Impunity Fueling Roadside Attacks on Women, Girls Around Bentiu

(New York) – South Sudan’s government should urgently investigate rape and other sexual violence against women and girls traveling in the former Unity state and provide protection and services to survivors. Investigations should focus not only on the individual crimes, but also on whether the crimes were coordinated, and they should lead to arrest and prosecution of those responsible.

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The conflict has forced an estimated 4.2 million people from their homes, about 2 million inside and 2.2 million outside the country

By Isabelle Gerretsen

LONDON, Dec 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As South Sudan's civil war enters its sixth year, conflict has lessened following a peace deal but violence prevents 1.5 million people receiving aid and famine is possible in 2019.

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Introduction

Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, faces a massive internal displacement crisis due to inter-communal violence and conflicts. The displacement crisis started in autumn 2017 and has escalated and spread in the second half of 2018. Meanwhile, there is dramatic political change brought about by the arrival of a new prime minister in 2018, an ongoing refugee influx from South Sudan and Eritrea, and millions of Ethiopians who need emergency food assistance and support to rebuild their livelihoods.

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OLIVIER NDIKUMANA/FILIP ANDERSSON

“People in our area have been accused of those sexual assaults. We will lead the fight and find those who abused our women, says Laraka Machar, Deputy Governor in Northern Liech.

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This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Lassa fever in Benin

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Yellow fever in Nigeria

  • Measles in Madagascar.

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UNHCR launches $2.7 billion appeal for Africa’s largest refugee crisis: South Sudan

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refuge Agency, and NGO partners are today launching an appeal for US$2.7 billion to address the live-saving humanitarian needs of South Sudanese refugees in 2019 and 2020.

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Executive Summary

Whilst seeking to meet humanitarian needs, the 2019-2020 RRP also serve as a transition plan towards sustainable refugee response programming in Uganda.
As such, this plan contributes to achieving the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Uganda, alongside interventions carried out by government institutions.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

Under the leadership and coordination of the Government, the Uganda 2019-2020 RRP aims at achieving the following objectives:

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The IRC’s Watchlist 2019 highlights the countries we believe are at greatest risk of experiencing the worst humanitarian crises over the coming year.

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Regional Flow Monitoring Network

30 FMPs and nine mobile FMPs are currently operational in seven countries.

In Burkina Faso, data was collected from five FMPs during the month of October 2018. An average of 1,117 individuals were observed crossing Flow Monitoring Points daily - a slight decrease of three per cent from the September figures.

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BEATRICE MATEGWA

Arriving at a partly run-down building just after 8 a.m. with files in hand, Bentiu’s new mobile High Court officials immediately settle down to their business of the day – studying cases they have scheduled to start on a Tuesday afternoon.

For the first time in more than four years criminal trials will be heard in Bentiu town, located in South Sudan’s remote north.

At the directive of the country’s Chief Justice, the court will, for two weeks, try 27 serious criminal cases of suspects from a United Nations Protection of Civilians (PoC) site.

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report European Union

Bruxelles, le 12 décembre 2018

La Commission européenne a adopté onze nouveaux programmes en faveur de la Corne de l'Afrique au titre du fonds fiduciaire d'urgence de l'UE pour l'Afrique.

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report Sudan Tribune

December 15, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government pledged to share with the UN Commission on Human Rights the findings of its investigation into the recent sexual attacks outside Bentinu of Northern Liech State in South Sudan

On 30 November, the international medical non-governmental organization Médecins Sans Frontihères (MSF) reported that at least 157 women and girls have so far sought treatment for sexual violence suffered at one of its clinics.

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FILIP ANDERSSON

Every big journey starts with a small step. The first such steps, crucial ones at that, towards a happy family reunion have been taken by three young boys. Abducted in 2017, they have been released, and on Friday 14 December they arrived, from Bor, in Juba on board a helicopter belonging to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

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In Numbers

  • 14,335 mt of food assistance distributed

  • US$ 1.3 m cash based transfers made

  • US$ 20.3 m* six months (December 2018-May 2019) net funding requirements

  • 2.1 m people assisted in November 2018

Operational Context