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Alert is a quarterly magazine published by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-USA) that features compelling stories and photography from our work in the field. Below is an excerpt from MSF-USA Board President John P. Lawrence's introduction to the Fall 2018 issue (Vol 19. No. 3).

How we treat migrants and refugees making the journey from Central America to the United States has become a focus of public attention in this country and abroad.

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Washington, D.C.
October 15, 2018

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report UN Security Council
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Summary

The present report, submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions, is the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in South Sudan. It contains information on the six grave violations against children that occurred between 1 October 2014 and 30 June 2018, the context in which they took place and identifies, where possible, the perpetrators.

16 Oct 2018 description

In September, an estimated 6.1 million people (59% per cent of the population) were projected to be severely food insecure, including nearly 1.7 million on the brink of famine. Meanwhile, the total number of internally displaced people in South Sudan increased to 1.96 million. There was renewed fighting in Yei, Central Equatoria, that displaced civilians multiple times while in Kuda and Rokon, inter-communal violence and cattle raiding reportedly caused displacement of nearly 8,800 people.

16 Oct 2018 description

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 905,831 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 August 2018.

*Please note that the monthly population update is frozen until 18 January 2019 to allow for the smooth conduct of the ongoing L3 registration

Between January and August 2018, 36,185 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mostly from South Sudan and Eritrea.

16 Oct 2018 description

UNHCR delivers lifesaving assistance to respond to the increased Eritrean influx following the reopening of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Ethiopia is experiencing an increase in the number of internally displaced people. In total, over 2.8 million people in Ethiopia are currently internally displaced.

UNHCR enhances registration data and has frozen refugee figures as of 31 August 2018.
Hence all figures in this Operation Update are as of August 2018.

UNHCR delivers lifesaving aid to respond to the increased Eritrean influx

16 Oct 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Continued insecurity along roads and a lack of adequate access to food across South Sudan’s greenbelt region in Central and Eastern Equatoria States have caused humanitarian needs to worsen over the second quarter of 2018. Many areas in these states are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside of a few large towns and displacement sites.

16 Oct 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Kapoeta town is located in Kapoeta South County, Eastern Equatoria State, near Eastern Equatoria South Sudan’s border with Kenya. Since the beginning of the crisis in South Sudan in December 2013, Kapoeta town has been the gateway through which most internally displaced persons (IDPs) have passed on their way to refugee camps in Kenya.

15 Oct 2018 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 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

15 Oct 2018 description

Over 100,000 people fleeing ethnic violence have been displaced in BenishangulGumuz (mainly in Kamashi Zone) and Oromia regions (mainly East Wollega and West Wollega zones). There are indications that displacement is rising, though the size of the displaced population is not clear. Urgent humanitarian needs are reported, including food, shelter, NFI and health (The reporter Ethiopia 06/10/2018, La Vanguardia 13/10/2018, Voa News 02/10/2018, OCHA 10/2018, The reporter Ethiopia 06/10/2018).

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MARTIN SIBA / FILIP ANDERSSON

In response to increased food insecurity mostly caused by conflict, the United Nation’s Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan on Friday led a delegation launching a Partnership for Recovery and Resilience Programme in Yambio, aimed at reconstructing the Western Equatoria region.

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report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 800th meeting held on 10 October 2018, adopted the following decision on the situation in South Sudan:

Council,

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Faits saillants

  • Plus de 100 000 personnes déplacées et retournées bénéficient d’une assistance alimentaire en Ituri en octobre.

Aperçu de la situation

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Overview

As of January 2018, an estimated 5.3 million South Sudanese were facing Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) acute food insecurity, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).1 With the aim of facilitating a better understanding of the food security and livelihoods situation in South Sudan and to inform the IPC September 2018 Update,
REACH has developed food security and livelihood (FSL) factsheets of counties where settlements have been assessed using the Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology.

15 Oct 2018 description

Overview

As of January 2018, an estimated 5.3 million South Sudanese were facing Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) acute food insecurity, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).1 With the aim of facilitating a better understanding of the food security and livelihoods situation in South Sudan and to inform the IPC September 2018 Update, REACH has developed food security and livelihood (FSL) factsheets of counties where settlements have been assessed using the Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology.

15 Oct 2018 description

Overview

As of January 2018, an estimated 5.3 million South Sudanese were facing Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) acute food insecurity, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).1 With the aim of facilitating a better understanding of the food security and livelihoods situation in South Sudan and to inform the IPC September 2018 Update,
REACH has developed food security and livelihood (FSL) factsheets of counties where settlements have been assessed using the Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology.

14 Oct 2018 description

13 October 2018, Juba – In an effort to provide quality emergency health services including basic package of health and nutrition services, WHO is implementing an integrated health, nutrition and WASH services to save the lives of populations at risk.

To reach people with virtually no health, WHO deployed the mobile medical team (MMT) to priority locations across the country to provide and contribute to quality emergency health services including basic package of health and nutrition services in a prompt and effective manner to populations at risk.

12 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • At mid-year, Ethiopia was faced with an unprecedented caseload of 2.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by conflict and drought, mainly along the Oromia regional border with Somali and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) with children constituting more than half of the displaced population. In line with these changes, UNICEF has revised its Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) for 2018 and raised the resource envelope to US$ 123.8 million.

11 Oct 2018 description

Total number of Sudanese IDPs in need: 1.997 million

Total number of South Sudanese Refugees (15 Sep 2018): 761 889
Including:

  • Pre-December 2013 352 212
  • Post-December 2013 409 677

Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees and asylum seekers in Eastern Sudan: 131 816
Including:

  • 118 035 Eritrean
  • 13 781 Ethiopian

People living at crisis or emergency level of food insecurity (HNO 2018): 4.8 million

IPC: 6 million people in Crisis (IPC 3) and Emergency (IPC 4) phases in July 2018