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12 Dec 2018 description

Situation Update

The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By using proven public health measures as well as new tools at hand (immunization and therapeutics), WHO remains confident the outbreak can be contained and brought to an end, despite multifaceted challenges.

12 Dec 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

Statement from Mercy Corps Country Director for South Sudan, Janardhan Rao, ahead of the fifth anniversary of the conflict in South Sudan

Following the signing of the peace agreement in September, there is some cause for optimism following five years of war in South Sudan. Though we cannot afford to be cynical about peace - too many lives depend on it - we must be realistic. Implementing the peace agreement and maintaining peace in a country that has known only war will be the bigger challenge for many, many years to come.

12 Dec 2018 description

Summary

This profile provides a quarterly overview of the humanitarian situation in Ajuong Thok camp, including general infrastructure, WASH infrastructure and water access. Information on the camp overview and demographics was provided by UNHCR, while NGOs provided information on services. REACH collected GPS data points between 1 and 31 August, 2018 to create the maps. A profile for Pamir accompanies this profile.

12 Dec 2018 description

OLIVIER NDIKUMANA

“Human Rights oiye… oiye, oiye!!!!, shouted William Kuichiang from South Sudan’s Human Rights Commission in Bentiu, as he rallied those attending a celebration of those very rights.

“Human rights oiyee, human rights oiye,” responded the men, women and students attending the event, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

“South Sudan needs a strong legal system that will judge civilians and military who abuse the rights of women,” Kuichiang continued.

12 Dec 2018 description

Summary

This profile provides a quarterly overview of the humanitarian situation in Pamir camp, including general infrastructure, WASH infrastructure and water access. Information on the camp overview and demographics was provided by UNHCR, while NGOs provided information on services. REACH collected GPS data points between 1 and 31 August, 2018 to create the maps. A profile for Ajuong Thok accompanies this profile.

12 Dec 2018 description

11 December 2018

A series of special projects funded by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan are improving the lives of communities across the country by providing access to clean water, education and healthcare, safe houses for vulnerable women, and strengthening the justice system to hold perpetrators of sexual violence to account.

12 Dec 2018 description
report UN Women

Juba, 10th December 2018: Over 800 people including high government officials, Hon. Minister of Education, Gender and Social Welfare, Advisor to the Governor on Gender, Peace and Reconciliation, Commissioner of Yambio County, Members of Parliament, representatives of UNFPA, UNDP, traditional authority, women, men and school children attended on the 6th of December 2018 the launch of the 16 Days of Activism, in Gangura, one of the South Sudan’s Payam (lowest level of administrative level) in former Western Equatoria state, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo.

11 Dec 2018 description

By Sara Staedicke

Despite the major focus by media and publics on a handful of refugee crises around the world—the Syrian, Afghan, and Venezuelan ones among them, and recently Yemen—displacement situations worsened during 2018 in a number of countries that received much less attention, and perhaps as a result less in the way of humanitarian aid.

11 Dec 2018 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi.

SITUATION

• As of October 2018, approximately 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers were seeking shelter in Uganda—the largest refugee population on the African continent—including more than 780,000 South Sudanese and over 284,000 Congolese. An estimated 60 percent of these refugees are younger than 18 years of age.

11 Dec 2018 description

by JAMES SOKIRI

“If we don’t stand firm to end this war, we shall have no future. Young girls are being raped every day, yet grandmothers are not spared either. I do not know where we are heading as a nation.”

The passionate appeal of Alice Kiden David, a soldier and nurse of the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF), is perfectly understandable. She has witnessed what war does to a country and its people. She fears that she may lost her son to violence.

11 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas and impacting the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life.

11 Dec 2018 description

This document provides a mid-month update. It complements UNHCR’s more detailed Operational Updates for DRC, which cover the full month.

Refugees

  • An increasing number of Central African refugees are voicing their intention of returning to their country of origin, primarily to Bangui. 876 households (3,707 people) have so far indicated this intention in Boyabu, Inke and Mole camps (Nord and Sub-Ubangi provinces). UNHCR continues to collect intentions of return.

11 Dec 2018 description

In Numbers

36,000 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 125 million, six months (November 2018 – April 2019) net funding requirements, representing 48 percent of total requirements.

4.43 million people assisted In October 2018

Operational updates

• According to the 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) Mid-Year Review, 8 million people require targeted relief food/cash assistance until the end of the year.

11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

11 Dec 2018 description
report IRIN

David Loa Eperit

In her home village in South Sudan’s Yei River state, Poni Beida, 32, farmed while caring for her husband and five young children.

Then, in July 2016, everything changed: armed men stormed the village, gunned down her husband and mother-in-law, and forced the family to flee to a UN-run camp for internally displaced people in the capital, Juba, some 150 kilometres away.

Read the full story on IRIN.

10 Dec 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.

10 Dec 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.

10 Dec 2018 description

AVANT-PROPOS

ÉBAUCHE D’AVANT-PROPOS DE LA MINISTRE BIBEAU POUR LE RECUEIL DU SYMPOSIUM SUR L’ÉGALITÉ ENTRE LES SEXES DU CALP

Bien que les conflits entre les États aient considérablement diminué ces dernières années, les conflits au sein des États – auxquels participent fréquemment des acteurs non étatiques – sont en hausse. Par conséquent, des millions de personnes doivent se déplacer et composer avec des possibilités réduites, un accès limité aux services et un avenir incertain.