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19 Jul 2019 description

IOM’s biometric registration system has been active since 2014, with 821,278 beneficiaries active in its database to date, out of which 56% (460,569 individuals) are women; and 60.8% (499,264 individuals) are under 18 years old. Since August 2018, IOM and the World Food Programme (WFP) are collaborating on the project "Enhancing targeted food distribution through biometric data management" seeking to contribute to increased food security throughout South Sudan.

19 Jul 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • High-level delegation led by the Humanitarian Coordinator visits Yei to see Ebola preparedness and response efforts

  • Ebola preparedness and response activities heighten as a case is confirmed near the South Sudan border

  • Humanitarian Fund brings change in the lives of 2.9 million people

  • More than 3,300 internally displaced people return to Baliet County, Upper Nile

  • Almost 7 million people facing critical lack of food

18 Jul 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spontaneous South Sudanese refugee returns from Sudan continue in July

  • Bureaucratic impediments restrict humanitarian operations in Central Equatoria, Jonglei

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 Jul 2019 description
report Finn Church Aid

Yei was South Sudan’s second biggest town before the civil war forced people out of the country in 2016. Three years later, conditions in Uganda’s refugee settlements and a hope of peace push people to return.

Finn Church Aid’s (FCA) operations in South Sudan expand into the country’s war-torn Equatoria region. Yei town is the main centre of Yei River County, which was heavily affected by fighting since 2016.

17 Jul 2019 description

This catalogue presents multi-sectoral profiles for all assessed IDP camps and camp-like settings in South Sudan, based on DTM’s Mobility Tracking Round 5 data (data collection March 2019). Please use the interactive table of contents to navigate the report.

17 Jul 2019 description

SNFI team had more than 2 meetings with community representatives to inform about the process and receive feedback from the community

Empowered community members

SNFI interventions have community involvement at its core and engage members in all activities from verification of beneficiaries to construction. Adjusted the intervention because of community feedback, thus far SNFI interventions are right sized to the requirements of the community and adjusted as necessary to fit the actual circumstances on ground

17 Jul 2019 description

The overall number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Sudan stood at 1.83 million.1 Eastern Equatoria, Warrap, Upper Nile and Western Bahr el Ghazal saw increases in the number of IDPs compared to May (30, 18, 3 and 2 per cent respectively), mostly due to insecurity related to communal clashes and cattle raids. The first headcount in the Malakal Protection of Civilians site since February increased the site population by about 8,000 individuals, in part due to spontaneous refugee returns to the site from Sudan.

16 Jul 2019 description

The assessment team comprises of Eight (8) Inter-Agency Working Group Members namely, CARE International, Plan International, FAO, WFP, INTERSOS, NCA, Health Link South Sudan, The Eye of Mercy South Sudan, and Brac South Sudan representing the following Clusters – Protection (GBV, Child Protection and General Protection), Health, Food Security and Livelihood, Shelter/NFIs, and Nutrition. The team moved in four (5) vehicles availed by FAO, WFP, Plan International, INTERSOS, and NCA.

16 Jul 2019 description

Lasu Payam has a market which operates only twice in a week, with limited foodstuffs and basic NFI items. Secondly, the population’s purchasing power is intensely affected.

According to household interviews, 90% of host community support themselves through agricultural activities or communal farming, whereas, returnees & IDPs support themselves mainly by borrowing from the host community households and sharing household items especially saucepans and food.

The host community are sleeping in tukuls made out of local materials.

16 Jul 2019 description

12 July 2019, Juba - The Royal Norwegian Embassy in South Sudan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), today announced the signing of a three-year partnership agreement to implement a new project, Governance and Economic Management Support (GEMS), for the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) across the country.

16 Jul 2019 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

12 Jul 2019 description

IOM’s biometric registration system has been active since 2014, with over 776,000 beneficiaries active in its database to date. Since August 2018, IOM and the World Food Programme (WFP) are collaborating on the project “Enhancing targeted food distribution through biometric data management” seeking to contribute to increased food security throughout South Sudan. Under this collaboration, IOM is responsible for checking the eligibility of households receiving assistance through fingerprint authentication at selected distribution sites.

12 Jul 2019 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 11, 2019 (THE VATICAN) – The Italian Bishops’ conference at The Vatican in Italy announced on Tuesday that it had donated up to 1million euros in support of the people in war-torn South Sudan.

South Sudan, Caritas Italiana said in a release, still suffers one of the worst humanitarian crises, eight years after it got its independence.

12 Jul 2019 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationAbdul-Rahim Abdulai PHD Student, @Feeding9Blilion Research Lab, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics/Arrell Food Institute, University of Guelph

Emily Duncan Ph.D. Student, University of Guelph

Evan Fraser Professor, Director of the Arrell Food Institute and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security, University of Guelph

11 Jul 2019 description

DTM’s Flow Monitoring Registry (FMR) surveys people on the move at key transit points within South Sudan (SSD) and at its borders. It provides an insight into mobility trends, migration drivers and traveller profiles to inform programming by humanitarian and development partners and by the government. In total, 35 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) were active in May 2019, surveying internal flows and cross-border travel with Uganda (UGA), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sudan (SDN) and the Central African Republic (CAR).

11 Jul 2019 description
report Inter Press Service

By James Reinl

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 11 2019 (IPS) - The United Nations has warned of drought, disease and war preventing farmers from producing enough food for millions of people across Africa and other regions, leading to the need for major aid operations.