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12 Oct 2017 description

In September, fighting and insecurity continued to force civilians out of their homes, particularly in Unity and Upper Nile. Many of those had been displaced several times in recent months. In Unity, fighting and insecurity in Koch, Mayendit, and Rubkona counties forced the relocation of aid workers, suspension of food distribution and medical evacuation of civilians. In Upper Nile, fighting in and around Aburoc, on the western bank of the River Nile, on 11 September, reportedly led to civilian deaths, displacement and forced the temporary relocation of aid workers.

12 Oct 2017 description

Numerous countries in Africa are facing conflict, drought, food shortages and widespread displacement. The UN estimates millions of people are on the verge of starvation in Southern and Eastern Africa.

In September 2017, Australia provided $20 million to support international relief efforts in Somalia and South Sudan. This is in addition to the $19.3 million of humanitarian assistance provided to South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya in May 2017.

11 Oct 2017 description

It is often said in the humanitarian field that the success of a response hinges on logistics. If First Responders can’t reach those in greatest need with the right supplies, we fall short on our key mission: to save lives and relieve suffering in the world’s toughest environments. International Medical Corps Roving Logistics Coordinator John Mbusa shares his experiences of working quietly, but efficiently, far from the limelight to fight famine in two conflict-torn countries—Nigeria and South Sudan.

11 Oct 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• UN Country Team welcomes the lifting of US economic sanctions against Sudan.

• In West Darfur, over 13,000 return to their home areas in Sirba and Kulbus localities.

• October harvests will maintain or improve acute food insecurity to Minimal or Stressed levels between October 2017 and January 2018 - FEWS NET.

• AWD cases have reached over 35,000—including 800 related deaths.

FIGURES 2017

No. people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO) - 4.8 million

11 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation and Needs of Children in South Sudan

UNICEF works in South Sudan with over 137 partners (including both CSO and Govt) to provide nutrition, health, WASH, education and child protection services, with priority to live saving interventions for the population most affected by the humanitarian crisis.

10 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 8050 households reached through seed fairs in Yambio in August and September.

  • Following the completion of post-planting assessments in August, harvest assessments are ongoing throughout the country, and finalized in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap.

  • FAO participated in the International Rabies Day through conducting a vaccination campaign in Protection of Civilian sites in Juba.

10 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • After over a year of access constraints, humanitarian partners distributed assistance in Greater Baggari area, Wau County.

  • Increasing dangers to humanitarian workers and assets in Western Equatoria.

  • Displacement and relocation of aid workers due to fighting in central Unity.

  • Fighting in Aburoc temporarily halts response, displaces civilians.

FIGURES

No. of Internally Displaced People 1.88 million

09 Oct 2017 description

With number of people in need of assistance at a record high more funding will be required

(New York 9 October 2017): Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today announced that the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has reached its 2017 funding target of US$450 million, following an additional commitment of SEK 50 million ($6 million) from Sweden.

09 Oct 2017 description

The combination of drought, El Niño and conflict has left East Africa struggling to survive. The region is facing a monumental hunger crisis with 24 million people affected in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. More than 15 million children in the region are facing health risks due to ongoing drought and insecurity. Of them approximately 800,000 are severely malnourished and at risk of starvation. This largely pastoral region has been hit particularly hard by drought which resulted in an immense loss of livestock.

06 Oct 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

04 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Lindah Mogeni

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2017 (IPS) - “Peace is not a one-day affair or event, it requires our collective effort,” said South Sudan’s Vice President, General Taban Deng Gai, while addressing the General Assembly at the UN.

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, celebrated its six-year anniversary on July 9 this year, with its president, Salva Kirr, marking 2017 as the ‘Year of Peace and Prosperity.’

03 Oct 2017 description

Update on global programmes

A. Introduction

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Update on UNHCR’s operations in Africa

A. Situational analysis including new developments

03 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In September, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Jonglei states experienced flooding as a result of heavy rains. UNICEF together with partners responded to over 20,000 households affected by the flooding in Northern Bahr el Ghazal with provision of supplies, including household water treatment products and water containers. However, the WASH sector continues to face a significant funding gap (54 per cent).

03 Oct 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Peter Atkins Professor, Durham University

02 Oct 2017 description

LIATILE PUTSOA

Just outside of Bentiu town in northern South Sudan, is Biemruok Cattle Camp.

A herd of 2,000 white long-horn cattle grazing in the camp tower majestically over their keepers as young children keep themselves busy milking some of the cows.

Livestock is a valuable commodity in South Sudan. Not only are livestock an integral part of South Sudanese culture but they are also a source of wealth.