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15 Nov 2019 description
report Save the Children

Families already facing extreme malnutrition now taking refuge in displaced to temporary shelters.

Hundreds of thousands of children and their families – many of whom were already facing extreme malnutrition - have been displaced by heavy rainfall and are now living in temporary, makeshift settlements across South Sudan.

14 Nov 2019 description

Thank you Mr. President and members of the Peace and Security Council.

I welcome this opportunity to brief you on the situation in South Sudan following the decision by the Parties extend for a further 100 days.

I would like to thank President Yoweri Museveni and President Abdalfatah Alburhan for bringing the political leaders together to reach this decision.

13 Nov 2019 description
report ACT Alliance

The South Sudan States of Upper Nile, Jonglei, Unity, Northern Bahr el Gazal and Eastern Equatoria have been seriously affected by flooding, caused by heavy continuous rains.

On October 27, 2019, the government of South Sudan declared the flooding situation a state of emergency in most affected areas. The floods have affected over 900,000 people with estimated 420,000 people displaced and in need of immediate emergency assistance.

12 Nov 2019 description

While armed conflict has declined in South Sudan since the warring parties signed a peace agreement in September 2018, implementation of the deal is lagging, the political situation remains fragile, and millions remain displaced both inside and outside of the country. Meanwhile, instability in neighboring countries has driven nearly 300,000 refugees into South Sudan. Poor rule of law and easy access to arms has resulted in an increase in inter– and intra-communal violence that continues to force people from their homes. Still, the South Sudanese remain hopeful.

11 Nov 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 66 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

11 Nov 2019 description

Well above-average seasonal rains result in widespread flooding across East Africa

KEY MESSAGES

09 Nov 2019 description

Risk of Famine (IPC Phase 5) will persist in 2020 despite slight improvements during harvesting period

KEY MESSAGES

08 Nov 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing flooding affects an estimated 908,000 people, exacerbates existing humanitarian access constraints

  • First aid worker deaths in 2019 reported in Central Equatoria

  • USAID provides $92.5 million to support emergency food assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

08 Nov 2019 description

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, will allocate up to US$15 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to urgently scale up the response to the floods in South Sudan.

Read more on United Nations OCHA

08 Nov 2019 description

The impact of successive storms, cyclones and heavy rains has been severe in 2019, and in the wake of heavy flooding, WHO is upping disease surveillance actions and providing critical supplies to hard-hit populations across Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

Well over a million people have been affected in some of the worst-hit countries of Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

08 Nov 2019 description

Tomson Phiri

It never rains in South Sudan. It pours. Quite literally.

Devastating floods have wiped out people’s homes and washed away their livelihoods in a country that was still reeling from years of conflict and had also yet to recover from one of the worst drought episodes recent memory.

08 Nov 2019 description

Staff commitment ensures work can continue

(LWI) - Two weeks after massive flooding had inundated the refugee camps and their host communities in Maban county, South Sudan, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) team is returning to the compound and resuming services. Despite heavy damage and three of four refugee settlements not being accessible, some teachers and students have committed to prepare for exams.

08 Nov 2019 description

Juba – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has scaled up efforts to meet the needs of internally displaced people, refugees and host communities in response to devastating floods that have affected over 900,000 people in South Sudan.

“It was distressing to witness the level of destruction and suffering that the floods have caused,” IOM Chief of Mission in South Sudan, Jean-Philippe Chauzy said following a recent visit to flooded areas in Jonglei region.

08 Nov 2019 description

Juba (ICRC) - Following the decision to extend the pre-transitional period by 100 days, peace and stability remain more than ever the prerequisites to alleviate the suffering of millions of South Sudanese. In the absence of a political solution and if high levels of violence were to return, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) would be highly concerned with their fates.

08 Nov 2019 description

(Juba, 8 November 2019) The Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou, has concluded a visit to Pibor in Jonglei, where he met with people affected by the floods that are devastating a third of South Sudan’s counties.

08 Nov 2019 description

JUBA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a €10 million (US$10.9 million) contribution from Germany to support life-saving humanitarian and recovery activities as well as the current response to widespread flooding in South Sudan.

The contribution, which will be used to provide food and nutrition assistance to tens of thousands of people including malnourished children, pregnant and nursing women comes at a critical time for South Sudan.

07 Nov 2019 description

Southern Africa observes a poor start to the rainy season, while high flood risk persists across East Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in Accra, Ghana last week.

  2. Rising water levels in the Ubangui River triggered flooding along the river basin into northern and western DRC 3. Heavy rainfall during the past couple of months has significantly raised water levels in the Nile River and its tributaries in Sudan and South Sudan triggering floods.

07 Nov 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On 17 September, 21 children associated with armed forces and armed groups (CAAFAG), all boys, were released in Aweil East.

• UNICEF supported the government in organising International Day of Girl Child under the theme "educate a girl to change a nation" in Malakal,
Rumbek and Yambio in the last week of September to create demand for girls’ education in the country.