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16 Jan 2019 description

GIDEON SACKITEY

Residents of Anyidi in the Jonglei region have applauded the South Korean contingent serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan for providing them with medical services during a recent visit to the town.

“It is the first time that we have had a medical team visit and treat us since the breakout of the war in 2013,” one resident commented.

The health intervention of the peacekeeping mission reached more than 200 people and about 100 goats in the community.

15 Jan 2019 description

Janet Adongo

A school bell rings out in Malakal.

It is the first time since 2013 that this particular bell, which signals the start of the South Sudan school certificate exams, has been heard here.

So momentous is this occasion that one student, Lilian Martin Nyilek, has made a gruelling three-day riverine trip from Sudan to sit for the examination.

“I came by boat because I want to get my South Sudanese certificate. I arrived a bit late but I thank God I managed to sit for the English paper which was good,” she says.

15 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

  • 60 personnel have been trained on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and vaccination protocol for Yei, Maridi, Yambio, Torit and Jubek.
  • The EVD case definition posters and fliers have been printed and the distribution plan developed.
  • Seventeen screening points are operational. About 999,260 people entering South Sudan have been screened. The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts the screening with support from WHO, IOM,
    SCI, WVISS and CAUMM.
14 Jan 2019 description

Contact: Danielle Payant at dpayant@airserv.org

Entebbe, Uganda. An Air Serv aircraft has departed Entebbe International Airport for South Sudan to support ongoing humanitarian relief efforts within the region. The Cessna Grand Caravan took off from Entebbe on January 13, following an inspection by the Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority. It will refuel and receive a second inspection in Juba, South Sudan, before continuing on to its final destination in Wau.

14 Jan 2019 description

Gideon Sackitey/Filip Andersson

An incapacitated hospital is a sad sight. After five years out of service, it gives disgrace a face. Unless, of course, Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan comes to the rescue. Such has been the fortunate fate of the Jonglei Health Institute in Bor.

Applauding at a ceremony to mark the re-opening of the Institute, Joyce Akol, perhaps daydreaming of one day donning a shiny white nurse outfit, smiled for a long while standing in the crowd, ostensibly signaling her approval.

14 Jan 2019 description

Samira Y. Salifu/Moses Yakudu

Limited or non-existent police presence in rural areas in South Sudan make it increasingly difficult to respond to critical security threats in these hard-to-access communities.

“We are aware that the police are understaffed and lack funding. Sometimes they can’t even afford fuel for their vehicles to respond to us in an emergency. So, we have learnt to manage the security of our community on our own,” says John Obure Jordan, a resident of the Hai Ashkal area in Torit.

14 Jan 2019 description

BACKGROUND

Wau Town has been steadily recovering from the shocks of series of significant incidents/ clashes that occurred between June 2016 to May 2018. During that period, the Wau Protection of Civilian Adjacent Area (Wau PoC AA) site was created. There are 35,496 people biometrically registered in the site, though headcounts suggest that the number of those residing there is only 15,272, as of December 2018.

14 Jan 2019 description

1,067 IDPs Profiled during a profiling exercise at UNMISS Bor Protection of Civilian site.

12,000+ Households with identified persons with specific needs received non-food items (NFIs) across South Sudan during the reporting period.

10 Peace outreach visits took place throughout Maban county, conducted by UNHCR and the Joint Peace Committee.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

291,824 Refugees inside South Sudan as of 31 December 2018.

12 Jan 2019 description

As of 10 January 2019, the total number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 193,287. This includes 114,330 in Bentiu, 29,190 in Malakal, 32,139 in Juba UN House, 2,240 in Bor, and 116 in the UNMISS base and 15,272 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau

12 Jan 2019 description
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  1. At its 74th meeting, on 10 October 2018, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict examined the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in South Sudan (S/2018/865), which was introduced by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. The Permanent Representative of South Sudan to the United Nations also addressed the Working Group.

11 Jan 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Continued conflict, displacement and environmental shocks negatively impacted access to food and restricted the ability for communities to meet basic needs in Greater Bahr el Ghazal (GBeG) between July and September 2018. Waves of displacement in Western Bahr el Ghazal (WBeG) and flooding in Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBeG), WBeG and Greater Tonj area1 (GTA) threatened overall food security in the region.

REACH has been assessing hard-to-reach areas in WBeG since April 2017, NBeG since March 2018 and GTA since January 2018.

10 Jan 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

Specific Objective(s)

  1. To understand humanitarian needs of populations in Maban refugee camps in Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Camp Management, Environment, NFIs & Shelter, WASH and Education sectors.

  2. To compare humanitarian needs of populations between the four refugee camps in Maban County.

  3. To create temporally comparisons and trend analysis of the development of the humanitarian needs of populations in Maban refugees camps.

10 Jan 2019 description

Omar S Mahmood

Key findings

  • Refugee respondents expressed frustration with a number of issues, ranging from the current political leadership to the IGAD-led peace process and its emphasis on power sharing.

  • Respondents’ views differed in many areas, but there was a high degree of convergence in some key aspects. One related to the lack of information on the peace process, as nearly all respondents felt there was little accurate or trustworthy information.