CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY
Nyal Town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei states have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources. Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people traveling to and from nearby islands.
Lieutenant Colonel Katie Hislop, is the only female contingent commander with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. She is commanding the UK Engineer Task Force which arrived in South Sudan in May.
One of her tasks has been to oversee the building of a hospital for UN staff in Bentiu which opened in early July. In this exclusive interview, she explains in more detail what her job entails.
Q: What can you tell us about the newly constructed hospital?
Rapid response missions are ongoing in Haat, Jonglei and another being prepared for Ayod, Jonglei to take place in the second week of September.
Seed fairs complete for the second planting season in Central Equatoria (Juba and Terekeka counties) and Western Equatoria (western region), targetinng 16 258 households.
Direct distribution of livelihood kits for the second planting season is complete in Terekeka and ongoing in Western Equatoria, targeting 32 293 households.
By: Valeria Sau
An unprecedented drought is affecting East Africa and it is not expected to end any time soon. That means there are more hard times ahead – but from what I saw on my recent visit, the people of South Sudan and Somalia are determined (with CARE’s help and thanks to the generosity of the UK public) to get through it.
18 September 2017, Juba – The World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and partners are scaling up the emergency response in the flood affected areas of Aweil West and Aweil North Counties of former Norther Bahr el Ghazal State, and Maban County of former Upper Nile State.
The Human Rights Council this afternoon held an enhanced interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in South Sudan.
Isolation and dependence makes people deprived of their liberty extremely vulnerable. At the same time, in most countries, prisons are rarely a priority and financial resources allocated to them are often scarce. In South Sudan this situation has been exacerbated by years of armed conflict and severe economic crisis.
September 16, 2017 (JUBA) - The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), the body overseeing the implementation of South Sudan’s 2015 peace accord has reiterated its call for a unified regional, continental and global approach towards the full implementation of the deal signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Deng Ghai Deng
BOR, SOUTH SUDAN — An overflowing Nile River and heavy rains flooded the South Sudanese town of Bor this week, sweeping away homes and leaving hundreds of families without food or shelter.
Marth Aluel Akuei, a resident of the Lekyak area just outside Bor town, used mud to build a dyke around her damaged home. The three grass-thatched structures she owned — known as tukuls — were washed away in the flood.
WFP, in collaboration with FAO and other partners, has finalized data collection for the Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System (FSNMS) which will feed into the ongoing Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis process.
WFP set up a SCOPE for nutrition pilot project platform in Aweil, Northern Bahr El Ghazal State.
In August, the number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries reached the 2 million mark. Of those, 1 million are in Uganda. Fighting in the Equatorias and Upper Nile continue to displace thousands of people. According to health partners, the cholera outbreak was declining due to the multi-sectoral response in the affected areas.
Two years ago, five women living at the UN Mission in South Sudan Protection of Civilians site in Malakal in the Upper Nile region collected sacks and whatever tools they could find around the POC site, a place they had called home since 2013 when conflict erupted in their town.
A meeting with the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, ahead of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly has been hailed as “productive” by the UN’s most senior representative in the country.
David Shearer, who is the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan, was speaking in Juba on Friday ahead of his visit to the Assembly at UN headquarters in New York next week.
IOM continues response to cholera outbreak across country
DTM completes biometric verification at Malakal PoC site
IOM hands over MHPSS programme in Bor to ALARM
In June 2017, an outbreak of Cholera was confirmed in Tonj East County (UNICEF, 2017). Latest update as of 21st August 2017 indicates cumulative case numbers of 1,431 with 44 deaths (Tonj SMOH, 2017). The outbreak is concentrated in Tonj East but has also been reported in neighboring Counties of Tonj North and Tonj South. 1 CTC, 4 CTUs and 2 ORPs were set up for case management by CHD and CCM teams.
Wau PoC AA: A Crowded Refuge
UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.
- CARGO DISPATCHED: 1,754 MT
- VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 11,1 million USD
- PARTNERS SERVED: 12
Items supporting South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda.
If the AU is serious about transitional justice, it can’t focus on the hybrid court alone.
BY LIEZELLE KUMALO AND AMANDA LUCEY
When government soldiers stormed the Terrain residential compound in Juba, South Sudan, on 11 July 2016, they attacked, robbed and raped foreign aid workers and shot dead a local journalist.