UN Security Council Should Renew South Sudan Arms Embargo

The United Nations Security Council should prioritize the protection of civilians in South Sudan by renewing the arms embargo and strengthening the monitoring to better enforce it.   Imposed in 2018 after five years of conflict, the embargo aims to stop the flow of weapons that would likely be used in abuses against civilians including killings, rape, and forced recruitment of children as fighters. But for the embargo to have…

South Sudan COVID-19 Weekly Situation Update Report Week 18 – 27 April – 03 May 2020

HIGHLIGHTS Twelve (15) new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the reporting week bringing the cumulative total to 49 cases in South Sudan. Zero recoveries have been recorded to date. Zero deaths have been recorded to date. Three counties have reported cases: Juba (46), Torit (1), Magwi(2). There have been 3 imported cases. Three hundred and twelve (312) cumulative contacts have been registered One hundred and one (101) contacts have…

UNMISS installs handwashing facilities in rumbek town to prevent spread of COVID-19

As the entire world is doing battle with the global COVID-19 pandemic the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, is playing its part in Rumbek by setting up hand washing facilities in usually crowded public places in town. The installation of these sworn enemies of the Coronavirus, six 20,000-litre water tanks, comes at the request of the Lakes State COVID-19 task force, led by the state ministry of health…

South Sudan: Tonj East County, Warrap State Event Tracking Report, 8 May 2020

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) conducted Emergency Event Tracking through interviews with key informants to obtain information on recent displacement to Tonj North County. According to information received, some 2,018 individuals (391 households) escaped violence in Malual-Cum in Tonj East County and found shelter among the host community in Pariang Lou, a village bordering the two counties. Displacement was triggered by communal clashes between the Thiik community of Ananatak Payam…

UNHCR South Sudan commends Government’s effort to preserve access to asylum

The UN Refugee Agency in South Sudan commends the Transitional Government of National Unity for continuing to welcome people seeking refuge from the Democratic Republic of Congo and stands in solidarity with the South Sudanese government. UNHCR commends the Transitional Government of National Unity for its continued generosity to allow people fleeing recent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to seek refuge in South Sudan, despite the current…

DTM IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix: Flow Monitoring Registry – Quarter 1, 2020

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix conducted 22,837 interviews representing 63,065 individual movements into and out of Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) site, Malakal PoC site, Wau PoC Adjacent Area (AA) and Wau collective centres (Cathedral, Nazareth, St. Joseph, Lokoloko and Masna combined in analysis) during the first quarter of 2020. Both Bentiu and Malakal PoC sites saw a considerable proportion of overnight travel dedicated to return related activities. Residents at Bentiu…