IGAD Engages in Regional Discussions of Free Movement of Persons

June 24, 2019 (ENTEBBE, Uganda): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today opened the 'IGAD Member States Validation Meeting on the Draft Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and Its Road Map for Negotiation and Implementation' in Entebbe under the leadership of the IGAD Migration Programme's Free Movement Project Officer, Ms. Lucy Daxbacher.These five-day discussions on the draft Protocol, which were preceded by country-level consultations on subject matter in Djibouti,…

South Sudan: Mobility Tracking Round 5 – IDPs and Returnees by sub-area (Payam) Summaries, maps and datasets

IOM's Displacement Tracking is pleased to share with you several maps and a dataset detailing data on the numbers and locations of IDPs and returnees in all counties for 444 sub-areas (payam) disaggregated by period of displacement / return (data collection in March 2019). The data indicates an increased return trend since the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the conflict in South Sudan in September 2018…

Emergency Shelter and NFI Post-Distribution Monitoring Report Greater Mundri, 06-10/06/2019

Give a brief introduction of context from alert date, assessment/verification, to distribution?During the 2015 South Sudan conflict that escalated to the Western Equatoria State in 2016, many lives were lost, masses displaced, property burnt and some looted resulting into many people in dire need of emergency assistance. In Greater Mundri, the security situation was later made worse when intertribal conflicts between farmers and pastoralists have been raging on since then…

SNFI Assessment-Verification Report Wuluturu, 7 June 2019

Besides population counts, the survey conducted yielded these results:Households surveyed reporting vulnerability: 38% fall under the female/child headed vulnerability criteria 20% fall under the widow headed criteria 30% fall under HH w/ Malnourished and lt;5 or pregnant and/or lactating mother 34% fall under Single Parent/Caregiver household 23% fall under Old Person HH 33% are families with person of special needs or chronic illnesses 21% are families with separated/unaccompanied children Most…

UNMISS repairs 2500kms of roads to encourage economic growth and peace in South Sudan

Engineers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have repaired more than 2500 kilometers of roads to support economic growth and rapprochement so the conflict-affected country can build a peaceful and more prosperous future.When South Sudan gained its independence, it inherited infrastructure that was in a dire state with only about 250 kilometers of sealed roads. War and weather have also taken a toll over the years, leaving…

South Sudan Operation Overview – May 2019

BackgroundThe Logistics Cluster facilitates the coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community. Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve the decision making of humanitarian organisations in South Sudan.Where logistics gaps are identified, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a Provider of Last Resort by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.Operational Highlights In May,…

Sudanese human rights commission begins probe

Khartoum: Sudan's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has announced the formation of a high-level fact-finding group for the events of the sit-in, and condemned the resulting violations and loss of lives and properties.The Commission said in a statement issued on Saturday that the expediting of proceedings will enable the Commission to complete the investigation and fact-finding procedures on all these incidents, Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported.The National Human Rights Commission…

Community of Bur and herdsmen resolve to share pastures and water in dry seasons

We have agreed together to hold anyone that will cause conflict between us accountable, like thieves of goats and cattle, said Oburak Alex, the landlord of Bur who oversees all traditional rituals and land ownership disputes in the area.The Bur community in Eastern Equatoria has frequently voiced concerns over aggressive behaviours displayed by pastoralists from Torit East. Incidents of rape, elopement, adultery and destroying crops by letting cattle graze on…