The South Sudan NGO Forum condemns violent assaults against aid workers

Juba, South Sudan | 30th April 2021 - The South Sudan NGO Forum condemns in the strongest possible terms the concerning increase in threats and incidents of aggression against humanitarian workers that are multiplying across the country. On 24th April, aid workers were attacked inside an NGO compound in Jamjang County in Ruweng Administrative Area where multiple youth entered the perimeter and physically attacked staff, resulting in serious injuries. On…

Sudan, Eritrea agree to foster bilateral cooperation

May 4, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki agreed with Sudanese officials to consolidate bilateral relations and enhance joint cooperation. On Tuesday, Afwerki has begun a two-day visit to Khartoum. He was accompanied by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Gebreab. The visit takes place amid strained relations with the Ethiopian government, a close ally of the Eritrean President as they fought together against TPLF forces in…

Sudan: West Darfur Flash Update, No. 4, May 3 2021

SITUATION OVERVIEW On April 3, inter-communal violence erupted in Ag Geneina town. Several IDP camps were destroyed, with IDPs fleeing to neighboring locations. The latest outbreak of violence further deteriorates an already dire situation for the internally displaced people in Ag Geneina whose number has now exceeded 169,000. On April 19, inter-agency teams carried out an inter-sector rapid needs assessment in gathering points in Ag Geneina town that reported new…

Sudan: West Darfur Emergency Situation Report No. 02 As of 4 May 2021

This report is produced by OCHA Sudan in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by OCHA Sudan and covers the period from 27 April to 4 May 2021. The next report will be issued on or around 10 May. HIGHLIGHTS The security situation in Ag Geneina town remains tense and unpredictable. The Jamarik market in Ag Geneina has been closed until further notice due to an increase in criminal…

Hope revived as schools reopen

Students, teachers and parents look ahead as senior 4 exams finish You can sense the jubilation at Development Secondary School in Juba as senior four students braced the blistering heat to celebrate the completion of their secondary school examinations. Happy and excited, students jumped with joy after dusting the last examination paper- the day they have been looking forward to for four years is finally over. The whole school erupted…

GBV safety audits in nutrition sites in South Sudan

Background In South Sudan, the cumulative effect of years of conflict, violence and destroyed livelihoods has led to a humanitarian emergency of high proportions. The recently revitalized peace process promises to offer new opportunities in the coming years for South Sudan’s women, men and children. The launch of the National Development Strategy 2018-2021 with the overall objective of consolidating peace and stabilizing the economy echoes the peace optimism. The Nutrition…

South Sudan Nutrition Cluster OTP & TSFP Safety Audit Tool

Background This tool was designed to support Nutrition partners in South Sudan to identify potential GBV-related safety risks at and around Nutrition sites. The South Sudan Nutrition Cluster formally endorsed and adopted this tool in late 2018. General tips on using this tool The tool is divided into three parts: (1) Observation; (2) Community Consultation (through focus group discussions); and (3) Staff Consultation. Ideally, all components should be used together,…

South Sudan Nutrition Cluster: 2021 Gender-Based Violence (GBV) ACTION PLANS

BACKGROUND In South Sudan, the cumulative effects of years of conflict, violence and destroyed livelihoods has led to a humanitarian emergency of high proportions. The launch of the National Development Strategy 2018-2021 with the overall objective of consolidating peace and stabilizing the economy echoes the peace optimism including new opportunities “Improved food security and livelihoods, and revitalize the national economy” in the coming years for South Sudan’s women, men and…