Despite Ceasefire Agreement in South Sudan, Intercommunal Conflicts Increase, Humanitarian Needs Grow, Civil Society Representative Tells Security Council

The international community must swiftly step up support to change the course of spiralling violence and growing humanitarian needs across South Sudan, a civil society representative and the heads of the United Nations Mission and agency working in the country told the Security Council, briefing the 15-member organ in a 16 September videoconference meeting. Nyachangkuoth Rambang Tai, representing the organization Assistance Mission for Africa, said ongoing intercommunal conflicts have seen…

Situation in South Sudan – Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/890)

Introduction 1 . The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2514 (2020), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 March 2021 and requested me to report to the Council on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate every 90 days. It covers political and security developments between 1 June and 31 August 2020, the humanitarian and human rights…

South Sudan Operation Overview – August 2020

Background The 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…

South Sudan: COVID-19 Update, August 2020

Key Developments The cumulative total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Sudan is 2,532, including 1,189 active confirmed cases, 1,296 (51.1%) recoveries, and 47 deaths. o No COVID-19 positive cases recorded among refugees in camps so far. The requirement for an additional 14 days of quarantine imposed in some states following inter-state travel was lifted. The discontinuation of this policy will ease humanitarian movement across the country. Notwithstanding, for all…

Dozens Arrested in Sudan with Stockpile of Explosives

Authorities in Sudan say 41 people have been arrested for possessing a large amount of explosive materials. Sudan Attorney General Tagelsir al-Hebr told reporters Wednesday the suspects had enough explosives to destroy the capital, Khartoum. A spokesperson for the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces said an August investigation into the activities of terrorist groups led to the arrests. Jamal Jumaa, said there is concern some Sudanese people will turn to carrying…

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock — Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan

As delivered Thank you very much Mr. President, Let me complement David’s briefing today by focusing on three main areas: First, the humanitarian situation and outlook in the coming months; Second, protection of civilians and aid workers; And third, the support humanitarian agencies need to ensure their work can continue. Mr. President, As David alluded to, despite some encouraging developments since the signing of the Revitalized Peace Agreement in September…