Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Joint Statement on Escalating Conflict in South Sudan

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) are alarmed about the escalating conflict around Yei, which represents a flagrant breach of the December 2017 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the September 2018 revitalized peace agreement.  These military actions, and the trading of blame, must…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds Sixteenth Consultative Meeting in Addis-Ababa

The meeting reviewed the status of the partnership between the UN and the AU

The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its sixteenth consultative meeting at the African Union headquarters in Addis-Ababa on 12 February 2019. The African Union (AU) Commission and the United Nations (UN) Secretariat were represented respectively by Commissioners Smaïl Chergui (Peace and Security), Minata Samaté-Cessouma (Political…

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Cultural festival brings displaced families and UN staff together to celebrate peace in protection site

Thousands of displaced families got together with UN personnel to celebrate the peace agreement signed last year, and to make a joint commitment to work together to implement it

Francesca Mold: There is a sea of white tents as far as the eye can see. The makeshift structures next to the United Nations base in Juba are home to thousands of families displaced by the war that has plagued South Sudan for more than five years. The UN opened…

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Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to South Sudan: May 2019

Mr Christopher Trott has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan

Mr Christopher Trott has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan. Mr Christopher Trott has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan in succession to Ms Alison Blackburne who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Trott will take up…

Source: European External Action Service (EEAS) |

Local EU Statement on violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan in Yei River and Amadi States

The impact of the ongoing violence on the lives of civilians is grave and unacceptable

The European Union Delegation to the Republic of South Sudan issues the following statement in agreement with the Heads of Mission of EU Member States Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The EU Delegation acknowledges and welcomes the relative calm across the country but follows…

Source: UN Habitat |

UN-Habitat Sudan Receives USD 700,000 from Japan to Support Peaceful Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) Returns to South Darfur, Sudan

The project will benefit some 17,100 returned Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) and hosting communities in Dagariss village, located 22 km southwest of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur

Japan has pledged a contribution of USD 700,000 to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Sudan’s project “Emergency Support to IDP Return in Alsalam Locality, South Darfur State” for a period of one year running from March 2019 to March 2020. The project will benefit some 17,100 returned…

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Sixteenth UN - AU Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held in Addis Ababa

The Joint Task Force (JTF) meeting discussed various peace and security situations across the continent

The 16th United Nations – African Union Joint Task Force (JTF) on Peace and Security was held in Addis Ababa on February 12, 2019 following the close of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit. The meeting was attended by Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, SRSG…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR South Sudan Operational Update

UNHCR provides business management support to over 100 refugee women in Upper Nile

UNHCR and partners roll out ‘back to school’ campaign in Unity: A back to school campaign took place in Ajuong Thok and Pamir refugee camps in coordination with the Ministry of Education, CRA, and partner Lutheran World Foundation (LWF), and UNHCR and refugee community. The campaign reinforced the use of…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Invitation to workshop and press conference on Comprehensive Action Plan to prevent grave violations against children in South Sudan

The workshop is being held from 19 to 21 February 2019 in Juba

The Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (CTFMRM) (UNMISS and UNICEF) in South Sudan in collaboration with the South Sudan Peoples’ Defence Force is co-hosting a consultative workshop for the drafting of a Comprehensive Action Plan for the prevention of grave violations against children in situations of armed…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

WHO provides lifesaving health care services to displaced populations and host communities in 22 locations in South Sudan

A total of 24 participants drawn from 20 health cluster partners were trained on requisition, distribution and rational use of emergency kits from 11-12 February 2019

To increase access and strengthen the capacity of emergency lifesaving health care services focusing on outbreak response for epidemic-prone and vaccine-preventable diseases, WHO has been procuring, storing and distributing medical emergency kits to support humanitarian response in South Sudan. Provision of medical emergency kits for essential lifesaving health interventions is…