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          Prison Standoff in South Sudan’s Blue House      Cache   Translate Page      
Prisoners in South Sudan’s notorious Blue House say about 200 of them broke into a store in the prison where weapons are kept early Sunday morning local time and are holding two “unharmed” prison guards hostage, demanding the government provide prisoners with due process. The prisoners say they “do not want to fight, we just
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          First South Sudan river convoy in five years, delivers UN aid to remote areas      Cache   Translate Page      
For the first time since civil war erupted in South Sudan in 2013, a United Nations food convoy has managed to deliver thousands of tonnes of aid by river, to people in seven hard-to-reach locations, saving millions of dollars on costly aid flights.
          Lol State government releases 4 POWs      Cache   Translate Page      
South Sudan’s Lol state government has released 4 opposition fighters on Tuesday at a ceremony attended by the state governor Rizig Hassan Zacharia. The move follows a directive by President Salva Kiir a fortnight ago to release all prisoners of war and detainees in compliance with last month’s peace accord. Lol state information minister Michael […]
          Transcript & letter: Nikki Haley resignation      Cache   Translate Page      

Transcript of Nikki Haley White House Press Conference, Oct. 8, 2018 See resignation letter below  AMBASSADOR HALEY: Well, I want to say — first of all, I want to thank the President for just, you know, allowing us to come out and talk to you this way. It has been an honor of a lifetime. You know, I said I am such a lucky girl to have been able to lead the state that raised me, and to serve a country I love so very much. It has really been a blessing, and I want to thank you for that. But I’m most excited — look at the two years. Look at what has happened in two years with the United States on foreign policy. Now, the United States is respected. Countries may not like what we do, but they respect what we do. They know that if we say we’re going to do something, we follow it through. And the President proved that — whether it was with the chemical weapons in Syria; whether it’s with NATO — saying that other countries have to pay their share; I mean, whether it’s the trade deals, which has been amazing. They get that the President means business, and they follow through with that. But then if you look at just these two years at the U.N., we cut $1.3 billion in the U.N.’s budget. We’ve made it stronger. We’ve made it more efficient. South Sudan — we got an arms embargo, which was a long time coming. Three …

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          Financial Linkages between South Sudanese and Neighboring Countries      Cache   Translate Page      
The Sentry published in October 2018 an expose titled "'The Profiteers': Documentary Shines New Light on South Sudan's Neighbors' Role in the Conflict."

The report explores the linkages between South Sudan's civil war and the operations of business people, financial institutions, and government and military officials in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.
          South Sudan in Focus - October 09, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Thousands of displaced people in Yei River State are in dire need of food, shelter and clean drinking water; U.N. and African Union officials call on leaders to improve security in South Sudan; and top SPLM-IO leaders appeal to President Salva Kiir to respect the terms of the revitalized peace agreement.
          WFP river convoy brings aid to tens of thousands in South Sudan        Cache   Translate Page      
 
          IOC: Refugee Team to Take Part at Tokyo 2020 Olympics      Cache   Translate Page      
Refugees will take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday said it would form a refugee team for the second consecutive Summer Games. IOC President Thomas Bach asked members of the Olympic body at its session in Buenos Aires to support the creation of a refugee team, along the lines of the one that competed at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The members responded with applause. "So you have created the refugee Olympic team, Tokyo 2020," Bach said. The German said the IOC had already identified a pool of more than 50 refugee athletes and it was necessary to keep the world aware of the plight of the tens of millions of refugees around the world. "There is one unfortunate reason for the creation of this team," Bach told a news conference. "This is the fact that the reasons we created the first ever team still persist. We have altogether 68.5 million refugees in this world." "Through sport we want to make a contribution to keep the world aware of this problem and this challenge and that it does not disappear from the conscience of the world, and send another signal of hope to these refugees." There were no details yet on the final size or makeup of the team but Bach said the pool of potential athletes for the team could grow more. "Last time (for Rio) we were under very high time pressure. Now we have two years. We have already taken precaution... and we have a pool of athletes in place. Already now we're supporting 51 or 52 refugee athletes who we have identified," Bach said. "This pool can still grow in the run-up to Tokyo 2020. It is too early to say how many will finally make it." The IOC unveiled its first team of refugees in an effort to raise awareness of the issue and it was one of the feel-good stories of the Rio Olympics. The 10-member team from Syria, Congo, Ethiopia and South Sudan hogged the spotlight after marching as the penultimate team before host nation Brazil in the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic stadium. The athletes took part in athletics, swimming and judo. The IOC has continued supporting these athletes, some of whom attended the IOC session in the Argentine capital. The IOC had said last year it was considering forming such a team again for the Tokyo Games and has continued to support the athletes who took part in Rio. "I am delighted that this tradition is to continue in Tokyo," said United Nations High Commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi in a statement. "Giving these exceptional young people the opportunity to compete at the very highest levels is admirable."
          South Sudan: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) available to facilitate release of detainees      Cache   Translate Page      
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is prepared to facilitate the release of detainees for all parties to the conflict in South Sudan. This is in-line with the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, which mentions the ICRC as a facilitator of persons detained in […]
          U.N.'s Nikki Haley to leave in latest Trump shake-up      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON – In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced Tuesday that she is resigning at the end of the year, raising fresh questions about the Trump team and about the outspoken diplomat’s own political ambitions.

The news blindsided some key U.S. allies and many congressional Republicans involved in foreign policy matters. And it came less than a month before congressional elections, thwarting White House efforts to project an image of stability, with the loss of one of the highest-profile women in the administration at a time when women’s votes are being vigorously pursued.

But Haley, the former South Carolina governor, has often been an unpredictable and independent force in the Trump administration. At times she has offered strikingly different perspectives on world events from her more isolationist-minded boss.

A smiling Haley announced her decision at an Oval Office meeting alongside the president, bringing up her own political prospects even as she underscored her continued support for Trump. Without prompting from reporters, she said she had no plans to run for president “in 2020” and would campaign for Trump.

Haley, who is 46 and not personally wealthy, hinted in her resignation letter to Trump that she is headed to the private sector.

“I have given everything I’ve got these last eight years,” she said, referring to her six years as governor as well as her time at the U.N. “And I do think it’s good to rotate in other people who can put that same energy and power into it.”

Trump was asked why the announcement was made now since Haley is staying until the end of the year.

Instead of answering directly, he recounted how she has had to work on tough issues, such as Iran and North Korea.

White House officials had sought to put a hold on Trump’s record-setting turnover in the run-up to the Nov. 6 elections, with aides being asked months ago to step down or commit to stay through Election Day to avoid adding to a sense of turmoil.

Still, the prospect of post-midterm changes continues to hang over the West Wing, and Haley’s exit was one that has been discussed, according to a senior administration official not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations.

A number of officials speculated that the timing was meant to preserve the ambassador’s own political future. A post in the Trump administration has proved to be a rickety stepping-stone to either lucrative private sector work or hopes for higher office, and the risk to those ambitions might only increase after the elections if Democrats make significant gains in Congress.

Trump said Haley first discussed leaving with him six months ago. The senior official noted that their conversation coincided with the appointments of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state and John Bolton as national security adviser in an earlier upending of top foreign policy officials. Haley had expressed some frustration that her voice had been diminished as the two men became the aggressive new faces of Trump’s international policy, the official said.

More recently, there was the awkward moment at the U.N., when Trump’s boasting of American economic strength under his leadership brought laughter at a General Assembly session. He insisted later that the delegates were laughing with him, not at him.

The six-month timeline also coincides with a high-profile spat between Haley and the White House in April, when she drew the president’s ire for previewing in a television appearance the administration’s planned imposition of a new round of sanctions on Russia. When the sanctions never materialized, White House officials said the plans had changed without Haley being briefed, and economic adviser Larry Kudlow suggested that she was confused.

“I don’t get confused,” Haley said in a sharply worded response to the West Wing.

Haley was appointed to the U.N. post in November 2016 and last month coordinated Trump’s second trip to the United Nations, including his first time chairing the Security Council.

A rookie to international politics, the former South Carolina governor was an unusual pick for to be U.N. envoy. “It was a blessing to go into the U.N. every day with body armor,” Haley said, saying her job was to defend America on the world stage.

At the U.N., she helped spearhead the administration’s efforts to combat what it alleged to be anti-American and anti-Israel actions by the international body, including the U.S. decision to leave the Human Rights Council and to stop funding the U.N. agency for Palestinian Refugees.

Haley also secured three successively tougher Security Council sanction resolutions against North Korea – which the administration has credited with bringing Kim Jong Un to the negotiating table – and an arms embargo against South Sudan. But under Haley’s tenure at the U.N., the U.S. has faced strong opposition from Russia when it comes to addressing the seven-year-old war in Syria, and frustration from European allies over reimposing nuclear sanctions against Iran.

Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One he was considering five candidates for Haley’s job and that a successor would be named in two to three weeks – or maybe sooner. Among those under consideration, Trump said, is former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell. Trump told reporters that he has heard his daughter Ivanka Trump’s name discussed for the post, but said if he selected her he’d be accused of nepotism.

In a tweet, the presidential senior adviser and eldest daughter praised Haley, saying Trump will “nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador.”

She added: “That replacement will not be me.”

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell’s name has also been floated for the post, but Trump suggested he’d rather keep him in his current post “because he’s doing such a good job.”

The daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley clashed with then-candidate Trump during the 2016 campaign, denouncing “the siren call of the angriest voices” that disrespected America’s immigrants. Trump tweeted that “The people of South Carolina are embarrassed by Nikki Haley.”

Haley has one child in college and another approaching college age, and she has the potential to make much more money in the business world. She reported owing between $500,000 and $1 million on financial disclosures filed as part of her nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The debts included a personal mortgage of between $250,001 and $500,000, according to the report with the Office of Government Ethics.

Before she was named by Trump to her U.N. post, Haley was elected the first female governor of South Carolina. She was re-elected in 2014. As governor, she developed a national reputation as a racial conciliator who helped lead the effort to bring down the Confederate flag at the Statehouse and helped guide the state through one of its darkest moments, the massacre at a black church.


          Sudan Releases Bible Shipments Detained in Port Years Ago      Cache   Translate Page      

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – In a surprise move, Sudan has released shipments of Bibles long held in port, including one detained nearly six years ago, according to the head of the Bible Society in Sudan. The Rev. Ismail Abdurahman Kenani, Khartoum-based director of the Bible Society in Sudan, said port authorities had been […]

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          South Sudan civil war taking a devastating toll on mental health       Cache   Translate Page      
According to MSF, there were 31 attempted and seven successful suicides in 2017 at the camp.
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          World's Most Powerful Passport Revealed As Countries' Global Rankings Shift      Cache   Translate Page      
Japan passport holders will find it easier than ever to travel the world, as their travel documents have just moved up in the global Henley Passport Index to take the top spot.

The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all of the passports in the world based on the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.

Until now Japan had been sharing joint first place with Singapore, which gained visa-free access to Uzbekistan earlier this year bringing its total to 189 countries.

However, earlier this month Japan gained visa-free access to Myanmar bringing its total to 190 - once again taking it to the top spot.


It's still a milestone for both Japan and Singapore, as 2018 is the first year in the index's 13-year history that either of them has had the most powerful passport in the world.
Both are way ahead of the UK and US which share fifth place with Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg - but it's worth noting that the top four spots are shared by 10 countries.

Experts had previously revealed that the UK ranking is unlikely to increase until there is certainty regarding Brexit.
Full Henley Passport Index 2018

    Japan (190 countries)
    Singapore (189 countries)
    Germany, France, South Korea (188 countries)
    Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain (187 countries)
    Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, USA (186 countries)
    Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada (185 countries)
    Australia, Greece, Malta (183 countries)
    New Zealand, Czech Republic (182 countries)
    Iceland (181 countries)
    Hungary, Slovenia, Malyasia (180 countries)
    Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania (179 countries)
    Liechtenstein, Estonia (178 countries)
    Poland (175 countries)
    Monaco, Chile (174 countries)
    Cyprus (173 countries)
    Brazil (171 countries)
    Argentina, Hong Kong (170 countries)
    Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania (169 countries)
    Andorra, San Marino (168 countries)
    Brunei (165 countries)
    Israel, Barbados, UAE (161 countries)
    Mexico (158 countries)
    Bahamas (155 countries)
    Uruguay (154 countries)
    Seychelles (152 countries)
    St Kitts & Nevis (151 countries)
    Antigua (150 countries)
    Costa Rica (149 countries)
    Vatican City, Taiwan (148 countries)
    Trinidad and Tobago (147 countries)
    Mauritius, St Lucia (146 countries)
    St Vincent and the Grenadines (145 countries)
    Macao, Grenada (144 countries)
    Paraguay (143 countries)
    Panama (141 countries)
    Venezulea, Honduras (138 countries)
    Dominica, Guatemala, El Savador (137 countries)
    Peru (135 countries)
    Serbia, Solomon Islands (130 countries)
    Samoa, Vanuatu (129 countries)
    Nicaragua, Ukraine (128 countries)
    Colombia, Tuvalu (127 countries)
    Macedonia (125 countries)
    Marshall Islands, Tonga (124 countries)
    Kiribati, Montenegro (123 countries)
    Micronesia, Moldova (122 countries)
    Russia, Palau Islands (119 countries)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (118 countries)
    Albania (114 countries)
    Georgia (112 countries)
    Turkey (111 countries)
    South Africa (102 countries)
    Belize (101 countries)
    Timor-Leste (98 countries)
    Ecuador, Kuwait (93 countries)
    Fiji (90 countries)
    Guyana (88 countries)
    Maldives (87 countries)
    Nauru (86 countries)
    Qatar (85 countries)
    Jamaica (84 countries)
    Papua New Guinea (83 countries)
    Botswana (82 countries)
    Bahrain (81 countries)
    Suriname (80 countries)
    Bolivia (79 countries)
    Oman (78 countries)
    Belarus, Thailand (77 countries)
    Namibia, Kazakhstan (76 countries)
    Saudi Arabia (75 countries)
    Lesotho, China (74 countries)
    Indonesia (73 countries)
    Swaziland, Kenya, Malawi (71 countries)
    Gambia, Tanzania, Zambia (68 countries)
    Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Dominican Republic (66 countries)
    Cape Verde, Cuba (65 countries)
    Uganda, Zimbabwe (64 countries)
    Ghana, Kyrgyzstan (63 countries)
    Sierra Leone (62 countries)
    Armenia, Benin, Morocco, Mongolia (61 countries)
    India (60 countries)
    Uzbekistan (59 countries)
    Sao Tome, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tajikistan (58 countries)
    Burkina Faso (57 countries)
    Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea (56 countries)
    Mali, Gabon, Bhutan (55 countries)
    Togo, Niger, Cambodia, Rwanda (54 countries)
    Chad, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Turkmenistan (53 countries)
    Comores Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Laos (52 countries)
    Vietnam (51 countries)
    Algeria, Jordan (50 countries)
    Central African Republic, Angola, Egypt (49 countries)
    Cameroon, Myanmar (48 countries)
    Liberia, Nigeria, Congo (Republic) (47 countries)
    Burundi (46 countries)
    Djibouti (45 countries)
    Kosovo (44 countries)
    Congo (Democratic Republic), Iran (43 countries)
    Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, North Korea (42 countries)
    South Sudan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Libya (41 countries)
    Nepal (40 countries)
    Sudan, Eritrea, Palestinian Territory (39 countries)
    Yemen (37 countries)
    Pakistan (33 countries)
    Somalia, Syria (32 countries)
    Iraq, Afghanistan (30 countries)



          South Sudan civil war taking a devastating toll on mental health       Cache   Translate Page      
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          Researchers Say Human Toll of South Sudan War 'as Bad as Iraq or Syria'       Cache   Translate Page      
The five-year war in South Sudan is among the deadliest the world has seen in recent years, according to a new analysis by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The authors of the report, which was funded by the United States Institute of Peace, hope the new analysis will help to illustrate the true human cost of the war and give a renewed impetus to peace talks and humanitarian funding.The civil war in South Sudan erupted in December 2013 as rebels took up arms against the government. A peace agreement signed two years later broke down and the conflict spread. Fighting has continued, despite another ceasefire deal signed last month. The conflict has caused about 382,000 excess deaths, according to the report.  Most of those killed were adult males, though women and children also contributed to the figure, says lead author Professor Francesco Checci. “We were surprised at the extent of violence – the proportion of deaths that were actually due to people getting killed. I think this places South Sudan more broadly on a par with the likes of Syria and Iraq as opposed to other sub-Saharan African conflicts that we have seen in the past,” Checci told VOA. Researchers used census projections to estimate population figures alongside mortality data from household surveys. They also captured data on various predictors of mortality such as conflict intensity, displacement, and food security. A statistical model was then used to estimate the death toll attributable to the war, covering not only violent deaths, but also deaths caused by a lack of healthcare, food shortages or disease caused by the conflict. “They have actually been shown in many different armed conflicts to be sometimes the majority of deaths attributable to the crisis,” notes Checci. The researchers say their findings show the urgency of a resolution to the conflict. They also hope the analysis can inform the humanitarian response in South Sudan, one of the largest such operations worldwide.  Humanitarian agencies are seeking $1.7 billion to meet the country's needs this year, but that figure is only half funded, according to the United Nations. “I’m hoping that by putting fairly concrete, objective, hopefully scientifically credible numbers around some crude metric over the level of suffering and impact that these crises have on people, we’re actually going to be able to influence that broad global commitment to humanitarian financing,” says Checci. The researchers now hope to apply the statistical technique to other African conflicts, starting with the Nigerian government’s war against Boko Haram Islamist militants. 
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          World: Les réfugiés font les frais d’une importante pénurie de fonds      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Afghanistan, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, World

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Babar Baloch – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 09 octobre 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Selon un nouveau rapport du HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, publié aujourd'hui par le Service du HCR pour la mobilisation des ressources et des relations avec les donateurs, le financement pour l’aide et l’assistance aux personnes déracinées et aux apatrides à travers le monde se réduit. A peine plus de la moitié des besoins sont satisfaits. Les difficultés et les risques s'aggravent pour de nombreux réfugiés et déplacés internes ainsi que pour les communautés d’accueil.

Avec 68,5 millions de personnes déracinées à travers le monde au début de cette année, l’aide financière des gouvernements pour l’assistance et la protection des réfugiés, ou d’autres situations de déplacement, a rarement été sous une telle pression. Sur la base des contributions versées à ce jour, nous prévoyons que le financement pour 2018 ne couvrira que 55 pour cent des 8,2 milliards de dollars dont nous avons besoin. Ce chiffre était de 56,6 pour cent en 2017 et de 58 pour cent en 2016. En un mot, le financement des donateurs accuse un retard croissant, alors que le nombre de personnes déracinées à travers le monde est en augmentation.

Et les conséquences pour les réfugiés et les personnes déplacées en particulier sont bien concrètes. Situation après situation, nous constatons une augmentation de la malnutrition, des installations sanitaires surpeuplées, des logements et des abris de plus en plus délabrés, des enfants dans des salles de classe surpeuplées ou sans école, et des risques croissants en matière de protection en raison de la pénurie de personnel pour traiter les enfants non accompagnés, les victimes ou la violence sexuelle.

Le Burundi, la République démocratique du Congo, le Soudan du Sud, l’Afghanistan, la Somalie et la Syrie sont les six pays où la situation des réfugiés et des personnes déplacées est fortement compromise.

Le HCR exprime sa gratitude aux donateurs pour leur appui essentiel. La nature flexible des dons permet d’atténuer l’impact des crises, et d’allouer les fonds là où les besoins sont critiques.

Situation Burundi

La situation des réfugiés burundais arrive en tête avec un financement estimé seulement à 28 pour cent des 206 millions de dollars nécessaires. L’impact se fait expressément ressentir dans tous les domaines de l’aide en faveur des 400 000 réfugiés dans les pays voisins.

Les réfugiés ne peuvent plus nourrir leurs familles suite aux réductions des rations alimentaires. Les abris sont délabrés dans certains endroits, les centres de santé ont du mal à faire face au nombre de patients, les salles de classe sont surpeuplées et la capacité de fournir des services de soutien aux enfants non accompagnés et aux victimes de violences sexuelles est très limitée.

En Tanzanie, des années après leur arrivée, environ 52 pour cent des 232 716 réfugiés burundais vivent toujours dans des abris d’urgence et presque 18 000 élèves réfugiés suivent des cours en plein air sous les arbres.

Dans le campement de Nakivale, en Ouganda, des milliers de familles réfugiées doivent utiliser des latrines communes, ce qui leur fait courir des risques élevés en matière d’épidémies et du besoin d’intimité. Les femmes et les enfants sont en particulier exposés à des risques élevés en matière de protection. Avec du matériel pédagogique insuffisant et des salles de classe surpeuplées, l’éducation est rudimentaire.

Le manque de fonds a contraint le HCR à mettre fin à son programme d’assistance en espèces dans le camp de Mahama, au Rwanda, qui accueille 19 500 familles. Cela a gravement affecté la capacité des réfugiés à subvenir à leurs besoins essentiels.

Situation République démocratique du Congo

En ce qui concerne la République démocratique du Congo affectée par le conflit, ainsi que les pays accueillant des réfugiés congolais, le HCR n’a reçu jusqu’à présent que 31 pour cent des fonds nécessaires sur les 369 millions de dollars recherchés.

Le financement limité affecte l’accès à l’éducation et aux soins de santé, ainsi que les activités de subsistance, en particulier à destination des jeunes. Dans les pays hôtes qui accueillent près de 800 000 réfugiés, les camps et les installations ont dépassé leur capacité initiale d’accueil mais doivent encore accueillir de nouveaux arrivants réfugiés.

Les normes minimales sont souvent difficiles à respecter en ce qui concerne les distributions alimentaires, les niveaux nutritionnels, la santé et d’autres besoins fondamentaux.

A l’intérieur de la RDC, des fonds d’urgence sont nécessaires pour décongestionner les camps et les sites de déplacés afin d’enrayer la propagation des maladies transmissibles.

Situation Afghanistan

Alors que le conflit dure depuis près de quatre décennies, environ 2,4 millions d’Afghans vivent au Pakistan et en Iran en tant que réfugiés. Par ailleurs, 1,9 million de personnes sont également déplacées en Afghanistan. Les opérations du HCR pour 2018 pour ces trois crises sont financées à hauteur de 32 pour cent par rapport aux besoins, soit 304 millions de dollars.

En Afghanistan, le manque de financement affecte les projets du HCR dans 60 localités. Ces projets comprennent l’aide à 132 700 familles afghanes pour réhabiliter et construire des logements dans le cadre de programmes « cash for work » (travail contre espèces), le soutien au micro-entreprises, la fourniture de panneaux solaires pour les systèmes d’éclairage dans les maisons ou l’allocation d’espaces adaptés aux jeunes et aux femmes.

Au Pakistan, qui accueille 1,4 million de réfugiés afghans, le manque de financement affecte la gratuité de l’enseignement primaire pour 57 000 enfants réfugiés ainsi que les services de santé de base dans 54 villages de réfugiés. Le manque d’accès aux services sociaux, comme la santé et l’éducation, ainsi que la baisse des formations sur les moyens de subsistance pourrait forcer les réfugiés à partir ou à retourner en Afghanistan.

En Iran, le manque de financement signifie que moins de réfugiés vulnérables bénéficient d’une prime subventionnée pour l’affiliation au régime national d’assurance maladie et que les réfugiés les plus vulnérables ne pourraient donc pas se permettre de s’inscrire. La baisse du soutien au système de soins de santé primaires réduirait la disponibilité des services dans les régions reculées. La baisse d’investissement dans le système éducatif limite la scolarisation des enfants afghans.

Situation Soudan

Le conflit en cours dans la plus jeune nation au monde a forcé environ 2,4 millions de personnes à devenir des réfugiés, tandis que deux millions d’autres sont déplacées à l’intérieur du pays. L’appel de fonds du HCR pour un montant de 783 millions de dollars en faveur des réfugiés et des déplacés internes n’est financé qu’à hauteur de 33 pour cent.

Faute de fonds suffisants, l’aide alimentaire pour les réfugiés a été interrompue à de nombreuses reprises. Les taux élevés de malnutrition aiguë globale (MAG) et de malnutrition aiguë sévère (MAS) signalés dans les pays d’asile ont aggravé les tous premiers problèmes en matière de protection auxquels sont confrontés les réfugiés sud-soudanais avant leur fuite, en particulier les femmes, les enfants et les jeunes.

Des rations complètes n’ont été distribuées qu’aux réfugiés au Kenya et en Ouganda et à 75% des réfugiés en République centrafricaine. Environ sept pour cent des réfugiés sud-soudanais vivent dans des abris semi-permanents.

Au Soudan, environ 80 000 réfugiés n’ont toujours pas accès à des latrines dans les 10 camps. Dans certains cas, plus de 70 personnes utilisent la même latrine commune. 57 000 réfugiés vivent dans des installations informelles à Khartoum sans aucune assistance.

En Ouganda, le manque de ressources ne permet pas de disposer de suffisamment de personnel pour assurer la qualité des services de protection de l’enfance et un suivi adéquat des enfants pris en charge. Un travailleur social s’occupe de 150 enfants. Les enfants représentent 63 pour cent de la population réfugiée. L’approvisionnement en eau des réfugiés demeure également inférieur à la norme.

Situation Syrie

Environ 5,6 millions de réfugiés syriens dans la région et 6,2 millions de déplacés à l’intérieur du pays sont directement affectés par le manque de fonds. L’appel de fonds du HCR, d’un montant de 1,968 milliard de dollars pour la crise syrienne, n’est financé qu’à hauteur de 35 pour cent.

Le HCR est confronté à un défi de taille : venir en aide à 1,3 million de réfugiés syriens dans la région et 1,35 million de déplacés internes et de rapatriés en Syrie, avec une aide pour les équipements contre la saison hivernale. L’aide en espèces durant la saison d’hiver est particulièrement importante au Liban et en Jordanie. Elle constitue un moyen efficace et essentiel d’aider les réfugiés pendant l’hiver.

Sans financement supplémentaire, l’aide en espèces cessera en novembre. Cela pourrait avoir un impact dévastateur sur les familles de réfugiés en Jordanie et au Liban, où la majorité des familles vivent sous le seuil de pauvreté. Environ un demi-million de réfugiés ont cruellement besoin d’un financement pour payer leur loyer, subvenir à leurs besoins quotidiens et maintenir leur accès aux services essentiels.

L’inflation des coûts liés aux soins de santé augmente le risque que les familles de réfugiés ne soient même pas en mesure d’obtenir les services médicaux essentiels, comme la vaccination des enfants. Des ressources sont nécessaires pour fournir des soins de santé à 35 000 réfugiés syriens vulnérables dans la région, en particulier en Jordanie et au Liban.

Situation Somalie

Plus d’un million de réfugiés somaliens sont accueillis dans six pays et deux autres millions sont déplacés à l’intérieur du pays. Le HCR recherche 522 millions de dollars pour l’aide aux réfugiés et aux déplacés somaliens. A ce jour, cette opération est financée à hauteur de 37 pour cent.

Après des décennies de conflit, la vie des Somaliens s’est quelque peu améliorée, mais la situation reste fragile et nécessite un soutien continu. L’absence de soutien aux réfugiés et aux communautés d’accueil pourrait entraîner une détérioration des conditions humanitaires, donner l’impression d’un manque de soutien aux communautés d’accueil et précipiter les retours de réfugiés avant que le gouvernement somalien ne soit en capacité de les accueillir et les intégrer.

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[Nation] Divergent views have been expressed concerning the impact of the Eritrea and Ethiopia peace agreement on the implementation and operationalisation of the Sh2.5 trillion Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) Corridor project.
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Oct. 9, 2018, A fricans Press obtained a rare rather disturbing documentaries where a senior SPLM-IO and SPLA Juba were working together while killings South Sudanese in Equatoria
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Oct. 9, 2018, A fricans Press obtained a rare rather disturbing documentaries where a senior SPLM-IO and SPLA Juba were working together while killings South Sudanese in Equatoria.
          South Sudanese lost a kind heartened at the UN: Nikki Haley to Resign as Trump’s Ambassador to the U.N.      Cache   Translate Page      
By Maggie Haberman President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, said on Tuesday she would resign at the end of the year, marking a high-profile departure of one of the few women in the president’s cabinet. Ms. Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, had been an early and frequent critic of Mr.
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          Gen. Peter Gatdet appointed Chief of Staff of SSUM/A Army and promotes more officers      Cache   Translate Page      
The leader of the South Sudan United Movement (SSUM) Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka has promoted the Secreatry of Information and the SSUM official spokeserson as well as his military spokesman who is promoted from Colonel to the rank of Brigadier General. Juan Dar Dobuol, SSUM Secretary of Information and Official Spokesman for the movement was
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The top military officials of Sudan and South Sudan met in Khartoum where the two sides signed a deal on intelligence-sharing. In a statement to SSBC upon his return on Friday,  South Sudan’s army chief Gabriel Jok Riak said Sudan and South Sudan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on intelligence-sharing, bilateral relations and military
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          British never want South Sudan to be an Indepedent country to begin with      Cache   Translate Page      
Oc. 9, 2018, Dr. Riek Machar wrote that the betrayal of South Sudan by the British was finally concluded in the infamous Juba conference of 1947. Precisely the conference was convened to inform the chiefs of South Sudan of the irreversible decision to hand over South Sudan to the new colonial masters from North Sudan.
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          The integration of SPLM-IO to SSPDF: Salva Kirr acepted the assurances from President Bashir that SPLM-IO army will be integrated into SSPDF      Cache   Translate Page      
Oct. 9, 2018, Africans Press have learned that during the ceremony in Khartoum, President Omar Bashir of Sudan has underlined his country’s support for South Sudan until the leaders in that country achieve a comprehensive peace and stability, stressing that Khartoum will do what it take including the abadoned the notion of two army in
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           Comment on DR Congo tops the list for highest number of refugees resettled in US in FY18 by Michael Peppe       Cache   Translate Page      
Just re-sent the following message I previously posted Sept. 26 to the White House: Mr. President please reconsider your administrations' plans to prioritize and accept more immigrants from Africa than anywhere else. African nations are the least democratic, most corrupt, criminal, most violent, most chaotic, least educated, least skilled and most anti-Christian nations on earth. Some are literally failed states, where populations turn to widespread criminality to survive. Many have deep Muslim roots, are full of Islamic terrorists like the evil, psychopathic Boko Haram, and Al Shabab, and every day sees literally scores of Christians murdered by Muslims in DR Congo, Nigeria, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and others, not merely by the many Muslim terrorists, but ordinary Muslims. Then there are all those white South African farmers whose farms are dispossessed and whose families are murdered because of their race. These are all poor, unskilled, uneducated people from cultures vastly different from our own, who neither know nor care about post-Enlightenment Western institutions and values like Democracy, Rule of Law, Capitalism, freedom and responsibility, self-reliance, women's rights, gay rights, etc. etc. As the example of the extremely corrupt, violent and criminal Somalians transplanted to Minnesota shows, Africans are not a good fit for America. Please don't prioritize them. And thank you for your great service to our beloved country.
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[WHO] A joint World Health Organization and International Civil Aviation Organization Training of Trainers for Public Health Event Management in Air Transport kicked off in Harare yesterday. The meeting, which is taking place at Holiday Inn Harare, has brought together participants from 13 countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The participation by the13 different countries and the background of the participants is an
          Researchers: Human Toll Of South Sudan War 'As Bad As Iraq or Syria' - October 10, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
((INTRO)) [[Close to 400-thousand people have been killed in the civil war in South Sudan, half through violence – making the conflict among the worst the world has seen in recent years, according to a new analysis by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The researchers hope the new analysis, which far surpasses earlier death toll estimates, will reveal the terrible human cost of the war and give a renewed impetus to peace talks and humanitarian funding. Henry Ridgwell reports.]]   ((NARRATOR)) The South Sudan civil war erupted in 2013 as rebels took up arms against the government. A peace agreement signed two years later broke down - and the conflict spread.   Fighting has continued despite another ceasefire deal signed last month.   It has taken a devastating human toll. Researchers say the war has led to nearly 400,000 deaths – with around half of those attributable directly to violence, mostly adult males.   ((FRANCESCO CHECCI, LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE)) “I think this places South Sudan more broadly on a par with the likes of Syria and Iraq as opposed to other sub-Saharan African conflicts that we have seen in the past.”   ((NARRATOR)) The analysis led by Professor Checci (PRON. KEKKI) was funded by the United States Institute of Peace.    Researchers used census projections to estimate population figures alongside mortality data from household surveys. They also captured data on various predictors of mortality such as conflict intensity, displacement, and food security.    A statistical model was then used to estimate the death toll attributable to the war – covering not only violent deaths, but also those caused by a lack of healthcare, food shortages or disease - the indirect consequences of the conflict.   ((FRANCESCO CHECCI, LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE)) “They have actually been shown in many different armed conflicts to be sometimes the majority of deaths attributable to the crisis.”   ((NARRATOR)) The researchers say their findings underscore the urgency of resolving the conflict. They also hope the analysis can inform the humanitarian response in South Sudan, one of the largest worldwide. Its total funding requirement in 2018 is $1.7 billion – still only half funded, according to the United Nations.   ((FRANCESCO CHECCI, LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE)) “I’m hoping that by putting fairly concrete, objective, hopefully scientifically credible numbers around some crude metric over the level of suffering and impact that these crises have on people, we’re actually going to be able to influence that broad global commitment to humanitarian financing.”   ((NARRATOR)) Checci now hopes to apply the statistical technique to other African conflicts – starting with Nigeria and the war against Boko Haram Islamist militants.   ((Henry Ridgwell, for VOA News, London.))
          Sudanese and South Sudanese refugees unite on basketball court      Cache   Translate Page      
Twice a week refugees from Sudan and South Sudan gather in a church courtyard in Cairo to play basketball, unfazed by political differences at home.

          US Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Disappointing UN Rights Legacy      Cache   Translate Page      

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks in the U.N. Security Council at U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S., February 28, 2017.

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Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, will not be remembered as a staunch defender of human rights when she resigns at the end of the year. She vigorously defended egregious Israeli abuses like the unlawful use of lethal force that killed over 150 protesters in Gaza this year. But her main legacy will be leading the US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, dismissing it as an ineffective institution that criticized Israel too much.

Many had hoped she would help the administration of President Donald Trump promote human rights abroad. After all, she had made a name for herself in 2015, when, as governor of South Carolina, she ordered the Confederate battle flag removed from the state capitol grounds after a mass shooting. Although she joined other Republican governors in opposing resettling Syrian refugees in her state, in 2016 she criticized presidential candidate Trump for his anti-immigration rhetoric. Haley wrote recently that she occasionally disagreed with Trump, though she offered no details.

As UN ambassador, Haley made important progress on several issues. She helped push the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan. She urged the council to look hard at the crisis in Nicaragua. And she repeatedly asked the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila to curtail abuses against opponents and investigate the murder of two UN experts there.

When it comes to the Human Rights Council, Haley announced the US departure from the body in June, just days after the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. Haley called the council a “cesspool of bias,” and wrongly blamed Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and other human rights organizations for the US withdrawal when her ill-conceived attempts to “reform” the council received virtually no support from UN member states.

The Human Rights Council, like other UN bodies, has its shortcomings, including having serial rights violators like Saudi Arabia and China as members. Still, the council has had a positive impact, with or without US involvement. In last month’s session, it created a means to gather evidence and identify those responsible for the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya population in Myanmar. It also adopted the first-ever UN resolution on Venezuela’s crisis, and renewed an investigation into rights abuses in Yemen.

Haley’s dismissal of what she calls the “so-called Human Rights Council” rings increasingly hollow.


          Surgeon Who Recites Bible and Quran to Patients Wins UN Award      Cache   Translate Page      

thumbRNS Sudan Doctor2 100518NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – Dr. Evan Atar Adaha knows that faith matters to many of his patients at the Maban Referral Hospital in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State.

So, before administering the anesthetic for surgery, he recites verses from the Bible or the Quran with patients. Then the 52-year-old surgeon, who is Roman Catholic, follows with a short prayer — according to the patient’s faith — before taking up his surgical knife.

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – Dr. Evan Atar Adaha knows that faith matters to many of his patients at the Maban Referral Hospital in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State.

So, before administering the anesthetic for surgery, he recites verses from the Bible or the Quran with patients. Then the 52-year-old surgeon, who is Roman Catholic, follows with a short prayer — according to the patient’s faith — before taking up his surgical knife.

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha with a newborn baby in the maternity ward of Maban Referral Hospital in Bunj, South Sudan. © UNHCR/Will SwansonDr. Evan Atar Adaha with a newborn baby in the maternity ward of Maban Referral Hospital in Bunj, South Sudan. © UNHCR/Will Swanson“My faith contributes a lot to my work,” said the surgeon, who is known simply as Atar. "I am inspired by a belief that we are all from one God. As we work, I keep telling my colleagues that we are one family and we must save lives."

Atar is the only surgeon in Maban Referral Hospital. For more than two decades he has provided medical services to people fleeing war and persecution in Sudan and South Sudan.

Along with his surgical duties, he can also be found pushing the operating table, playing with a newborn or even fixing a light.

On Sundays, he relaxes by going to church.

For his service to refugees, the doctor has been named the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2018 Nansen Award winner. He received the award Oct. 1 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha accepts the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award from UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Oct. 1, 2018. Atar runs the only functional hospital in Upper Nile State, South Sudan, where he and his team carry out an average of 58 operations per week with limited supplies and equipment. For more than 60 years, UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award has recognized those who show outstanding dedication to the refugee cause. © UNHCR/Mark HenleyDr. Evan Atar Adaha accepts the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award from UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Oct. 1, 2018. Atar runs the only functional hospital in Upper Nile State, South Sudan, where he and his team carry out an average of 58 operations per week with limited supplies and equipment. For more than 60 years, UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award has recognized those who show outstanding dedication to the refugee cause. © UNHCR/Mark Henley“Dr. Atar’s work through decades of civil war and conflict is a shining example of profound humanity and selflessness,” said Filippo Grandi, the UN high commissioner for refugees, in a statement. “Through his tireless efforts, thousands of lives have been saved, and countless men, women and children provided with a new chance to rebuild the future.”

Named after Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian explorer and humanitarian, the award honors extraordinary service to refugees, displaced people and the stateless. According to the UNHCR website, the award includes $150,000 to fund a project designed in tandem with the agency.

“I am humbled by this award. It comes with some resources. We will use them to meet our next challenges,” said Atar, who is also the medical director in the 120-bed hospital, located about 600 kilometers southeast of the South Sudan capital, Juba.

Over the years, his hospital — which handles all manner of medical problems, including gunshot wounds, malaria and cesarean sections — has become a lifesaver for more than 200,000 people in the troubled region. Of these, 140,000 are refugees who fled violence in Sudan’s Blue Nile region.

Originally from Torit town in southern South Sudan, Atar studied medicine in Khartoum and later practiced in Egypt. In 1997, he moved to Kurmuk in Blue Nile State at the height of a Sudanese civil war. Amid falling bombs and intense fighting between government forces and rebels, he ran a health center that treated both civilians and fighters.

Increased bombing by the Sudanese air force in 2011 forced Atar and his team to flee with thousands of refugees to Maban, where he continued providing similar services.

“We started from nothing. At one time I had to bring down a door for use as an operating table,” he said.

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha accepts the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award on Oct. 1, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland. © UNHCR/Mark HenleyDr. Evan Atar Adaha accepts the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award on Oct. 1, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland. © UNHCR/Mark HenleyThe health center eventually grew into a hospital, with assistance from the UNHCR and from Samaritan’s Purse, the international evangelical relief organization run by Franklin Graham. “We still are trying to see how we can expand the hospital to offer more services to the people.”

In South Sudan, health care is often is short supply. There are serious shortages of drugs, equipment and skilled medical personnel. Armed groups also loot medical facilities and have kidnapped, detained and killed doctors and nurses.

When the country became independent in 2011, there were 120 doctors and 100 nurses serving a population of 12 million, according to UNHCR. In Maban, Atar has a 53-member staff, including three other doctors — two from Kenya and one from Uganda.

Atar’s wife and three children live in Nairobi. He sees them only a few times a year.

Most of his time is consumed with keeping the hospital running. Atar says his staff needs more training and equipment. And there’s never enough room for patients.

The hospital's maternity ward has 30 beds, said Atar. He’d like to see that number doubled. At times, he said, there’s not enough room and maternity patients have to sleep on the floor.

“We still face many challenges,” said Atar.


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NEW YORK, 09 October 2018 / PRN Africa / -- The World Food Programme (WFP) convoy transported just over 750 tonnes of food and nutrition supplies up the Sobat river, a major tributary of the White Nile.
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NEW YORK, 09 October 2018 / PRN Africa / -- The World Food Programme (WFP) convoy transported just over 750 tonnes of food and nutrition supplies up the Sobat river, a major tributary of the White Nile.
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Hundreds of Ethiopian soldiers march to the palace of the Prime Minister to demand pay raises; refugees in Uganda establish a group that empowers fellow refugees to become self-reliant; and a South Sudan chess team brings home gold after taking part in a world chess competition.


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