This Week in South Sudan – Week 3

Monday 16 January

  • The UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) vowed to find a solution to the issue of armed SPLA (IO) soldiers in eastern DRC.
  • Salva Kiir has formed a committee to visit Maban area and investigate the recent clashes between the host community and Sudanese refugees that killed 30 people.

Tuesday 17 January

Wednesday 18 January

Friday 20 January

  • The UNHCR increased its funding request for aid operations in South Sudan by more than 60 percent, to a total of USD $781.8 million, due to surge in violence and food shortages.
  • Salva Kiir has refused to place Juba International Airport under the Regional Protection Force’s mandate and control.
  • The New York Times: “South Sudan Cannot Be Allowed to Collapse”

Saturday 21 January

  • The new head of UNMISS and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in South Sudan, David Shearer, has arrived in Juba.

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