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IGAD Executive Secretary expresses concern over spiraling conflict in South Sudan

The IGAD Executive Secretary, Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim expresses deep concern over the spiraling violent conflict across South Sudan and the worsening humanitarian situation in the country. He also strongly condemns the deliberate targeting of civilians in the conflict as evidenced during the recent fighting in Bentiu (Unity State), as well as the 17 April attack in the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Bor.


CEWARN concludes workshop on setting up a new data collection and analysis framework

The CEWARN Unit today concluded a technical workshop on the set up of a new data collection and analytic framework in line with the mechanism’s expanded operational scope under the CEWARN Strategy Framework 2012-2019.

The workshop brought together CEWARN unit staff and analysts as well as representatives of the African Union Continental Early warning System (CEWS), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the World Bank and UNOCHA who shared their relevant experiences.


Terms of Reference: Development of new CEWARN Website

CEWARN requires the services of a qualified Web designer to develop a modern and user-friendly website with strong visual appeal.

Deadline for Applications: 24 April 2014.

For more information on application requirements, Refer to Terms of Reference.

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IGAD Monitoring and Verification Teams commence operations in South Sudan

Monitoring and Verification Teams (MVTs) set up under the auspices of the IGAD-­led Mediation Process, to monitor the implementation of Cessation of Hostilities (COH) Agreement that was signed by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan and the SPLM/A-­in Opposition, on 23 January 2014, have officially commenced operations.

The first team was deployed to Bor, in Jonglei State on 1 April followed by similar deployments in Bentiu (in Unity State) on 5 April. Deployment to Malakal (in Upper Nile State) is projected on 15 April. There is also a plan to deploy more teams to Nassir, Akobo and other areas in the near future.


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