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- East Africa Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis - October 2014
Appeals & Funding
On 9 November, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) facilitated the recommitment to the implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement of 23 January.
Escalating inter-communal tensions between the youth in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Malakal, Upper Nile State, continued to disrupt humanitarian operations.
Sporadic fighting was reported in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states. Aid workers have restricted movement due to the insecurity.
Humanitarian operations in Malakal, Upper Nile, were disrupted, following a dispute between youth in PoC 1 and 2, and those in the new PoC site.
About 35,000 people were displaced by heavy fighting in Khorfulus area, Jonglei State, and are sheltering in Ayod and New Fangak areas. Aid agencies are assessing the impact and required response.
As of October, 92 per cent (3.5 million people) of the 3.8 million**** people targeted for assistance had been reached with some form of assistance as indicated in the chart. Resources are however required to sustain the highly prioritized aid operation until the end of the year. The $1.8 billion Crisis Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2014) is 61 per cent funded, leaving a gap of $697 million.
**** The people targeted includes people internally displaced or impacted by the conflict, refugees
Heavy rains on 5 October in Bentiu flooded 199 latrines, setting back progress on water and sanitation in the site. Engineers were on the ground pumping water out of the site.
Cholera continued to decline, with only 3 new cases during the previous week. Kala-azar rates were about triple what they were the same period last year.
Q3 2014 SUMMARY
During the third quarter of 2014, the humanitarian community relied on rapid and strategic CERF funding to kick-start emergency operations and to keep life-saving programmes running. The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) allocated US$70 million from CERF to help humanitarian partners in 20 countries respond to some of the most urgent crises worldwide.
● The latest IPC report found 2.2 million people are currently in crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity and that 1.5 million people would remain food insecure until the end of the year, even during the harvest season.
● Around 2.5 million people could be facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity between January and March 2015.
● A severe malnutrition situation exists in Ulang, Upper Nile State, with a proxy global acute malnutrition rate of over 40 per cent identified.
● An integrated polio, measles, and vitamin A campaign is underway in Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile States.
● A seasonal increase of cases of kalaazar, an endemic disease, has been reported, particularly in Lankien,
Upper Nile State.
● A second convoy of humanitarian barges is preparing to transport relief supplies from Juba to Malakal,
Upper Nile State.
● Some 1.3 million people have been displaced inside South Sudan, and an additional 451,000 have fled to neighboring countries.
● Extensive rains in Bentiu caused renewed flooding and the collapse of around 175 latrines, worsening living conditions for displaced people.
● The crash of a UN-contracted helicopter near Bentiu, Unity State, on 26 August caused suspension of humanitarian flights to the area.
● One in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict broke out in December 2013.
Displacement, disease and malnutrition threaten lives
Eight months into the current conflict the situation in South Sudan continued to deteriorate.
The rainy season is underway increasing the risk of diseases, including cholera. Hunger and malnutrition are also on the rise with millions of people facing emergency levels of food insecurity. Over 1.5 million people have been displaced from their homes.
Some 1.1 million people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity.
Water, sanitation and hygiene partners reported reaching some 400,000 more people in crisis-affected areas in June compared to May, raising the overall number of people reached with some humanitarian assistance to 2.4 million.
An additional aircraft, able to carry 10 metric tonnes per day, was contracted and dedicated specifically to operations in Bentiu. This frees up other air assets for rapid response operations.
In June 2014, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$75 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support 11 countries in two regions where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low: West Africa’s Sahel and the Horn of Africa. With this regional approach, CERF aims to help relief agencies address the complex and interlinked regional consequences of violent conflict, mass displacement of people and deepening food insecurity. This is the second of two annual Underfunded Emergencies (UFE) rounds.
(New York, 23 July 2014) – United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.
● Assistance to 37,000 people in Nhialdu, northwest of Bentiu, Unity State was disrupted by fighting early this week.
● WASH partners continue to improve access to clean water and sanitation at Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, and health partners report a decrease in the Under-5 mortality rate there.
● New arrivals to the Bentiu site were as high as 50 families per day raising concerns of congestion in the site
3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year