- UNHCR Kenya Factsheet - January 2017
- Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya UNHCR Dadaab bi-weekly Update 16 - 31 January 2017
- Govt: National Drought Early Warning Bulletin (December 2016)
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- Govt. Kenya: El Niño contingency plan 2014-2018
- UNHCR: South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Jan – Dec 2017
- UNHCR: South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal Jan - Dec 2017
$1.9 BILLION TOTAL REQUIREMENTS
2.3 MILLION REFUGEES
2.1 MILLION INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE
12.8 MILLION NUMBER OF SEVERELY FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE
In January 2017, renewed fighting in Upper Nile and the Equatorias displaced thousands of civilians. In all, over 58,000 South Sudanese sought refuge in neighbouring Uganda in January alone, mainly from Yei, Morobo, Lainya and Kajo-Keji. In Western Equatoria, about 4,000 people fled to Yambio town and another 3,000 displaced to Makpandu, Rimenze Church and Kasia Boma following attacks on Bazungua, Bazumburo, Bodo, Gitikiri and Rimenze villages, north of Yambio town.
In 2016, CERF allocated US$ 295 million – approximately 67 per cent of annual global allocations – to support life-saving humanitarian activities across Africa. Over $166 million was allocated through CERF’s Rapid Response window to kick-start humanitarian operations in response to new or rapidly deteriorating emergencies, while nearly $129 million was allocated through CERF’s Underfunded Emergencies window to help underfunded and neglected emergencies.
The interactive map, found at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/assessments/map, allows you to check if assessments have taken place in certain locations, if they are planned or ongoing and if something has already happened in a specific sector. The interactive global Assessment registry is built from assessments uploaded on humanitarianresponse.info by OCHA, the cluster leads and humanitarian partners. You can filter by country, cluster, organization and date.
Geneva, February 7, 2017 – Business networks from 12 countries - members of the Connecting Business initiative (CBi) - are coming together today in the first CBi Annual Event to identify opportunities for collaboration and share their experiences to disaster risk reduction, emergency response and recovery.
PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016 6.1M
PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016 5.1M
PEOPLE REACHED BY THE END OF Q3 2016 4.2M
During December, displacement was reported in Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Upper Nile and Unity. In Central Equatoria, new arrivals, mainly from Yei and Morobo, brought the number of displaced people in Kajo-Keji to more than 30,000 by the end of the month, while clashes in Tindalo area near Terekeka caused the local population to flee. In Western Equatoria, small-scale displacement was reported in and around Mundri East due to clashes in Kediba.
AWD/cholera outbreak amid water shortages.
Access and bureaucratic impediments persisted in 2016.
US $3.2 million from SHF to boost drought response.
# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis - 1m
# of people in food security stress - 3.9m
# of acutely malnourished children under age 5 - 308,000
# of internally displaced people - 1.1m
The WASH Cluster targeting 9.2 million people for Emergency WaSH interventions in 2017
Cluster gave logistics capacity building trainings to over 600 staff since March 2016
Ethiopia and Kenya discuss sustainable cross border peace and economic transformation
During November, the refugee outflow to neighbouring countries continued, with an average of 2,480 South Sudanese arriving in Uganda daily, the majority from the Greater Equatoria region. At the same time, fighting continued to drive internal displacement. In Central Equatoria, several thousand people fled from locations such as Morobo, Lainya and Yei to Kajo-Keji, while in Western Equatoria insecurity in Yambio caused the temporary displacement of some 750 people.
El Niño in East Africa
• Thousands of South Sudanese continue to flee to Uganda.
• Three years since the conflict in South Sudan began, humanitarian needs continue to rise.
• A measles outbreak has been confirmed in Wau, bringing the total number of outbreaks country-wide this year to 13.
• Humanitarians find aid hub looted during visit to Nhialdiu.
This is a bi-monthly update that compiles innovative policy, practice and partnerships that aim to strengthen engagement of disaster-affected communities in humanitarian action from the Southern and Eastern Africa region. The aim of the publication is to create awareness about these initiatives and share good practices. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks. Contributions of similar articles are invited.
Kenya: Policy dialogue on humanitarian diplomacy
PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1M
PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1M
PEOPLE REACHED IN Q1 2016: 2.89 M
In the second quarter of 2016, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remained critical, with the onset of the lean season, fighting and displacement in new locations, the spread of measles and the beginning of a cholera outbreak in June.
Drought conditions worsen across the country
Conflict displaces thousands of people
Kenya extends Dadaab refugee camp closure
Partners scale down due to lack of funding
Drought worsens humanitarian situation
Authorities appeal for humanitarian assistance for worst affected areas Drought conditions continue to worsen in Somalia.
HUMANITARIAN NEEDS & KEY FIGURES