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18 Feb 2017 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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17 Feb 2017 description

12,381 arrivals by sea in 2017

272 dead/missing

363,401 arrivals in 2016

16 Feb 2017 description
  • 649.0 M required for 2016

  • 216.2 M contributions received, representing 33% of requirements

  • 432.8 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

16 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • 386 Enrolled for nutritional rehabilitation in January 2017

  • 9,543 Refugees and IDPs received non -food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in January 2017.

  • 7,642 Refugees relocated from Yida to Pamir camp as of 31 January 2017

  • 1,857 Fuel Efficient Stoves (FES) distributed to refugees in January 2017.

16 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Intense fighting along the west bank of the Nile in Upper Nile has been persistent through the first two weeks of February, resulting in the displacement of the entire population of Wau Shilluk, some 30,000 people. Currently, 16,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in Renk, en route to crossing the border into Sudan.

16 Feb 2017 description

Darfur Community Based Reintegration and Stabilization Programme and the Strengthening of Land Management for Peaceful Co-Existence in Darfur are underpinned by political, security, social, economic and environmental imperatives that are consistent with the goal and objectives of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) and the Darfur Development Strategy which are strongly linked to UNDP strategic Plan.

16 Feb 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

By the end of December 2016, more than 3.2 million people had been forced out of their homes, including more than 1.85 million internally displaced and 1.4 million seeking refuge in countries neighbouring South Sudan.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 80,000 people returned to Umm Dukhun locality, Central Darfur between 2014 and 2016.

  • Returnees in Um Dukhun have poor access to basic services—such as water, education, health and nutrition services.

  • Over 300,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan since mid-December 2013.

  • WFP provided food assistance to 3.9 million people across Sudan in 2016.

FIGURES 2016 HRP

/# people in need in Sudan (2016 HNO) 5.8 million

16 Feb 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Plus d’1,5 million de personnes ont été assistées par la communauté humanitaire au Tchad en 2016.

  • Près de 600 000 personnes, étaient en situation de déplacement à l’ouest, au sud et à l’est du Tchad à la fin 2016.

  • En 2016, plus de 3,7 millions de personnes ont été touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire dont plus d’un million en insécurité alimentaire sévère.

Malgré de multiples défis, plus d’1,5 million de personnes assistées en 2016

16 Feb 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2017

16 Feb 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

The camps for the displaced in Kass locality in South Darfur and Tawila in North Darfur are experiencing a severe shortage of health and water services, which is leading to a deterioration in the environment.

Abdelrahman Abdullah Mohammed, the head Sheikh of the camps in Kass told Radio Dabanga on Tuesday that there are only two health centres in the 37 camps for 187,000 displaced people amid an acute shortage in medicines and medical personnel.

15 Feb 2017 description

Nearly 100 medical facilities belonging to, or supported by, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been bombed since 2015. The vast majority were in Syria, the others in Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Sudan.

15 Feb 2017 description

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.

15 Feb 2017 description

Luk Riek Nyak

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has facilitated a unique two-day-long peace forum in Pariang, north of Bentiu. The dialogue was the first time that the peacekeeping mission brought together representatives of both the local community and Sudanese nomads, who seasonally move in to the area in search of pasture for their animals.

The dialogue was attended by a total of 57 people, including legislators, traditional chiefs, religious leaders, women, youths and representatives from the nomadic Falata and Misseriya communities.