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24 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • In April, WFP reached 1.9 million people, 62 percent targeted under the PRRO, including 1.5 million people with general food assistance, and 66,736 children under five and 29,267 pregnant and nursing women with nutrition assistance.

23 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

388,481*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 April

1,827,087*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 30 April 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

268,286
Refugees in South Sudan (30 April)

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,895 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

20 May 2017 description

News Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 Sudan – Resilience as a result of a better water management.

When the project team surveyed 12 random village councils from across the project’s 34, it found that all of them were using better natural resource management practices.

Agricultural production and household income had risen over the course of the project. Communities reported sorghum crop yields that had as much as doubled in some areas serviced by the water spreading weir, which had flooded a large area of land that had not been irrigated in more than a decade.

19 May 2017 description

Sudan – That conflict occurs over scarce natural resources, such as water, is an accepted fact. But in a region in North Darfur, after more than a decade of strife that has eroded trust and traditional institutions responsible for negotiating the rights of access to water and grazing land, the reverse is unfolding: it’s these very scarce resources that is bringing conflict-weary people together and slowly mending trust.

19 May 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In February, the humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate, culminating in the declaration of localized famine in Mayendit and Leer Counties in Unity on 20 February. Some 100,000 people are facing starvation. and a further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine across the country. There are now 4.9 million severely food insecure people in South Sudan and this number is expected to rise to 5.5 million at the height of the lean season in July.

19 May 2017 description

Despite recent seasonal rainfall, moisture deficits remain in central Kenya and Somalia

  1. Following rains during early March, significant long-term moisture deficits remain throughout central and eastern Madagascar.

  2. Inconsistent rainfall since late December has led to continued dryness across many parts of western Angola.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

16 May 2017 description

Mostly normal start of season with average or better, well distributed rainfall

KEY MESSAGES

  • The onset of the long season (March to July) rains occurred in early March in the bi-modal zone and gradually expanded northward following the ITF migration to reach the Sudanian-Guinean zone in April and southern Sahelian zone in late April-early May.

15 May 2017 description
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Full Appeal

Strategic Overview

Period January to December 2017
Current Population 1,769,241 (at 31 March 2017)
Population Planning Figures 2,130,500 Target Beneficiaries2,130,500
Financial Requirements US$ 1,382,909,571
Number of Partners 58

REGIONAL STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

Introduction

Latest Developments in South Sudan

10 May 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR NOVEMBER 2017

09 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• High-level USG delegations visit South Sudan

• Violent clashes prompt internal displacement, additional refugees

• Insecurity results in temporary suspension of relief operations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 May 2017 description

On 7 May 2017, UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative-Protection, Bintou Keita, accompanied by Berhanmeskel Nega, Head of Office, Sector South, Adam El Tayeb, Wali (Governer), South Darfur and government officials, launched a community stabilization project in Shattaya, some 170 kilometres south-west of Nyala.

08 May 2017 description

Summary of causes, the situation and the key issue:

Food security situation slightly improved compared to the same period last year for the following reasons:

08 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

350,819*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 April

1,815,486*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 15 April 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

265,921
Refugees in South Sudan (31 March)

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,895 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

08 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relocation of Yida refugees and new arrivals continues: During the reporting period, UNHCR relocated 617 refugees including 117 refugees previously settled in Yida and 500 new arrivals to Ajuong Thok and Pamir. Cumulatively, Pamir refugee camp is now home to 10,711 refugees since opening in September 2016. In Yida, UNHCR registered 782 new arrivals. Cumulatively, 5,152 new arrivals have been registered since the beginning of the year 2017.

05 May 2017 description
report ACTED

In Maban County, in the North of South Sudan, bridges are key assets in accessing social amenities for food insecure populations. In collaboration with KfW, ACTED has carried out the construction of three bridges in Bunj, Gismala, and Leika villages of Maban County. This focus on bridge construction, supported by KfW funding, is part of an integrated approach to reinforce food security, livelihoods and improve the living environment of displaced and host populations in Maban County.

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

03 May 2017 description
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General Situation during April 2017

Forecast until mid-June 2017

02 May 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.