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30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Tens of thousands have fled their homes following fresh fighting in Wau county.

• South Sudan facing worst food insecurity since December 2013.

• Thousands displaced by fighting in Raja county.

• Tension remains high in Kajo-Keji where thousands have been displaced.

• Sudanese refugees continue to flee into South Sudan.

Fighting in Wau displaces tens of thousands of people

30 Jun 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

State Department List Adds Iraq, Excludes Afghanistan

30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sudan hosts over 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen

• Influx from South Sudan continues, with 5,000 arrivals from Raja into East Darfur reported over the past week.

• Response needed for an estimated 17,000 people displaced as a result of violence in Thur, Central Darfur.

• Several casualties reported as a result of inter-communal violence in Um Tajok, West Darfur.

Sudan hosts 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers

29 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12427

7728th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

UNAMID No Longer Needed, Permanent Representative Stresses, Calling Text ‘Replete with Contradictions’, Not Reflecting Facts

The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2017, determining that the situation in Sudan constituted a threat to international peace and security.

29 Jun 2016 description

More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country

Joint FAO-UNICEF-WFP News Release

29 June 2016, Juba - Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan - well over one-third of the population - will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, and the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies warned today.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • In 2016, WFP plans to assist 3.8 million affected people and has thus far reached 2.5 million people or 68 percent of the people.

  • Humanitarian needs have increased as a result of the South Sudanese refugees, El Niño, and Jebel Marra crises in the country this year. In response, WFP plans to increase food and nutrition assistance to those affected following a budget revision which aims at increasing the number of those targeted from 5.2 million to 5.9 million.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Food consumption among people assisted through relief operations is showing some encouraging trends, but the situation remains critical for 10.2 million people in need of food assistance.

  • WFP currently needs USD 426 million to support 7.6 million drought affected people in 2016, and USD 27 million to provide full rations to refugees hosted in Ethiopia for the rest of 2016.

27 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

14,829
Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

86
Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015

1,288,598
NFIs distributed since January 2015

2,931
Shelters distributed since January 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

27 Jun 2016 description

On 23 June 2016, UNAMID’s Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) Section, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Central Darfur, handed over 14 donkeys and carts to 50 women who participated in midwifery training through DDR’s Community Stabilization training project. The event was attended by Sudan DDR Commission officials, local community leaders, Ministry of Health Representative, UNAMID DDR staff, midwifery students and the local community.

27 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.

24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

24 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Democratic Republic of Congo, a total of 11,966 South Sudanese refugees are registered in the Haut-Uélé province of DRC, of which 11,120 biometrically registered and 846 pre-registered. Further verification missions are planned towards the month of June.

  • In Gambella, Ethiopia, UNHCR and most implementing partners have resumed humanitarian activities in Jewi, Kule and Tiekidi refugee camps, with the exception of Action Against Hunger (ACF) in Jewi camp. The security situation remains calm though fragile and unpredictable.

24 Jun 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Deteriorating food and nutrition security, driven by high food prices and the declining economic situation is affecting South Sudanese across the country.

  • In Sudan and Uganda, the rate of new arrivals has slowed compared to previous months. It remains to be seen whether the numbers will increase given the deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan.