- IFRC Complex emergency Emergency appeal n° MDRSS003 Preliminary Final Report
- UNHCR Operational Update no. 37/2015, 14-28 Oct 2015
- Final report of the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015: Midyear Update
- IOM South Sudan: 2015 Midyear Crisis Appeal
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
21 months of war in South Sudan have seen two million people driven away from their homes, their property looted or destroyed. Even in the areas where there is less fighting, families are still struggling with high food prices, forced on many occasions to sell their assets to make ends meet. Unpredictable weather is making it harder for returning farmers to cultivate their land. According to the latest Integrated Phase Classification (IPC), almost 4 million people are facing food insecurity, twice as many as last year.
By George Fominyen — 24 November 2015
The nearly two-year-old conflict in South Sudan has devastated the young country and left millions hungry. Many humanitarian agencies have struggled to reach isolated communities in the regions most affected by fighting, but WFP and its partners continue to overcome enormous obstacles to get food and other relief supplies to people in critical need.
The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has operated for more than two decades in Africa, perpetrating a campaign of terror that has destabilized communities across four countries. They are known for their brutal attacks against civilians, including killing, torture, and mutilation, as well as the widespread abduction of children to increase their ranks.
The ATHA team recorded almost two hours of conversation with this episode's expert commentators -- too much to include in just one episode. Here you can listen to the extended version of our conversation with Eunice Apio, Director, Facilitation for Peace and Development.
Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.
Addis Ababa, 23 November 2015: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, today, received the recently-appointed Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, former President Festus Mogae of Botswana. The JMEC Chairperson updated the Chairperson of the Commission on the activities he has undertaken since his appointment and on the initiatives he plans to take in the coming days, as part of the implementation of his mandate.
In September, UNMAS responded to an urgent request from WFP. WFP were planning to air drop food for the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site which supports over 110,000 Internally Displaced People (IDP). WFP feared for the safety of people collecting the delivery as the area was impacted by the presence of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). UNMAS deployed a team to make the area safe, enabling WFP to deliver 2,700 metric tons of food to the IDP.
In order to strengthen the current Market Information System (MIS) in South Sudan, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is building the capacity of national institutions to collect, analyse and use information about food, agriculture and markets. In partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) and the National Bureau of Statistics, FAO has completed nationwide training on market price data collection.
23 November 2015 - Focusing on gender-based issues in conflict, Western Equatoria State residents today completed a two-day workshop in the state capital Yambio.
Some 36 participants from all 10 counties attended the UNMISS-organized activity aimed at discussing the impact of conflict on women and designing mechanisms for the way forward.
11/23/2015 - 17:33 GMT
The South Sudanese army, loyal to President Salva Kiir, said Monday it had begun withdrawing from the capital Juba ahead of a peace deal deadline agreed with the rebels of former deputy president Riek Machar.
The peace accord, signed on August 26, requires the withdrawal of all military forces within a 25-kilometre (15-mile) radius of the city within 90 days, a period which ends later this week.
But the late start of the army pull-out means a full withdrawal won't be completed by the agreed date.
(Juba, 23 November 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Mr. Eugene Owusu, strongly condemns the armed robbery of the Nile Hope compound in Juba on 20 November. During the robbery, aid workers were held at gunpoint and significant assets of the NGO were taken. This is absolutely reprehensible and those responsible must be identified and held to account.
The staff of Nile Hope and other humanitarian workers work day in and day out in dangerous and difficult locations across South Sudan to help people in dire need.
JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$5 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to support its emergency response to the deteriorating food security situation in South Sudan.
The contribution will be used to assist people in the conflict-affected states – Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei – where people rely heavily on humanitarian assistance.
The growing season of 2015 in South Sudan started well due to early favourable rainfall, with earlier than average and timely crop planting across most of Western Equatoria, Greater Bahr-el-Ghazal, northern areas of the country, primarily in Upper Nile.
On 15 December 2013, fighting erupted in Juba among members of the Presidential Guard, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) subsequently split between forces loyal to the Government and those loyal to former Vice-President Riek Machar. In the days that followed, the conflict spread to the states of Greater Upper Nile (Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile) after local SPLA forces disintegrated, often along ethnic lines. Since then, the conflict has created a major protection crisis and forced more than 2.27 million people from their homes.
· Update on trucks stuck in the Western Corridor. Fifty-six heavy trucks, destined for northern states along the Western Corridor (Lakes, Western and Northern Bahr el Ghazal) have been unable to move for about two months due to insecurity and deteriorated road conditions because of heavy rains. In order to minimize the risk to cargo, WFP is diverting some of the trucks back to Juba (for those where the road conditions allow) and others will be offloaded in WFP and Cooperating Partners’ warehouses in Western Equatoria.
19 November 2015 - Political parties are expected to play a vital role in creating sustainable peace in post-conflict societies, an UNMISS official said in the Western Bahr El-Ghazal State capital Wau today.
UNMISS Civil Affairs Officer Victor Fasama was speaking at a workshop to sensitize state political parties on conflict transformation, a process to transform conflicts into peaceful outcomes.