- OCHA: South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin | Biweekly Update 31 August 2015
- Interim report of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2206 (2015) (S/2015/656), 21 Aug 2015
- Under-Secretary-General Stephen O’Brien Briefing to the Security Council: The Humanitarian situation in South Sudan, 25 Aug 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015: Midyear Update
- IOM South Sudan: 2015 Midyear Crisis Appeal
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
• The resumption of flights to Wau Shilluk has made it possible for partners to deliver vital aid.
• Health agencies have ramped up efforts to respond to the sharp increase in malaria cases.
• Partners scaled up response efforts in PoC sites following an influx of people needing aid.
- IOM and partners continue to respond to the influx of IDPs at the Bentiu and Malakal PoC sites
- More than 37,700 IDPs receive first -round oral cholera vaccine at Malakal PoC
- Multi-agency effort delivers more than 8,500 survival kits in Greater Upper Nile
Poor vegetation conditions persist in rainfed agricultural areas
Despite improved rains since the beginning of August, cumulative seasonal rainfall remains 25 to 80 percent below average in much of the country. Ongoing rainfall deficits have delayed planting and vegetation conditions remain well below average. Below average area planted and a shorter-than-normal growing season will likely lead to below-average 2015/16 national production.
Filed by: Alyssa Cogan
Digital Content Team
As children around the world are heading back to school, scores of young ones in South Sudan aren’t so lucky.
More than a year and a half of increasingly-vicious civil war has wreaked havoc on the lives of millions across the country, including 3.4 million children, many of whose schooling has been replaced with daily hardships like displacement, hunger, poverty, disease and gender-based violence.
That’s not to mention the trauma they’re likely to confront simply for growing up in a conflict zone.
7516e séance – matin
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS
Faisant le bilan des travaux mensuels du Conseil de sécurité, plusieurs de ses membres ont salué, ce matin, au cours de la dernière séance publique du mois, une « unité retrouvée » qui a permis l’adoption de décisions importantes les 7, 17 et 28 août.
These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.
Fighting on the ground is spreading throughout the country. Air strikes are continuing and more and more civilians are losing their lives to land mines.
Today, four new cholera cases have been reported in Juba County. As of 31 August 2015, a total of 1,696 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.71%) have been reported in South Sudan. Of the 46 deaths (27 facilities and 19 communities) reported in Juba and Bor Counties since the initial case was reported on 26 May 2015 in Juba, 11 (24%) occurred in children under five years and 31 (67.4%) in male.
Today, eleven new cholera cases have been reported in Juba County. As of 30 August 2015, a total of 1,692 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.72%) have been reported in South Sudan. Of the 46 deaths (27 facilities and 19 communities) reported in Juba and Bor Counties since the initial case was reported on 26 May 2015 in Juba, 11 (24%) occurred in children under five years and 31 (67.4%) in male.
August 2015 – Trends
- Deteriorated situations
Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen
- Improved situations
Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka
September 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen
Conflict resolution opportunities
1 September 2015 - Crime rates in the UNMISS protection site in the Upper Nile State capital Malakal had reduced as a result of joint efforts by UN Police (UNPOL) and internally displaced persons’ security watch groups, an UNPOL officer revealed today.
“Criminality has reduced drastically compared to the last few months,” said UNPOL Officer Dorje Abebe. “This is because we have been working in close coordination with security watch groups who have done a tremendous job to ensure calm returns in the protection-of-civilians (PoC) site.”
1 September 2015 - Seeking to prevent spread of diseases among internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UNMISS base in the Upper Nile State capital Malakal, humanitarian partners today completed the first round of vaccination against cholera and measles.
For the first round which started two weeks ago, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Medical Corps and UNICEF worked together to provide the vaccinations for new arrivals at the protection site.
1 September 2015 - Seeking to boost relations with the local community, UNMISS has been assisting a Central Equatoria village with farming, carpentry, basketball and kindergarten.
As part of the Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) project, the mission has cleared 1.8 square metres of land for farming in Rajaf village, 15 kilometres south of Juba.
The land was first cleared by the UN Mine Action Service of any potential mines and unexploded ordinance before the Bangladeshi Engineers began preparing it for cultivation on 28 August.
Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015
Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.
Oxfam has a dedicated team to respond to emergencies across South Sudan. We focus on public health, livelihoods and emergency response with gender, diversity, conflict-sensitive programming and advocacy work intertwined. We are currently supporting over 690,000 people in South Sudan with humanitarian assistance.
In this issue:
2.Cholera prevention to reduce transmission
3.Lessons from food distribution in Walgak
4.Decentralizing food distribution in Akobo
5.Sustainable solar solutions
Maize, sorghum, wheat, and groundnuts are the most important food commodities in South Sudan. Sorghum, maize, and groundnuts are the staple foods for the poor in most rural areas.