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02 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity increases population displacement, humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Relief actors continue cholera response efforts across South Sudan

  • Ongoing conflict increases number of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Dec 2016 description

The world's newest country has been ravaged by war since December 2013

By Denis Dumo

JUBA, Dec 2 (Reuters) - South Sudan's parliament passed a 38-billion-pound budget on Friday but about 40 percent of that is unfunded and the government will ask foreign donors for the money, the finance minister said.

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02 Dec 2016 description

South Sudan is one of the worst places in the world to find a latrine. According to non-governmental organization WaterAid, more than 93 percent of South Sudanese lack access to an improved toilet—one that ensures hygienic separation of waste from humans. The dearth of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure puts millions of people at risk of illness and death from preventable diseases like cholera and acute watery diarrhea. In recent years, access to WASH infrastructure in South Sudan has worsened as ongoing insecurity displaces populations and destroys homes.

02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Caritas

Bidi Bidi in Northern Uganda was mostly sparsely populated grassland in July. A few family homesteads were clustered here and there. Now, it’s the second largest refugee camp in the world, home to 220,000 people.

Bidi Bidi hosts people fleeing South Sudan’s latest spasm of violence. Clashes in Juba 8 July sparked a collapse in the troubled state’s fragile peace. Government forces chased opposition fighters through the country. They spread war as they went. People fled in the wake of the mayhem.

02 Dec 2016 description

NAIROBI/GENEVA (2 December 2016) – Sexual violence has reached epic proportions in the conflict in South Sudan and requires the urgent attention of the world, said the UN independent Commission* on Human Rights in South Sudan after a ten-day visit during which they met women survivors around the country.

02 Dec 2016 description

Women are on the front line of the agricultural system, providing major inputs to the cultivation, processing and marketing of produce. Failing to address the inequalities and discrimination that face women and girls will make it impossible to end hunger in South Sudan. There is an urgent need to close the gender gap in South Sudan and provide better protection for women and girls, who face continuous distressing levels of sexual and gender-based violence.

02 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • 3.6 million people estimated to be severely food insecure, denoting the highest historic levels of food insecurity during the harvest season.

  • South Sudan food security and nutrition situation likely to further worsen in the January to April period; 4.6 million people projected to be severely food insecure between January to April 2016.

  • Ravaging economic crisis and widespread insecurity impeding improvements in food and nutrition security situation.

Overview

02 Dec 2016 description

This issue of Frontiers of CLTS explores the potential, and some of the recorded learning, on how CLTS, as a community-based, collaborative approach to sanitation behavioural change, can be applied successfully in contexts of fragility and displacement, leading to communities more convinced and prepared to maintain and develop safe sanitation practices.

02 Dec 2016 description

South Sudan – IOM is working with vulnerable populations across South Sudan to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV/AIDS and increase access to treatment, care and support services. In South Sudan, the Ministry of Health estimates that, as of 2012, 2.7 percent of adults were infected with HIV, 13 percent of whom were children under the age of 15 years.

02 Dec 2016 description

By Filip Andersson

Eugene Owusu, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRG) at UNMISS, yesterday led a high-level delegation on a visit to the troubled town of Yei. The local bishop and authorities described worsened security and humanitarian conditions and a lack of constructive dialog in the area, to which Mr. Owusu promised that the UN shall respond by stepping up humanitarian and other efforts.

02 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A National Immunization Days (NID) campaign against polio commenced on 15 November, targeting 3,351,954 children under the age of five. The campaign has been completed in Warrap, Central Equatoria, Lakes and Northern Bahr el Ghazal, with implementation ongoing in remaining states.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

Stressed (IPC Phase 2) likely to persist with second consecutive below-average harvest

Key Messages

01 Dec 2016 description

Conflict and drought to drive severe acute food insecurity through at least May 2017

Key Messages

01 Dec 2016 description
  • 306.6 M required for 2016 including special situations
  • 106.2 M contributions received, representing 35% of requirements
  • 200.1 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures are displayed in USD

01 Dec 2016 description

PHILLIP MBUGO

The UNMISS in Western Equatoria, took part in a long duration patrol (LDP) to Mundri west to conduct an assessment of the current the living standards of the community and government institutions.