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23 Jun 2017 description

"Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs: the UN Humanitarian Pooled Funds in the Post WHS era”

As delivered

Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen.

Welcome to this afternoon’s event on “Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs: the UN Humanitarian Pooled Funds in the Post WHS era”.

23 Jun 2017 description


  • Latest IPC update warns that as many as 6 million people– half the population– face severe food insecurity in South Sudan. Out of these 1.7 million people are at the brink of famine.

  • WFP integrated rapid response mission (IRRM) teams have increased food assistance in response to the worsening food security in Ayod county, Jonglei state.

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sudan and South Sudan to use four Northern Corridors has been extended for one year.

In Numbers

23 Jun 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for May 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

23 Jun 2017 description

South Sudan presents one of the most logistically challenging operations for humanitarian partners to operate due to a limited road network that deteriorates significantly during the rainy season and widespread insecurity. Furthermore, as a landlocked country, WFP relies on regional ports in Tanzania, Kenya, Djibouti, and Sudan to move food supplies into the country. WFP uses all means necessary to reach populations in need—using road, river and air options where necessary.

23 Jun 2017 description

Food assistance for assets (FFA) is one of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) key initiatives aimed at addressing the most vulnerable people’s immediate food needs with cash or food transfers and improving communities’ long-term food security and resilience.

23 Jun 2017 description


​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.

23 Jun 2017 description

Key messages

  • Since 1 July 2016, Uganda faces the world fastest growing refugee crisis with continuous and unprecedented influx of refugees from South Sudan. By June 2017, the total number of refugees from South Sudan alone was over 950 000.
    An overwhelming majority (more than 86%) of the new arrivals are women and children.

23 Jun 2017 description

On World Refugee Day of 20 June, the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees, Fillippo Grandi, visited Ethiopia. Arriving from South Sudan, he started his visit in Gambella refugee camps where most South Sudanese refugees are hosted.

23 Jun 2017 description

Key Figures

  • Refugee Population Planning Figure (by End 2017) 1,497,126

  • Expected New Influx in 2017 520,000

Requirements (in USD)

  • 960.17 Million Total

  • 673.19 Million South Sudan RRP

  • 215.33 Million DRC RRP

  • 71.64 Million Burundi RRP

23 Jun 2017 description


Early this month, over 800 households from Bangasu Boma in Yambio County fled their homes in fear for their lives. The now internally displaced persons (IDPs) are calling on the Government and armed groups to cease hostility and choose peace to enable them go back home to cultivate.

Two teenagers from the area have been abducted and taken to the bush by armed groups.

23 Jun 2017 description
report World Vision

World Vision is urging the international community to do more to prevent a children’s humanitarian crisis by supporting Uganda as it responds to those fleeing fighting in South Sudan.

The call for action comes as the UN and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni host the Uganda Solidarity Summit (22-23 June) as part of an effort to raise USD8 billion and give the hidden crisis more visibility.

23 Jun 2017 description
report Oxfam


Globally, policies and international standards on gender in emergencies do exist. However, the implementation of humanitarian assistance with a strong gender perspective remains ad hoc, with limited accountability of implementing agencies.

This project: Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice was designed to explore how to better institutionalize gender-related standards in humanitarian assistance.

23 Jun 2017 description
report Oxfam


This final evaluation report reviews the project ‘Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice in the Humanitarian System’, which was funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations – Enhanced Response Capacity fund (ECHO-ERC) and implemented by Oxfam in Pakistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic between September 2015 and March 2017.