- South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update 19/2016, 1 - 15 Oct 2016
- OCHA South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 16, 20 Oct 2016
- WFP South Sudan Situation Report #147, 10 Oct 2016
Appeals & Funding
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- IOM South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
- UNHCR: South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal January - December 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
- OCHA South Sudan
- UNHCR South Sudan Situation Information Sharing Portal
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- A man-made catastrophe - A multimedia journey through South Sudan
- Open Data for South Sudan
- International Organization for Migration South Sudan
- Office of the IGAD Special Envoys for South Sudan
- Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC)
- Food Security Cluster: South Sudan
- Logistics Cluster: South Sudan
Instances of internal displacement caused by conflict, violence, and disasters between 6 - 19 October
I am honored and humbled to be here with you this evening at Constitution Hill. The significance and symbolic weight of this location is deeply moving, and affords us the opportunity to reflect on the past, and the manner in which history influences the present, and more importantly the future.
Honourable Richard K. Mulla, Minister of Federal Affairs
Distinguished senior government officials;
Excellencies, members of the diplomatic community;
UN staff members, fellow colleagues;
Ladies and gentlemen;
As the United Nations Special Representative in South Sudan, I have the honour to read to you the statement from the Secretary-General on this year’s United Nations Day. I quote:
“This year’s observance of United Nations Day occurs at a time of transition for the world and for the United Nations.
To commemorate UN Day in South Sudan, the United Nations family together with communities of South Sudan, government counterparts, civil society organizations, and development partners marked the 71st anniversary of the UN under the theme: “UN for the people of South Sudan.”
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Ellen Margrethe Løj urged South Sudanese leaders to recommit to peace, inclusive dialogue, reconciliation and justice.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR APRIL 2017
6,569 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan between 21st and 23rd October. In October, an average of 2,376 new arrivals have fled to Uganda every day. Refugees are increasingly using informal border points to cross in to Uganda.
Bidibidi settlement, which was opened around two and a half months ago, is already one of the largest refugee-hosting areas in the world, and is home to 163,898 South Sudanese refugees following the relocation of 5,240 new arrivals from different border points.
Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.
Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.
Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
The EPOA has been adjusted and updated to incorporate the needs and reflect the current cholera situation in South Sudan. In order to meet these needs the update seeks a no cost timeframe extension of the time frame of 2 months until 27/12/2016.
The no cost extension has been requested because of the following:
October 22, 2016 (LEER) - At least 600 civilians have fled into the United Nations camps in Leer county of South Sudan’s Unity state as a result of renewed clashes in the area between the country’s armed opposition faction led by former first Vice President, Riek Machar and forces loyal to President Salva Kiir.
The fighting in reportedly heavier than previous ones that occurred in the area two weeks ago.
The Public Order Court in Darfur has fined six South Sudanese from Kario camp on the charges of obstructing an officer on duty and terrorism against the state during a raid on Monday. A pregnant woman who was injured during the raid awaits her trial in the hospital.
The court in Ed Daein, the capital of East Darfur, sentenced a camp leader and five refugees to three months in prison and to paying a fine of SDG5,000 ($812.70) on Thursday.
- 1.67 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)
- 1,058,616 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR est.)
- 202,019 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)
- 4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, May - July 2016)
Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces abducted 94 civilians in 38 attacks in Quarter 3 2016 (Q3 2016), covering the months of July–September 2016. Q3 levels of abductions and attacks were significantly lower than those in Q1 and Q2. Within Q3, September was the most violent month of LRA activity, with nearly double the number of abductions (61) as July and August combined (33).
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) says the deployment of the Regional Protection Force is of ‘paramount importance.’
“There is no doubt that Juba is relatively calm at present but this calmness can be deceptive and the situation is volatile,” said JMEC Chairperson Festus Mogae at the opening of a plenary meeting of stakeholders to the peace process.
The 4,000-strong force was authorized by the UN Security Council in August to provide extra protection following renewed fighting in July.
Food Security Outlook
Protection Desks, available in most in most POC sites in South Sudan, offer tailored advice and assistance.
By: Richard Ruati and Rocco Nuri
JUBA, South Sudan – Taphisa Nyaboul felt she had nowhere to turn for help after her husband was killed, leaving her a widow with four children living in a temporary camp for people displaced by South Sudan’s war.
South Sudan – South Sudanese immigration officers working at South Sudan’s airports and border posts took part in two 3-day trainings in Juba 12–19 October.
The training, supported by IOM, aimed to improve border control and increase South Sudanese migration management capacity.
4,964 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on 19 and 20 October 2016. The average number of new arrivals is 2,404 in October compared to 2,845 in the same period in September2016. Of the total new arrivals, 2,396 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre followed by 2,082 in Kerwa & Keyi areas of Yumbe district. Similarly smaller numbers were reported in Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo District. A total of 235,116 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 20, 2016.