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17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian organizations will target some 5.8 million people across South Sudan with humanitarian assistance and protection in 2017.

  • Displaced people arrive in Kodok and in Aburoc following clashes on the western bank of the River Nile in and around Wau Shilluk.

  • Displacement, loss of property and violations against civilians reported by people displaced by fighting in parts of Nasir.

03 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Fighting in the vicinity of Wau Shilluk and Malakal has displaced civilians and disrupted humanitarian activities.

• More than 52,600 South Sudanese fled to Uganda in January.

• South Sudanese are likely to face extreme levels of food insecurity in an extended lean season from February to July 2017.

• After extensive negotiations, a humanitarian team travelled to the Greater Baggari area, outside Wau town.

16 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Fighting in Yambio has displaced over 7,000 people.

• The South Sudan Humanitarian Fund has allocated nearly $11 million to support dry season response in the Greater Equatoria region.

• Malaria topped all diseases in 2016 as the leading cause of death and morbidity.

• The 2016 cholera outbreak has spread to 10 counties, with cases confirmed in Panyijiar.

• Clashes between refugees and host community in Maban County displaced civilians and disrupted humanitarian operations

FIGURES

21 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

• Thousands of South Sudanese continue to flee to Uganda.

• Three years since the conflict in South Sudan began, humanitarian needs continue to rise.

• A measles outbreak has been confirmed in Wau, bringing the total number of outbreaks country-wide this year to 13.

• Humanitarians find aid hub looted during visit to Nhialdiu.

Figures

21 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Close to three million South Sudanese have now fled their homes since December 2013.

• Thousands displaced by clashes in Unity.

• Food security experts warn of unprecedented levels of food insecurity in South Sudan in 2017.

• Communities along the River Nile are worst affected by the cholera outbreak and account for 91 per cent of reported cholera cases.

Displacement spikes following insecurity

06 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The exodus of South Sudanese to neighbouring countries continues, with Uganda hosting the largest number.

• Aid convoy arrives in Yei to deliver assistance for 52,000 people.

• Partners are responding to malaria, with nearly 1.9 million cases reported this year.

• Aid agencies are scaling up operations to assist nearly 40,000 displaced people in Wau.

• Armed forces and armed groups have been urged to release child soldiers.

Equatorias: South Sudanese continue to flee

20 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • An aid worker was tragically shot and killed in an ambush on a clearly marked NGO vehicle in Eastern Equatoria.
  • Outflows of refugees into Uganda continues.
  • A new outbreak of measles was confirmed in Gogrial West in late September.
  • The cholera outbreak has spread to Unity.

Aid worker killed in Eastern Equatoria

05 Oct 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Thousands displaced after renewed fghting in Unity.

  • Plight of nearly 100,000 people stranded in Yei raises alarm.

  • The cholera outbreak is now affecting six counties.

  • Fresh fghting drives a new wave of refugees to Ethiopia.

  • A decline in food prices provides slight reprieve in some areas

Civilians displaced and aid workers relocated from volatile areas in Unity

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict in and around Yei has forced thousands from their homes.

  • The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surpassed 1 million.

  • About 1.3 million people will benefit from aid through humanitarian fund allocation of $30 million.

  • Assistance outside Wau remains limited due to continued access constraints and insecurity.

Yei fighting: thousands more displaced

08 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Conflict continues to drive South Sudanese to neighbouring Uganda in search of refuge.

  • Disruptions to markets, rapid inflation and devaluation of the local currency are worsening food insecurity in Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

  • Cholera, malaria and kalaazar continue to be major causes of death in the country.

  • Survival kits have been distributed in hard-to-reach areas of central Unity.

Equatorias: fighting triggers further displacement

23 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• On World Humanitarian Day, humanitarian community pays tribute to 59 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013.

• Armed clashes and ambushes prevent humanitarians from reaching displaced people in Greater Equatoria.

• Humanitarian organizations strive to meet growing needs as the number of internally displaced people increases in Wau town.

• Intermittent fighting has forced thousands of people to flee their homes in central and southern Unity.

08 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN Humanitarian Chief visits South Sudan and calls on all parties to uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians.

  • Since fighting erupted in Juba in mid-July, tens of thousands of people have fled South Sudan to neighbouring countries.

  • Cholera has been confirmed in Juba and Terekeka in Central Equatoria and the Duk Islands in Jonglei.

  • Malaria cases exceed 2015 levels.

22 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in Juba left hundreds of people dead or injured and tens of thousands displaced.

  • Sharp increase in suspected cholera cases.

  • The number of South Sudanese people seeking shelter and safety in Uganda has risen significantly.

  • One aid worker killed during fighting in Buaw, Koch County.

  • Partners face challenges to meet growing needs in and around Wau.

Thousands displaced by fighting in Juba

18 Jul 2016 description

This is the sixth OCHA Flash Update on the situation in Juba, which provides a summary/overview of the situation and response. This will be the last OCHA daily Flash Update.

17 Jul 2016 description

Flash Update #5 – 15 July 2016

This is the fifth OCHA Flash Update on the situation in Juba, which provides a summary/overview of the situation and response.

15 Jul 2016 description

This is the fourth OCHA Flash Update on the situation in Juba, which provides a summary/overview of the situation and response.

Three days into the tenuous ceasefire in Juba, many people have begun to return to their homes. Humanitarians have now visited all of the reported collective sites and estimate that some 12,860 people remain displaced, including around 4,300 in the UNMISS sites and some 8,560 outside.

13 Jul 2016 description

This is the third OCHA Flash Update on the situation in Juba.

Juba reportedly remains calm as the ceasefire seems to be holding.

12 Jul 2016 description

This is the first OCHA Flash Update on the situation in South Sudan

Fighting erupted in Juba on 7 July and has intensified over subsequent days as the situation deteriorates.

Preliminary estimates place the death toll at about 270, including over 30 civilians.

12 Jul 2016 description

This is the second OCHA Flash Update on the situation in Juba.

Juba has mostly been reportedly calm following the announcement of ceasefires by President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar on 11 July.