- OCHA South Sudan Crisis Situation Report #79, 19 March 2015
- Report on the human rights situation in South Sudan - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/28/49) (Advance Unedited Version)
- FEWSNET Food Security Outlook January 2015 to September 2015
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
● A humanitarian barge departed Bor on 16 March. The barge was carrying over 1,000 mt of relief items to Malakal.
● So far in 2015, 214,950 children (37 per cent girls) have been reached with education support in South Sudan.
● There were reports of localized population displacement following fighting in Greater Upper Nile as well as inter-communal violence in Lakes State.
● Humanitarian partners have reviewed service provision in Mingkaman in order to rationalise them and prioritise life-saving assistance.
● During the month of February, Mine Action partners released 960,770 square meters of land; and assessed, surveyed, or cleared 552 kilometers of road from mines and unexploded ordnance.
● Thirty-seven per cent of funds pledged at the Nairobi conference on South Sudan and the region have been received.
4.1 million People to be assisted by the end of 2015 (HRP)
2.5 million People facing crisis/emergency levels of food insecurity Jan-Mar 2015 (IPC)
1.5 million People internally displaced by conflict since December 2013 (OCHA)
In Bentiu Protection of Civilians site,12, 018 children were screened for malnutrition, identifying a proxy global acute malnutrition rate of 12.5 per cent - an improvement since the previous screening in December (proxy GAM 18.8 per cent).
An initial rapid needs assessment is under way in Nimni, Unity State.
For the first time in nearly 18 months a humanitarian convoy has arrived in Maban, Upper Nile State, from Juba.
4.1 million People to be assisted by the end of 2015
• $529 million was pledged to respond to the crisis in South Sudan and the region.
• The “Back to Learning” campaign was launched amidst continuing challenges to edu - cation.
• The Logistics cluster urgently needs funding to ensure sus - tained humanitarian response.
• Rapid response missions were ongoing in Northern Jonglei.
# of internally displaced people 1.5 m
# of refugees in neighboring countries 505,300
Partners condemned the abduction of 89 children who were taking their exams in Wau Shilluk, Upper Nile State.
Partners were responding to cholera in Eastern Equatoria. Since 19 February, there have been no new cholera cases reported.
Over 600 people were registered as newly arrived in Yida, Unity State coming from South Kordofan in Sudan - 11 per cent fewer than in the previous week. Of the new arrivals, 65 per cent were women and children.
● The national “Back to Learning” campaign was launched this week. 50 per cent of the children to be reached -some 200,000 children - are in the three conflict affected states of Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile.
● Needs assessments are being conducted in the counties surrounding the Bentiu PoC to determine needs and organize response.
● Bentiu PoC has seen a new influx of people during January 2015, with a trend of 525 individuals per day in January compared to 325 people arriving per day in December
● UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos and UNESCO Special Envoy Forest Whitaker traveled to Nairobi for the OCHA-IGAD HighLevel Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan and its impact on the Region. At the conference, $529 million in new funding was pledged to support the humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis.
● Bentiu site cleared: In Unity state, Mine Action teams worked on the Bentiu PoC extension site, declaring the area clear this week.
Security around Bentiu was unpredictable.
IPC confirms some 2.5 million people in South Sudan in Emergency and Crisis food insecurity, as economic pressure rises due to conflict.
UN Secretary-General calls on South Sudan leaders to expeditiously end the conflict.
Over 12,000 South Sudanese refugees registered in the region in January 2015.
Humanitarian funding for 2015 is ten times lower than at the same time in 2014.
Some $529 million pledged at High Level Event on South Sudan.
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos and UNESCO Special Envoy Forest Whitaker arrived in Juba on 6 February to assess the humanitarian situation and call for peace and stability.
About 700 Sudanese refugees arrived in Yida, Unity State from Delami, Heban and Umdoreen counties in South Khordofan State. Most of the new arrivals are women and children.
Partners delivered vaccines and drugs to Jonglei and Warrap states to treat over 50,000 cattle.
● Roads across the country continued to improve making it possible for aid agencies to reach more people in a costeffective way.
● A second round of polio vaccination campaign in Maban refugee camp was competed reaching 71,097 children under the age of 15.
● Four outpatient treatment centers were opened in Aweil County, in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State to improve coverage of nutrition services in hard-to-reach areas.
● Partners scaled up social mobilization campaigns in Akobo, Awerial, Maban and Raja-Juba to improve school enrollment.
● The post-harvest food security assessment (second harvest of the year 2014) in the Equatorial region was completed and results will be issued shortly.
● Plans are underway to respond to livestock disease outbreak in Turkei, Unity State where an estimated 35 per cent of cattle herds were affected by an unknown disease and about 30 per cent of the affected cattle have died between July and mid-December 2014.
● Assessment mission in Northern Jonglei reported an estimated 44,000 people in need, with flooding and livestock deaths negatively affecting food security.
● A humanitarian barge heading to Malakal/Melut was dispatched from Juba on 10 January.
● The 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) aims to reach 4.1 million people with humanitarian assistance.
● Roads around the country are beginning to dry out. The latest road access map is available here: http://bit. ly/1Ks0Blm
4.1 million People to be assisted by the end of 2015
2.5 million People facing crisis/emergency levels of food insecurity
1.5 million People internally displaced by conflict since December 2013
• AIDS-related deaths are on the rise among conflict affected people.
• An unprecedented displacement of cattle threatens food security and livelihoods throughout the country.
• The Humanitarian Response Plan for 2015 aims to reach 4.1 million people with humanitarian assistance to save lives and alleviate suffering, protect rights, and improve self-reliance.
• A US $60 million allocation from the South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund kickstarted funding for 2015.
1.5 million people have been internally displaced within South Sudan since December 2013.
As 2014 ended, the humanitarian appeal was 75 per cent funded.
1.8 million children and pregnant/lactating women have been reached with nutrition screening and response activities during 2014.
A second round Short Interval Additional Dose (SIAD) polio vaccination has begun in 10 counties in Unity, Upper Nile, and Jonglei.
● Around 1.4 million people are displaced within South Sudan. Another 488,500 have fled to neighboring countries
● Acute respiratory infection surpassed malaria as the main cause of illness among displaced people.
● The conflict has caused unprecedented displacement of millions of cattle from conflict-affected areas into areas outside usual pastoral lands, challenging local power structures, affecting natural resource availability and altering disease patterns.
● Partners finalized the planning process for 2015. The Humanitarian Response Plan for 2015 seeks $1.8 billion to assist 4.1 million people.
● Fighting continued to be reported in Fangak, Jonglei State, displacing thousands of people to different locations.
● Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS were the most common causes of death during the month of November in displacement and Protection of Civilian sites.
● Fourth round of nationwide polio immunization campaign reached 2,431,388 out of the targeted 3.3 million children.
• Relative calm returned in Malakal PoC, Upper Nile State after a tumultuous month.
• Aid agencies called for $600 million by February to take advantage of the dry season and plan to reach more people with humanitarian assistance in 2015.
• UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief asked for peace, scaling up of aid in South Sudan after a three-day mission to the world’s newest country.
• South Sudan Crisis Response Plan is one of the best funded globally, but continued support is needed to sustain the aid operation.
Fighting continued to be reported in Fangak, Jonglei State, displacing an unverified number of people to different locations.
Polio vaccination campaign for children under 15 years old continued in Jonglei, Lakes and Unity states
More than 5,000 children are accessing education in Bentiu PoC, Unity State.
● Calm returned in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Malakal, enabling partners to resume aid operations this week.
● Tensions remained high in the northern states of Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile, where sporadic fighting has been reported.
● The third round of the nationwide polio immunization campaign reached 3,431,592 children aged 0 to 59 months, according to preliminary reports.
● The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign was launched in some part of the country.