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16 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 52 aid workers killed since December 2013.

• Humanitarians reached Mboro after numerous attempts and delivered nutrition and medical supplies.

• Humanitarian organizations suffered about $1 million in losses due to looting and destruction of compounds and assets during fighting in Pibor.

• Humanitarians are working to rebuild Malakal PoC following February fighting and fires.

Two demining staff killed in Yei

28 Mar 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarians reach previously inaccessible areas of Western Equatoria.

• Needs escalate as fighting in Wau continues.

• International Women’s Day marked with calls to end child marriage and educate girls in South Sudan.

• Assistance reaches Wau Shilluk as restrictions are lifted.

Humanitarians reach previously inaccessible areas of Western Equatoria

03 Mar 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners respond following violence in Malakal Protection of Civilians Site.

  • Fighting in Pibor has left at least five humanitarian facilities looted and thousands of people have been displaced.

  • Insecurity in Wau increases needs.

  • Secretary-General announces US$21 million from CERF during visit to South Sudan.

FIGURES

No. of Internally Displaced Persons 1.69 million

No. of refugees in neighboring countries (post 15 Dec 2013) 640,034

10 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Funds are urgently needed for top priority frontline projects, pipelines and prepositioning ahead of the rainy season.
  • Food insecurity increases at a time that is traditionally more food insecure.
  • A survey in Unity has found high levels of death.
  • Partners respond to the needs of new arrivals in Bentiu town as the population grows.

FIGURES

25 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 100 humanitarian partners to respond to most pressing needs through the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan.

• Humanitarian assistance is reaching people in need in Leer County following the return of aid workers.

• Thousands of people displaced by fighting in parts of Western Equatoria.

• Over 2 million malaria cases reported across the country in 2015.

FIGURES

No. of Internally Displaced Persons: 1.69 million

01 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aid workers have deployed in Leer County to re-establish humanitarian operations.

  • New fighting in parts of Western Equatoria has triggered a fresh wave of displacement and the relocation of aid workers.

  • Over 12,000 children have been vaccinated in Juba in response to a new measles outbreak.

  • Aid organizations are improving the living conditions in the Malakal PoC site.

  • The conflict in South Sudan has generated additional risks of sexual and gender-based violence.

06 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Unrestricted access to southern and central Unity is urgently required.

• Food insecurity increased 80 per cent from September 2014 to September 2015.

• No new cholera cases have been reported since 5 October.

• Over $4 million is required to control the unprecedented malaria outbreak.

• Partners have reached displaced people in parts of Western Equatoria with assistance.

09 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS
• Humanitarians deliver assistance to hardest-hit areas in Unity before fighting resumes.
• After three months of negotiations, humanitarian partners and supplies were able to travel by river to Wau Shiluk.
• Clashes and insecurity in Central and Western Equatoria forced thousands of civilians to flee their homes.
• If additional funding is not urgently received, aid workers will be un- able to reach millions of people at risk of hunger, disease or death.

19 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Nearly 78,000 displaced people are sheltering in Nyal, southern Unity.

• Concerning levels of food insecurity, as well as malnutrition among children and pregnant and lactating mothers found in Mvolo.

• The health situation in Bentiu PoC remains dire with malaria as the main cause of morbidity especially in children under age 5.

02 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The resumption of flights to Wau Shilluk has made it possible for partners to deliver vital aid.

• Health agencies have ramped up efforts to respond to the sharp increase in malaria cases.

• Partners scaled up response efforts in PoC sites following an influx of people needing aid.

13 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Lift of air and river movement restrictions allows delivery of aid supplies in Malakal.

• Cholera prevention activities continue, but more funding is urgently needed.

• UN Relief Chief called for peace to halt the rapidly spiralling humanitarian crisis.

17 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Cholera cases rise as the cost of clean water skyrockets in Juba.

• The number of civilians seeking shelter in PoC sites has increased by about 64,000 since the end of 2014.

• Violence in Lakes States continues, resulting in dozens of casualties.

• Thousands of people fled Maridi town following violence in June.

02 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A cholera outbreak declared in Juba

  • Schools and health facilities attacked in the Greater Upper Nile region.

  • More resources required to meet the life-saving needs of the vulnerable people.

  • CHF boosts TB response in Akobo.

18 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • $275 million pledged for humanitarian assistance at the High-level event in Geneva.

  • Aid agencies have developed a light survival kit to reach people in remote areas.

  • Some 1.9 million people have been reached with some form of assistance in 2015.

  • Children cut-off from nutrition and health services.

  • More than 100,000 more children access education.

30 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sharp rise in casualties due to the clashes.

• About 4.6 million people will be severely food insecure by July 2015.

• Price increases affect urban poor.

• Funding required urgently to assist millions of people across the country

16 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Hostilities in Unity State affected hundreds of thousands people.

• Newly displaced people arrived in Bentiu.

• Funding constraints will create a gap on medical supplies.

• Food insecurity to aggravate.

05 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New arrivals into Ethiopia from greater Upper Nile have risen to 4,000 per month in April from an average of 1,000 per month during Q1 2015

  • Abduction and harassment of aid workers disrupts response in some areas

  • Bentiu PoC: latest biometric registration and site expansion

  • South Sudan HRP is 19 per cent funded

FIGURES

No. of internally displaced people - 1.5 million

No. of refugees in neighboring countries - 529,000

16 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Freedom of movement critical during the planting season.

• Livestock disease increased dramatically since last year.

• Common Humanitarian Fund supports rebuilding markets.

• Refugee influx in Unity State

13 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 4,600 displaced people fled violence into Malakal PoC site.

  • Aid agencies met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss cross border operations from Ethiopia to South Sudan.

  • A measles vaccination campaign was launched in Bentiu PoC site, reaching 8,783 children by the end of the week.

  • The number of recorded displaced people in the Bentiu PoC sites has increased from 53,000 to about 75,000 people.

06 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • The humanitarian convoy of trucks carrying about 2,700 metric tonnes of food supplies from the Sudan corridor arrived in Melut, Upper Nile.

  • The Humanitarian Coordinator called for freedom of movement during the planting season to enable South Sudanese to access their land, plant crops, tend to their livestock and trade without fear of violence .

  • 112 suspected measles cases were reported in Bentiu PoC site and a mop up immunization campaign for children under the age of five is planned early next week.