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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.

30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Tens of thousands have fled their homes following fresh fighting in Wau county.

• South Sudan facing worst food insecurity since December 2013.

• Thousands displaced by fighting in Raja county.

• Tension remains high in Kajo-Keji where thousands have been displaced.

• Sudanese refugees continue to flee into South Sudan.

Fighting in Wau displaces tens of thousands of people

14 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Nearly 4,500 internally displaced people departed the Bentiu Protection of Civilians site in May.

• Over 310,000 people are receiving humanitarian assistance and protection in southern Unity.

• Thousands remain displaced in Yambio and Gangura.

• Violent incidents against aid workers increased in May.

• Health partners investigate an outbreak of a haemorrhagic fever syndrome in Aweil.

Aid reaches people beyond Bentiu

30 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator condemns violence against aid workers.

• About 21,400 people are displaced in the Greater Baggari area in Wau County.

• Health partners are stepping up malaria preparedness and response efforts.

• There are reports of increasing food insecurity in Eastern Equatoria.

• UN Special Representative calls for action against sexual violence.

FIGURES

No. of Internally Displaced Persons 1.69 million

09 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Partners reached people in Mundri East with assistance after 10 months without access.

  • Health partners are responding to measles outbreaks in 11 counties.

  • More than 100,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge in neighbouring countries since January.

  • Partners ramp up cholera preparedness.

  • The UN has strongly condemned the attack on Bentiu compound.

Humanitarian assistance reaches Mundri East