- WFP: South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #56, 15 May 2015
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin | Biweekly Update 15 May 2015
- UNMISS statement on the ongoing violence in Unity State, 11 May 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
• 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.
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
No. of internally displaced people - 1.5 million
No. of refugees in neighboring countries - 529,000
• 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
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.
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.
● 2.4 million children under the age of five years in the seven non-conflicted affected states received the oral polio vaccine (OPV).
● More than 9,000 refugees were relocated from Yida to Ajuong Thok in Unity State from 1 January to 23 March, 85 per cent of them were new arrivals.
● Partners are building Interim Care Centers in Greater Pibor Administrative Area to support children demobilized from the armed forces.
● Partners launched a nation wide dry season livestock vaccination campaign.
● 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.