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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

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.