- UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief calls for peace, scaling up of aid in South Sudan
- WHO South Sudan Emergency Situation Report #42, 19 Nov 2014
- OCHA South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 62 (as of 14 Nov 2014)
Appeals & Funding
On 9 November, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) facilitated the recommitment to the implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement of 23 January.
Escalating inter-communal tensions between the youth in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Malakal, Upper Nile State, continued to disrupt humanitarian operations.
Sporadic fighting was reported in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states. Aid workers have restricted movement due to the insecurity.
Humanitarian operations in Malakal, Upper Nile, were disrupted, following a dispute between youth in PoC 1 and 2, and those in the new PoC site.
About 35,000 people were displaced by heavy fighting in Khorfulus area, Jonglei State, and are sheltering in Ayod and New Fangak areas. Aid agencies are assessing the impact and required response.
Tensions persisted in Lakes, Unity and Upper Nile states. Despite increasing insecurity, aid agencies reached 3.5 million people of the 3.8 targeted this year.
Living conditions in displacement sites in Bentiu, Unity State and Mingkaman, Lakes State were dire due to flooding. CERF has allocated funding to improve living condtions of displaced people in the UN base in Bentiu. Meanwhile relocations were completed in Bor, Jonglei State.
As of October, aid organizations had reached 3.5 million of the 3.8 million people to be assisted in 2014, though the response needed to be sustained.
Heavy rains in the past two weeks have caused flooding in the displacement sites in Mingkaman, Lakes State.
Biometric registration was underway in Malakal, Upper Nile State, with 10,000 people in the new and improved Protection of Civilians site register
Heavy rains on 5 October in Bentiu flooded 199 latrines, setting back progress on water and sanitation in the site. Engineers were on the ground pumping water out of the site.
Cholera continued to decline, with only 3 new cases during the previous week. Kala-azar rates were about triple what they were the same period last year.
• Even as harvest season begins, 2.2 million people face emergency or crisis levels of food insecurity. By the end of the harvest, this figure is expected to be 1.5 million.
• Humanitarian partners have begun planning for the dry season, a key window of opportunity to pre-position relief supplies in remote areas.
• Kala-azar, a disease endemic to South Sudan, is on the rise.
• The Common Humanitarian Fund has supported improvements in Bentiu PoC site
The kala-azar outbreak continued with 4,624 cases reported; compared to 1,614 cumulative cases in the same week in 2013.
WASH scale-up in Bentiu increased water supply to 12.2 litres per person per day, and sanitation improved to 1 latrine for every 71 people. Work continued in order to reach emergency standards.
Nutrition indicators were dire with 33 of the 37 counties in critical and very critical nutrition phases located in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile, and Warrap States.
● The latest IPC report found 2.2 million people are currently in crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity and that 1.5 million people would remain food insecure until the end of the year, even during the harvest season.
● Around 2.5 million people could be facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity between January and March 2015.
● A severe malnutrition situation exists in Ulang, Upper Nile State, with a proxy global acute malnutrition rate of over 40 per cent identified.
Some 3.1 million people have been reached with humanitarian assistance.
Malaria was increasing with the highest incidence in Renk and Malakal, both in Upper Nile State.
There was increased insecurity in parts of Jonglei, Lakes, and Upper Nile States - as well as in the area around Bentiu, Unity State.
● The Humanitarian Country Team visited Lankien, Jonglei State where there was a spike in kala-azar cases.
● Security concerns in Bentiu, Unity State resulted in the suspension of fixed-wing flights to Rubkona and surrounding counties. Living conditions within the PoC site remained dire.
● Since 26 August, 10 cases of rape were reported at Bentiu PoC site. All incidents occurred when women left the site to gather wood or go to the market.
● Cholera continued to decline, with only 28 new cases in the previous week.
● An integrated polio, measles, and vitamin A campaign is underway in Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile States.
● A seasonal increase of cases of kalaazar, an endemic disease, has been reported, particularly in Lankien,
Upper Nile State.
● A second convoy of humanitarian barges is preparing to transport relief supplies from Juba to Malakal,
Upper Nile State.
● Some 1.3 million people have been displaced inside South Sudan, and an additional 451,000 have fled to neighboring countries.
• Partners reached 2.7 million people with some form of assistance by the end of August 2014. This is 71 per cent of the 3.8 million people targeted with assistance by the end of the year.
• Food security updates show the situation remains severe in many areas.
• There were worrying developments in aid worker security, and several aid workers were killed in an attack in Maban.
• Funding is needed to scale up HIV response - a disproportionate number of HIV in- fected people have been affected by the crisis compared to the population overall.
● Extensive rains in Bentiu caused renewed flooding and the collapse of around 175 latrines, worsening living conditions for displaced people.
● The crash of a UN-contracted helicopter near Bentiu, Unity State, on 26 August caused suspension of humanitarian flights to the area.
● One in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict broke out in December 2013.
● Preliminary analysis of food security in conflict-affected areas shows that while the situation remains dire, it has not worsened.
● Humanitarian barges continued their progress, arriving at Malakal on 19 August and now continuing to Melut, for final offloading.
● Some 2.7 million people have been reached with some form of emergency assistance as of 31 July.
● Thirteen humanitarian aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict began in December 2013.
Operations were scaled up to respond to emergency levels of malnutrition in Longochuk, Upper Nile State.
The South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) will allocate up to US$500,000 from its emergency reserve to mitigate flood effects in Bentiu Protection of Civilians sites in Unity State.
Estimates from partners indicate some 1.29 million people have been internally displaced by the conflict. The increase was due to improved reporting from remote areas.
● At least six South Sudanese aid workers were killed in Maban County, Upper Nile State, causing aid agencies to suspend essential activities such as food distributions and evacuating some staff.
● Continued rains in Bentiu worsened flooding in the Protection of Civilians site, deteriorating living conditions and causing tension between displaced people and aid agencies.
● Rapid multi-sector response teams deployed to new locations in Canal County in Jonglei State and north of Nasir town in Upper Nile State.
• Partners reached 2.4 million people with some form of assistance by July 2014. This represents 63 per cent of the 3.8 million people planned to be assisted by the end of 2014.
• While the cholera outbreak was relatively contained in the month of July in Central Equatoria, the disease spread to new locations in Eastern Equatoria and Upper Nile states.
Severe flooding in the Protection of Civilians site in Bentiu, Unity State, caused living conditions to deteriorate sharply.
A growing number of crisis-displaced people - some 227,000 - have returned to their home areas, but remain in need of assistance.
While the cholera outbreak was relatively contained in Central Equatoria and Upper Nile states, the disease continued to spread to new locations in Eastern Equatoria State.