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26 Sep 2016 description

This is a bi-monthly update that compiles innovative policy, practice and partnerships that aim to strengthen engagement of disaster-affected communities in humanitarian action from the Southern and Eastern Africa region. The aim of the publication is to create awareness about these initiatives and share good practices. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks. Contributions of similar articles are invited.

Kenya: FilmAid Broadcasts Olympics in Kakuma Refugee Camp

23 Sep 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• WFP’s cash voucher system enables close to 600,000 IDPs in Darfur to purchase a wide variety of items from local shops.

• An estimated 5,500 to 12,500 people from Western Jebel Marra locality have arrived in Nertiti North IDP camp in Central Darfur State.

• Sudan hosts about a quarter of the 1 million South Sudanese refugees in the region.

• Sudan hosts over 730,000 refugees, asylum seekers and people at the risk of statelessness, according to UNHCR.

Cash vouchers for 220,000 IDPs in Darfur

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

23 Sep 2016 description

**New York, 22 September 2016*

As prepared

Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank you once again for your participation in this important meeting. It has underlined the urgency of strong collective action and solidarity with the people of South Sudan.

Panellists have spoken with alarm of the brutal levels of violence meted out on civilians in this conflict and the dire need for strong protection solutions.

22 Sep 2016 description

Nearly 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in South Sudan and neighboring countries. Since the beginning of the conflict in December 2013, CERF has allocated a total of $203 million.

With CERF support, UN agencies and partners have delivered $88 million worth of live-saving assistance in South Sudan and $115 million to South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries.

22 Sep 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan has deepened and spread. New clashes in multiple locations across the country have left even greater numbers of people uprooted. Civilians continue to be killed and subjected to horrendous violations, including sexual violence. Hunger and malnutrition have reached historic levels and taken hold in previously stable areas.

20 Sep 2016 description

In August 2016, thousands more civilians in South Sudan were forced to flee their homes due to fighting, mainly in the Equatorias and Unity. In all, about 60,000 people fled South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries during August, including nearly 50,000 to Uganda. In Central Equatoria, about 12,100 people were displaced in different locations according to partners' estimates. In Western Bahr El Ghazal, more than 2,500 people newly arrived at collective sites in Wau town, while access outside of the town remained restricted.

19 Sep 2016 description

FOREWORD

From the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator

Sudan continues to face significant and diverse humanitarian needs, both protracted and emerging, and at the end of the year, more than 3 million people remained internally displaced. During 2015, some 359,000 people were newly displaced internally, over 194,000 refugees crossed into Sudan, and many states in Sudan remained above emergency malnutrition thresholds.

17 Sep 2016 description
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Highlights

  • WFP is prepared to provide general food assistance to 101,000 IDPs once the camp profiling exercise starts in Kalma IDP camp.
  • As of 9 September, 2,173 refugees from Khor Omer had moved to the new Kario camp in East Darfur.
  • According to UNHCR, as of 31 August, the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan had exceeded 247,000.

Food distribution and camp profiling in Kalma IDP camp, South Darfur

On 5 September 2016, representatives from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the …

16 Sep 2016 description

This is a bi-monthly newsletter for humanitarian partnerships and community engagement on humanitarian action in the southern and eastern Africa region. The newsletter highlights innovative policy, practice and partnerships that improve non-traditional partnerships and empower communities, with the aim to ultimately contribute to a better and more efficient humanitarian response. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks and contributions of similar articles are invited.

16 Sep 2016 description

In August 2016, 89 humanitarian access incidents were reported in South Sudan. This marked only a slight decrease from the number of incidents reported in July (90), and was well above the average number of monthly incidents reported in 2016 to date (70). The lack of respect for humanitarian personnel and assets remained a serious concern. Most incidents were documented in Central Equatoria (mainly in Juba), followed by Unity, Upper Nile, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Lakes and Western Bahr el Ghazal.

11 Sep 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 27 000 réfugiés sud-soudanais enregistrés dans le Haut-Uele et l’Ituri.

  • L’insécurité dans la région de Doruma menace l’approvisionnement de l’aide humanitaire aux réfugiés.

  • Une deuxième flambée de choléra signalée dans la Tshopo.

Aperçu de la situation

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

08 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• As of 4 September, 1,544 South Sudanese refugees have been relocated from Khor Omer to Kario camp in East Darfur.

• About 150 new IDPs from Jebel Marra arrived in Hassahissa camp in Zalingei, Central Darfur during August 2016.

• While the Education Sector in Sudan is 38 per cent funded, only $2.8 million (6.4%) was provided for Education in Emergencies (EiE) response during the first half of 2016.

• Above-average rainfall since June is favourable for crop harvests in October, according to FEWS NET.

01 Sep 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Sudanese authorities agreed that South Sudanese in Sudan would be considered as refugees.

• 2016 HRP funding for Sudan increases to 41% from 25.5%.

• At least 98 people died as a result of heavy rain and flooding since early June, which has also reportedly affected over 204,000 people and destroyed some 22,000 houses.

• The UN and partners have launched a pilot programme to support the sustainable return of more than 30,000 people in Um Baru locality, North Darfur.

01 Sep 2016 description

As of 31 August 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans as covered by the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$21.7 billion to meet the needs of 95.4 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 40 countries. Global requirements are adjusted throughout the year as response plans are revised, both upwards and downwards, to reflect up-to-date needs.
The current decrease has resulted from revisions of plans for Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Yemen.