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05 Feb 2016 description

(Juba, 5 February 2016): Following the adoption of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Bill by the National Legislative Assembly, the humanitarian community has called on the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to ensure that the Bill is submitted to a process of public consultation following the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).

05 Feb 2016 description

The South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) is a multi-donor pooled fund that supports the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the most critical needs in a strategic and coordinated manner.

Through the CHF:

• Funds are channeled to where they are most needed according to the most urgent priorities within the Humanitarian Response Plan as agreed by the humanitarian community.

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 31,000 people are estimated to have fled their homes in the Jebel Marra area and taken refuge in North Darfur.

• HAC Central Darfur is verifying reports of 13,700 people displaced from the Jebel Marra.

• IOM and HAC have started the registration of IDPs and refugees in South Kordofan’s eastern corridor, which runs from El Abassiya to El Leri.

• Blue Nile State authorities have said that an interagency needs assessment mission will start in the first half of February.

02 Feb 2016 description

In 2015, more than 900 humanitarian access incidents were reported by humanitarian partners in South Sudan, an increase of 17 per cent compared to 2014. More than half of the incidents reported involved violence against humanitarian personnel and/or assets. The majority occurred in Unity, Central Equatoria and Upper Nile. Western Equatoria saw the largest increase in reported incidents, from 3 in 2014 to 50 in 2015.

IMPACT ON HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

02 Feb 2016 description

The number of humanitarian access incidents reported in December (55) was lower than in November (71) but remained far above the level during the same period in 2014 (33 incidents reported in December 2014). Only Jonglei and Western Bahr el Ghazl saw increases in incidents reported between November and December, with all other locations seeing a reduction. The number of incidents reported in Unity (5) and Upper Nile (3) was the lowest reported in these areas throughout the year, while the majority of incidents reported took place in Central Equatoria (19) and Western Equatoria (10).

02 Feb 2016 description

In November 2015, 71 humanitarian access incidents were reported, 69 per cent of which involved violence against humanitarian personnel/assets. The month saw a reduction in incidents reported in Unity (8 in November vs 16 in October), but Western Equatoria was precarious, with 9 reported cases of withdrawal of staff/suspension of humanitarian activities and 5 incidents of violence against staff/assets.

IMPACT ON HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

01 Feb 2016 description

Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.

In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.

The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.

29 Jan 2016 description

60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS

2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA

14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA

El Niño status

29 Jan 2016 description

$100 million has been approved from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) during the first 2016 underfunded emergencies allocation round to assist 4.5 million people in nine silent and severely underfunded crises. The funds will sustain life-saving relief in emergencies where levels of risk and vulnerability are alarmingly high, but available resources for humanitarian response are critically low.

29 Jan 2016 description

(Addis-Abeba/New York, 29 janvier 2016) Aujourd’hui, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies Ban Ki-moon a débloqué 100 millions de dollars du Fonds central de l’ONU pour les interventions d’urgence (CERF) en faveur d’opérations humanitaires qui manquent cruellement de fonds dans le cadre de neuf situations d’urgence négligées.

29 Jan 2016 description
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(Addis Ababa/New York, 29 January 2016) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today released US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for severely underfunded aid operations in nine neglected emergencies. The funds will enable life-saving help for millions of people forced from their homes in Central and Eastern Africa, those affected by conflict and food insecurity in Libya and Mali, and the most vulnerable and at risk of malnutrition in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

28 Jan 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in the Jebel Marra area had displaced over 12,000 people by 24 January.

  • Returnees to East Darfur’s Labado village need water, nutrition and education assistance.

  • El Nino may affect up to 4.2 million Sudanese in 2016, according to WHO.

  • In West Kordofan,aid organisations have improved the water supply at the Kharasana refugee site.

  • About 14,000 IDPs from South Kordofan in Um Ruwaba are struggling to cope and make ends meet.

26 Jan 2016 description
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Highlights

The 2015 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan targets assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people, including 1.2 million of the most severely malnourished children under age five. Vulnerability is primarily driven by conflict-induced displacement, and chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.

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

21 Jan 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • HAC and SRCS estimate that 5,000 people fled Mulli and surrounding villages and took refuge in El Geneina.

  • Ongoing fighting between government forces and armed movements reported in the Jebel Marra area.

  • The Ministry of Health is looking for partners to take over Tearfund operations in Central and East Darfur.

  • In Central Darfur, some 1,000 people in Bindisi town affected by inter-tribal fighting receive aid.

  • In 2015, over 109,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan.

19 Jan 2016 description

Hon. Prof. Lokulenge Lole,
Hon. Gatwech Peter Kulang,
Excellencies Ambassadors,
Colleagues from the UN System,
Colleagues from the NGO community,
Members of the Press,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Humanitarian Country Team, I would like to welcome all of you all to the launch of the South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan for 2016.