- OCHA South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 71 (as of 22 Jan 2015)
- UNMISS: Attacks on Civilians in Bentiu & Bor April 2014
- WHO Early Warning and Disease Surveillance Bulletin (IDP camps and Communities) Week 51 (15 - 21 Dec 2014)
Appeals & Funding
South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015 South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2014-2016 CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund) Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
● 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.
On 14 January, a national staff member working for an international NGO was abducted in Nyala, South Darfur by armed men.
Humanitarian organisations have assessed and verified about 18,400 new IDPs in a number of locations in North Darfur.
An estimated 119,950 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan since violence erupted in South Sudan mid-December 2013, according to the UNHCR.
The distribution of the sixth round relief food ration started last week for 3.2 million relief food beneficiaries nationwide.
UNHCR and partners will expedite the development of the new Koben camp in Gambella region despite funding shortfalls.
Four of 11 water trucks requested for Oromia are operating in Borena, East Hararge and West Hararge zones
Dispatch and Distribution of the sixth round relief food ration starts
Considering the substantial scale-up in activities from 2013 through 2014, there is a relatively low number of access incidents constraining the current operation. However, humanitarian access continued to be hampered by violence against aid workers and active hostilities throughout the month of December. The majority occurring in Lakes, Central Equatoria and Unity States.
Impact on humanitarian response
● 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.
HAC Blue Nile says the Governor agreed that international staff of aid organisations participate in joint needs assessments.
About 1,800 people were displaced to Yaga village near Rokoro town from the Jebel Marra area, HAC Central Darfur said.
Aid agencies verified 5,800 new IDPs from Tawila, North Darfur in Argo, Rwanda and Zamzam camps.
One year since armed conflict broke out in South Sudan, almost 5 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. More than 1.4 million people are internally displaced and almost 480,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge in neighbouring countries.
● 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
• Fighting has forced civilians to flee their homes in 44 villages in North Darfur’s Tawila locality.
• Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan on the movement of humanitarian aid to South Sudan extended for another six-months.
• WFP and IOM plan biometric registration for new IDPs in Korma, El Sireaf and Mellit towns in North Darfur.
• According to FEWS NET, it is estimated that the 2014/15 national production will be 50 per cent above the five-year average.
Donor contributions are monetary donations provided by Governments and the private sector. This mechanism gives them the opportunity to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific country. With these pooled donations, CBPFs offer rapid and flexible financing instruments to scale up humanitarian operations, increase humanitarian access, and strengthen our partnerships with local and international NGOs and UN agencies. This complements the overall humanitarian response based on affected people's needs identified under country-specific strategic response plans.
• 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.
2014 Humanitarian Response Overview
1.5 million people have been internally displaced within South Sudan since December 2013.
As 2014 ended, the humanitarian appeal was 75 per cent funded.
1.8 million children and pregnant/lactating women have been reached with nutrition screening and response activities during 2014.
A second round Short Interval Additional Dose (SIAD) polio vaccination has begun in 10 counties in Unity, Upper Nile, and Jonglei.
Government of Sudan declared the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator and the UNDP Country Director as persona non grata
Areas in the north of the Abyei area lack basic services including water, healthcare, education and civil infrastructure
The yellow fever vaccination campaign has reached an estimated 4.8 million people in Sudan.
DFID gives US$17.7 million to WFP humanitarian operations in Sudan.
Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million
L’écart entre les besoins humanitaires et les ressources disponibles pour y répondre continue de croître. Ce document énonce les appels inter-agences qui demandent 16,4 milliards de dollars en 2015 pour aider 57,5 millions de personnes à travers 22 pays.
• UNHCR, signs a MoU with the Government of Sudan on the registration and documentation of South Sudanese citizens in Sudan.
• Three UNAMID peacekeepers injured in an ambush in East Darfur.
• The number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan stands at 115,451 as of 18 December 2014, according to UNHCR.
• Donors contribute some $4 million towards the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Sudan.
Displaced people in Sudan 2.9 million
IDPs in Darfur (to date) 2.4 million
In 2014, the Education Cluster supported 65,588 (50 per cent girls) refugee children and 39,282 (50 per cent girls) children in refugee hosting communities and in communities elsewhere in the country.
Sporadic cases of suspected meningitis continued to be reported. The peak season of the disease is during the dry, windy, and hot weather from December to April every year, and ends with the onset of the rainy season.
● Around 1.4 million people are displaced within South Sudan. Another 488,500 have fled to neighboring countries
● Acute respiratory infection surpassed malaria as the main cause of illness among displaced people.
● The conflict has caused unprecedented displacement of millions of cattle from conflict-affected areas into areas outside usual pastoral lands, challenging local power structures, affecting natural resource availability and altering disease patterns.
The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) has allocated $60 million to get the humanitarian response for 2015 off to a timely start. The money will support aid agencies to take maximum advantage of the onset of South Sudan’s dry season, during which aid agencies plan to use roads to deliver aid to as many people as possible.