- UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report, 6 - 19 November 2015, #72
- WFP South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #66, 26 November 2015
- IFRC Complex emergency Emergency appeal n° MDRSS003 Preliminary Final Report
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015: Midyear Update
- IOM South Sudan: 2015 Midyear Crisis Appeal
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
(Juba, 23 November 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Mr. Eugene Owusu, strongly condemns the armed robbery of the Nile Hope compound in Juba on 20 November. During the robbery, aid workers were held at gunpoint and significant assets of the NGO were taken. This is absolutely reprehensible and those responsible must be identified and held to account.
The staff of Nile Hope and other humanitarian workers work day in and day out in dangerous and difficult locations across South Sudan to help people in dire need.
Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region
Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia
Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region
Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi
Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan
Regional humanitarian outlook
In the month of October, humanitarian access was mainly hampered by violence against humanitarian personnel/assets and active hostilities and insecurity. The majority of incidents occurred in Central Equatoria, Unity and Western Equatoria states.
In October, fighting in central and southern Unity State intensified with grave consequences for civilians. Thousands were forced to flee in search of safety, including to Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site (6,000 new arrivals in October), Nyal and Ganyiel in Unity, Old Fangak in Jonglei State, and Rumbek in Lakes States. In Western Equatoria, around 50,000 people continued to be displaced within Mundri East and West counties. Displacement also took place in Jonglei because of insecurity due to cattle raiding in Bor South and Pibor counties.
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.
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region . It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2015 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2015. It is the second report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in May 2015.
• 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.
• As of 30 October, 200 viral haemorrhagic fever cases, including 104 deaths, were reported in 12 localities in South, East, Central, West and North Darfur.
• Over 400 whooping cough cases reported in North Darfur’s El Sireaf locality.
• In Central Darfur, 800 homes were damaged by heavy rains affecting 4,000 people.
• The total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan now stands at 197,635, according to UNHCR.
(New York, 29 October 2015): The head of Operations at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, has called for more help for people and communities who have faced years of crisis in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia.
“Each of these countries faces a unique set of challenges,” said Mr. Ging. “But in each country, I spoke with people who have had to run from their homes again and again, fleeing successive waves of violence. I met children who have grown up never knowing peace and stability.
• As of 25 October, the MoH reports 182 suspected cases of viral haemorrhagic fever in Darfur including 103 deaths.
• FAO recommends integrating resilience building in food security response.
• In Red Sea State, about 2,300 people have been affected by floods, according to the SRCS.
• In East Darfur, 5,400 IDPs taking refuge near UNAMID in Labado have returned home.
• In South Darfur, IDPs taking refuge near UNAMID in Khor Abeche need food aid.
As of 28 October, the funding gap of the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$10.8 billion which means that 54 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.
Globally, humanitarian organizations aim to reach 82 million people across 38 countries in 2015.
The number of food insecure people in the region is expected to increase by 83 per cent, from approximately 12 million people at the start of 2015, to 22.1 million people by the start of 2016. In addition, between 2.7 million and 3.5 million people could be affected by oods.
In Ethiopia, food and nutrition needs have already increased from 2.9 million at the beginning of 2015 to 8.2 million today. Some 15 million people will likely require food assistance in early 2016.
• As of 4 October, 3,351 measles cases, including 71 deaths, reported in Sudan.
• Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) renews its commitment in prohibiting the recruitment of child soldiers.
• Prospects for the voluntary repatriation of Chadian refugees from Sudan and Sudanese refugees from Chad are underway.
• As of 16 October, the total number of South Sudanese who arrived in Sudan has reached 197,942 exceeding the 2015 planning figure of 196,000.