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17 Jan 2016 description

CAFOD welcomes the UN High Level Panel report on the growing issue of how the international community can meet the financial costs of responding to humanitarian crises.

16 Jan 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 15, 2016 (JUBA) -The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Christine Beerli, has described his organization’s humanitarian operation in South Sudan as the largest in Africa and also ranks second in world’s humanitarian emergency response.

Beerli in a brief meeting with South Sudan vice president, James Wani Igga, said the country remains as the second largest humanitarian operation response in the world due to the ongoing conflicts and displacement of civilian populations across the country.

16 Jan 2016 description


  • 733,644 Total number of refugees

  • 39,273 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 49.6% Percentage of women and girls

  • 57.4% Percentage of Children

Population of concern-updated

A total of 733,644 of concern
(As of 31December 2015)


USD 318.9 million requested

UNHCR Presence

16 Jan 2016 description


This matrix is prepared and published monthly, representing what happened in various sectors in the particular reference month. This indicators matrix is a step towards showing a comprehensive picture of the current situation in Gambella region and establishing a basis for initial trend and gap analysis. In order to better understand the matrix, following are the explanatory notes on some of the sector indicators

15 Jan 2016 description
report UN News Service

15 January 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Major General Hassen Ebrahim Mussa of Ethiopia as Force Commander of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). 

15 Jan 2016 description
  • This week India marks five years without reporting a single case of wild polio, a remarkable achievement. Today, lessons learned in India and Nigeria are being used to drive progress in the last two polio-endemic countries: Pakistan and Afghanistan. Read more here.

15 Jan 2016 description

115,987 Total new arrivals from South Sudan

97,989 camp refugee population

17,998 non-camp refugee population

15 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in decades, with over 10.2 million people requiring food aid in 2016. An estimated 435,000 children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and more than 1.7 million children, pregnant and lactating women with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) will require supplementary feeding.

  • As of October 2015, UNICEF has supported the treatment of 291,214 under-five children suffering severe acute malnutrition (SAM) with a cure rate of 88 per cent.

14 Jan 2016 description

Over 194,888 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan
- 128,802 persons have received humanitarian assistance (specific assistance only)
- Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan * Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have received 2,496 (IOM)

14 Jan 2016 description
report Guardian

Mothers queue for nut paste to feed not just their babies but their whole families, as conflict and inflation stop food reaching parts of South Sudan

The baby lies limply in its mother’s arms. It is listless and feverish, its eyes half closed.

A pile of medical cards, documenting the weight and health of each child brought to this outdoor screening clinic for malnourished children, blows away in the wind. No one notices except for a boy, who runs to retrieve them.

14 Jan 2016 description

KAKUMA, Kenya GENEVA, 12 January 2016(LWI) - The dust has finally settled and top performing Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) class of 2015 candidates have had a week celebrating their achievements. Some are even gracing national TV stations to tell the whole world what it took for them to excel in the examinations. Others had parties in their honour as parents, siblings, former teachers and schoolmates seek to share in the glory.

14 Jan 2016 description
report Save the Children

“…there is no greater gift on earth that we can give South Sudanese children than to give them the best possible opportunity to learn, dream of the impossible, and realize their full potential.”

14 Jan 2016 description


  • As of 12 January 2016, Kakuma had registered 48,780 refugees from South Sudan since influx which started on 15 December 2013. During the reporting period 320 individuals were transported to the camp from Nadapal border. As of 11 January 2016 the total registered camp population was 184,966 with 93,628 (50.6%) from South Sudan.


Operational Context

14 Jan 2016 description


About 1,000 newly displaced people from Mulli village move to Abu Zar IDP camp near El Geneina after protests and violence.

• An estimated 73,000 people need water, sanitation and health assistance in Um Dafug and Rahad el Berdi areas of South Darfur as identified by an inter-agency mission.

• Humanitarian aid corridor via Sudan to South Sudan is extended for six months.

• The Sudanese Commission of Refugees (COR) will start refugee status determination in Khartoum, with UNHCR being an observer.