- OCHA: South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin | Biweekly Update 31 August 2015
- Interim report of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2206 (2015) (S/2015/656), 21 Aug 2015
- Under-Secretary-General Stephen O’Brien Briefing to the Security Council: The Humanitarian situation in South Sudan, 25 Aug 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015: Midyear Update
- IOM South Sudan: 2015 Midyear Crisis Appeal
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
Assistance for vulnerable IDPs in Maridi NFIs: UNHCR has nearly completed distribution of non-food items to an estimated 25,000 internally displaced South Sudanese in Western Equatoria's Maridi and Ibba counties, in coordination with state and local authorities as well as partners Action Africa Help International and World Vision International. The aid operation target about 5,000 vulnerable families in nine displacement sites.
MARIDI, SOUTH SUDAN, Aug 14 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed distribution of emergency relief items to an estimated 25,000 internally displaced people (IDP), many of whom lost almost everything they had in recent violence, in South Sudan's Western Equatoria state.
The aid operation is targeting nearly 5,000 vulnerable families who were driven from their homes in Maridi town in early June when conflict between cattle keepers and farmers triggered ethnic violence, in which at least 14 people were killed and much property was destroyed.
14 August 2015 - Hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) joined a peaceful march today through the Protection of Civilians site in Malakal, Upper Nile State, to support the Addis Ababa peace process.
Hailing from different ethnic groups, the IDPs called for lasting peace between the two warring parties in South Sudan.
Women urged both sides of the conflict to accept the peace deal for the sake of country stability. “Peace must come now. We are tired of war and destruction,” said women’s representative Rachel Mayik.
Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Friday 8/14/2015 - 20:00 GMT
South Sudan's government said Friday it was pulling out of peace talks to end a 20-month long civil war after rebel forces split despite international threats of sanctions.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed in a war marked by widespread atrocities on both sides, and diplomats warned the collapse of the latest peace efforts could trigger "serious consequences" for the rival leaders.
Large spikes in malaria across South Sudan are raising the possibility of a second consecutive season marked by exceptionally high numbers of malaria cases and preventable deaths unless urgent action is taken to reinforce access to treatment in the most high-risk areas, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns.
August 12, 2015 (JUBA) – At least six people starved to death as a result of lack of food in a remote part of South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state, officials said on Wednesday.
The state has been hit by drought following prolong period of insufficient amounts of rainfall that resulted into crop failure. Budi county is the worst affected, officials said.
As of 12 August 2015, a total of 1,541 cholera cases including 43 deaths (CFR 2.8%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,404 cases including 42 deaths (CFR 3%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 126 cases including one death (CFR 0.79%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.
Pugnido is the oldest refugee camp in the Gambella Region of Western Ethiopia, and is hosting both refugees that arrived twenty years ago (since 1993) and those who arrived within recent months (after 15th December 2013). There are also refugees who arrived in 2012 following 2011 tribal conflict in Jonglei Sate of South Sudan. Since 18 Nov, 2014, some 16,183 refugees relocated from different entry points arrived in Pugnido of which 14,746 have been fully registered (level II).
Pattern in Population Change
As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Kule Refugee Camp was opened on 17 May 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, Pagak and Burbiey entry points.
• Lift of air and river movement restrictions allows delivery of aid supplies in Malakal.
• Cholera prevention activities continue, but more funding is urgently needed.
• UN Relief Chief called for peace to halt the rapidly spiralling humanitarian crisis.
It is now 20 months since the present civil war started in South Sudan. In search of appropriate interventions, several strides, concerted locally, regionally, and internationally, have thus far been undertaken. Unfortunately, not a single strategy has been able to produce convincing results for the warring parties to end the violence, reconcile the population, and undertake an encompassing reconstruction and development. Consequently, achieving durable peace in South Sudan remains a distant dream, implying South Sudan’s grave future.
12 August 2015 - As the future of the nation, youth must voice their concerns and act to better their communities, an official from the non-governmental organization Intersos said today in Juba.
“Community should listen to the voice of youth,” said Intersos Education Project Manager Candid Lobes, speaking at an event in the UNMISS Protection of Civilians (PoC) site to celebrate International Youth Day.
12 August 2015 - In tackling dire food shortages in Buaw Payam of Koch County, Unity State, international agencies today presented some 400 households with fishing kits.
The kits were provided by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) with the facilitation of UNMISS’ Relief, Reintegration and Protection unit.
On behalf of displaced people, community elder John Chol Wang, thanked UNMISS for highlighting humanitarian needs of the area and supporting FAO in bringing the people much-needed fishing kits.
12 August 2015 - Following the influx of thousands of new displaced persons into the UNMISS Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, Upper Nile State, UN and donor officials today assessed humanitarian conditions in the camp.
Led by UNMISS Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) and Humanitarian Coordinator Eugene Owusu, the delegation comprised senior mission and UN agency officials as well as representatives from USAID and the Norwegian embassy.
The main scope of the research was i) to identify the root causes of and factors contributing to sexual assault among refugee communities in Doro, Yusuf Batil, Kaya and Gendrassa camps in Maban County; ii) to provide information on the challenges faced by survivors of sexual assault and iii) make practical recommendations to respond and help prevent this kind of violence.
• In Sudan, some 550,000 children are severely malnourished and at risk of death, according to UNICEF.
• WFP nutrition interventions are constrained by a lack of funding and difficulties in importing nutrition supplements.
• According to the MoH, 2,896 measles cases, with 43 deaths, have been reported in Sudan.
• Heavy rains and floods in different parts of the country are affecting delivery of aid to those in need.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Thursday 8/13/2015 - 07:49 GM
South Sudan's rival forces have made little if any progress at talks on ending the country's civil war, the government has warned, despite intense international pressure for a deal ahead of an August 17 deadline.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed in almost 20 months of war, which has been marked by widespread atrocities on both sides.