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02 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

384,314 IDPs in CAR of whom 149,080 in sites and 235,234 in host families

119,117 IDPs in Bangui of whom 49,130 in sites and the rest in host families

204 SGBV survivors have received psychosocial support through mobile listening centers in 6 provinces

FUNDING

USD 52,249,231 Requested for the situation

HIGHLIGHTS

02 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 1er septembre 2016 – Dans les 10 pays affichant les pourcentages d’enfants n’ayant pas accès à l’éducation primaire les plus élevés, près de 2 enfants sur 5, soit 18 millions, ne sont pas scolarisés, a déclaré aujourd’hui l’UNICEF.

C’est le Libéria qui enregistre le plus fort taux d’enfants non scolarisés avec près des deux tiers des enfants en âge de suivre une éducation primaire qui n’ont pas accès à l’école. Le Soudan du Sud occupe le deuxième rang : 59 % des enfants ne peuvent pas bénéficier d’une éducation primaire et 1 école sur 3 est fermée en raison du conflit.

02 Sep 2016 description

1 September 2016 – Halima, aged 22, is from the village of Yei in South Sudan. Now, though, Yei is only a name, and a distant dream for her and her four children. Bidi Bidi: she will have to get used to that, as the new name for her new home. Bidi Bidi. Besides this name and its new beats, she will learn new names, of new neighbours, too. Her husband is not here with her; he was shot dead two weeks ago, when her village was attacked.

02 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

1 September 2016 – A delegation from the United Nations Security Council is expected to visit South Sudan next week.

The visit comes after the 15-member Council recently approved) the deployment of a 4,000-strong protection force responsible for providing a secure environment in and around Juba, under the authority of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in the wake of recent violence stemming from political differences.

02 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As of 25 August, a total of 1,467 cholera cases have been reported, with 25 deaths. Almost all reported cases to date have benefited from UNICEF support.

• UNICEF has launched an intersectoral response mission in Northern Bahr el Ghazal to tackle critical levels of malnutrition, by addressing health, nutrition, and WASH needs of the community.

01 Sep 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

When families are in crisis, disaster strikes or poverty is overwhelming, keeping kids in school and on track to succeed can be challenging, if not impossible. Around the world, 124 million children and youth are out of school — some have no school to attend, others can’t afford the fees and many young girls are simply kept at home.

We know that a brighter future starts with an education and giving children everywhere the tools and support they need to find success in school and in life.

01 Sep 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Sudanese authorities agreed that South Sudanese in Sudan would be considered as refugees.

• 2016 HRP funding for Sudan increases to 41% from 25.5%.

• At least 98 people died as a result of heavy rain and flooding since early June, which has also reportedly affected over 204,000 people and destroyed some 22,000 houses.

• The UN and partners have launched a pilot programme to support the sustainable return of more than 30,000 people in Um Baru locality, North Darfur.

01 Sep 2016 description

Machrine Birungi

Following a UNICEF report released in August indicating that 650 children had been recruited into South Sudan’s current conflict in 2016 alone; the US Department of State Assistant Secretary, said that the continued unlawful recruitment and use of children in armed conflict in South Sudan is unacceptable and must be put to a halt.

01 Sep 2016 description

PRESS INVITATION

Dear Media Colleagues,

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), invites you, to cover some of the events associated with the visit of the UN Security Council to the country from 2- 5 September 2016.

01 Sep 2016 description

As of 31 August 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans as covered by the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$21.7 billion to meet the needs of 95.4 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 40 countries. Global requirements are adjusted throughout the year as response plans are revised, both upwards and downwards, to reflect up-to-date needs.
The current decrease has resulted from revisions of plans for Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Yemen.

01 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Background and Context

• While cholera cases have decreased in and around Juba, new cases have been reported in Mingkamen. The situation in Mingkamen IDP site is of concern given crowded areas and lack of sanitation facilities.

• UNICEF has scaled up preparedness and response activities and is using a twofold approach to contain the disease in the areas of active transmission and control spread, while simultaneously preventing the occurrence of outbreaks in other areas at high risk.

01 Sep 2016 description

Religious Leaders Gather to Discuss Human Development in South Sudan

31 August 2016, JUBA — The Bureau of Religious Affairs and UNDP hosted a workshop for Muslim and Christian leaders to present Biblical and Islamic perspectives on the themes of the first-ever National Human Development Report (NHDR) for South Sudan.

01 Sep 2016 description

Below-average harvest expected in Karamoja

KEY MESSAGES

  • In Karamoja, the harvest began in August, one month later than usual.
    Production is estimated to be only 30-40 percent of average in areas impacted by the prolonged dry spell. For poor households in these areas, it is expected they will deplete food stocks in January, two months earlier than normal.

01 Sep 2016 description

Persistent conflict in the region continues to contribute to high levels of needs

Key Messages

01 Sep 2016 description

In July 2016, fighting erupted in the capital of South Sudan, Juba, and multiple other locations across the country, causing large-scale displacement. In Juba, humanitarian partners estimate that more than 36,000 people were displaced at the height of the fighting from 7 to 11 July, more than 14,000 of whom remained displaced at the end of July.

01 Sep 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was good in July with supplies from above-average 2015/16 regional harvests, and international rice and wheat imports. Markets remained disrupted throughout the Lake Chad Basin and in parts of Central and Northern Mali. The recent depreciation of the Naira has led to price increases across Nigeria and reduced purchasing power for livestock in the Sahel (Page 3).

01 Sep 2016 description

Key Messages

  • Conflict-affected areas of Jebel Marra and SPLM-N controlled areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, as well as parts of North Darfur, North Kordofan, and Kassala that were affected by the El Niñorelated drought in 2015, remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and worse, including more than 100,000 people in SPLM-N controlled areas and Jabel Marra in Emergency (IPC Phase 4).