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23 Mar 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for February 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

23 Mar 2017 description

Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continued to move in complex flows from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region. Migration and displacement dynamics remained complex this quarter, with ongoing migration, new displacement, and simultaneous return movements.

Irregular Movement from the Horn

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

23 Mar 2017 description

Key messages

  • Severe drought has taken hold in parts of the Horn of Africa (HoA) region following a long dry spell. Some affected areas in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia were yet to recover from the 2015-16 El Niño- drought when rains failed again. 16.8 million people across the region face food and water shortages and it is predicted that the next rainy season, from March to May, will again disappoint. 10.7 million people need urgent food assistance.

23 Mar 2017 description

Joint statement on behalf of the Government of Uganda and UNHCR

The Government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today jointly appealed to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan refugees who continue to arrive in Uganda every day, fleeing brutal conflict, compounded by the limited availability of food.

23 Mar 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.

23 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

164,571

The camp population as at 28th February 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

2,069

Number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in the month of February 2017

23,642

The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.

FUNDING

USD 65M Requested for Kakuma operation.

Funded 31%

Gap 69%

PRIORITIES

23 Mar 2017 description
  • UNHCR distributes relief items to IDPs in Western Bahr el Ghazal: In Wau, UNHCR distributed non-food items (NFIs) to 4,483 most vulnerable IDPs including 1,175 at Nog-lima, 1,262 at Ngisa 2,046 at the Episcopal Church (ECS) of Sudan premises outside Wau town. NFIs included dignity kits for women of reproductive age, pieces of soap, secondhand clothes, jerry cans, and buckets. This intervention comes after the government granted access to the Baggari area, which has been inaccessible to aid agencies since 2016.
23 Mar 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhua) -- A group of 60 teachers from South Sudan started a training program in Beijing Friday under the China-South Sudan education cooperation project.

The teachers are mainly from primary and middle schools, and will be taught by specialists from UNESCO and Beijing Normal University. The program includes classroom teaching, discussions and leadership capabilities.

The education cooperation project's main sponsor is the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

22 Mar 2017 description
report InterAction

A persistent drought has left nearly 23 million people across the Horn of Africa without enough to eat. In South Sudan, hundreds of thousands are trying to survive famine. Nearly half the country—or 4.9 million people—are now going hungry. That number will grow when the “lean season” arrives in July, just before harvest and as food reserves have been exhausted.

The world’s last declared famine, which lasted from 2010 to 2012 in Somalia, resulted in 260,000 deaths.

22 Mar 2017 description

Amanda Lucey and Liezelle KumaloThe implementation of South Sudan’s latest peace agreement appears to be at a standstill. Insecurity, food shortages and the breakdown in governance have forced more than 1.5 million people to flee the country. President Salva Kiir’s announcement of a forthcoming national dialogue offers some hope. Yet people are divided on the legitimacy of the process: is this a ruse to detract attention from important reforms, or is it an opportunity to finally broaden the political process in South Sudan?

22 Mar 2017 description

SITE UPDATES

Wau PoC Site and Collective Centers

• On 8 March, CCCM and Displacement Tracking and Monitoring teams conducted a population fixing exercise across five internally displaced persons (IDP) sites in Wau, including the protection of civilian (PoC) site. Around 180 staff from seven UN agencies and non-governmental organizations took part, distributing approximately 34,000 tokens to IDPs eligible for biometric registration.

22 Mar 2017 description
report Caritas
  • Cáritas Perú distribuye en las últimas semanas 89 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria a 2.000 familias afectadas a causa de «El Niño»

  • Las Cáritas de Sudán del Sur, Etiopía, Somalia y Kenia afrontan la crisis de alimentos creada en el Cuerno de África por efecto de «La Niña»

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By UNICEF South Sudan

As starvation and food insecurity grip many parts of South Sudan, UNICEF is working with partners to provide a range of nutrition services. Hear the story of a mother and her daughter who received life-saving treatment at an outpatient centre.

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AWEIL STATE, South Sudan, 21 March 2017 – In South Sudan, an estimated one million people are on the brink of starvation.

Iman Diing’s baby daughter Alakii is one of them.

22 Mar 2017 description

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for East Africa has raised more than £30 million in its first week, with donations continuing to pour in from the UK public.

Prolonged drought and conflict have left 16 million people across East Africa on the brink of starvation.

Mothers are going without food as they give what little they have to their children, but with 800,000 children under five years old needing lifesaving treatment for acute malnutrition there just isn't enough food to go around.

22 Mar 2017 description

The ICRC is appealing for $400m to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria. The funds will ensure 5 million vulnerable people receive essential aid.

Speaking at a news conference in Geneva today, ICRC director of operations, Dominik Stillhart, warned a massive scaling up of aid was needed to avert a further spiralling downwards in these countries.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

by Joe English

South Sudan is a country in crisis – violence has displaced millions of people; a food crisis has left parts of the country in famine; and a deteriorating economy has left many families with no means to support themselves.

The worsening water crisis, fuelled, in part by the conflict and economic collapse, is just one more challenge families in Juba have to face on a daily basis.

22 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan

Juba – The Embassy of Japan in South Sudan and National Women Empowerment & Rehabilitation Organization (NWERO) have made an announcement for launch of “the Project for Supply Community Based Schools with Clean and Safe Drinking Water,” at Malakia Primary School, Juba. The signed notes for the project were exchanged between H.E Kiya Masahiko, Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, and Mrs. Editha Meling Kenyi, Executive Director of NWERO.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Despite good progress, much more needs to be done to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 6.1: “By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.”

Khartoum 22nd March 2017: Across the globe, March 22 every year is set aside to celebrate progress in water towards achieving global targets and to garner more political support. This year's theme: Why waste water? Is in support of SDG 6.3 on improving water quality and reducing, treating and reusing wastewater.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

16 March 2017, Mingkaman, Awerial South, South Sudan – The Government of Japan and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, donated a solar-powered electrical system to the people of Awerial to provide electricity to the reproductive health clinic serving people displaced by the conflict in the region.

21 Mar 2017 description
report Caritas

As the humanitarian crisis worsens in South Sudan, Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe, President of Caritas South Sudan and Bishop of Yei, has warned the country is in a state of collapse with millions of people facing mass starvation.

Bishop Tombe and senior officials from Caritas South Sudan gathered in Rome on Tuesday to discuss the operational challenges and to scale up the global Catholic aid network’s urgent response in the country where famine has been declared in the midst of civil war.