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20 Jun 2017 description

In Numbers

7.8 million people in need of relief food assistance, inclusive of an additional 2.2 million people from Amhara, Oromia and SNNPR.

2.7 million children, and pregnant and nursing mothers in need of specialized nutritious food to treat moderate acute malnutrition. Of this number, 1.3 million live in Nutrition Hotspot Priority 1 woredas (districts).

Highlights

20 Jun 2017 description

Summary

According to the February 2017 Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), acute malnutrition remains a major public health emergency in South Sudan. Based on the most recent data from 23 counties, 14 of these have Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) at or above the emergency thresholds of GAM ≥15%. Based on this analysis, the IPC declared two counties (Leer and Mayandit in IPC 5- Famine) and Panyijar and Kouch into IPC 4!

20 Jun 2017 description

Key Issues

• A fall armyworm infestation is currently wreaking havoc on belg crops across six regions in Ethiopia and is spreading at an alarming rate.

• The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources has called on additional stakeholders’ participation to protect major maize growing areas from complete damage.

• Led by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission, the National Flood Task Force is finalizing a flood alert and flood contingency plan for preparedness and response.

• Ethiopia to host World Refugee Day in Gambella town

20 Jun 2017 description
report World Vision

- Half a million South Sudanese children have fled to Uganda

- Many of them have witnessed or directly experienced extraordinary levels of violence 

-  EU must show support to Uganda at Solidarity Summit and address root causes of South Sudan crisis

BRUSSELS, 20 June 2017 - On World Refugee Day, World Vision reminds EU leaders of their obligation to support Uganda responding to massive refugee displacements coming from neighboring countries and particularly from South Sudan. 

20 Jun 2017 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children issues warning ahead of World Refugee Day
 
With nearly one million refugees expected to have crossed the border from South Sudan to Uganda by the end of this month, Save the Children is calling for education to be put at the centre of a make-or-break summit this week.
 
Almost three quarters of a million refugees – more than half of them children – have arrived in Uganda since fighting escalated last July.
 

20 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

ADJUMANI, UGANDA — This week, Uganda welcomes U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other high-level international guests and donors for the two day Refugee Solidarity Conference (Thursday 6/22 and Friday 6/23). The conference in Kampala hopes to raise $8 billion to support refugees in Uganda for the next four years.

At the border separating Uganda from South Sudan, exhausted women and children arrive daily, hungry and dehydrated. Aid workers give them fortified biscuits.

20 Jun 2017 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

  • As of 15 June 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 219,465 including 117,046 in Bentiu, 30,551 in Malakal, 38,448 in Juba UN House, 1,940 in Bor, 651 in Melut and 169 in UNMISS base and 30,660 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.
20 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP has assisted a total of 2.4 million people with 23,500mt of food commodities across South Sudan in May. This is the highest quantity of food distributed in one single month by WFP in South Sudan.

  • The WFP Urban Food Insecurity and Nutrition Assessment conducted in Bor, Jonglei state, indicates very high levels of food insecurity and critical levels of malnutrition amongst households surveyed.

  • WFP has completed the planned prepositioning of food commodities in preparation of the rainy season.

20 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

No country in the world has taken more refugees over the past 12 months than Uganda.

Kampala/Nairobi, 20 June 2017 – As more than 1,000 children continue to flee South Sudan, on average every day in search of safety, the region’s refugee crisis has become a children’s crisis, UNICEF said today, on World Refugee Day.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Internews Network

Information is a lifeline to those in the midst of difficult and confusing journeys.

Andrea Panico isn’t getting much sleep. He takes my call at 9.30pm and he still has a long night ahead of him. By day, the We World team leader in Ventimiglia, Italy is attending a crisis management course and most nights he is out in the streets of the town from late at night until the early hours of the morning – talking to refugees and migrants.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Sexual violence in humanitarian settings is rarely reported as a security incident. This overview document presents incidents reported over a 27-month period. It includes data shared by Report the Abuse and incidents reported in open sources and by Security in Numbers Database (SiND) partner agencies. It does not present a representative sample, but instead provides insight into the nature of these incidents.

19 Jun 2017 description

Kampala – The international response in Uganda is failing refugees and must prioritise life-saving supplies such as food and water to prevent a medical emergency, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said ahead of a major refugee summit.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

ADJUMANI, UGANDA —It is estimated Uganda has one doctor for every 24,000 citizens. The nurse-to-population ratio is not much better, one for every 11,000 people, and much of that staff is concentrated in urban areas.

Now add 1.2 million refugees.

The massive influx of South Sudanese refugees into northern Uganda during the past year has strained the country’s already overburdened health care system. Health centers near refugee settlements in the country’s Adjumani district are overwhelmed, especially those providing maternity care.

19 Jun 2017 description

Over 20 million people in north-east Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia are already at or over the tipping point of famine. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, CERF has released $117.5 million for early action and life-saving operations in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. In north-east Nigeria, an allocation of $22 million is reaching an estimated 2.9 million people affected by Boko Haram related violence and food insecurity. In Somalia, CERF has allocated $33 million to help vulnerable people in severe drought areas in Puntland, Somaliland and South Central.