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KEY FIGURES

Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding. Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration.
Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).

41,378 Number of new arrivals between 1st and 14th March 2017

2,956 Daily average of new arrivals between 1st and 14th March 2017

805,704 Total number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

PRIORITIES

16 Mar 2017 description

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for the crisis in East Africa has raised **£17.6 million** since it launched on Wednesday, with donations continuing to flood in from the UK public.

Drought and conflict have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment.

People are already dying in South Sudan and Somalia. In Kenya, the government has declared a national emergency and Ethiopia is battling a new wave of drought following the strongest El Niño on record.

16 Mar 2017 description

In recent weeks, fighting in the Greater Upper Nile region has left the town of Wau Shilluk deserted and thousands of vulnerable people who fled the violence are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was forced to evacuate the hospital it was running in Wau Shilluk. It has now launched an emergency medical operation to support the thousands of displaced people settled north of the town of Kodok, in Aburoch, and in the more sparsely populated areas south of the town.

16 Mar 2017 description

By Catherine Simonet, Eva Comba and Emily Wilkinson

This working paper provides an analysis of economic resilience at the national level, presenting a broad picture of changes in resilience to climate extremes over a 42 year period. It focuses on 12 countries in the Sahel, East Africa and Asia that are part of the UK Government funded resilience programme Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED).

16 Mar 2017 description

Matt Baker, Brenda Blethyn, Tamsin Greig, Bill Nighy and Eddie Redmayne have thrown their backing behind the DEC’s East Africa Crisis Appeal by recording calls for support from the public.

Leading UK aid agencies yesterday announced a joint fundraising appeal to help millions of people facing hunger in the region.

16 Mar 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

16 Mar 2017 description
report Al Jazeera

Murle bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia's Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children.

More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in neighbouring Ethiopia, according to a government official.

Read more on Al Jazeera.

15 Mar 2017 description

R2P Monitor is a bimonthly bulletin applying the Responsibility to Protect lens to populations at risk of mass atrocities around the world. Issue 32 looks at developments in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Myanmar, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Philippines and Central African Republic.

Issue 32 also includes an insert regarding states that have endorsed the Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians. For more information on the Kigali Principles, see: Peacekeeping and the Kigali Principles.

15 Mar 2017 description

More than 16 million people do not know where their next meal will come from and children risk dying from starvation.

by Daniel Wesangula

NAIROBI, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British Olympic champion Mo Farah is supporting a charity appeal, launched on Wednesday, for more than 16 million people facing starvation in East Africa, including Somalia where he was born.

15 Mar 2017 description
report Plan

Twenty-million people, including millions of children, across South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are in urgent need of food as the East Africa food crisis worsens.

We are calling on the international community to take immediate and urgent action to help the millions of girls and boys at risk of starvation in East Africa in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since 1945.

15 Mar 2017 description

The Danish Refugee Council is present in some of the worst hit areas and helps people, who are affected by the escalating ‘four famines’ in Africa and Yemen.

More than 20 million people are facing famine in the crisis currently escalating several places in African and Yemen. This has caused the UN to issue its largest appeal in the organizations history. The Danish Refugee Council is present in many of the worst affected areas and is working extensively to help.

15 Mar 2017 description
report Theirworld

Drought and conflict are causing massive hunger emergencies - against a backdrop of one in four children in developing countries already suffering chronic malnutrition that could affect their development.

The world is watching in horror as yet another humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding.

15 Mar 2017 description

Ongoing conflict and insecurity in South Sudan has forced an estimated 3.5 million South Sudanese to be displaced. Close to 1.9 million are internally displaced, and there are over 1.6 million refugees and asylum-seekers in neighboring countries. Displacement has significantly increased in recent months—over half a million refugees have fled the country since July 1, 2016.

15 Mar 2017 description

Following a phone call with UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement today (12 March):

15 Mar 2017 description

Ajay Garg/Filip Andersson

The Malakal-based Indian Battalion of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has conducted a much-needed, two-day veterinary camp for locals and nomadic cattle owners alike. Two similar activities in other Upper Nile locations are scheduled.

The first camp took place on 10-11 March some 5 kilometres north of the UNMISS log base, along the road to Melut. Ongoing grazing in the area meant that it was attended by approximately 650 needy animals, including cows, goats, donkeys and camels.

15 Mar 2017 description

David Majur Awuou Majak

Bor, 15 March 2017: South Korean peacekeepers have completed repairing the Bor - Mangala road stretch. The 125km road is a major road stretch, linking Greater Equatoria region with Jonglei State.

Equipped with heavy bulldozers and other road machinery, the Korean peace keepers started work on this road in December 2016 and completed work on February 15th.

15 Mar 2017 description

Birungi Machrine/Filip Andersson

Peace, humanitarian relief, political inclusion and accountability for ceasefire and human rights violations were key themes when Festus Mogae, chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) opened the monthly plenary of the body tasked with implementing the South Sudanese peace agreement.

15 Mar 2017 description

Childhood is often cut short in countries experiencing active conflict. Many children in South Sudan have been exposed to various forms of violence throughout their lifetimes, resulting in significant trauma.