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05 May 2017 description

Fighting has forced thousands of civilians to flee from multiple locations in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region, including Tonga and Kodok, amidst fears of the clashes spreading. Thousands of people have arrived in Aburoc, weak and exhausted after walking for days on foot. There are reports of people also moving to Sudan fearing potential attacks.

05 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Overall favourable prospects for 201 7 season crops

  • Crop diseases, armyworms, floods and population displacements resulted in localized crop losses

  • Inflation rates forecast to slightly increase in 2017

  • Food prices at high levels in eastern and southern parts of the country

  • Serious humanitarian situation in eastern and southern provinces due to persisting civil conflict

Good start of 2017 cropping season

05 May 2017 description

Uganda is the largest refugee hosting country in Africa, with more than one million refugees and asylum seekers. Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in 2013, Uganda has been experiencing increasing numbers of refugees, especially in the districts of West Nile, Northern Uganda. In light of the deteriorating security situation in South Sudan, a continued influx of refugees to Uganda is expected.

  • According to UNHCR, the registered number of new refugees from South Sudan has reached 779,622.

  • 86% of the new refugees are women and children.

04 May 2017 description

Samuel Adwok Deng

In an effort to assist people with special need in Malakal, the Humanitarian Development Consortium Organization (HDCO) handed over ingredients for bread making to caretakers in Malakal town and the PoC site.

The project is meant for fifty beneficiaries; thirty within the PoC site and the remainder from Malakal town. The items provided by the organization were wheat flour, oil, salt, yeast and charcoal.

04 May 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Suresh Babu

WASHINGTON DC, May 4 2017 (IPS) - The emerging drought-induced humanitarian crisis—prevailing in countries from Niger in West Africa to Somalia in East Africa—and conflict-driven famine conditions in South Sudan, Somalia, and Northeast Nigeria, have become a regular phenomenon.

Even though these food crises can be prevented, they persistently arise due to the development community’s collective amnesia on what has worked and what has not in famine response, recovery, and resilience-building.

04 May 2017 description

An attack on a United Nations base has been strongly condemned by the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer, as being carried out with callous disregard for the lives for civilians as well as UN and humanitarian workers.

Between 11pm and midnight on Wednesday, the Mission’s Temporary Operating Base (TOB) in Leer town in the former Unity State came under small arms attack from the direction of the nearby Government-held town.

The Ghanaian company of UNMISS peacekeeping forces based there quickly and robustly returned fire, deterring the attack.

04 May 2017 description

More than a year and a half after the signing of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, it is time for the international community to recognize that the peace process has failed. Recent months have seen renewed military offensives by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), South Sudan’s official armed forces, resulting in thousands of civilians being displaced.

04 May 2017 description

GENEVA (4 May 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday urged the Government of South Sudan to halt any further military offensives towards Aburoc on the west bank of the River Nile in the Upper Nile region. The town holds between 35,000 and 50,000 people, most of whom arrived in recent weeks after terrifying journeys of up to 150 kilometres on foot, after SPLA* attacks on areas to the south of the town of Aburoc.

04 May 2017 description

Following incidents of intense fighting between government and opposition forces in the newly established state of Bieh (north western Jonglei), commencing on 13 April 2017 and continuing to date intermittently, there have been reports of large scale civilian displacement and reports from survivors reaching Akobo of many civilian casualties in the area including children, women and men.

04 May 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2017 Regional Refugee Response Plan covering the period January to December 2017 available at http://reporting.unhcr.org/publications

Funding level*

  • RRP requirements: $1,212,939,774

  • Funding received: $114,769,121

  • % funded: 9%

*The funding level refers only to funding received against the Inter-Agency Appeal 2016

04 May 2017 description

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).

11,869 Number of new arrivals between 17th and 24th April 2017

1,484 Daily average of new arrivals between 17th and 24th April 2017

626,652 Number of South Sudanese new arrivals after 7th July 2016

03 May 2017 description

by Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Head of Climate Change Adaptation, Global Environmental Finance Unit, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP

This post is part of a series from UNDP experts sharing their views and experiences in the lead up to the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction taking place in May and the World Reconstruction Conference in June.

The world is seeing its worst humanitarian crisis since 1945. Right now, over 20 million people are at risk of starvation.

We are at a crossroads.

03 May 2017 description

The outlook for peace and security in South Sudan has darkened considerably since fighting between forces of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition resumed in July 2016. Conflict is spreading among ethnic groups and growing ever more deadly, driving the country to the brink of starvation and sparking massive out-migration.

03 May 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

Drought and conflict in the region has left 22 million men, women and children in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. Five million people across the region do not have a regular supply of safe drinking water and more than 800,000 children under the age of five are severely malnourished.

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

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