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KEY FACTS

  • Beginning in late January 2016, there has been an influx of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan and settling in large numbers in East Darfur. As of 14 August, the number of new arrivals recorded in East Darfur exceeds 50,000 individuals. Over 30,000 of these South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Khor Omer camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), Ed Daein locality, and the remainder arrived throughout the other seven localities in the state.

25 Aug 2016 description
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OVERVIEW

During the month of July 2016, SUDO (UK)’s network of human rights monitors have reported and verified 66 incidents relating to the abuse of human rights across Sudan involving eight Sudanese states.

25 Aug 2016 description

In line with UNHCR’s global Strategy for Public Health (2014 – 2018), with the support of the Gates Foundation, UNHCR started a special project to improve neonatal care focusing on low cost interventions in Jordan, Kenya and South Sudan.

25 Aug 2016 description

25 August 2016, Juba/London: Thousands of people in South Sudan in desperate need are unable to access medical and humanitarian assistance due to ongoing fighting, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today warned.

While MSF teams continue to treat 60,000 patients per month across the country, ongoing insecurity is causing a significant decline in access to healthcare for tens of thousands more people who are in dire need.

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP is supporting the establishment of hot meals in newly opened settlements in Pagirinya (Adjumani District), and Bidibidi (Yumbe District) to respond better to the refugee influx.

  • Due to funding funding, WFP is implementing 50 percent ration reductions for refugees who arrived in Uganda before 01 July 2015, with the exception of malnourished children under five years, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

25 Aug 2016 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.

25 Aug 2016 description

A total of 1,185 IDPs have relocated from the UNMISS base in Tongping to UN House since movements began on 28 July, currently relocations take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The number of IDPs relocating each week is rising, 474 IDPs have relocated in the last 7 days, compared to 381 during the previous 7 days. Cholera remains a key concern at both sites with 129 cumulative cases reported since the start of the outbreak, however case incidence is declining and there have been zero reported deaths.

UNMISS Tongping

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25 Aug 2016 description

Summary

Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 94,800 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

24 Aug 2016 description
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Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report

23 Aug 2016

New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.

24 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Persisting insecurity impedes humanitarian access in Bambari, Ouaka province.

  • Since January, over 173,000 people received emergency food assistance.

  • Refugees in Bambouti require access to basic social services including schools and health facilities.

  • The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates USD 9 million to the CAR.

Upsurge of violence hinders humanitarian access to the people in need of assistance

24 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 2,700 people have fled to Uganda over the past two days, 1,386 on Monday and 1,314 on Sunday.

 Oraba continues to be the main border crossing point, and is now receiving nearly twice as many new arrivals on a daily basis than Elegu. This reflects the fact that most people arriving in Uganda in recent days are fleeing from Central Equatoria.

24 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • In 2016, WFP Sudan plans to assist 4.6 million affected people, of which 3.9 million reside in Darfur. Thus far, WFP has reached 2.5 million people or 54 percent of the people in need - distributing 97,000 mt of food across Sudan.

  • In July, WFP Sudan assisted 1.9 million people with general food assistance and 76,790 children under five and pregnant and nursing women with nutrition assistance.

24 Aug 2016 description

Drastic food price increases further reduce household food access

24 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

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  • On 12 August, the Government of Ethiopia launched the revision of the joint Government and partners’ Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD). The revised HRD estimates that 9.7 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of emergency food assistance until the end of the year. This is a decrease from the 10.2 million people estimated at the beginning of the year. Similarly, the estimated number of children that require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2016 decreased from 458,000 to 420,000.