- WFP: South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #56, 15 May 2015
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin | Biweekly Update 15 May 2015
- UNMISS statement on the ongoing violence in Unity State, 11 May 2015
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. This vulnerability is primarily driven by conflict-induced displacement, and chronic food insecurity and malnutrition. Some 3.1 million people in Sudan are internally displaced; most in Darfur, while a further 0.7 million people are refugees displaced from their country of origin or South Sudanese who are unable to move to South Sudan.
Roundtable on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region
Nairobi, 22 May 2015
• Humanitarian supplies and response teams are ready to move to Abu Karinka, East Darfur once government authorities grant access.
• CERF grants $1.9 million to measles response, as Phase 1 of the Government’s measles vaccination campaign concludes.
• Camps in White Nile State set to receive urgently needed water bladders and latrines.
• The Government of Germany contributes €1 million to World Vision’s project in South Darfur.
Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million
Key planning figures
12.1 6 million food insecure people in crisis and emergency phases (Apr-15)
6.62 million people displaced internally (Mar-15)
2.3 million refugees in the region (Mar-15)
950 million US$ funded (May 2015)
Key drivers of crisis in the region
Conflict and Insecurity
The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to be active and a threat to vulnerable communities in SSD, CAR and DRC. The trend in LRA attacks and deaths has remained constant since 2012, however a steady increase in number of abductions continues to be reported.
Juba, 18 May 2015: “Military operations in Unity and Upper Nile states over the past three days in particular have again devastated countless lives. Eyewitness accounts report targeted rape and killing of civilians, including children. The offensive in Unity has left thousands of homes burnt and Leer hospital is again under threat of destruction. In Malakal, armed groups have engaged in combat next to the United Nations protection of civilians site and as a consequence, civilians trying to stay out of harm’s way have been injured.
Displacement and population movement
Renewed fighting in Unity and Upper Nile states has affected hundreds of thousands of people - nearly 300,000 people were affected by the upsurge of conflict in the first days of May alone. The number of displaced from the latest surge of conflict is not reflected as such, due to the fluid dynamics and lack of verified information. The ongoing conflict continues to affect millions of people across South Sudan.
Some 1.52 million people have fled their homes, many of them multiple times.
• Hostilities in Unity State affected hundreds of thousands people.
• Newly displaced people arrived in Bentiu.
• Funding constraints will create a gap on medical supplies.
• Food insecurity to aggravate.
• Outbreak of fighting in East Darfur is causing significant new displacement and loss of life
• Inter-agency team assesses immediate needs of 344 newly arrived people in Hassahissa IDP camp, Central Darfur
• Funding constraints force aid organizations in West Darfur and South Kordofan to hand over operations to State Ministries of Health
• WFP and UNHCR begin preparations for the rainy season in White Nile and South Kordofan states
Displaced people in Sudan: 3.1 million
A new crisis
Increased humanitarian needs are expected during the peak of the hunger season. This is particularly worrying given the poor funding status and prospect.
The HRF contributed US$1 million to UNICEF to avoid a RUTF pipeline break. UNICEF urgently requires an additional $3.7 million.
There are no funds to procure RUTF for SAM management for nearly 265,000 acutely malnourished children.
The first 6,000 of the targeted 50,000 South Sudanese refugees were relocated to Jewi camp on Friday, 8 May.
Juba, 11 May 2015: “Ongoing hostilities in Unity state have now obliged all non-governmental organisations and UN agencies to evacuate staff from Leer and other locations. The humanitarian response south of Bentiu in Unity state has, as such, come to a stop.
As a consequence, over 300,000 civilians who are in need of emergency relief, including food aid and medical services, do not currently have access to such life-saving assistance.
Juba, 8 May 2015: “Since the beginning of May, military activities south of Bentiu in Unity State have forced up to 100,000 people from their homes. Civilians living in the areas of and around Guit, Ngop and Nhialdu have been particularly struck by violence and, in an attempt to avoid it, have fled. This comes at the peak of the traditional planting season, when people need to be able to move freely and safely to be able to tend to their crops.
New arrivals into Ethiopia from greater Upper Nile have risen to 4,000 per month in April from an average of 1,000 per month during Q1 2015
Abduction and harassment of aid workers disrupts response in some areas
Bentiu PoC: latest biometric registration and site expansion
South Sudan HRP is 19 per cent funded
No. of internally displaced people - 1.5 million
No. of refugees in neighboring countries - 529,000
In 2015, the humanitarian partners are focused on three priorities: saving lives and alleviating suffering by providing multi-sector assistance to people in need; protecting the rights of the most vulnerable people, including their freedom of movement; and improving self-reliance and coping capacities of people in need by protecting, restoring and promoting their livelihoods. A total of $1.8 billion is required in 2015 to reach up to 4.1 million people by the end of 2015. As of 28 April, some $338 million, representing 19 per cent of this amount has been secured.
• Interventions begin for displaced population in Mellit, North Darfur
• INGOs resume activities in South Darfur, following lifting of government access restrictions to IDP camps
• Registration of South Sudanese continues in White Nile State
• Improved food security conditions expected in relatively secure areas of Sudan, but acute food insecurity will persist in conflict-affected areas , according to FEWS NET
Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million