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08 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• WFP has resumed its school meals programme benefiting more than 7,000 students in 21 schools in Blue Nile State.

• WVI project helps 800 farmers in Blue Nile State increase their sorghum production.

• Preparations underway for establishing El Nimir camp for 11,000 South Sudanese refugees from Western Bahr el Ghazal in East Darfur.

• Aid agencies continue to assist about 53,000 Jebel Marra IDPs in four locations in North Darfur.

WFP resumes school-feeding in Blue Nile State

08 Dec 2016 description

In November, 100 humanitarian access incidents were reported in South Sudan, the highest number recorded in any one month since June 2015 (120). This follows the trend of increased access incidents reported in the second half of 2016. Since July, the monthly average has been 90 incidents, compared to an average of 63.5 per month during the first half of the year. The number of incidents in Central Equatoria substantially increased, with 40 reported in November compared to 25 in October.

05 Dec 2016 description

Foreword

In 2016, the number of forcibly displaced people reached a historic level. More than 65 million people are internally displaced, refugees or asylum seekers and more people are displaced within countries and across borders every day due to conflict violence persecution and natural disasters. Nearly half of these people are children. More than half are internally displaced – an invisible majority.

05 Dec 2016 description

As delivered

I am launching today, on behalf of the United Nations and hundreds of our humanitarian partners across the world, the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2017.

This appeal 2017, comprising strategic and coordinated response plans covering 33 countries, is calling for US$22.2 billion – the highest amount we have ever requested.

05 Dec 2016 description

As delivered

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

First of all, may I thank you for joining us today to launch the 2017 Global Humanitarian Overview.

We face a time of immense global suffering and fear. The scale of humanitarian deprivation today is greater than at any time since the United Nations was founded. Despite successes elsewhere, more and more people are trapped in a cycle of vulnerability and need.

05 Dec 2016 description

Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes

05 Dec 2016 description
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Response plans and appeals in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need

05 Dec 2016 description

Executive Summary

For 2017, humanitarian partners will require $22.2 billion to meet the needs of 92.8 million people in 33 countries. The initial appeal for 2016 stood at $20.1 billion to meet the needs of 87.6 million people in 37 countries. This is in stark contrast to the $2.7 billion called for in the first six inter-agency humanitarian appeals launched in 1992. The last quarter century has seen an overwhelming shift in frequency, scale and magnitude of humanitarian emergencies.

03 Dec 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 1,250 people have reportedly returned from Chad to Habila locality, West Darfur, according to HAC.

  • 2016 harvest in Sudan is expected to be above‑average levels, as the 2016 rainy season has been favourable, according to FAO.

  • On 23 November, SPLM-N signed an Action Plan with the UN to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in conflict.

  • The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign has started in Sudan.

FUNDING

02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

01 Dec 2016 description

PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1M

PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1M

PEOPLE REACHED IN Q1 2016: 2.89 M

In the second quarter of 2016, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remained critical, with the onset of the lean season, fighting and displacement in new locations, the spread of measles and the beginning of a cholera outbreak in June.

30 Nov 2016 description

(Juba, 30 November 2016): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan is deeply concerned by a recent series of bureaucratic impediments and access constraints that have negatively impacted humanitarian organizations’ ability to assist people in need.

“Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan are striving every day to save lives and alleviate suffering across this country,” said Mr. Eugene Owusu, Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan. “Yet, they continue to face obstacles and challenges which hamper their efforts. This must stop.”

22 Nov 2016 description

Situation Overview

As of end of August 2016, nearly 2.5 million people had fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out in December 2013, with over 1.6 million displaced people inside the country and 882,200 who had fled as refugees to neighbouring countries. There were about 196,960 people sheltering in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in United Nations bases.

21 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Close to three million South Sudanese have now fled their homes since December 2013.

• Thousands displaced by clashes in Unity.

• Food security experts warn of unprecedented levels of food insecurity in South Sudan in 2017.

• Communities along the River Nile are worst affected by the cholera outbreak and account for 91 per cent of reported cholera cases.

Displacement spikes following insecurity

21 Nov 2016 description

PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1M

PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1M

PEOPLE REACHED IN Q1 2016: 1.78 M

18 Nov 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Près de 18 millions dollars alloués aux crises d’Opienge, d’Irumu et du Grand Nord.
  • Plus de 60 000 réfugiés sud-soudanais enregistrés dans les provinces de l’Ituri et du Haut-Uele, au 11 novembre.
  • 225 000 personnes vivent en déplacement en Ituri, dans la Tshopo et les Uele, au 30 septembre.

Aperçu de la situation

18 Nov 2016 description

By the end of October 2016, the number of internally displaced people in South Sudan had risen to more than 1.8 million, primarily as a result of continued clashes and displacement in the Greater Equatoria region, including in Eastern Equatoria, where some 158,000 people are thought to be displaced, tens of thousands of whom have fled to mountainous and remote areas in search of safety. During the month, an average of 3,500 people fled to neighbouring countries - Uganda, DRC, Ethiopia and Sudan - each day.