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26 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A sub-national measles campaign is targeting more than 4 million children in five states of Sudan during 22-30 May 2016.
• South Sudanese continue to arrive in Sudan as a result of conflict and deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan.
• UNHAS announces provisional direct flights between El Fasher and Sortony, North Darfur.
• An inter-agency mission to the Anka area in North Darfur has reported that 15,000 people in the area need assistance.

In this issue

25 May 2016 description
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(Juba, 25 May 2016): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu, has strongly condemned the tragic killing of Sister Veronika Racková, a Slovakian nun and medical doctor who was shot on 15 May 2016 in Yei, while on a humanitarian mission, and later succumbed to her wounds.

“I am deeply saddened by this senseless act and send my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sister Veronika Racková,” said Mr. Owusu. “I welcome steps being taken by the authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice and urge them to act swiftly.”

19 May 2016 description

KEY FACTS

  • Since late January 2016, there has been a surge in the number of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan. As of 12 May, about 45,500 refugees had arrived in East Darfur, of whom some 28,100 are in Khor Omer IDP camp.

19 May 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• More than 69,000 South Sudanese have arrived in Sudan since January 2016 as a result of ongoing conflict and deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan.

• An inter-agency mission visited Abu Matarig, El Ferdous and Abu Jabra in East Darfur and reported 8,875 South Sudanese refugees in those locations.

• WHS will take place on 23-24 May in Istanbul, Turkey.

18 May 2016 description

Depuis 2013, la République centrafricaine fait face à une crise humanitaire majeure. Plus de 2,3 millions de personnes ont besoin d'aide. Environ 418.638 personnes sont toujours déplacées dont 52.633 à Bangui. Cette crise a contraint environ 467.468 personnes à se réfugier au Cameroun, au Tchad, en République démocratique du Congo et en République du Congo.

12 May 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Newly displaced people from Jebel Marra have continued to arrive in various locations in South and Central Darfur states over the past week.

• Six civilians, including two children, were killed following tensions between local nomadic tribesmen and IDPs in Sortony, North Darfur.

• An Acute Food Security Situation Overview report for the Republic of Sudan has been released by the National Food Security Technical Secretariat.

11 May 2016 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

As at the end of March 2016, more than 2.4 million people had fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out in December 2013, with over 1.69 million displaced inside South Sudan and 706,452 who had fled as refugees to neighbouring countries. There were nearly 188,184 people sheltering in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in United Nations bases, with Bentiu PoC site alone hosting nearly 116,500 people.

10 May 2016 description

In April, 48 access incidents were reported by humanitarian partners, compared to 60 incidents in March and 62 in February. Violence against humanitarian personnel/assets accounted for 79 per cent of all reported incidents. Other access impediments included restriction of movement and interference in implementation. The majority of reported incidents took place in Central Equatoria, followed by Jonglei and Unity.

IMPACT ON HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

10 May 2016 description

Evaluation Summary

An Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation (IAHE) was conducted in South Sudan in April 2015 under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Transformative Agenda for the global reform of humanitarian action in large-scale emergencies. This was the first such evaluation of a response to a conflict situation and complex political emergency.

09 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Partners reached people in Mundri East with assistance after 10 months without access.

  • Health partners are responding to measles outbreaks in 11 counties.

  • More than 100,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge in neighbouring countries since January.

  • Partners ramp up cholera preparedness.

  • The UN has strongly condemned the attack on Bentiu compound.

Humanitarian assistance reaches Mundri East

08 May 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) is to take place on 23-24 May in Istanbul, Turkey.

• An estimated 1,400 newly displaced people from the Jebel Marra area have been reported in South Darfur.

• The influx of South Sudanese into Darfur and West Kordofan continues, with about 140 arrivals reported over the past week, according to aid organisations.

• Since 1 January 2016, 907 confirmed cases of measles were recorded across Sudan; a measles vaccination campaign will start in 13 states from 7 May - MoH.

05 May 2016 description

In March 2016, fighting in Western Bahr el-Ghazal continued to forced thousands to flee their homes in and around Wau. In Gette payam, Jur River County, more than 5,000 IDPs are reported to be living in makeshift structures in four newly establish settlements after fleeing fighting in the border area between Bessilia and Gette payams during the month. In Jonglei, inter-communal fighting in Pochalla North and South counties from 21 to 31 March left thousands of people estimated to be displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance.

03 May 2016 description
  • As of 30 April, global funding requirements to meet the needs of 89 million people across 39 countries through humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 amount to over US$20.3 billion. About $3.8 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $16.5 billion. With the emergence of new humanitarian crises, global financial requirements have increased by around 2 per cent in the first trimester of the year.

29 Apr 2016 description

In this issue

  • Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1

  • IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2

  • The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3

  • Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4

  • Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6

  • Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6

  • HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7

KEY FIGURES

# of IDPs 11 m

# of refugees 3.4 m

28 Apr 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Between end January and 24 April 2016, 54,635 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan, according to aid organisations.

• In Central Darfur, about 5,200 IDPs from Jebel Marra have been reported in the Fanga Suk area and Rokero town following inter-agency missions.

• A new report by SKBN CU says renewed conflict between government forces and SPLMN has led to significant internal displacement and increased humanitarian needs in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.