- OCHA South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin | Biweekly Update - 30 April 2015
- WFP South Sudan Situation Report #75, 01 May 2015
- Report on the human rights situation in South Sudan - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/28/49) (Advance Unedited Version)
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
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.
• Thousands of people displaced by inter-tribal fighting in North Darfur’s Mellit locality need humanitarian assistance.
• Some 600 newly displaced people in East Darfur’s Yassin town are sheltering under trees, according to a recent inter-agency mission.
• WFP receives food aid worth $135 million from USAID to assist people in need during the lean (hunger) season.
• As of 22 April, 133,626 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan, according to UNHCR.
Food security is expected to deepen for many vulnerable households as the lean period start by end April - May. Malnutrition levels are expected to worsen after May and are already above critical thresholds in parts of northern Kenya, eastern and southern Ethiopia, rural Djibouti, and south-central Somalia.
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.
Juba, 23 April 2015: “The work of non-governmental organisations and United Nations providing emergency relief to the survivors of conflict in any setting is based on the principles of humanity, impartiality and neutrality. The safety and security of aid workers and their property is a condition for programmes to be carried out.
Central to the work of any aid agency is that their national and international staff members are free to move, unimpeded, to reach civilians in need.
• An estimated 2,240 people return to Habila town, South Kordofan, to find their homes destroyed.
• Aid agencies can now access some 6,300 IDPs in Morlanga village, Central Darfur.
• Inter-tribal fighting in North Darfur’s Mellit locality displaces some 4,500 people to Kuma town, according to local authorities.
• Measles cases in Sudan have reached 1,730 with 22 deaths, according to the latest report from the MoH.
Humanitarian needs in Sudan are considerable and remain important in scope. Despite years of assistance humanitarian needs are acute and in some cases are expanding. These are predominantly caused by conflict which, in turn, drives displacement and food insecurity.