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25 Feb 2015 description


  • By 22 February, aid agencies identified over 41,000 new IDPs in Darfur. This includes 37,000 new IDPs in North Darfur and another 4,000 people in Central Darfur.

  • Aid agencies continue to provide new IDPs in North Darfur with assistance; however, sanitation challenges remain in several locations.

  • An inter-agency mission was conducted in South Kordofan’s, which hosts an estimated 88,800 IDPs and close to 9,000 South Sudanese refugees.

23 Feb 2015 description

In 2014, the Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) allocated some US$18.3 million, covering a wide range of responses from treatment of malnutrition, to emergency water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, NFI and agriculture projects. During the year, significant support was also provided to refugees particularly to South Sudanese asylum seekers that crossed the border seeking for protection and humanitarian assistance. In addition, support to common services including the humanitarian air service and common pipelines for nutrition programmes were funded.

21 Feb 2015 description


● The national “Back to Learning” campaign was launched this week. 50 per cent of the children to be reached -some 200,000 children - are in the three conflict affected states of Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile.
● Needs assessments are being conducted in the counties surrounding the Bentiu PoC to determine needs and organize response.
● Bentiu PoC has seen a new influx of people during January 2015, with a trend of 525 individuals per day in January compared to 325 people arriving per day in December

19 Feb 2015 description


• Aid organisations have assessed and verified the needs of 41,304 people displaced due to conflict in North Darfur and parts of the Jebel Marra area.

• Over 10,000 South Sudanese have been registered across 12 sites in Khartoum State, according to UNHCR.

• IOM registers over 16,300 displaced people and returnees in South Darfur's Um Dafug town.

• Finland contributes US$3.46 million towards WFP Cash and Voucher Programmes in Sudan that will assist 330,360 IDPs and refugees

18 Feb 2015 description

As delivered

Thank you for inviting me to address today’s important meeting.
We meet today at a time of seemingly unprecedented violence and intolerance in our world. From, for example, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Mali, Myanmar and Nigeria, we face major challenges in combatting extremism and promoting understanding between communities.

14 Feb 2015 description


● UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos and UNESCO Special Envoy Forest Whitaker traveled to Nairobi for the OCHA-IGAD HighLevel Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan and its impact on the Region. At the conference, $529 million in new funding was pledged to support the humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis.

● Bentiu site cleared: In Unity state, Mine Action teams worked on the Bentiu PoC extension site, declaring the area clear this week.
Security around Bentiu was unpredictable.

13 Feb 2015 description


  • 20.4 million people in the Sahel are food insecure, down from last year’s high of 25 million people.

  • Over one million people have been displaced and 6,400 killed by the conflict in Northeast Nigeria in 2014.

  • Over 717,000 people have been displaced due to the CAR crisis, 442,000 internally. The IDP caseload has halved since the peak of the crisis.

12 Feb 2015 description

Conflict and unfavourable climatic conditions remain the main drivers of food insecurity and displacement in the Eastern Africa region. Despite growing humanitarian needs, a difficult global humanitarian financing climate has forced humanitarian country teams in the region to prioritize response plans.

12 Feb 2015 description


  • IPC confirms some 2.5 million people in South Sudan in Emergency and Crisis food insecurity, as economic pressure rises due to conflict.

  • UN Secretary-General calls on South Sudan leaders to expeditiously end the conflict.

  • Over 12,000 South Sudanese refugees registered in the region in January 2015.

  • Humanitarian funding for 2015 is ten times lower than at the same time in 2014.

  • Some $529 million pledged at High Level Event on South Sudan.

12 Feb 2015 description
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  • Three SRCS staff killed and one injured in an attack in Blue Nile State. The UN RC/HC strongly condemned the attack urging all parties to protect aid workers.

  • Ongoing verification exercises have confirmed the arrival of 38,600 newly displaced people mainly in North Darfur State, according to humanitarian organisations

  • By 5 February, 2,270 refugees from CAR arrived in Nyala, South Darfur, according to UNHCR .

10 Feb 2015 description

Friends and partners of South Sudan from the region and beyond, along with United Nations Member States, humanitarian organizations, and the private sector, met in Nairobi on 9 February 2015 to discuss the critical humanitarian situation in South Sudan.

09 Feb 2015 description

Nairobi, Kenya, 9 February 2015
As delivered

Your Excellency Ambassador Mahboub M. Maalim,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Mr. Whitaker, the UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation, and I have just completed a three-day visit to South Sudan.

Thank you for being here at such short notice. My remarks are a way of introduction to what we have seen during our visit.

09 Feb 2015 description

(Nairobi, 9 February 2015): The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker concluded a three-day mission to South Sudan today, warning that without peace, extreme human suffering will persist in the world’s newest country. They called on all parties to stop the violence, reconcile their differences and commit to peace.

09 Feb 2015 description

I am visiting South Sudan with UNESCO Special Envoy Forest Whitaker. We wanted to see for ourselves the day-to-day impact of the crisis of people caught in the middle of fighting.

Yesterday, we travelled to Ayod County in Jonglei State. People are desperate for peace. They are tired of living in fear. Many have had to flee several times. They are exhausted. They lack water; they are extremely worried for their children, who are not in school and at risk of being recruited into armed groups. Sexual violence is rife. All people want to live in safety, security and stability.

09 Feb 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • Most of the belgreceiving areas will likely receive near-normal rainfalls in 2015, while pocket areas will experience belownormal rainfall performance.

  • The sixth relief food round will be the bridging round for 2014. The 2015 Humanitarian Requirements Document is expected to be launched in the second week of February.

  • UNHCR and partners acknowledge the need to speedily develop new camp sites and to make the necessary preparations ahead of the next rainy season in mid-February.

09 Feb 2015 description


  • UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos and UNESCO Special Envoy Forest Whitaker arrived in Juba on 6 February to assess the humanitarian situation and call for peace and stability.

  • About 700 Sudanese refugees arrived in Yida, Unity State from Delami, Heban and Umdoreen counties in South Khordofan State. Most of the new arrivals are women and children.

  • Partners delivered vaccines and drugs to Jonglei and Warrap states to treat over 50,000 cattle.

09 Feb 2015 description

Media Advisory

South Sudan | 9 February 2015

Invitation to a Press Conference with Toby Lanzer, the Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan.

WHO: Toby Lanzer, the Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan.

WHAT: Briefing on the humanitarian situation and the outcome of the High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan held in Nairobi Kenya on 9 February.

WHEN: Wednesday, 11 February 2015 at 0900