- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin | Biweekly Update 30 June 2015
- UNICEF South Sudan: Cholera Response Sitrep #2, 30 June 2015
- IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 50 (12–25 Jun 2015)
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015: Midyear Update
- IOM South Sudan: 2015 Midyear Crisis Appeal
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
A cholera outbreak declared in Juba
Schools and health facilities attacked in the Greater Upper Nile region.
More resources required to meet the life-saving needs of the vulnerable people.
CHF boosts TB response in Akobo.
The influx of South Sudanese refugees to Sudan continues with over 31,000 refugees arriving in June alone, according to UNHCR
In East Darfur, aid agencies provide assistance to some 11,400 people affected by conflict in Abu Karinka and 800 in El Gidamia
Some 15,000 returnees to Central Darfur's Um Dukhun locality lack the most basic of services in their hometowns
In West Darfur, WFP’s food voucher programme in El Geneina IDP camps will assist some 70,000 people
The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.
There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.
More support needed to address the deteriorating humanitarian context in the country. The net 2015 HRD requirement is still at 41 per cent funded. The relief food caseload is likely to increase following the mid-year review
Limited truck availability to move relief food supplies continue to delay the relief operation
Displacement and conflict
Around 1.542 million people are internally displaced in South Sudan, and over 546,000 have crossed borders and become refugees. About 106,228 people have fled Burundi, and about 25,000 have left Yemen (where 1 million people are internally displaced)3 for Djibouti and Somalia. Areas of conflict in South Sudan and Yemen remain very difficult for humanitarian organizations to access, pushing more to cross borders in search of assistance.
Increase in mostly South Sudanese and Burundian refugees
• Refugee influx from South Sudan continues with over 15,600 people crossing the border between 4-17 June, according to UNHCR.
• Aid agencies continue to assist some 23,000 IDPs in Saiyah administrative unit in Mellit locality, North Darfur.
• People displaced from Central Darfur’s Funga Suk area of North Jebel Marra locality to IDP camps in Zalingei need assistance.
• In Blue Nile, an estimated 8,600 people fled their homes due to fighting in the Wedabok area, Bau locality, according to HAC.
The South Sudan conflict has affected women, men, girls and boys differently. They are exposed to different risks and their needs are specific and diverse. To ensure that the humanitarian operation in South Sudan addresses the needs of different groups, the Humanitarian Country Team committed to take leadership in the implementation of Gender Equality Programming (GEP). Inter-agency Gender Advisor in Humanitarian Action, Jean Baptiste Mikulu, talks about the relevance of these commitments.
US$1.2 million is urgently needed to cover the funding shortfalls for the procurement of ready-touse therapeutic food (RUTF) requirements for 2015.
There is a funding gap of US$23.5 million for the national measles vaccination campaign planned in October 2015.
Partner participation in the belg assessment team going to SNNPR is worryingly limited. The failed belg is expected to have the most severe impact on the food security in this predominantly belgdependent region.
More than 2.1 million people have fled their homes since fighting broke out in December 2013, with over 1.54 million displaced inside South Sudan. Nearly 137,000 people are currently sheltering in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites. This is an increase of nearly 34,000 people since January 2015.
On the night of 4th-02-2015. Unidentified armed group of Men people attacked Tore-Wandi Boma of Bangolo Payam in Mundri County in Western Equatoria State.
According to the IDPs in Bangolo, the attackers shot to death a total of 5 persons. 4 of the dead were civilians and consisting of 1 male child, 1 male youth and 2 adult men, while 1of the attackers wearing Military uniform and in possession of basic essential consumable goods (sugar, soap, etc was among the dead, probably hit by a stray bullet from his fellow attackers.
South Africa, Kenya and AU put forward own peace plans and initiatives for South Sudan in addition to new IGAD proposal.
Fighting in South Sudan now affecting five out of the ten states. Over 28,000 South Sudanese refugees (a 40 per cent increase since April) received in neighbouring countries in the last two months.
Food security expected to deteriorate in eastern parts of the Horn region from JuneAugust while average August harvests are expected in the western sector of the Horn.
As of 24 May, over 2,500 measles cases, with 38 deaths, have been reported in Sudan, according to the Ministry of Health
According HAC, as of 4 June 2,825 families (about 16,818 people) were registered in Ed Damazine and El Roseires localities after being relocated from Bau locality in Blue Nile
Aid agencies are responding to the humanitarian needs of the 24,000 displaced people in Guldo town, West Jebel Marra locality, Central Darfur
$275 million pledged for humanitarian assistance at the High-level event in Geneva.
Aid agencies have developed a light survival kit to reach people in remote areas.
Some 1.9 million people have been reached with some form of assistance in 2015.
Children cut-off from nutrition and health services.
More than 100,000 more children access education.
Intensifying conflict and slow and sudden-onset disaster are taking their toll. The result is that global financial requirements for the remainder of 2015 have risen by $2.4 billion. In early June 2015 they stand at $18.8 billion, to meet the needs of 78.9 million vulnerable people in 37 countries.
(Geneva, 16 June 2015): Over US$275 million (245 million euro) were pledged today in support of the victims of the deepening humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and the region.
The pledges were made during a high-level conference in Geneva organised by the European Union and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on the humanitarian situation in the world’s youngest country.
This is my first opportunity to talk to you about the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. But it’s the third or fourth time that many of you have attended such an event.
And that is at the heart of this emergency: the failure to end the violence that is fuelling humanitarian needs.
Funding shortfalls are limiting partners’ capacity to meet nutrition intervention needs in hotspot woredas.
The cross-border relief operation to South Sudan is interrupted since 6 June due to intensified conflict.
The air deliveries are most affected as the drop zone sites are inaccessible.
DRMFSS and WFP, with relevant partners, will discuss the various obstacles causing delays in relief food distribution. An action plan will be developed to rectify the problem.