- Interim report of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2206 (2015) (S/2015/656), 21 Aug 2015
- Under-Secretary-General Stephen O’Brien Briefing to the Security Council: The Humanitarian situation in South Sudan, 25 Aug 2015
- Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (S/2015/655), 21 Aug 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015: Midyear Update
- IOM South Sudan: 2015 Midyear Crisis Appeal
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
• 9,500 IDPs in Central Darfur’s Guldo town finally receive food aid.
• 6,600 South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State still need emergency shelter and household supplies.
• 114,000 South Sudanese refugees who arrived in Sudan since mid-December 2013 have received some form of humanitarian assistance.
• 22,000 people displaced due to inter-tribal conflict in North Darfur’s Mellit area need aid.
• Protracted is the new normal. The majority of today’s humanitarian crises are protracted in nature. More than 90 per cent of humanitarian appeals last longer than three years and the average length of a humanitarian appeal is now seven years. About 89 per cent of humanitarian funding from OECD DAC members goes to crises lasting from the medium to the long term.
At its meeting on 11 June 2015 the CHF Advisory Board agreed to prepare for the launch of the 2015 second round standard allocation.
This amount of this allocation round is $24 million, as illustrated in the table. Following the allocation decisions, disbursements to partners will be tailored according to the availability of funds resulting from the actual amounts and timing of donor deposits.
New York, 25 August 2015
Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Security Council following my visit to South Sudan on 22-25 July. This was my first visit to South Sudan as the Emergency Relief Coordinator. My objective was to evaluate the humanitarian situation first-hand and to address critical concerns affecting our operations in South Sudan.
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Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen
• Sudan hosting over 189,000 refugees from South Sudan, according to UNHCR.
• Heavy rain damages over 500 houses in Blue Nile’s Tadamon locality.
• North Darfur IDP camps receive sensitization campaign on the Darfur Hotline Camp Referral System.
• Water and sanitation services in Mukjar IDP camp (Central Darfur) are deteriorating in quality after withdrawal of an international NGO.
• Delayed rainy season increases demand for humanitarian assistance in Central Darfur.
Khartoum, 19 August 2015. On this day 12 years ago, 19 August 2003, the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq killed 22 humanitarian workers. To mark this tragedy, the UN General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day, a day set aside to reflect upon those people around the world – humanitarians – who risk their lives daily to help other people in need with life-saving aid and assistance. It also provides an opportunity for us all to reaffirm our commitment to alleviate human suffering.
The number of people targeted through coordinated humanitarian appeals rose from 76 million in 31 countries in December 2014 to 78.9 million people in 37 countries in June 2015. This figure now stands at over 82 million.*
US$6.6 billion have been received within the coordinated appeal framework.
The total humanitarian funding received inside and outside coordinated appeals stands at $11.5 billion. It is worth noting that $23.2 billion is the total amount received inside and outside the appeals last year in 2014.
Insecurity and lack of access to vital supplies continue to force South Sudanese to flee their homes in search of safety, assistance and protection. In the past weeks, there has been a sharp increase in the number of internally displaced people who have sought shelter in UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Bentiu and Malakal. More than 16,000 people, mainly from Wau Shilluk, have arrived to the Malakal PoC since mid-July, and 17,000 people have arrived at the Bentiu PoC during the same period.
In mid-2015, the funding requirements for the South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2015 were prioritised and revised to US$1.63 billion. The revision took into account the rapidly escalating crisis. As of 14 August, some $845 million ( 52% of requirements) had been secured, leaving a gap of about $788 million. Resources are required urgently to provide life-saving assistance and protection to people in need.
• Lift of air and river movement restrictions allows delivery of aid supplies in Malakal.
• Cholera prevention activities continue, but more funding is urgently needed.
• UN Relief Chief called for peace to halt the rapidly spiralling humanitarian crisis.
• In Sudan, some 550,000 children are severely malnourished and at risk of death, according to UNICEF.
• WFP nutrition interventions are constrained by a lack of funding and difficulties in importing nutrition supplements.
• According to the MoH, 2,896 measles cases, with 43 deaths, have been reported in Sudan.
• Heavy rains and floods in different parts of the country are affecting delivery of aid to those in need.
More than 2.2 million people have fled their homes since fighting broke out in December 2013, with over 1.6 million displaced inside South Sudan and 615,000 refugees in neighbouring countries. In South Sudan, more than 166,142 people are currently sheltering in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in UN bases.