- OCHA South Sudan Crisis Situation Report #79, 19 March 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)
- FEWSNET Food Security Outlook January 2015 to September 2015
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
Considering the substantial scale-up in activities through 2014, there is a relatively low number of access incidents constraining the aid operation. However, humanitarian access continued to be hampered by violence against aid workers and assets, interference in implementation, and active hostilities throughout the month of February. Indications are that the incidents have been caused by all parties to the conflict, with the majority occurring in Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.
The 2015 appeal calls for $386 million; with $41 million carry-over from 2014, the target is $344 million.
Funding prospects are bleak.
Commodity shortfalls are reported for the first round relief food ration for 2015.
Following the relocation of more than 48,000 South Sudanese refugees from Leitchuor camp,
Jewi, the new camp in Gambella region, will nearly reach full capacity. Additional camp sites are needed to accommodate new arrivals
● A humanitarian barge departed Bor on 16 March. The barge was carrying over 1,000 mt of relief items to Malakal.
● So far in 2015, 214,950 children (37 per cent girls) have been reached with education support in South Sudan.
● There were reports of localized population displacement following fighting in Greater Upper Nile as well as inter-communal violence in Lakes State.
● Humanitarian partners have reviewed service provision in Mingkaman in order to rationalise them and prioritise life-saving assistance.
In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. Some 3.1 million of these people 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. In addition the humanitarian community aims to provide assistance to some 1.6 million of the most food-insecure non-displaced people, as well as 1.2 million of the most severely malnourished children aged under five.
HAC in South Kordofan says that about 14,500 people have fled their homes and sought shelter in Al Abassiya, Abu Jubaiha and Tajmala towns over the past five days.
Some 900 people flee their homes in Bau locality, Blue Nile State due to conflict, aid agencies report.
Up to 5,000 new refugees from South Sudan have arrived in Sudan, with their total number reaching almost 127,000 people.
Trusted by donors | Donor contributions to the Sudan CHF (US$57.6 million) were up by 5 per cent ($2.8 million) compared to 2013, accounting for some 10.8 per cent of Sudan Strategic Response Plan funding.
Allocations year-round | More than $55 million was allocated through two Standard Allocation rounds (April, December) and on a rolling basis through the CHF Reserve.
● During the month of February, Mine Action partners released 960,770 square meters of land; and assessed, surveyed, or cleared 552 kilometers of road from mines and unexploded ordnance.
● Thirty-seven per cent of funds pledged at the Nairobi conference on South Sudan and the region have been received.
4.1 million People to be assisted by the end of 2015 (HRP)
2.5 million People facing crisis/emergency levels of food insecurity Jan-Mar 2015 (IPC)
1.5 million People internally displaced by conflict since December 2013 (OCHA)
• An attack on a village in the Abyei area displaces about 1,700 people, according to an inter-agency mission.
• The Ministry of Health confirms 710 measles cases, including six deaths, across 12 states in Sudan.
• HAC has postponed the planned Blue Nile interagency needs assessment mission until after the general and presidential elections.
• The number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has reached 121,852 people, according to UNHCR.
The rapid response model (RRM)
This IRNA Report is a product of Inter-Agency Assessment mission conducted and information compiled based on the inputs provided by partners on the ground including; government authorities, affected communities/IDPs and agencies.
1. Executive Summary
An estimated 2.9 million people will require food assistance in 2015.
The Government and humanitarian agencies are concerned over possible funding shortfalls in many critical sectors.
UNHCR needs an additional US$16.5 million to develop the new camp site in Gambella.
2015 humanitarian requirements officially released
In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance at an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. Some 3.1 million of these people 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. In addition the humanitarian community aims to provide assistance to some 1.6 million of the most food-insecure non-displaced people, as well as 1.2 million of the most severely malnourished children aged under five.
In Bentiu Protection of Civilians site,12, 018 children were screened for malnutrition, identifying a proxy global acute malnutrition rate of 12.5 per cent - an improvement since the previous screening in December (proxy GAM 18.8 per cent).
An initial rapid needs assessment is under way in Nimni, Unity State.
For the first time in nearly 18 months a humanitarian convoy has arrived in Maban, Upper Nile State, from Juba.
4.1 million People to be assisted by the end of 2015
Pocket areas that received inadequate seasonal rainfall in 2014 and/or had a poor harvest due to flooding or crop disease will remain vulnerable in early 2015. Released on 18 February, the nutrition hotspot classification for the first quarter of 2015 identified 338 nutrition hotspot woredas for priority intervention. The classification team also identified woredas that require emergency WaSH intervention.
• Aid organisations have registered 32,490 newly displaced people in North and Central Darfur states of whom IOM has verified 20,589 in North Darfur.
• About 7,400 IDPs in North Darfur’s Um Baru area receive food aid.
• An estimated 7,000 returnees, displaced people and refugees in South Darfur’s Um Dafug area start receiving humanitarian assistance.
• In areas south of Bahr El Arab in the Abyei area, 20 per cent of households were found to be food insecure, according to the Abyei Food Security and Nutrition Assessment.
The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to be active and a threat to vulnerable communities in CAR and DRC. Since January 2014, a total of 197 LRA attacks, causing 36 deaths and 556 abductions have been reported. Compared to 2013, this represents a one per cent increase in LRA attacks and a significant increase by 61 per cent in abductions, however, related deaths reduced by 51 per cent.