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18 Dec 2014 description

The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) has allocated $60 million to get the humanitarian response for 2015 off to a timely start. The money will support aid agencies to take maximum advantage of the onset of South Sudan’s dry season, during which aid agencies plan to use roads to deliver aid to as many people as possible.

17 Dec 2014 description


• UNHCR has registered 115,572 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.

• HAC estimates that 14,000 people are reportedly displaced and may require humanitarian aid in West Kordofan following intra-communal violence in late November.

• Dengue fever cases in North Darfur have reached 132, including three deaths.

• The People with Special Needs (PWSN) project is targeting an estimated 15,000 people in North Darfur with assistance in 2014.


Displaced people in Sudan 2.9 million

15 Dec 2014 description

Press Conference

South Sudan | 16 December 2014

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in South Sudan cordially invites members of the media in South Sudan to a press briefing by the Humanitarian Coordinator, Toby Lanzer.

The Humanitarian Coordinator will discuss the humanitarian impact of the conflict and humanitarian achievements in 2014, as well as outline the planned humanitarian response for 2015.

13 Dec 2014 description


● Partners finalized the planning process for 2015. The Humanitarian Response Plan for 2015 seeks $1.8 billion to assist 4.1 million people.

● Fighting continued to be reported in Fangak, Jonglei State, displacing thousands of people to different locations.

● Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS were the most common causes of death during the month of November in displacement and Protection of Civilian sites.

● Fourth round of nationwide polio immunization campaign reached 2,431,388 out of the targeted 3.3 million children.

12 Dec 2014 description

The year long conflict has shattered the lives of millions in South Sudan. So far, partners have reached some 3.5 million out of the target of 3.8 million people to be assisted by the end of 2014 under the Crisis Response Plan. Since January, donors generously provided over $1.3 billion, which amounts to 74 per cent of the funding requirement for 2014.
Aid agencies are asking for $600 million, of the $1.8 billion requirement for 2015, by February to enable them to reach more people, pre-position supplies, repair roads and improve airstrips in the dry season.

11 Dec 2014 description

Le 8 décembre, la communauté humanitaire a lancé un appel de 16,7 milliards de dollars pour aider 57,5 millions de personnes en 2015. Les crises en RCA, Irak, au Soudan du Sud et en Syrie, et leur impact régional resteront des priorités humanitaires. Cet appel n’inclut pas encore les plans de réponse stratégiques des neuf pays du Sahel qui seront lancés en février 2015. Ce qui va augmenter le nombre de personnes à aider et les besoins financiers pour 2015.

09 Dec 2014 description


• Relative calm returned in Malakal PoC, Upper Nile State after a tumultuous month.

• Aid agencies called for $600 million by February to take advantage of the dry season and plan to reach more people with humanitarian assistance in 2015.

• UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief asked for peace, scaling up of aid in South Sudan after a three-day mission to the world’s newest country.

• South Sudan Crisis Response Plan is one of the best funded globally, but continued support is needed to sustain the aid operation.

09 Dec 2014 description


  • Les taux d’infection d’Ebola ralentissent au Liberia et se stabilisent en Guinée mais continuent d’augmenter en Sierra Leone. De nouveaux cas enregistrés dans la capitale du Mali, Bamako.

  • 700 000 PDI enregistrés au nordest du Nigeria, dans les états d’Adamawa, Borno, et Yobe.

  • En trois jours consécutifs, près de 15 000 personnes fuient le Nigeria pour se réfugier à Diffa, Niger, suite à l’attaque d’une ville à la frontière.

09 Dec 2014 description


  • Ebola infection rates slowing down in Liberia, leveling-off in Guinea, increasing in Sierra Leone. New cases reported in the Malian capital, Bamako.

  • 700,000 IDPs registered in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states in Northeast Nigeria.

  • Nearly 15,000 people fleeing Nigeria for Diffa, Niger, in three days after border town attack.

  • Over USD$11 million of humanitarian goods lost in Burkina Faso.

  • 1,000 people evacuated after volcano eruption in Cabo Verde.

09 Dec 2014 description

Seasonal outlook and impact on food security

There has been a general decrease in the number of food insecure people as harvests continue across the region. Following an extended dry period and delayed onset of rains, a large part of the arid, semi-arid lands (ASALs) have received below-average rainfall providing limited relief.

08 Dec 2014 description

The number of people affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world has reached record levels.

Just a year ago, UN agencies and partners asked for $12.9 billion to assist 52 million people who we considered to be the most vulnerable and most in need of protection.

08 Dec 2014 description

Executive Summary

The gap between humanitarian needs and the resources available to meet them continues to grow.
This document sets out inter-agency appeals requesting $16.4 billion to assist 57.5 million people in 22 countries in 2015.

08 Dec 2014 description


  • Between 17 November (when the relocation started) and 6 December, UNHCR and IOM relocated 5,667 South Sudanese refugees from Matar way station to Pugnido camp.

  • Woredas in the lowlands of Oromia that did not receive enough rain to replenish water sources continue to report water shortages. During the week, six water trucks provided water to an estimated 59,542 people.

08 Dec 2014 description
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(Geneva, 8 December 2014): Humanitarian organizations aim to help at least 57.5 million of the most vulnerable people in the world with assistance in 2015 and require US$16.4 billion to do so. “Over 80 percent of those we intend to help are in countries mired in conflict where brutality and violence have had a devastating impact on their lives,” said Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, as she launched the 2015 global humanitarian appeal.

07 Dec 2014 description
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• Inter-agency mission to Adila and Abu Karinka in East Darfur has identified about 123,000 IDPs in the two locations.

• The number of registered South Sudanese refugees in Sudan since mid-December 2013 has reached 113,221 people.

• A desert locust outbreak continues in Sudan as locust swarms move to winter breeding areas on the Red Sea coastal plains, FAO said.

05 Dec 2014 description


  • Fighting continued to be reported in Fangak, Jonglei State, displacing an unverified number of people to different locations.

  • Polio vaccination campaign for children under 15 years old continued in Jonglei, Lakes and Unity states

  • More than 5,000 children are accessing education in Bentiu PoC, Unity State.

04 Dec 2014 description

It is one year since the armed conflict broke out in South Sudan. December 15 will mark one year on from the start of the brutal conflict that has devastated South Sudan; a conflict that has displaced more than 1.9 million people from their homes.

Over 100,000 people have sought refuge in UN bases because they have either been attacked or fear for their lives. Millions more fled into the bush and remain too fearful to return home. Countless civilians have been killed, some very brutally and some have suffered terrible crimes; homes have been torched; lives have been ruined.