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19 Jul 2016 description


Since 2011, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working with partners to increase equitable access to education for learners living in conflict and crisis-affected environments (USAID Education Strategy,

February 2011 Goal 3). The following document provides an analysis of the indicators used in Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plans (PMEPs) from 25 USAID Education projects1 implemented in 16 countries between 2007 and 2018.

12 Jul 2016 description


  • USAID DART assesses humanitarian needs in Bentiu PoC site, Leer County, Malakal PoC site, Malaka town

  • South Sudanese delegation participates in 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP distributes emergency food assistance to an estimated 2 million people in May


08 Jun 2016 description

The USAID-funded Promoting Resiliency through Ongoing Participatory Engagement and Learning (PROPEL) program, implemented by Global Communities and Catholic Relief Services, is bringing together communities and strengthening their capacity to drive their own development through harnessing their own resources, leveraging other donor-funded programs, and advocating for additional support to implement projects that address priority needs.

27 May 2016 description


  • Population of UNMISS PoC site in Bentiu town, Unity State, decreases by nearly 15 percent in recent months.

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches approximately 1.5 million people with food and nutrition support in April.

Key Developments

23 May 2016 description


  • Approximately 5.8 million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance, the 2016 HNO reports

  • Ongoing insecurity continues to constrain access and needs verification in Jebel Marra

  • More than 4 million people will face at least Crisis levels of food insecurity between March and September 2016


29 Apr 2016 description


  • The USG announces more than $86 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan on April 27

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches nearly 65 percent of emergency food pre-positioning target as of April 26


22 Apr 2016 description


Conflict in Unity state first broke out in late December 2013, only days after fighting began in Juba. Since then, the state has been one of the worst affected by the conflict, and currently hosts the highest reported numbers of internally displaced persons in the country. Many areas in Unity are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.

07 Apr 2016 description

$3.18 million investment will accelerate development of the country's coffee market

Thursday, April 7, 2016
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it will invest $3.18 million to strengthen efforts to rebuild the coffee industry in South Sudan and improve coffee farmer livelihoods.

30 Mar 2016 description

The civil war that erupted in South Sudan in December 2013 has greatly exacerbated food insecurity, with 2.8 million people—approximately a quarter of the population—facing acute food insecurity. Throughout this crisis, Feed the Future has continued working with farmers in the Equatoria region, which has overall been less affected by the conflict than some parts of South Sudan.

29 Mar 2016 description


  • USAID DART assesses community needs in Maban County

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches 403,000 people with emergency food assistance between January and March

  • Relief agencies continue to address needs in the Malakal PoC site following mid-February clashes and fire


14 Mar 2016 description


  • Ongoing clashes in Jebel Marra displace more than 105,000 people since mid-January

  • Relief agencies confront access restraints in Central Darfur

  • CERF provides $7 million to address funding gaps in Khartoum and White Nile states


14 Mar 2016 description

South Sudan is the world's youngest and most fragile country and its media landscape reflects these challenges. While the media sector has made gains in recent years, it remains challenged by a rapidly changing environment and a population lacking access to reliable and trustworthy information. Likewise, media sector actors lack reliable data on the extent of the population's information needs and media access. These challenges are further exacerbated by conflict that has once again developed into civil war and an ensuing widespread humanitarian crisis since December 2013.

26 Feb 2016 description


  • Renewed insecurity in Jonglei, Upper Nile, Western Bahr el Ghazal, and Western Equatoria jeopardizes humanitarian access

  • Fighting in Malakal PoC site results in at least 18 deaths and 90 injuries

  • First Sudan–South Sudan cross border overland convoy arrives in South Sudan


30 Jan 2016 description


  • UN requests $1.3 billion for life-saving assistance to 5.1 million people in South Sudan in 2016

  • WFP utilizes air assets and vehicle and barge convoys to reach food-insecure populations and pre-position humanitarian supplies