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04 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoRSS, SPLM-IO, and other stakeholders sign peace agreement; subsequent ceasefire violations reported

  • General insecurity continues to drive displacement and constrain humanitarian operations

  • UN extends L3 designation for South Sudan

26 Aug 2015 description

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
USAID Press Office
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PIBOR, South Sudan - The U.S. Government today announced an additional $6 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to UNICEF to provide education to children and youth affected by conflict. The additional contribution brings USAID's total grant to UNICEF for emergency education in South Sudan over two years to $23.5 million.

19 Aug 2015 description

Today marks World Humanitarian Day, a day to celebrate and pay tribute to aid workers who help the millions of people aected by humanitarian crises around the world. Designated by the United Nations General Assembly to remember the 22 UN and relief agency staff who lost their lives in a bombing in Baghdad 12 years ago, August 19 has become an occasion to honor the sacrifice of the brave men and women who have died serving others and commemorate the service of aid workers worldwide.

18 Aug 2015 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Conflict in South Sudan continues to prompt the arrival of new refugees to Sudan, raising the total number of refugees from South Sudan since mid-December 2013 to more than 189,700 people as of August 17. Approximately 110,000 of the new arrivals had received humanitarian assistance as of early August.

31 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity continues to result in displacement and restrict humanitarian access

  • The GoRSS indefinitely suspends humanitarian barge transport, impeding the transport of relief commodities

  • Health actors record a decline in the weekly caseload of new cholera cases since June

19 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Government (USG) announces $133 million in new FY 2015 funding to the crisis in South Sudan

  • Approximately 7,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive to Sudan between June 1 and 4

  • The international community condemns the expulsion of UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) Toby Lanzer from South Sudan

15 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence in Blue Nile’s Bau Locality and East Darfur’s Abu Karinka Locality results in property destruction and population displacement

  • USAID/FFP provides approximately 47,500 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance to Sudan in late May

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jun 2015 description

Trade and livestock vaccinations help to keep the peace between neighbors

June 2015—Despite a history of recurrent violence over cattle raiding and access to water and grazing land, cross-border trade and relationships are growing between South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state and neighboring Sudan.

09 Jun 2015 description

Posted by Tom Staal and Linda Etim on Monday, June 8th 2015

News that the Government of South Sudan expelled the United Nations’ top humanitarian official in the country on May 29 has sparked outrage.

29 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • State/PRM announces nearly $79 million in additional funding for displaced persons in South Sudan

  • Insecurity in Unity State displaces approximately 100,000 people and leaves more than 650,000 people unable to access humanitarian assistance

  • Recent analysis suggests 4.6 million people may be severely food insecure by July

27 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA announces more than $16.45 million in new FY 2015 funding to support the humanitarian response in South Sudan

  • Violence escalates in and around Malakal town, Upper Nile State, triggering additional humanitarian concerns

  • Aid workers continue to face access constraints and dangerous conditions while implementing relief operations in conflict-affected areas of South Sudan

24 Apr 2015 description

The United States announced the commitment of more than $16 million in new humanitarian assistance for nutrition, shelter, water and health services for people suffering from the ongoing effects of the conflict that began in South Sudan in December 2013.

21 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hostilities and criminality continue to result in widespread displacement and additional humanitarian needs

  • Health authorities report new suspected and confirmed measles cases; an ongoing vaccination campaign aims to reach 7.9 million children by May

  • USAID/OFDA support, including emergency water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance, targets displaced and conflict-affected populations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS