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24 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Above-average harvest reduces food insecurity levels across Sudan

• GoS implements revised humanitarian directives to facilitate relief operations

• Humanitarian actors report improved access in Jebel Marra region

• Relief agencies coordinate to support influx of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Mar 2017 description

Childhood is often cut short in countries experiencing active conflict. Many children in South Sudan have been exposed to various forms of violence throughout their lifetimes, resulting in significant trauma.

03 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Famine declared in two counties in South Sudan’s Unity State

  • UN calls for improved humanitarian access amid ongoing insecurity

  • Health actors record more than 5,300 suspected cholera cases

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

01 Mar 2017 description

Following the declaration of famine in Leer and Mayendit Counties, Unity State, South Sudan, REACH calculated the areas more likely to be food insecure basing the estimation on the data collected between December and January 2017 with the Area of Knowledge (AoK) approach, using the following methodology.

A simple, composite food security measurement was created by averaging the percentages of key informants (KIs) reporting on the following indicators for specific settlements:

03 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes in Upper Nile prompt IOM to temporarily suspend relief activities

  • GoRSS lifts government restrictions on humanitarian activities in Panyijiar

  • Health actors respond to ongoing cholera and measles outbreaks

  • Displaced populations continue to flee to Uganda and neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Feb 2017 description

Since 2011, USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) partner Medair has been one of the few organizations providing lifesaving health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services to conflict-affected people in South Sudan’s Renk County, Upper Nile State.

27 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG announces easing of sanctions against Sudan; AU, UN welcome move

  • GoS publishes revised humanitarian objectives in late December 2016

  • Relief agencies monitor effects of economic austerity policies on humanitarian conditions and aid operations across Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing conflict displaces populations, exacerbates humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Health actors respond to measles outbreak in Wau

  • South Sudanese refugees continue to flee to neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) officials deported four relief workers in recent weeks, raising concerns regarding restrictions on humanitarian organizations.

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict continues to result in civilian deaths, displacement in eastern DRC

• USAID partners respond to humanitarian needs, despite security constraints

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity increases population displacement, humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Relief actors continue cholera response efforts across South Sudan

  • Ongoing conflict increases number of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Dec 2016 description

South Sudan is one of the worst places in the world to find a latrine. According to non-governmental organization WaterAid, more than 93 percent of South Sudanese lack access to an improved toilet—one that ensures hygienic separation of waste from humans. The dearth of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure puts millions of people at risk of illness and death from preventable diseases like cholera and acute watery diarrhea. In recent years, access to WASH infrastructure in South Sudan has worsened as ongoing insecurity displaces populations and destroys homes.

28 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict displaces up to 195,000 individuals from areas of Jebel Marra since January

  • FEWS NET projects above-average harvests, reduced food insecurity in most areas of Sudan

  • Health actors record nearly 4,600 cases of AWD since late August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting displaces populations and exacerbates humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • UN expresses concern regarding ethnic-based threats

  • WFP delivers emergency food assistance to 1.9 million people in September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS