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23 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Apr 2016 description

Overview

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

14 Mar 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heightened food insecurity expected throughout Sudan due to projected below-average crop yields

  • Humanitarian assistance arrives in conflict-affected Fanga Suk

  • WHO records nearly 540 VHF cases since August 2015 outbreak

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jan 2016 description

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S.

23 Dec 2015 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Insecurity, protection risks, and other access constraints continue to limit the ability of relief actors to address humanitarian needs in South Sudan. Despite challenges, U.S. Government (USG) partners and other humanitarian actors commenced an interagency emergency response mission on December 1 to assist conflict-affected communities in Unity’s Leer County. As of mid-December, the mission remained ongoing and had reached more than 6,500 households with emergency relief supplies.

16 Dec 2015 description

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $173 million in lifesaving emergency food assistance for those suffering from hunger as a result of the conflict that broke out in South Sudan two years ago.