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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

30 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan’s food security situation continues to deteriorate, with the early onset of the lean season and 3.5 million people expected to require food assistance by June

  • Armed group releases 650 children previously recruited into conflict

  • South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SSRRA) suspends decision to tax South Sudanese staff of aid organizations operating in opposition-held areas

09 Mar 2015 description

Posted by Linda Etim on Monday, March 9th 2015

While South Sudan’s warring parties have failed to make necessary compromises for peace after nearly 15 months of conflict, the people of South Sudan continue to suffer, including millions of children.

In addition to the many hardships South Sudan’s children are facing since civil war erupted in December 2013, the re-emergence of forced recruitment of child soldiers threatens to rob another generation of their potential after decades of war and lost opportunities.

28 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Protracted violence in Unity and Upper Nile states results in displacement, casualties, and property destruction

  • Humanitarian agencies continue efforts to improve food security with the delivery of emergency food assistance

  • Health organizations confirm a cholera outbreak in Eastern Equatoria State

13 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Médecins Sans Frontières-Belgium (MSF-B) announces full closure of its activities in Sudan, citing inability to access populations in need.

  • Unidentified militants injure one and kill three Sudanese aid workers with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in Blue Nile State.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Government (USG) announces nearly $273 million in new FY 2015 funding to the crisis both inside and outside South Sudan

  • OCHA and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) hold summit on humanitarian response in South Sudan

  • 2.5 million people continue to face Crisis and Emergency-level food security conditions; geographic location of food insecurity shifts

30 Jan 2015 description

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JUBA - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a new project to provide quality basic education to children in South Sudan who are currently not attending school.

08 Jan 2015 description

Swelling population in Wau overburdens water resources

“I want people here in Wau to know the benefits of clean water.”

06 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The current crisis in South Sudan has displaced nearly 2 million people since December 2013.

  • Relief agencies completed the relocation of the displaced population previously sheltering at the UNMISS Tomping protection of civilians (PoC) site to the U.N. House PoC 3 site in Juba town,
    Central Equatoria State, on December 24.

  • Recent fighting in northern Jonglei State has reportedly displaced an estimated 100,000 people, according to local sources.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A dengue fever outbreak in Sudan’s Darfur region had resulted in 137 reported cases as of December 14.

  • Hostilities continue to result in deaths and injuries in Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N)-controlled parts of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

  • Conflict-affected individuals from South Sudan continue to arrive in Sudan.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Dec 2014 description

Posted by Nancy Lindborg and Anne C. Richard on Monday, December 15th 2014

As leaders of United States Government humanitarian efforts, we currently contend with a long list of global disasters, conflicts and disease outbreaks. Yet none fills us with as much frustration and despair as the crisis in South Sudan. Why? Because this crisis should never have happened.