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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.

12 Dec 2014 description

Posted by Dina Esposito

A few weeks ago, my office instructed a vessel carrying 21,000 tons of American-grown sorghum destined to serve hungry people in South Sudan to divert from its Djibouti destination and discharge its cargo in Port Sudan instead. That vessel arrived and offloaded last week.

03 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intermittent clashes continue to generate humanitarian needs and drive displacement in Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile states.

  • High-level U.N. official concludes advocacyfocused South Sudan visit.

  • Relief organizations continue to express concern regarding potential for food insecurity in 2015.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 Nov 2014 description

JUBA, 25 November 2014 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today the start of a new partnership worth US$ 14 million to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for chronically vulnerable and displaced populations in South Sudan, to help prevent violence toward and provide support services to those affected by gender-based violence.

31 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On October 2, the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) delayed passage of the proposed Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Bill, due in part to pressure from the humanitarian community to stall the controversial legislation.

  • Relief actors continue to improve and expand protection of civilian (PoC) sites and assist with voluntary relocation efforts.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Oct 2014 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY

USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is responding to humanitarian needs in countries in East and Central Africa (ECA)2 that are experiencing complex emergencies characterized by widespread violence and internal displacement, as well as helping countries to address chronic or recurrent challenges, including acute food insecurity, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity.

17 Oct 2014 description

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

16 Oct 2014 description

From the dusty plains of South Sudan to the tropics in the Philippines, the world saw a whirlwind of crises destroy lives, livelihoods and human dignity over the past year. Severe drought, ravaging conflict and powerful natural disasters devastated communities and pushed already vulnerable families into crisis, oftentimes lacking enough food. USAID, through its Office of Food For Peace, was there to provide emergency food assistance in those times of need.