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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.

16 Oct 2014 description

SECTOR OVERVIEW

As part of its efforts to ensure a rapid response to humanitarian emergencies around the world, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA)—the lead U.S. Government office for international disaster response—stockpiles relief supplies at strategic global warehouses in Miami, Florida; Pisa, Italy; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Stockpiled humanitarian commodities include thermal blankets, plastic sheeting for emergency shelter, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, and water purification systems.

04 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $83 million for emergency response assistance

  • Despite improving food security conditions, South Sudan faces one of the world’s worst food security crises

  • Land works and aid lead to incremental improvements at civilian protection site in Bentiu town, Unity State

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heavy rains and associated flooding affect more than 277,000 people across Sudan

  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signs agreement with the Government of Sudan (GoS) to resume operations in Sudan following a nine-month suspension

  • The U.S Government (USG) provides more than $287 million in FY 2014 to support humanitarian efforts across Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Sep 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Efforts to improve living conditions continue at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • Health actors are responding to an increase in the number of reported cases of kala-azar disease in endemic areas of the country

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Sep 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief agencies focus on drainage improvements to address flooding at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • Food and nutrition assistance mitigate food insecurity in some areas; concerns for risk of deteriorating conditions in 2015 persist

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Aug 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $180 million to support food assistance in South Sudan

  • U.N. World Food Program (WFP) barge convoy arrives in Upper Nile State

  • Insecurity persists in Unity State, including near the civilian protection site in Bentiu town

KEY DEVELOPMENTS