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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

12 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mid-September protests, clashes with security forces erupt in Kinshasa and other areas of DRC

  • Response actors implement health interventions to mitigate yellow fever, cholera transmission

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Oct 2016 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

11 Oct 2016 description

Sector Overview

USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) remains at the forefront of the humanitarian community’s shelter and settlements (S&S) activities, which focus on a common goal: the expeditious and appropriate provision of covered living space to adequately shelter displaced populations, while also promoting safer, healthier settlements that link emergency S&S assistance to longer-term recovery efforts.

11 Oct 2016 description

Sector Overview

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs represent vital components of USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) responses to slow- and rapid-onset disasters and complex emergencies, as disaster-affected populations are more susceptible to illness and death from waterborne and communicable diseases.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, USAID/OFDA provided approximately $247 million to support WASH programs in more than 35 countries.

11 Oct 2016 description

Sector Overview

As part of its efforts to ensure a rapid response to humanitarian emergencies around the world, USAID/OFDA stores emergency relief supplies, such as kitchen sets, water containers, hygiene kits, blankets, and plastic sheeting for emergency shelter, at strategically located warehouses in Pisa, Italy; Subang, Malaysia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Miami, United States.

30 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area displaces populations

  • More than 90,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in Sudan from January to August

  • GoS reports more than 3,000 AWD cases

  • June–September flooding affects more than 204,000 people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement

  • WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG announces nearly $138 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Security situation in Juba remains calm following armed clashes in early July

  • Humanitarian organizations respond to IDP needs in Juba, Wau

KEY DEVELOPMENTS