- OCHA South Sudan Crisis Situation Report #82, 10 April 2015
- Report on the human rights situation in South Sudan - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/28/49) (Advance Unedited Version)
- FEWSNET Food Security Outlook January 2015 to September 2015
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
1,757 children released from Cobra Faction since January
JUBA, South Sudan/NAIROBI, Kenya/NEW YORK, 24 April 2015 – More than 280 children (282 boys and 1 girl) have been freed in the final release of children from the Cobra Faction, an armed group in South Sudan.
The release took place in Labrab, a village in a remote corner of Jonglei State. It is the last chapter in a series of releases that have taken place since January and follows a peace agreement between the faction and the Government of South Sudan.
• UNICEF continues to provide both financial and technical assistance to partners implementing nutrition programmes, with 38,416 children admitted for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) from January to March 2015, a record admission rate for that time period over the last 4 years. This is due to a number of factors which include the scale up of nutrition services and improved stock availability as well as improved monthly reporting of partners.
According to the Humanitarian Requirement Document released in March, 2.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance in 2015.
The food security situation has stabilized in most parts of the country in January 2015 with the completion of the Meher harvest season (November – January).
UNICEF and partners support over 144,455 South Sudanese refugees of which 87 per cent are women and children including 12,793 in Arua, 33,381 in Kiryandongo, 91,743 in Adjumani and 7,538 in Kampala.
A Polio house to house immunisation campaign was carried out amongst the refugees and host communities. According to the U-report Poll, 82% of respondents indicated that Polio vaccinators came to their home to vaccinate all the children under five years.
KAMPALA, 13th April 2015- The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has provided an additional 1 Million Euros contribution to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the agency’s 2015 emergency response to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.
UNICEF will support four main interventions in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Yumbe and Kiryandogo in northern Uganda.
Children continue to be the most affected by the multiple crises in Sudan, which remain amongst the worst children’s emergencies in the world. A total of 3.24 million children in Sudan are targeted for humanitarian assistance by the Humanitarian Response Plan.
• Following the release of 654 children formerly associated with the Cobra Faction in Lekuangole, part of the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, the total number of released children is now 1,314. Released boys, and now three girls, continue to receive interim care, psychosocial support and family tracing services. Community-based monitoring systems are in place to provide family tracing and post-reunification support for around 200 children who have now returned home; as well as to identify, and help prevent, possible future re-recruitment.
New release will bring number of freed children to more than 1,300 since January 26
JUBA/NAIROBI/NEW YORK, 21 March, 2015 – Up to 250 child soldiers including four girls, one as young as nine, were released today in South Sudan from an armed group, the Cobra Faction. Another 400 are being released over the next two days.
• Since its launch end March 2014, UNICEF has completed 40 Rapid Response Missions (RRMs), reaching a total of 705,000 people including 144,000 children under five. In 2015, the RRM remains a critical response model to provide humanitarian assistance in hard to reach areas. Since the start of the year, six RRM missions have been completed in northern Jonglei and northern Unity States, reaching over 102,000 people, including 17,000 children under five. Two missions are currently underway in Kuach and Nimni in Guit County, Unity State.
This IRNA Report is a product of Inter-Agency Assessment mission conducted and information compiled based on the inputs provided by partners on the ground including; government authorities, affected communities/IDPs and agencies.
Priories for 2015
· The multiple crises in Sudan show no sign of abating, with children continuing to bear the brunt of one of the worst children’s emergencies in the world today. 3.24 million children in Sudan are targeted for humanitarian assistance by the Strategic Response Plan.
UNICEF and partners continue to support over 140,462 South Sudanese refugees of which 87 per cent are women and children in the districts of Arua, Adjumani and Kiryandongo.
UNICEF working with the Government of Uganda carried out an integrated nutrition screening through expanded programme on immunization outreach points and enrolled 2,254 children in refugee settlements into therapeutic feeding programs.
The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now 192,734, including 4,575 unaccompanied minors and 14,258 separated children. In total 250,000 South Sudanese refugees are resident in Ethiopia, Gambella Region.
The average daily arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to Gambella Region has remained low during the month of January, with an average of 78 individuals
JUBA, South Sudan/NAIROBI, Kenya, 28 February 2015 – Scores of children seized by armed men from a village in northern South Sudan two weeks ago remain forcibly recruited as child soldiers, despite intensive efforts to locate and free them.
One week ago UNICEF reported that 89 children preparing for exams were forcibly recruited as child soldiers, but the organization now believes the number of children may be in the hundreds. In addition, adult males were also forcibly recruited during the February 15 and 16 raid.