- South Sudan Food Security Alert January 18, 2017
- OCHA South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 1 | 16 Jan 2017
- UNHCR South Sudan situation: Regional update 1 – 31 December 2016
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Jan – Dec 2017
- UNHCR: South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal January - December 2017
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- IOM South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
- OCHA South Sudan
- UNHCR South Sudan Situation Information Sharing Portal
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- IOM Displacement Tracking & Monitoring (DTM) South Sudan
- Open Data for South Sudan
- Office of the IGAD Special Envoys for South Sudan
- Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC)
- Food Security Cluster: South Sudan
- Logistics Cluster: South Sudan
- Human Rights Watch: South Sudan - Events of 2016
Insecurity in Greater Equatoria continues to aggravate the already fragile humanitarian situation, with recent military activity around Yambio causing mass population displacement. Humanitarian access in the region is severely restricted.
For the first time during the dry season there has been a resurgence of cholera cases. Between 1 and 12 January, 33 new cases were reported at the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, but no deaths reported. UNICEF is re-engaging with partners to respond.
Since December 2016, reports started being received of an influx of civilians from Juba arriving in Bentiu, landing in Rubkona and Guit counties. IDPs identified as residing previously in Mangaten area and the Protection of Civilians (POC) sites in Juba were witnessed arriving through commercial cargo flights initiated by the Government of South Sudan, the majority of them women and children. Reports indicate that similar flights have also been leaving from Juba to Jonglei and Upper Nile.
In December 2016, UNICEF has deployed 60 water trucks in Oromia Region to benefit an estimated 120,000 people with access to safe water.
UNICEF has also dispatched US$650,000 worth of household and community-level water treatment chemicals to different regions; and supported the rehabilitation and maintenance of sustainable water supply systems, which together benefitted around 700,000 people.
2016 was a year of challenges and upheaval across the globe. The ongoing migration and refugee crisis has uprooted nearly 50 million children worldwide, leaving them vulnerable to violence and exploitation. Conflict and natural hazards continue to take a toll on children, with nearly 1 in 4 living in areas affected by crisis.
One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has affected more than 51 million people and placed more than 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in 10 countries in the region.In 2016, more than 1 million children were targeted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and water shortages, protection concerns and the deterioration of basic social services remain key concerns.
Total population in need: 8 million
Total children in need (<18): 4.3 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 3.3 million
Total children to be reached in 2017: 2.4 million
Total people in need: 2.4 million
Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 1.5 million
Total children to be reached in 2017: 1 million
Total people in need: 9.2 million
Total children (<18) in need: 4.8 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 4 million
Total children to be reached in 2017: 2 million
Total affected population: 2,021,000
Total affected children: 869,000
Total people to be reached in 2017: 800,000
Total children to be reached in 2017: 600,000
434,500 children under 5 accessing an integrated package of health interventions, including for the management of diarrhoeal diseases
232,000 persons affected by crises are reached with safe water interventions
Uganda is host to over 589,573 South Sudan refugees and asylum seekers since 2014; out of which 64% are children.
130,915 South Sudanese children aged 6 to 59 months have been vaccinated against Polio since January 2016.
This year, 3,341 (1,475 boys and 1,866 girls) children born to refugee parents from South Sudan have been registered through the National Mobile Vital Recording system (MVRS). This ensures their right to identity and is a gateway to access services where identification documents are required.
• Humanitarian access in the Greater Equatoria region is severely restricted due to insecurity, significantly impacting the ability of humanitarian organizations to deliver life-saving assistance.
2017 Requirements: US$110,247,169
• An important interagency assessment has taken place from 27 to 31 December 2016 in Bau and Kurmuk localities of Blue Nile State to assess the humanitarian situation, including the needs related to child protection, education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.
• In December 2016, the Sudan Armed Forces renewed the command order to end recruitment and use of children in its forces, in line with the Action Plan signed in March 2016.
KAMPALA, 16 December 2016 – The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) through the Swedish Embassy in Kampala has contributed 35 million krona - about 4 million US dollars - to support maternal, newborn and child health programmes in Uganda’s West Nile region.
The support is expected to reach an estimated 135,000 pregnant women and over 300,000 children with key health interventions.
• Between January and September 2016, 247,480 children with severe acute malnutrition were admitted to the national Community Management of Acute Malnutrition programme. Out of these, 19,920 children (8 per cent) were admitted to in-patient care.
• In response to the new influx of South Sudanese refugees, UNICEF supported the Regional Health Bureau of Gambella to vaccinate 23,543 children 0 to 15 years old and 21,863 children 6 months to 14 years old against polio and measles respectively.
• Humanitarian access is being restricted in Western Bahr el Ghazal, and communities are known to be using unclean water sources. The dry season will pose a threat for communities’ water security, as most of the seasonal streams and hand-dug wells being used will dry up.
17,000 children recruited since 2013. Thousands more killed, abducted and sexually assaulted
JUBA, 15 December 2016 – Three years after fighting first erupted in South Sudan, children continue to be recruited by armed forces and armed groups, with 1,300 children recruited in 2016, UNICEF said today. This brings to more than 17,000 the total number of children used in the conflict since 2013.
15 December 2016