- IFRC Complex emergency Emergency appeal n° MDRSS003 Preliminary Final Report
- UNHCR Operational Update no. 37/2015, 14-28 Oct 2015
- Final report of the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015: Midyear Update
- IOM South Sudan: 2015 Midyear Crisis Appeal
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
November 13, 2015 (WAU) - The health minister in Western Bahr el Ghazal state, Isaac Clerto has announced the commencement of mass polio immunisation campaign.
The door-to-door campaign will target 13,500 children below five.
“We as government of South Sudan have recognised that since 2009, Polio case has been reported but the coverage is still a challenge [and] that is why we are continuing with the campaign and this the third,” said Clerto.
The campaign started on 14 November and will go till 17.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
November 14, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) -The number of South Sudan refugees crossing borders to Ethiopia due to the armed conflict at home has saw a significant decline during the recent weeks, a UN refugee agency official told Sudan Tribune on Friday.
Kisut Gebregzabiher, UNHCR’s senior public information officer in Addis Ababa, said currently an average six South Sudanese refugees arrive at Ethiopian borders per day a sharp decline compared to previous months where large numbers of refugees had been recorded on daily bases.
November 12, 2015 (BOR) - Chiefs and elders of Jale payam in South Sudan’s Jonglei state say the locals were fleeing their villages for swamps due to lack of protection.
This was contained in a survey conducted by the state relief and habitation commission, and some humanitarian agencies in Baidit and Jale payams.
Anyang Chol, one of the chiefs in Jale payam told Sudan Tribune that women, children and cattle, had moved to islands in swamps, considered safer zones, due to increasing insecurity in an area lacking proper protection from the state.
November 11, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) –Ethiopia’s refugee agency has launched an urgent appeal for food aid to assist hundreds of thousands of refugees particularly South Sudanese refugees.
Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA), a local implementing partner of UNHCR has called for supplies of food for over 730,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan who are being sheltered at different camps in Ethiopia.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
November 8, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) –The Nuer Council of Elders said that the IGAD-Plus Compromised Peace Agreement signed to end South Sudan conflict doesn’t embrace the interest of South Sudanese.
South Sudan rival factions including the government, the armed opposition SPLM -IO together with the SPLM leaders Former Detainees on Tuesday signed an agreement on transitional security arrangement.
November 5, 2015 (BOR) - Officials in Jonglei state said the return of hundreds of thousands people displaced by both the December 2013 crisis and Murle atrocities face difficulties to settle in their homes due to constant attacks by Murle ethnic tribesmen.
"The state minister for law enforcement and local government, Peter Wall Athiu disclosed this to the media after a security meeting in Bor.
November 4, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan’s armed opposition faction led by the first vice president designate, Riek Machar, will hold a conference beginning on Thursday in its general headquarters, Pagak, near the Ethiopian border, a media official has confirmed.
According to James Gatdet Dak, official spokesman of the opposition leader, the conference brings together political and military leaderships of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/SPLA).
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
November 3, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – Mediators from the East African regional bloc (IGAD) which brokered a peace deal between South Sudan rival factions officially declared on Tuesday that the nearly two years long conflict in the young nation was over.
"IGAD’s special envoy, Seyoum Mesfin, made the declaration after a final agreement on South Sudan Security Arrangement was signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by principal signatories of the accord to resolve the political crisis in the country.
November 1, 2015 (JUBA) - The leader South Sudan’s new rebel group said his forces would lay down weapons and accept negotiations if president Salva Kiir and his government cancelled the establishment order expanding the current 10 states to 28, despite signing a peace deal to end over 20 months of conflict with the armed opposition.
October 28, 2015 (JUBA) - Authorities in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state are appealing for assistance to help prevent disease outbreaks after its main hospital in the capital, Bentiu reportedly ran out of medical supplies.
“This senseless war in the country has come with negative effects particularly in unity state. It affected normal activities. All roads are insecure and secondly there is flood in the state. This is a flooding season”, the state information minister Peter Makuoth Malual said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
October 28, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) –An opposition group from Western Equatoria state, Revolutionary Movement For National Salvation (REMNASA) declared on Wednesday its merger with the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement-In- Opposition (SPLM-IO), led by first vice-president designate, Riek Machar.
The merger was signed on Wednesday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, between Henry Odwar, head of the SPLM-IO negotiating committee with the group and REMNASA chairperson, Martin James Cleto,.
October 27, 2015 (PAGAK) – A faith-based local relief organization, the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS), has called on other local humanitarian bodies to step up their efforts to deliver the badly needed basic services in the war-ravaged Upper Nile state.
ECCSS, a newly founded organization, said it has been delivering humanitarian services to the affected populations in Pagak and Maiwut counties, through coordination with the opposition’s established Relief Organization for South Sudan (RoSS) based in Pagak, near the Ethiopian border.
October 26, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government on Monday welcomed the signing of minutes of the security arrangements by the armed opposition command under the leadership of former vice president, Riek Machar, expressing commitment to continue with discussions in Addis Ababa to find lasting solutions to outstanding issues in the agreement.
October 21, 2015 (JUBA) - An alliance of South Sudanese political parties has rejected the proposed constitutional amendment to justify dividing the country into 28 states, arguing that it violates the peace agreement and undermines powers of the legislature.
The secretary general of the alliance, Martin Aligo told Sudan Tribune that their group will not accept the amendment of the constitution without subjecting such a decision to public debates to solicit citizens’ views on what they actually want.
October 19, 2015 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese army (SPLA) said it rescued 50 police and civilians from rebel groups, confirming their presence in its Western Equatorial state.
Gen. Johnson Juma, the commander of SPLA in Western Equatoria and Lakes states told reporters at the army headquarters in Juba, that “renegade” officers were to blame for the series of attacks on the army barracks in Mundri county.
October 16, 2015 (JUBA) - Authorities in South Sudan’s border state of Warrap deployed on Friday more government forces after 92 people were reportedly killed and more than 140 injured in inter-communal clashes in it’s Tonj East county.
The cause of the clash remains unclear, but state and local officials provided conflicting accounts about the initial cause of the clashes.
October 13, 2015 (JUBA) - Authorities in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state have unveiled peace plan to resolve recurring insecurity situation in the area by stepping up consultative and sensitization strategies with different groups and stakeholders in the state.
State minister of information and communications, Daniel Zingifuaboro, who is the official spokesperson of the state government said in a statement to the press that the government had stepped launching dialogue with state groups and with the national government.
October 12, 2015 (JUBA) - Approximately over 600 people have internally been displaced from Mundri county in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state following recent military confrontations between the army and unknown armed militias, the United Nations said.
Those displaced, the UN mission (UNMISS) said, are seeking protection around and in the immediate vicinity its temporary operating base in the area.
According to a spokesperson for the world body, Western Equatoria state is currently divided between the South Sudanese army (SPLA) and the unknown armed militias.
South Sudan Civil Society Organizations Submission on the Creation of 28 States in the Republic of South Sudan
For immediate Release 8th October 2015
October 7, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Joint Boundary Commission (JBC) between Sudan and South Sudan has met in Addis Ababa under the auspices of the African Union Border Program (AUBP).
Claimed and disputed areas of the Sudan and South Sudan border include Abyei, 14-Mile area, Joudat Al-Fakhar, Jebel al-Migainais, Kaka, and Kafia Kingi enclave (Hofrat al-Nahas).
Since the South Sudan independence the agreed border between the two countries is not yet demarcated (marked on the ground). Also, talks between the two sides continue to delimit the remaining 20% disputed boundary.