- UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #107, 1 - 15 April 2017
- OCHA South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 6 | 20 April 2017
- WFP South Sudan Situation Report #172, 16 April 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- 2017 South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan
- UNHCR: 2017 South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal
- IOM South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Business Guide: North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia: Prevent Famine and Support Response
- 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
Fighting in South Sudan has intensified towards the end of the dry season. A government offensive has continued in Jonglei State, the heartland of the main opposition tribe, the Nuer. Government forces now control the villages of Motot, Waat and Walgak. Reports indicate wide-spread destruction. Humanitarian aid workers in the area (approx. 60) were forced to flee to Akobo (close to border with Ethiopia) and later on evacuated from Akobo for security concerns. Due to the ongoing fighting, all humanitarian assistance has been suspended in this area.
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New global report on food crises offers benchmark for action needed to avoid disasters
BRUSSELS - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels today.
The European Union, FAO and WFP have joined forces with FEWS NET, UNICEF and regional organisations like CILSS, IGAD and SICA to coordinate needs assessment to increase the impact of humanitarian and resilience responses through the preparation of the “Global Report on Food Crises”. This Global Report aims to enhance coordination and decision making through a neutral analysis that informs programming and implementation.
From February to July 2017, Leer and Mayendit are classified in Famine, while Koch county has an elevated risk of famine.
Fews-net, TWG (South Sudan IPC Technical Working Group), ERC (IPC’s Emergency Review Committee)
Severe drought has taken hold in parts of the Horn of Africa (HoA) region following a long dry spell. Some affected areas in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia were yet to recover from the 2015-16 El Niño- drought when rains failed again. 16.8 million people across the region face food and water shortages and it is predicted that the next rainy season, from March to May, will again disappoint. 10.7 million people need urgent food assistance.
On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, announced a support package of €165 million to address the multiple crises in the Horn of Africa region.
South Sudan faced fresh challenges in 2016. An already fragile peace deal fell apart in July when fighting broke out in Juba, leaving more than 200 dead. The fighting spread to other parts of the country, marking an escalation of untold suffering including claims of torture and widespread rape of women.
By September 2016, refugees fleeing South Sudan into neighbouring countries crossed the one million mark.
Facts & Figures In 2017:
5.6 million people in need of food assistance
3.9 million people in need of water trucking
3 million acutely malnourished children & women including 300 000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition
1.9 million households need support to keep livestock alive
Almost 10% of the population chronically vulnerable to food insecurity
Facts & Figures
Since fighting erupted in December 2013:
More than 1.7 million internally displaced people according to UN estimates
Over 202 000 people seeking refuge at UN Mission compounds (UNMIS)
Over 1.1 million South Sudanese refugees & asylum seekers in neighbouring countries (UNHCR)
67 aid workers killed by warring parties (UNOCHA)
About 4.8 million people experiencing food insecurity
The food security situation continues to deteriorate in South Sudan, reaching an unprecedented magnitude. The newly released Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report declared localized famine in two counties.
From February to April 2017, Leer and Mayendit counties are classified in famine with about 100 000 people at risk of dying. In total, 4.9 million people are in a crisis or emergency situation nationwide. At the height of the lean season in July, 5.5 million South Sudanese are projected to be in crisis or emergency situation.
Today the European Commission has announced an emergency aid package worth €82 million as famine has been declared in South Sudan for the first time since the country gained independence in 2011.
One hundred thousand people are facing starvation in parts of the country while 40 per cent of the population (4.9 million people) is in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
1 346 451 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries
260 453 Refugees in South Sudan
1 876 898 South Sudanese IDPs
211 631 South Sudanese IDPs in PoCs
Since 1 July 2016, Uganda has received an unprecedented influx of refugees from South Sudan. By October, the total number of new arrivals from South Sudan alone since the beginning of the year was more than 330 000 (as of 1 November). An overwhelming majority (more than 80%) of the new arrivals are women and children.
The Kenyan government decided to postpone the closure of the refugee camps in Dadaab by six months, from initially end of November 2016 to end of May 2017. The camps in Dadaab host around 276 000 refugees, including over 260 000 of Somali origin. Authorities in Somalia, especially from the neighbouring Jubbaland region to which most refugees repatriate, continue to highlight the lack of basic services, shelter, security and durable solutions for new arrivals, who face the risk of simply joining internally displaced camps.