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28 Jul 2016 description

Facts & Figures

Since fighting erupted in December 2013:
- More than 1.61 million internally displaced people according to UN estimates
- Over 200 000 people seeking refuge at UN Mission compounds (UNMIS)
- Over 831 000 South Sudanese refugees & asylum seekers in neighbouring countries (UNHCR)
- 55 aid workers killed by warring parties (UNOCHA)
- About 4.8 million people experiencing food shortages
- Number of refugees from neighbouring countries in South Sudan: over 263 000 (UNHCR)

Other facts

28 Jul 2016 description

The European Commission has today announced €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan, bringing the total support from the Commission to €103 million for 2016.

The funding comes as the humanitarian situation worsens in the country, with 15 000 people displaced following the eruption of renewed fighting in the capital Juba earlier this month.

22 Jul 2016 description

Sexual violence, including rape, by soldiers in uniform continues in Juba. The majority of attacks reported are taking place against women leaving the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in search of food and other life-saving needs, including in the immediate vicinity of the PoC gates. Humanitarian agencies have requested additional foot patrols by UNMISS soldiers.

20 Jul 2016 description
  • The flow of refugees from South Sudan to neighbouring countries is increasing. In Uganda, the latest figures show a high increase in the numbers of refugees with 2,647 refugees arriving from South Sudan on Monday 18 July 2016, i.e. nearly double the number of refugees which arrived in previous days. The majority of refugees are arriving from Eastern Equatoria with smaller numbers of refugees arriving from Juba. Over 90% of the refugees are women and children.

19 Jul 2016 description

◾Harassment and killing of the civilian population remains a serious concern. Soldiers entered Gorom camp (20 km from Juba), harassing refugees and threatening the lives of refugee representatives. Media reports indicate that 5 civilians have been killed in Yei, resulting in the population fleeing into the bush to seek refuge.

19 Jul 2016 description

Syria - Conflict
• On 15 July, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein - expressed alarm about the increasingly desperate situation of civilians trapped in Syrian towns where air and ground military offensives are being carried out.

18 Jul 2016 description

In view of fighting in South Sudan, notably Juba, UNHCR has activated preparations to implement the inter-agency refugee contingency plan in Uganda.

Even if the ceasefire continues to hold, spikes in influx between 10 000-30 000 South Sudanese refugees are anticipated.

Currently the passage through the Elegu border appears to be closed on the South Sudan side. This poses the risk that those fleeing enter through other border points, where UNHCR is not present. If the Elegu passage opens there is a high risk of influxes with unprecedented arrival rates.

16 Jul 2016 description

While the humanitarian situation in Juba is gradually de-escalating, conflict and ethnically motivated attacks continue unabated throughout the country. Along the corridor between Juba and Nimule and at the border with Uganda, civilians continue to be prevented from leaving South Sudan. Though latest reports indicate that people without luggage may cross the border, this only leads to further family separations as people seem to send their children alone to safe areas while staying behind with their belongings.

15 Jul 2016 description
  • Although the ceasefire continues to hold in Juba, the UN estimates that as of 13 July, around 34,000 people remain displaced in various locations in the city. Most of the affected people are women, children and elderly. Grave concern is also raised for possible ethnically motivated revenge attacks.

14 Jul 2016 description
  • Juba airport remains open and relocation of people continues. However, the Ethiopian Airlines flight scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled. Furthermore, information gathered from people leaving confirms severe harassment and confiscation of cash from passengers by security forces.

13 Jul 2016 description

China – Severe weather
• Heavy rain has continued to affect several areas of the country, causing more floods and landslides.
• According to national authorities, as of 12 July the death toll from heavy rain has reached 206 people, while 30 are still missing, over 206 100 have been evacuated, hundreds of thousands have been affected, and over 482 400 houses have been partially or fully damaged in several provinces of the country.

06 Jul 2016 description
  • Fighting erupted in Wau (Western Bar el Ghazal) on 24 June and resulted in the killing of hundreds of people according to yet unverified reports. Because of the fighting, more than 88 000 people have been displaced in Wau town and the surrounding bush.

  • The international community called on the fighting forces to cease hostilities and to grant UNMISS (United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan) and humanitarian agencies unhindered access in Wau town and the countryside.

23 Jun 2016 description
  • Intensive fighting continues in South Sudan forcing the displacement of tens of thousands of civilians in a country where almost 1.7 million people are internally displaced.

22 Jun 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • 65 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide:

  • 21.3 million refugees,

  • 40.8 million internally displaced - 1.8 million seeking asylum.

  • Largest sources of refugees: Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan , Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

07 Jun 2016 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

20 May 2016 description
  • Close to 640 000 people in Kenya are food insecure and more than 80% of these live in the country’s arid regions. Inter-clan conflict, insecurity and disease outbreaks also continue to destabilise many people’s lives in addition to drought. This year’s El Niño has led to torrential rains and floods causing damage and fatalities across the country.
  • Kenya hosts nearly 600 000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia and the Great Lakes region.
19 May 2016 description

Key messages

  • The worsening humanitarian situation and the suffering of the people of South Sudan have reached unimaginable proportions. The country ranks second in the European Commission's Global Vulnerability and Crisis Assessment index (after the Central African Republic). South Sudan was the world's most fragile State in 2014 and 2015 (Fragile States index).

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Sudan and South Sudan - version 2
Technical Annex - version 2

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2015) 8936 final and conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2016 general budget of the European Union

AMOUNT: EUR 88 500 000