- OCHA South Sudan Crisis Situation Report #79, 19 March 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
The situation in South Sudan remains among the world's biggest humanitarian crises since the outbreak of civil war in December 2013.
Over 2 million people have fled their homes, including over half a million who have sought refuge in neighboring countries (70% of them are children). At the same time, the country hosts around a quarter of a million refugees, mainly from Sudan. South Sudan continues to face a food security crisis. The UN estimates that 2.5 million people face food insecurity.
South Sudan - Refugees from Sudan
More refugees from Sudan arrived in South Sudan. As of December 2014, more than 2,500 people from South Kordofan sought refuge in South Sudan, with 700 arriving between 30 January and 5 February.
The refugees reported to UNHCR they fled ongoing conflict and widespread violence in Sudan's Nuba mountains region.
Niger - Conflict
• Over the last two to three days, active combats between Boko Haram insurgents and a mix of patrols from Niger and Chadian forces took place in Diffa. Although no report is currently available, significant causalities are reported among the civilian population. On 9 February, the Parliament of Niger gave a green light for the deployment of additional troops in the Diffa area.
AMOUNT: EUR 101 000 000
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December 2014 Kenya is currently hosting some 574 000 refugees and asylum seekers, a number which continues to grow rapidly due to the refugee influx from South Sudan.
On 5 November 2014, WFP, together with UNHCR, formally informed the donor community that a 50% rations' cut would take place from the second distribution cycle in November and would be likely to last until the end of January 2015.
Leitchour refugee camp has been underwater since the rains began this past June. Now the rains are over, bringing some reprieve to the more than 47 000 refugees living here. The expansive floodplain, dotted with white tents and huddles of round huts, is still extensively flooded. Refugees and villagers have to wade through knee-high dark brown waters. But they say it is now much better - at the peak of the rainy season, movement was impossible, except by boat.
A wretched camp
In mid-July, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) South Sudan Communication Specialist Kate Donovan visited the Malakal Protection-of-Civilian site with a group of journalists. They were there to chronicle the trials of people struggling to survive in the nearly unimaginable squalor inside the confines of the United Nations (UN) compound, where they had come seeking protection from the fighting that included targeting of civilians.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000
AMOUNT: EUR 82 000 000
Given the continued links between the crises in Sudan and South Sudan, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) considers that one regional HIP covering the two countries will help to ensure that interventions are relevant and consistent in both of them.
Since the outbreak of civil war in December 2013 , around 1.9 million people have fled their homes, including 469 000 who have sought refuge in neighboring countries. At the same time, South Sudan hosts around a quarter of a million refugees, mainly from Sudan.
Principal humanitarian needs include food, clean water, health care, sanitation, shelter and protection.
Forced to flee violence and struggling to feed her three children, the inspiring story of Cuaca sheds some light on the bravery of the displaced South Sudanese population, who are surviving against all odds. Our partners at UNICEF bring her story.
The remoteness of Cuaca’s new home makes it a hard place to raise her three children. There are no roads, markets, hospitals or schools. Two of the four wells in the village are broken, while the population that depends on this water has doubled.
Summary: 23 October 2014, Brussels - The European Commission is providing an additional €5 million to respond to the needs of the growing number of refugees in Ethiopia. The country has become the largest refugee-hosting nation in Africa: it is sheltering more than 643 000 refugees. Most of them are fleeing the conflict in South Sudan and are facing malnutrition and the risk of epidemics.
AMOUNT: EUR 11 000 000
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Second modification 18/09/2014
AMOUNT: EUR 100 000 000
The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2013) 9533 final.
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The European Commission is responding to the continuing major crisis in South Sudan by increasing its life-saving assistance by a further €20 million to help its most vulnerable people.
U.S.A. – Wildfires
• Over 36 000ha have been burnt by an active wildfire (named “King Fire”) near Sacramento, northern California, while it has also destroyed 68 structures, including 12 houses, as of 24 September. Evacuations are still in effect.
• A second large wildfire, “Happy Camp Complex”, has burnt over 53 000ha in Siskiyou County. It is currently 86% contained. (NICC, USDA)
Ukraine/Russia – Severe Weather
The conflict in Sudan has devastated the lives of millions, having a particularly grave impact on children. Our partners at the Lutheran World Federation describe how using the EU Children of Peace programme funds, they provide access to education to refugees in neighbouring South Sudan - not only academic but also about survival in a conflict zone.
It has been almost three years since 17 year-old Walid Awad Majir and his two brothers settled in neighbouring South Sudan, fleeing conflict at home in South Kordofan, Sudan.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MEXICO – Severe weather
• Heavy rainfall affected the south-western United States of America on 8 September, causing flash floods that killed two people in southern Arizona. Floods were also reported in Nevada and southern California. The heavy rains were caused by the remnants of Tropical Cyclone NORBERT that affected parts of western Mexico last few days, killing three people (media).
Sources: GDACS, NOAA, REDLAC, Media (1, 2, 3)
JUBA, South Sudan, 18 August 2014 – As the crisis in South Sudan deepens, the European Commission, through its Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection department (ECHO), has announced an additional grant to UNICEF of €5 million, bringing its total donation for 2014 to €9.5 million. UNICEF welcomed this latest contribution, which will provide lifesaving support for the hundreds of thousands of children who have been affected by the conflict in the country.
This post is part of our 'Humanitarians at risk' series, dedicated to World Humanitarian Day which will take place on 19 of August. The series features testimonies of humanitarians around the world who risk their lives daily, while saving those of others. World Humanitarian Day is our opportunity to recognise the personal sacrifice made by humanitarian professionals and pay tribute to those who were injured or killed while doing their job.