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28 Aug 2015 description

On 26 August, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has signed the peace agreement endorsed by other South Sudanese parties in Addis Ababa earlier in August 2015. This commitment to engage in a political process is a crucial step towards the end of 20 months of civil war in one of the world's most fragile countries.

25 Aug 2015 description

Four years after independence, South Sudan is experiencing a major humanitarian crisis. The conflict ravaging the young country has hit children the hardest. They are facing hunger, disease, violence and displacement. In Akobo, Jonglei state, over 15 percent of children are severely malnourished – well above crisis levels – including many children who have fled the fighting in nearby towns.

11 Aug 2015 description
Horn of Africa -version 3
Technical annex - version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 92 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Second modification as of 10/07/2015

The regional spill-over of the conflict situation in Yemen has been affecting Djibouti and Somalia resulting in an influx of refugees and returnees into both countries. Both in Djibouti and Somalia, local capacities are stretched to the limits.

17 Jul 2015 description
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The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian aid of €4 million for Sudan, bringing the total of the Commission's assistance to the country in 2015 to €32 million.

The new funding follows an increase in refugees from neighbouring South Sudan and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sudan.

08 Jul 2015 description

On the 4th anniversary of the youngest state in the world, South Sudan is standing on an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. About 8 million people, two-thirds of the total population, are food insecure and as many as 3.8m going hungry. More than 2 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of the fighting, preventing thousands of people from getting the help they urgently need. Oxfam and the European Commission warn that without a political solution to achieve peace, the situation in South Sudan will worsen.

25 Jun 2015 description

U.S.A. - Severe weather
• Severe weather, including thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes affected several areas of Midwest and Mid-Atlantic United States on 21-23 June. Several tornadoes were reported in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Michigan on 22 June.
• According to media (as of 23 June), seven people were injured and several damages occurred, mostly in the area of Coal City in northern Illinois.

16 Jun 2015 description

(Geneva, 16 June 2015): Over US$275 million (245 million euro) were pledged today in support of the victims of the deepening humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and the region.

The pledges were made during a high-level conference in Geneva organised by the European Union and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on the humanitarian situation in the world’s youngest country.

03 Jun 2015 description
Horn of Africa​ - version 2
Technical annex - version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 89 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

First modification as of 08/05/2015

The crisis in South Sudan has triggered the displacement of thousands of people in the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia (204 000), Kenya (45 800) and Uganda (147 300). In total, according to UNHCR, over 530 000 people have crossed into those three countries since 15 December 2013.

22 May 2015 description
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(2014)10012 final and the availability of the relevant appropriations.

AMOUNT: EUR 120 000 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

First modification as of 30/03/2015

South Sudan:

27 Apr 2015 description

Key messages

  • 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.

27 Apr 2015 description

Chile - Volcanic eruption
• Calbuco volcano erupted on 22 April, with volcanic ash reaching a height greater than 15 km, pyroclastic flow within a range of 7 km and lahars travelling 15 km through riverbeds. As of early morning on 24 April, gas emission from the erupted crater continue.
• As of 24 April, the aviation colour code over the volcano remains Red. The 20 km restriction zone around the crater remains in effect, while a total of 4,514 evacuees have been recorded and 12 shelters have been opened in the surrounding communes.

20 Apr 2015 description

Key messages

  • Kenya is a disaster-prone country in need of strengthened emergency preparedness and response capacities.

  • The number of food insecure people has increased from 1.3 million in the beginning of 2014, to now 1.5 million. This is due to the two successive poor rain seasons compounded by localised conflict and high food prices.

  • Insecurity and the associated disruption of markets and income earning opportunities are likely to further worsen the food security and nutrition situation.

16 Apr 2015 description
  • With more than 680 000 refugees, Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya as the country in Africa with the highest number of refugees.

  • Since the conflict erupted in South Sudan, about 196 000 additional refugees have arrived. Malnutrition rates among South Sudanese refugees are under the emergency level.

  • In 2015, the European Commission has allocated €21 million for humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia.

15 Apr 2015 description

KAMPALA, 13th April 2015- The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has provided an additional 1 Million Euros contribution to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the agency’s 2015 emergency response to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

UNICEF will support four main interventions in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Yumbe and Kiryandogo in northern Uganda.

24 Mar 2015 description

Key Messages

  • 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.

12 Feb 2015 description

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.

11 Feb 2015 description

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.