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25 Feb 2017 description

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

(source: UNOCHA)

22 Feb 2017 description

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

22 Feb 2017 description
  • 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.

21 Feb 2017 description

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.

14 Dec 2016 description

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

21 Nov 2016 description

Key messages

  • 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.

18 Nov 2016 description
  • 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.

11 Nov 2016 description
  • Since the new upsurge of the conflict in South Sudan on 8 July, a continuous influx of around 240 000 refugees has fled from South Sudan into Uganda, an overwhelming majority of them women and children.

  • This takes the estimated total number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda to nearly 800 000, including 526 000 from South Sudan, more than 222 000 from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and more than 42 000 from Burundi.

11 Nov 2016 description

The European Commission will provide €78 million in emergency aid to help those affected by the South Sudan crisis both within the country and in the region. Over 1 million refugees from South Sudan have fled to neighbouring countries, with the number expected to grow. There are currently 2 million displaced people within the country. The funding was announced today by Commissioner Christos Stylianides who is currently in Uganda, one of the largest refugee and asylum-seekers hosting country in the world.

10 Nov 2016 description

WFP and FAO warn of impending famine in South Sudan. It is estimated that between 3.7 and 4 million people (more than a third of the total estimated population) are currently severely food insecure. This is a one million increase compared to the same period last year.

12 Oct 2016 description

Emergencies and crises disproportionately affect girls' access to education. Today, 4 of the 5 countries with the largest gender gaps in education are conflict-affected countries (CAR, Chad, Yemen and South Sudan). For secondary school the gender gap is even greater.

04 Oct 2016 description

Since fighting broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have fled to neighbouring countries such as Kenya. There are over 85 000 South Sudanese refugees residing at the Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya. More than 60% of new arrivals are 17 years of age or younger, many are unaccompanied or separated from their families. This places extra strain on the camp’s infrastructure which only has a limited number of education facilities.

03 Oct 2016 description

The spiral of conflict in South Sudan continues to deteriorate with several more factions declaring war on the current government in the past week. As the situation deteriorates, ethnic divisions are increasingly driving the conflict and civilians increasingly bearing the brunt of its consequences. In Yei (Central Equatoria), around 100,000 people are estimated to be trapped and encircled by government forces. Reports indicate widespread human rights abuses, violent killings, sexual assault and extensive looting of private homes by uniformed soldiers and armed militia at night.