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23 Mar 2017 description

Context

Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 117,600 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

23 Mar 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 8,576,771
Balance Requested: US$ 7,752,082

THE CRISIS: Famine Crisis in South Sudan

23 Mar 2017 description

Key messages

  • 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.

23 Mar 2017 description

Joint statement on behalf of the Government of Uganda and UNHCR

The Government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today jointly appealed to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan refugees who continue to arrive in Uganda every day, fleeing brutal conflict, compounded by the limited availability of food.

23 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

164,571

The camp population as at 28th February 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

2,069

Number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in the month of February 2017

23,642

The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.

FUNDING

USD 65M Requested for Kakuma operation.

Funded 31%

Gap 69%

PRIORITIES

22 Mar 2017 description

SITE UPDATES

Wau PoC Site and Collective Centers

• On 8 March, CCCM and Displacement Tracking and Monitoring teams conducted a population fixing exercise across five internally displaced persons (IDP) sites in Wau, including the protection of civilian (PoC) site. Around 180 staff from seven UN agencies and non-governmental organizations took part, distributing approximately 34,000 tokens to IDPs eligible for biometric registration.

22 Mar 2017 description
report Caritas
  • Cáritas Perú distribuye en las últimas semanas 89 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria a 2.000 familias afectadas a causa de «El Niño»

  • Las Cáritas de Sudán del Sur, Etiopía, Somalia y Kenia afrontan la crisis de alimentos creada en el Cuerno de África por efecto de «La Niña»

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By UNICEF South Sudan

As starvation and food insecurity grip many parts of South Sudan, UNICEF is working with partners to provide a range of nutrition services. Hear the story of a mother and her daughter who received life-saving treatment at an outpatient centre.

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AWEIL STATE, South Sudan, 21 March 2017 – In South Sudan, an estimated one million people are on the brink of starvation.

Iman Diing’s baby daughter Alakii is one of them.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Despite good progress, much more needs to be done to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 6.1: “By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.”

Khartoum 22nd March 2017: Across the globe, March 22 every year is set aside to celebrate progress in water towards achieving global targets and to garner more political support. This year's theme: Why waste water? Is in support of SDG 6.3 on improving water quality and reducing, treating and reusing wastewater.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

16 March 2017, Mingkaman, Awerial South, South Sudan – The Government of Japan and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, donated a solar-powered electrical system to the people of Awerial to provide electricity to the reproductive health clinic serving people displaced by the conflict in the region.

21 Mar 2017 description

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is today warning of an alarming surge in the transmission of waterborne diseases across East Africa.

Prolonged drought, conflict and food and water shortages have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and resulted in a spike in the number of cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) – a key symptom of cholera.

21 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

68,858 South Sudanese arrivals since 3 September 2016, based on reports from Gambella (as of 11 March 2017)

356,304 Total South Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers in Ethiopia (both in Gambella and Assosa as of 11 March 2017) – This is an estimated figure; confirmed numbers will be provided at the end of the month

FUNDING (as of 7 March 2017)

USD 160.8 M Requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in Ethiopia

HIGHLIGHTS

21 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

811,555 Number of refugees registered in the country

17,919 Number of refugees newly registered in January and February 2017

9,839 Number of refugees newly registered in February

42,109 Number of unaccompanied and separated children

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

21 Mar 2017 description

Nyakosti looks terrified. The 15-year-old knows the surgical team may amputate her leg.

Silvana, a pediatric nurse from Italy, wraps her arms around the teenager and whispers in her ear. Nyakosti stares into Silvana's eyes as they hold a conversation in two languages they don't share. Silvana is so in tune with Nyakosti that it almost feels like prayer. Their brows nearly touch. Tears surface in Silvana's eyes.

21 Mar 2017 description
report Oxfam

One month since famine was declared in two areas of South Sudan, it is a race against the forthcoming rains to save lives Oxfam warned today.

The annual rainy season, which starts in April or May, will make conditions even more difficult for the people in need of help and the aid agencies trying to reach them. Flooding makes roads and airstrips impassable, communities sheltering from the conflict on islands even more isolated, and causes a rise in cholera and other water-borne diseases.

Oxfam is calling for more funding to help reach those in need before it is too late.

20 Mar 2017 description
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More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or at risk of famine over the coming six months. UN agencies and humanitarian partners are ready to scale up the response to avert a catastrophe, but the necessary funds and access to do so are required immediately.

NIGERIA - EMERGENCY

An elevated risk of famine persists in the north-east. Some areas remain inaccessible to humanitarians, leaving affected people in life-threatening conditions.

SOUTH SUDAN - FAMINE

20 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Meteorological forecasts indicate a normal to below normal Gu rains (March to May), particularly in the Somali region and southern pastoral lowlands, which may result in a deepening of the drought.
    Parts of pastoral Afar, crop dependent Tigray, Amhara, SNNPR and Oromia regions are also expected to receive below average spring Belg rains.