- OCHA: South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 2 | 10 February 2016
- FAO: Situation Update – February 2016
- UNMISS/OHCHR: The State of Human Rights in the Protracted Conflict in South Sudan
Appeals & Funding
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- IOM South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
About 37,000 new IDPs from Jebel Marra have sought shelter in North Darfur.
The number of newly displaced in Central Darfur is unknown due to lack of access.
Aid organisations have been unable to assess needs or assist 5,000 people from Mulli who arrived in El Geneina in early January.
By 1 February, about 200,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan, of whom 65 per cent received some form of aid - UNHCR.
New IDPs from Jebel Marra receive initial aid
Renewed fighting in the Jabel Marra area of Central Darfur has displaced an estimated 44,700 people. The displaced have sought refuge in Kebkabiya and Tawilla localities in North Darfur. Others have fled to Nertiti and Thur in Central Darfur.
731,071 Total number of refugees
38,858 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
49.7% Percentage of women and girls
56.6% Percentage of Children
Population of concern-updated
A total of 733,071 of concern (As of 31 January 2015)
USD 280.0 million requested
The current number of arrivals in South Sudan is now reported at 199,608. During the last three weeks, 4,720 new arrivals were identified countrywide.
UNHCR’s individual bio-metric registration is on-going in the White Nile State. Five sites have been completed and currently the last two sites are being covered, namely El Redis II and Um Sangor. The exercise in El Redis I was completed on 19 January. By 31 January, 62,108 arrivals have been individually registered.
- Funds are urgently needed for top priority frontline projects, pipelines and prepositioning ahead of the rainy season.
- Food insecurity increases at a time that is traditionally more food insecure.
- A survey in Unity has found high levels of death.
- Partners respond to the needs of new arrivals in Bentiu town as the population grows.
The civil war in South Sudan, which began as a political conflict between elites, has evolved over the past two years into a tribal war, reigniting historic grievances and encouraging military opportunism and revenge. The war is now perceived by many South Sudanese as a zero-sum struggle where the exclusion of competing tribes from political power and the monopolization of resources for personal gain have become the principal aims of the belligerents.
The ambassador of Japan, Mr. Masahiko Kiya, paid a visit to the Juba Military Hospital last month where he saw patients with gunshot wounds and met with members of an International Committee of the Red Cross surgical team providing critical health care in South Sudan.
Ambassador Kiya's visit came shortly before an announcement by the government of Japan of a new contribution of $3 million for ICRC operations in South Sudan.
- Key points
- According to the United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have not yet committed/contributed any funding in 2016 for the South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRP). Outside of the appeal, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), Denmark and Sweden have committed/contributed US$5.8 million to Uganda.
South Sudan - To increase the humanitarian presence in deep-field locations in South Sudan, IOM is constructing light base camps in partnership with the International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP), a voluntary network of seven European emergency management agencies.
Despite the signing of a peace agreement in August 2015, insecurity and humanitarian needs continue to drive displacement in South Sudan, where an estimated 1.69 million people are internally displaced. The majority of these are living in remote areas beyond displacement camps.
Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.
• Completeness for weekly reporting was 41% for the nonconflict affected states and 80% for the IDP sites.
• 18 new suspect measles cases were reported.
• 10 samples tested measles IgM positive in the National Laboratory.
• Three suspect meningitis case reported from Torit.
Special focus on malaria
• Malaria remains the major cause of morbidity in both nonconflict affected states (38%) and IDP sites (27%)
A total of 11,705 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda in January. For the first four days of February, 425 individuals have been received.
Joint Press Release
Juba, South Sudan, 4 February 2016 – The Government of Japan, based on its commitment to support the people of South Sudan and through partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), delivered three ambulances to health facilities in three conflict-affected locations where there are 250,000 women of reproductive age in need of obstetric services.
In Ethiopia, the number of new arrivals from South Sudan has significantly dropped and on average one refugee arrives in Gambella daily. The new arrivals enter thorough Pagak, Burbie, Akobo or Raad.
The total number of new arrivals from South Sudan since 15 December 2013 is 226,473 individuals (221,280 in Gambella and 5,053 in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region). 71% of the adult refugee population are women and girls and 68% are children. The cumulative number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia is 281,205.
February 2016, blog by Aleida van der Wal
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses