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A rapid assessment of psychosocial needs and resources in South Sudan following the outbreak of the 2013/2014 conflict (20-28 February 2014)

IOM Launches Report Highlighting Psychosocial Needs in South Sudan

South Sudan - IOM has issued a report on psychosocial needs and resources in South Sudan, highlighting serious protection and mental health concerns in a country that has been wracked by conflict as well as major deficiencies in the health care system.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNHCR flies in more aid for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia; relocates refugees to higher ground as rainy season approaches

As the number of South Sudanese refugees fleeing to Ethiopia passes the 95,000 mark, UNHCR and its partners are working to improve conditions in the western Gambella region – flying in new tents, building new camps, and moving refugees to higher ground as the rainy season approaches.

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Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 10, 7 – 11 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The crisis has led to a severe deterioration in the food security situation and around 3.7 million people are now at high risk of food insecurity.
    UNHCR and partners are very concerned about the food and nutrition situation, especially for the over 126,000 Sudanese refugees living in Maban, Upper Nile State.

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Kenya + 2 others
UNHCR Dadaab Update 5/14, 01 - 31 March 2014

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Ration Card Exchange

Between 15th and 22nd March, UNHCR replaced old food ration cards with new ones in all five Dadaab camps. Refugees who collected their food rations stopped by the UNHCR desks in food distribution centres to receive their new cards. 80,424 new ration cards were validated which means that 97% of all households in Dadaab now have a new card. The remaining 3% of households can approach the UNHCR field offices for their cards.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 10 April 2014)

Since January 2014, 1.1 million people across South Sudan have received some form of assistance. Humanitarian partners are responding in 84 of 170 locations with reported concentrations of displaced people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Australia earmarks $7.8m for South Sudan crisis

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Sudan Tribune

April 12, 2014 (JUBA) – The Government of Australia has earmarked an additional $7.8 million for South Sudanese communities confronting the dire humanitarian disaster.

Julie Bishop, Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister said the donation brings to $50m, the total aid her country had given the new nation.

The grant, she stressed, would provide life-saving assistance, with $5 million for food and logistics, through the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).

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United Nations, United States and European Union call for immediate action on South Sudan

The leaders issued a Call for Action on South Sudan urging immediate action on three critical fronts.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Central Emergency Response Fund allocates another US$15 million for South Sudan

(New York, 11 April 2014): The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, has allocated US$15 million to support the most critical life-saving aid operations in South Sudan.

This is the second allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to South Sudan in 2014, bringing the total CERF funding to the crisis this year to $30.3 million.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #37, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Humanitarian organizations are increasingly concerned regarding severely deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan. An estimated 7 million people are vulnerable to food insecurity, with 3.7 million people at high risk, according to the U.N. Malnutrition levels are also increasing, and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 222,700 children may require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the coming months—more than double the number of children requiring treatment in 2013.

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard (15 Dec. 2013 to 10 Apr. 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 11 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Airlift of civil works machinery and site improvement equipment to Malakal is on-going to expedite site improvement and expansion

2,875 displaced people provided with relocation assistance from UNMISS Tongping to UN House

International Organization for Migration:

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Humanitarian situation critical before rainy season

Roads will become impassable and aircraft will not be able to use landing strips that have turned to mud. "We have boosted our logistical capacity and will continue to adapt our response, but it will still be a challenge to accomplish what we set out to do," the agency said.

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South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin #15, 10 April 2014

Highlights

 The third round of the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) campaign conducted by Medair started in Tongping on 9 April 2014 targeting persons vaccinated for the first time in the second round. A total of 452 people were vaccinated.

 HIV/AIDs and TB services have been initiated in UN House in Juba III by IMC, Juba Teaching Hospital, and MSF-B respectively with support from MoH, WHO and UNAIDS.

 The health cluster has delivered 965,099 medical interventions to internally displaced persons and host populations across the country.

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report, 7 April 2014

Uganda has registered more than 96,000 South Sudanese refugees, just shy of the contingency planning figure of 100,000. Only 18% of the required funding has been received.

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WHO South Sudan Emergency Response Situation Report #18, 03 – 09 April 2014

Highlights

  • Health cluster partners are strengthening preparedness over concerns of potential flooding of low lying communities that could lead to further displacement of more people.

  • The security situation remains relatively calm in most parts of the country but fluid.

  • The numbers of displaced persons continue to be on the rise. As at reporting period over one million people have been displaced by the ongoing armed conflict.