- South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #64, 30 September 2015
- WFP South Sudan Situation Report #96 26 September 2015
- OCHA: South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin | Biweekly Update 18 September 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015: Midyear Update
- IOM South Sudan: 2015 Midyear Crisis Appeal
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 6 Oct 2015 23:01 GMT
By Alex Whiting
LONDON, Oct 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Traumatised by his experiences as a child soldier in South Sudan, 14-year-old Peter decided to settle an argument with two other children by taking an AK-47 from the local military barracks to shoot them.
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19,000 Refugees and locals received seeds and agricultural tools in Central/Western Equatoria
2,000 Refugees received second-‐ hand clothing in Central Equatoria’s Gorom camp
311 Latrines built in Unity State’s Yida settlement and Ajuong Thok camp ' 49 Students graduated from the first ICT course in Unity State’s Ajuong Thok camp
Central Equatoria: UNHCR relocated 2,143 vulnerable Sudanese refugees from Yei town to Lasu settlement for better protection and provided them with non-‐food items and a plot of land.
- Conflict continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian assistance
- USG announces additional $80 million in emergency funding to South Sudan DECEMBER 1, 2014
- Relief organizations provide health assistance following Maridi oil tanker explosion
According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 14,464 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 50% of them are children under the age of 18 years. The period of September 18-24, 2015 saw a total of 74 new refugees up from the last week’s 27 with a daily new arrival of 11 individuals.
WHO has an essential role to play in supporting Member States to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies with public health consequences. An Emergency Response Framework (ERF) was developed to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities in this regard and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies. Ultimately, the ERF requires WHO to act with urgency and predictability to best serve and be accountable to populations affected by emergencies. ERF describes WHO’s internal grading process for emergencies.
Afghanistan: The humanitarian situation in Kunduz is deteriorating as fighting for control of the city continues. Aid organisations have withdrawn, after a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was bombed in an airstrike, killing 22 and injuring 37.
Burundi: At least eight civilians were killed in Bujumbura over the weekend as political violence persists, and people continue to flee. Some 128,000 people are reliant on food assistance: in some of the areas affected by insecurity, food prices are up to 95% higher than average.
During week 40 of 2015 (28 Sept- 4 Oct 2015), two new suspect cholera cases reported from [Gorom (1) and Tongping (1)] Juba county tested negative for cholera using the direct and modified rapid diagnostic cholera test. Therefore they were discarded and not captured in the line list.
KAKUMA, Kenya – Every once in a while, Joyce Dabor is jolted from sleep by memories of the day she was separated from her children. It was the day they finally escaped the bloody conflict in South Sudan.
Ms. Dabor was pregnant at the time, and a widow – her husband had been killed in the conflict. As her family was being evacuated to the Kakuma refugee camp, in northern Kenya, she lost sight of her two children.
It would be days before she saw them again.
Haunted by memories of the conflict
The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest nation and Africa’s 55th country, following a referendum in January 2011 when it seceded from the Republic of Sudan. It is a federal state composed of 10 states and 79 counties with an estimated population of 11.3 million. South Sudan faces security challenges particularly in the states of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile which continue to experience outbreaks of conflict.
Disease burden in South Sudan
In week 39 of 2015, completeness for weekly reporting was 92%, as compared to 91% in week 38 of 2015 and 77% in week 39 of 2014.
Request to extend timeframe by 2 weeks (New end date: 20 October 2015) in order to complete a review of the DREF operation; a revision of budget, adjusting activity lines (increased volunteer and running costs, increased budget for soap procurement) to account for under-costing/over-costing; and a revision to the EPoA reflecting expanded target beneficiaries.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Magwi—Pageri road completion. On 29 September WFP’s Communications Officer and the Feeder Roads Programme Officer visited the road completed in Magwi county, Eastern Equatoria state. Communities along the road explained in detail how the improved road has already had a positive impact on their businesses, health and food security. For example, produce can be transported and sold in the market with greater ease instead of going unused and spoiling. Additionally sick patients or women in labor can be taken to the hospital more quickly.
The purpose of this document is to outline the strategic objectives of the second standard allocation of the CHF for 2015. The paper summarizes the analysis, strategy and intent of the first allocation.
As at 30 September 2015, Kakuma had received 46,653 asylum seekers from South Sudan. During the reporting period, 65 individuals were transported to the camp from Nadapal. As at 27 September, the total registered camp population was 182,210*.
- On 29 September, South Sudan’s Vice-President, Mr. James Wani Igga, and the representative of the Former Detainees Group (FDG), Mr. Pagan Amum, attended the high-level meeting on South Sudan organized on the sidelines of 70th session of the General Assembly in New York (USA). President Salva Kiir joined the meeting via teleconference. All leaders issued statements committing to fully implement the peace agreement signed in August 2015.
The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.
Continuing to address the broad range of challenges facing the global community, Heads of State and Government along with other high-level representatives hailed recent diplomatic successes, while decrying the plight of refugees and the crises leading to their flight, during day four of the General Assembly’s annual debate.
Cholera is a killer. More than 1,700 cases -- including 46 deaths -- have been reported since June this year in South Sudan, with the capital Juba and Bor in Jonglei state being the hardest hit. The ICRC, a major player in the response to the crisis, is improving access to water and sanitation for those communities and is building local capacity so that residents can improve their access to clean water.
In this short video, an ICRC water engineer explains how the organization is distributing 700,000 litres of water per day to people in Juba, South Sudan.
The week, WHO removed Nigeria from the list of polio-endemic countries following all samples in the polio laboratory being tested negative for wild poliovirus for a whole year following the most recent case on 24 July 2014. This is the first time that Nigeria has interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free. More.