- WFP South Sudan Situation Report #124, 30 April 2016
- UNHCR South Sudan Operational Update - 16 - 29 April 2016
- UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #84, 8-21 April 2016
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 2016 PDF XLS
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS
• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.
• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.
Newly elected Central African President Faustin Archange Touadera was officially sworn into office on March 30, and named his former campaign director as his Prime Minister. The second round of legislative elections was conducted peacefully on March 31 with only a few minor incidents reported across the country.
The Population Movement Commission (CMP) set the total number of IDPs at 421,283 at the end of February 2016 as compared to 435,165 the previous month, or a decrease of 13,882 people (3%).
Iraq: The humanitarian situation in besieged Fallujah continues to deteriorate. Supply lines have been cut off since December, when government forces surrounded the city. Islamic State is reportedly preventing people from leaving. Prices of basic food stuffs are 500% above December prices for the third consecutive month. Acute shortages of food, medicine and fuel, as well as cases of starvation and suicide, have been reported.
In 2016 over 125 million people living in crisis-affected countries are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community is committed to providing aid to over 87 million of those in need. The risks to health posed by humanitarian emergencies are at an all-time high. Developments such as climate change, urbanization, population growth and worsening civil conflict are increasing the frequency and severity of many types of emergencies. Attacks on health workers and health facilities are also on the rise.
MSF OPERATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE MEDICAL NEEDS IN SOUTH SUDAN
The humanitarian needs in South Sudan today as urgent and as great as they have ever been.
Rates of food security and malnutrition, already high before the fighting began in 2013, have reached historically high levels. Nearly a quarter of the population is food insecure.
Across the country, 1.8 million children are out of school due to insecurity, but also poverty and gender. - Classrooms destroyed or occupied in the fighting are uninhabitable.
by Corinne Reilly
International Women’s Day — today — is more than a celebration of women’s achievements. It’s also a call to action to advance gender equality around the world.
At Pact, we work every day to empower women and girls. Last year, we helped 2.3 million people gain better access to health and social services — more than half of them women. Of the nearly 900,000 people who boosted their income with Pact’s help in 2015, 97 percent were women.
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A total of 11,332 and 19,592 under-five children in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps respectively, from January to December 2015, received Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) services for severe and moderate acute malnutrition.
UNICEF provided medical supplies (Ringers Lactate, Oral Rehydration Solution and antibiotics), which were used in the treatment of 211,283 children in cholera-affected counties from January to December 2015.
Mass screening for malnutrition using social mobilizers continued in Warrap State. A total of 60,707 children have been screened so far, of which 3,278 (5.4 per cent) were identified with severe acute malnutrition and 11,348 (24 per cent) with moderate acute malnutrition. Children identified with malnutrition have been referred for treatment. Expansion of services is ongoing, with 12 newly opened outpatient therapeutic programme sites in the state.
Total affected population: 1.1 million
Total affected children (under 18): 473,000
Total people to be reached in 2016: 620,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 470,000
2016 programme targets
Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$5,591,000
733,644 Total number of refugees
39,273 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
49.6% Percentage of women and girls
57.4% Percentage of Children
Population of concern-updated
A total of 733,644 of concern
(As of 31December 2015)
USD 318.9 million requested
Highlights from 2015
• So far in 2015, 131,479 children have been admitted for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition. This is 50 per cent more children than were admitted in 2014 and 71 per cent more than in 2013. Of these, 88.3 per cent were discharged as cured, above the Sphere standard of 75 per cent.
• 15 December marked the second anniversary of the conflict in South Sudan which has become an unrelenting crisis for children. Over one million children have fled their homes. Children across the country remain at risk from acute malnutrition, an exacerbated disease burden and grave rights violations, with over 400,000 having been forced out of school.