- IPC alert - South Sudan: Rising food insecurity and critical malnutrition, 29 Jun 2016
- South Sudan: IOM Wau Situation Report 2, 29 Jun 2016
- WFP South Sudan Situation Report #132, 27 Jun 2016
Appeals & Funding
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- IOM South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2252 (2015), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 31 July 2016 and requested me to report on the implementation of the mandate every 60 days. It covers developments from 1 April to 3 June 2016 and contains recommendations for the renewal of the mandate.
II. Political and economic developments
The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.
Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.
Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.
Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.
Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.
WFP works with a wide range of national and local first responders, including community based organizations, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. 75 percent of WFP’s food assistance is delivered together with NGOs. Around 800 of WFP’s more than 1,000 NGO partners are national and local NGOs. These organizations are often the first to respond to crises and remain in the communities they serve before, after and during emergencies.
Agile, resilient and sustainable supply chains for children
Improving accessibility, bridging financial gaps, generating savings and strengthening supply chains with governments
or 70 years, securing the health and wellbeing of children around the world has been at the heart of everything UNICEF says and does.
Although the food security situation in Kenya has improved in 2016, from 1.1 million to 639,400 people food insecure following two consecutive above-average rainy seasons, disease outbreaks, insecurity, flash flooding and a refugee crisis continue to present humanitarian needs and challenges.
By 23 May 2016, a total of 15,421 cholera cases with 243 deaths (CFR=1.6%) had been reported nationally. A total of 162 cases of measles and two cases of Yellow Fever have also been reported.
HIGHLIGHTS - 15–31 MAY 2016
UNHCR and FAO join efforts to enhance refugees’ food security - UNHCR and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) completed distribution of seeds and agricultural tools to 200,000 refugees and their host communities across South Sudan to help them become more self-sufficient in a country facing a serious food crisis.
27 May 2016 – The UNMISS Rwanbat contingent and the Mission’s medical clinic have provided one day mobile clinic services to Muruwari village, the neighboring community of the UNMISS-Torit camp, to commemorate the International Peacekeepers’ Day. Nearly 300 men and women received HIV /Aids awareness, blood pressure test and health advice.
The Rwandan Doctor Eric Nsengiyumva advised the community to know their status and this will help in planning to live longer.
June 3, 2016 (YAMBIO) – Six HIV/AIDS patients have died and many others have their health status deteriorating in Tombora county of Western Equatoria state due to the recent strike of health workers in the area.
Western Equatoria is the mostly affected state with HIV/AIDS in the whole of South Sudan.
Health workers have been on strike for the past three weeks due to non-payment by the government of their five months salaries, leaving patients lying in hospital beds without drugs to sustain or improve on their health conditions.
Sudan refugees outflow intensifies - In the first two weeks of May, 2,114 Sudanese refugees from South Kordofan State arrived in Yida, bringing the number of new arrivals since 1st January 2016 to 6,748. This represents an increase by 124 percent compared to the previous two weeks. They reported hunger, aerial bombardments and ground attacks as the main reasons for fleeing to South Sudan. UNHCR provided them, inter alia, with registration, reception assistance and transportation to Ajuong Thok.
2016 is set to be an important year for a programming shift in the Kenya refugee operation. Reorientation from traditional care and maintenance in the camps, towards truly solutions-oriented programming, is starting to take root in response to the new circumstances and unprecedented global challenges.
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.