- 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
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.
Genève, le 27 Novembre 2015- Le PNUD a réalisé des réductions importantes du prix des médicaments contre le VIH qu'il procure. L’organisation a réussi à faire baisser, sans précédent, le coût du traitement de 100 $ par patient et par an en Haïti et d’autres pays comme la Guinée équatoriale, le Mali, le Soudan du Sud, Zambie et Zimbabwe. Grâce à ces réductions de prix le PNUD permet d'économiser 25 millions $ qui sont utilisés pour mettre plus de 250.000 personnes sous ce traitement salvateur contre le VIH.
Geneva - UNDP has achieved significant reductions in the price of HIV medicines that it procures, bringing down the cost of the most common treatment to an unprecedented US$100 per patient per year in Zambia, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Mali, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe. Through these price reductions UNDP is saving US$ 25 million that are being used to put an additional 250,000 people on life-saving HIV treatment.
Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.
12 November 2015 – A delegation from the United States Congress today visited an UNMISS protection-of-civilians site (PoC) in Juba and toured activities supported with U.S. Government funding.
According to Haile Gasmaw, UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist, these projects include water, sanitation and hygiene activities, water quality monitoring, schools and early child development programmes, as well as child protection through psycho-social programmes.
The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) and the European Union have expressed serious concerns about President Kiir’s plan to replace South Sudan’s 10 states with 28 new states (presidential decree of 2 October) and have urged him to defer action on this matter until the Transitional Government of National Unity is formed.
South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Ethiopia through Pagak, Akobo, Burbiey and Raad entry points. The total number of new arrivals from South Sudan since 15 December 2013 is 225,136 individuals, including 220,091 to Gambella and 5,045 individuals to Benishangul-Gumuz region. This brings the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia to 288,931 individuals, including 63,795 individuals who arrived before December 2013.
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
- 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.
El Salvador: More than 100,000 farmers are estimated to be affected by crop losses due to a prolonged dry-spell. Up to 60% of the total maize crop has been lost in the affected areas. An estimated 156,000 people are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes, mainly in eastern and western regions.
Bangladesh: 1.5 million people are affected by flooding, which has displaced around 320,000 people in the areas of Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, and Bandarban. Shelter, WASH and food security are key priorities. 15 out 24 rivers are over danger levels as heavy rainfall continues.
Libya: An estimated 2,244 people have died this year as a result of conflict, and nearly one-third of the country’s population is affected. Humanitarian access remains severely restricted.