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23 Feb 2017 description

South Sudan

Despite the August 2015 peace agreement, ongoing violence in South Sudan poses an imminent threat to populations who may be targeted on the basis of ethnicity and presumed political loyalties.

BACKGROUND:

23 Feb 2017 description

27 humanitarian agencies working in South Sudan have warned that unless substantial funds are immediately provided to those working on the ground, organisations will struggle to stop famine spreading across the country in the next few months. The statement follows Monday’s declaration of famine in parts of the country.

22 Feb 2017 description

14 February 2017, Juba, South Sudan - Despite the ongoing complex humanitarian crises in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and partners are responding to the latest cholera outbreak in the former Jonglei and Lakes States. The outbreak of cholera was first detected in June 2016 and since then 5 006 cholera cases and 99 deaths (CFR 1.98%) have been reported from 12 Counties in nine states countrywide.

22 Feb 2017 description

Facts & Figures

Since fighting erupted in December 2013:

  • More than 1.7 million internally displaced people according to UN estimates

  • Over 202 000 people seeking refuge at UN Mission compounds (UNMIS)

  • Over 1.1 million South Sudanese refugees & asylum seekers in neighbouring countries (UNHCR)

  • 67 aid workers killed by warring parties (UNOCHA)

About 4.8 million people experiencing food insecurity

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian organizations will target some 5.8 million people across South Sudan with humanitarian assistance and protection in 2017.

  • Displaced people arrive in Kodok and in Aburoc following clashes on the western bank of the River Nile in and around Wau Shilluk.

  • Displacement, loss of property and violations against civilians reported by people displaced by fighting in parts of Nasir.

16 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Intense fighting along the west bank of the Nile in Upper Nile has been persistent through the first two weeks of February, resulting in the displacement of the entire population of Wau Shilluk, some 30,000 people. Currently, 16,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in Renk, en route to crossing the border into Sudan.

16 Feb 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

By the end of December 2016, more than 3.2 million people had been forced out of their homes, including more than 1.85 million internally displaced and 1.4 million seeking refuge in countries neighbouring South Sudan.

16 Feb 2017 description

In January 2017, there was a reduction in the number of humanitarian access incidents reported (64) compared with December 2016 (77). However, the impact on humanitarian operations was substantial, due to relocations of aid workers and suspension of operations in multiple locations. About 53 per cent of incidents reported involved violence against humanitarian personnel or assets. During the month, there were nine incidents involving restrictions of movement within the county, representing a significant increase from December 2016 when there were three cases.

13 Feb 2017 description

Objectives

Under the 2017 South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan, humanitarian partners aim to respond to the most life-threatening needs of 5.8 million people out of an estimated 7.5 million in need of humanitarian protection and assistance across South Sudan.

13 Feb 2017 description

POPULATION TOTALE RDC 2017

92M

PERSONNES DANS LE BESOIN

• 2017 : 7,3M

• 2018 : 7,5M

• 2019 : 7,7M

PERSONNES CIBLÉES

• 2017 : 6,7M

• 2018 : 7,1M

• 2019 : 7,2M

FINANCEMENTS REQUIS (US$)

• 2017 : 748,0M

• 2018 : 780,5M

• 2019 : 776,6M

Total : 2,3 milliards

# PARTENAIRES HUMANITAIRES

208

PRÉFACE PAR

LE COORDONNATEUR HUMANITAIRE

08 Feb 2017 description
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Full opening statement

JMEC Chairman, H.E. Festus Mogae, opened the February JMEC Plenary, in Juba, by expressing concern and dismay at the outbreak of fighting in South Sudan since the New Year.

The Chairman said, “It is simply not credible for the Parties to the Agreement to preach peace with one hand and simultaneously wage war around the country with the other.

07 Feb 2017 description

SITE UPDATES

National CCCM Cluster

  • The Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster met with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Relief, Reintegration and Protection team to address outstanding issues regarding contingency planning at protection of civilians (PoC) sites across the country.

Wau PoC Site and Collective Centers

03 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes in Upper Nile prompt IOM to temporarily suspend relief activities

  • GoRSS lifts government restrictions on humanitarian activities in Panyijiar

  • Health actors respond to ongoing cholera and measles outbreaks

  • Displaced populations continue to flee to Uganda and neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Fighting in the vicinity of Wau Shilluk and Malakal has displaced civilians and disrupted humanitarian activities.

• More than 52,600 South Sudanese fled to Uganda in January.

• South Sudanese are likely to face extreme levels of food insecurity in an extended lean season from February to July 2017.

• After extensive negotiations, a humanitarian team travelled to the Greater Baggari area, outside Wau town.

02 Feb 2017 description

PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016 6.1M

PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016 5.1M

PEOPLE REACHED BY THE END OF Q3 2016 4.2M

01 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Humanitarian access remains highly restricted in Greater Equatoria and southern areas of Unity, affecting the delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance. There has been an escalation of violence in the last two weeks and heavy fighting has been recorded in the Greater Equatoria region and Upper Nile state, severely affecting civilians.

01 Feb 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

By the end of November 2016, more than 3 million people had been forced out of their homes, including more than 1.85 million internally displaced and 1.3 million seeking refuge in countries neighbouring South Sudan.

31 Jan 2017 description

South Sudan - IOM has been forced to suspend humanitarian activities in Wau Shilluk in South Sudan’s Upper Nile area due to violent clashes over the weekend putting thousands at risk. Due to this increased insecurity, IOM has had to post pone the registration of nearly 3,000 thousand vulnerable individuals for humanitarian assistance indefinitely.

26 Jan 2017 description

by Adele Harmer and Monica Czwarno

In 2015, South Sudan overtook Afghanistan as the country with the highest number of violent attacks against aid workers. Amid a brutal three-year conflict, aid workers have been both caught in the crossfire and directly targeted by state, criminal and militant groups. Notwithstanding the devastating impact the conflict has had on civilians in South Sudan, violence against aid workers has the dual effect of harming victims and their families, as well as the wider response effort.

25 Jan 2017 description

The number of humanitarian access incidents reported in December (77) was lower than in November (100), but remained above the average number of monthly incidents (75.6) reported in 2016. About 61 per cent of the reported incidents involved violence against humanitarian personnel or assets, while 27 per cent involved interference in implementation, the highest percentage in the year. The number of incidents in Unity substantially increased, with 15 reported in December compared to six in November.