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02 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity increases population displacement, humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Relief actors continue cholera response efforts across South Sudan

  • Ongoing conflict increases number of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

The Crisis Overview 2016: Humanitarian Trends and Risks for 2017, outlines the countries where needs are greatest, and growing, as we approach the end of 2016.

01 Dec 2016 description

PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1M

PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1M

PEOPLE REACHED IN Q1 2016: 2.89 M

In the second quarter of 2016, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remained critical, with the onset of the lean season, fighting and displacement in new locations, the spread of measles and the beginning of a cholera outbreak in June.

30 Nov 2016 description

(Juba, 30 November 2016): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan is deeply concerned by a recent series of bureaucratic impediments and access constraints that have negatively impacted humanitarian organizations’ ability to assist people in need.

“Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan are striving every day to save lives and alleviate suffering across this country,” said Mr. Eugene Owusu, Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan. “Yet, they continue to face obstacles and challenges which hamper their efforts. This must stop.”

28 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • Configuration and testing of the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) network infrastructure for the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) in South Sudan was completed in Denmark. The import clearance process is complete and the equipment ready for shipment.

  • ETC will provide security communications system for humanitarians in Pibor county in response to deteriorating security situation.

Situation Overview

26 Nov 2016 description

DSRSG Soumare – 2304 and a joint communique. With regard to RPF the government is recommending now that everything be put in place so that the RPF can be deployed as soon as possible. It is also clear now that the government has taken strong (inaudible) decision on all issue related to (inaudible) the relation with UNMISS and in particular also the freedom of movement of UNMISS so that we can work together with the government in a coordinated way to implement all what is necessary to implement the resolution.

26 Nov 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Situation Overview

• The security and political situation remains tense, with sporadic fighting between armed groups and killings of civilians and aid workers in various states.

• The threat of gender-based violence remains high as levels of displacement and the ethnic dimensions of the conflict worsened. Reports of attacks on women and girls seeking firewood, food or trying to find relatives outside of Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites and IDP camps continued throughout the country.

25 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • The regional C.A.R. Emergency Operation will be extended by 12 months, until December 2017. A budget revision is being finalized.

  • Due to increasing needs, including the continued influx of South Sudanese refugees and persistent population movements, WFP’s resources are strained. This could seriously hamper WFP’s ability to deliver assistance from January 2017 onwards. The six month shortfall of the PRRO is over USD 45 million.

22 Nov 2016 description

Situation Overview

As of end of August 2016, nearly 2.5 million people had fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out in December 2013, with over 1.6 million displaced people inside the country and 882,200 who had fled as refugees to neighbouring countries. There were about 196,960 people sheltering in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in United Nations bases.

21 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 15 November 2016 from the Panel of Experts on South Sudan established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2206 (2015) addressed to the President of the Security Council

The members of the Panel of Experts established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2206 (2015), whose mandate was extended pursuant to Council resolution 2290 (2016), have the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 12 (d) of resolution 2290 (2016), the Panel’s interim report.

21 Nov 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 19, 2016 (JUBA) - A Senior SPLA-IO spokesperson Saturday confirmed the release of twenty humanitarian workers allegedly had been abducted by the rebels loyal to the former First Vice-President Riek Machar following clashes with government forces last week in Northern Liech State, former Unity State.

Government officials accused SPLA IO rebels of mounting attacks on Nhaildiu Payam near Bentiu town where the aid workers were abducted last week.

16 Nov 2016 description

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

BACKGROUND:

16 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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Arabic version

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 18 of Security Council resolution 2304 (2016), in which the Council requested me to present, within 90 days, recommendations on the steps to adapt the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to the situation on the ground and to increase the efficiency of the implementation of its mandate, including with respect to strengthening the safety and security of United Nations personnel and facilities.

14 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The deportation of the SPLA-IO Spokesperson, imposed by the Kenyan Government, has created new security dynamics in South Sudan and triggered tensions against Kenyans in South Sudan.

  • Criminal elements including armed robbery and hijacking within Juba, Juba-Yei and Juba-Nimule roads are the most common type of violent crime to affect UN Personnel.

12 Nov 2016 description

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

BACKGROUND:

11 Nov 2016 description
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Final report
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Briefing note

Many humanitarian organisations work in active conflict zones under direct threat of violence. This significantly constrains their operations, and makes it difficult to deliver the aid people need. We looked at two questions: how many aid agencies are able to get access to the most dangerous places? And how do access constraints affect ‘humanitarian coverage’ – the degree to which people in need are being reached by the aid system?

An interactive version of our findings is available here.