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22 May 2017 description

Population Affected

  • 143,000 people are facing Famine in Nigeria and South Sudan

  • 9.9 million people facing Emergency food security outcome levels (IPC 4) in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

  • Yemen and Somalia could face Famine (IPC 5), if no assistance is provided between May and August

Why are these countries affected by famine?

20 May 2017 description
infographic UN Radio

L’OMS publie aujourd'hui des chiffres sur les attaques contre les personnels de santé en 2016. Les données montrent que les attaques contre les établissements de santé, les agents de santé et les ambulances continuent d' augmenter avec une vitesse alarmante. En 2016, on compte 302 attaques dans 20 pays. Ces attaques ont des répercussions directes sur la prestation des services de santé, privant les personnes de soins souvent urgents. Ces données de l’OMS ont été collectées à partir de sources publiques et ont été classées selon le type d’attaque et le pays.

19 May 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In February, the humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate, culminating in the declaration of localized famine in Mayendit and Leer Counties in Unity on 20 February. Some 100,000 people are facing starvation. and a further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine across the country. There are now 4.9 million severely food insecure people in South Sudan and this number is expected to rise to 5.5 million at the height of the lean season in July.

19 May 2017 description
report IRIN

Gunshots suddenly crackled as Stephanie and her colleagues went about a routine seed distribution in a small farming community in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State.

The moment she heard the bullets zipping through the air, the young aid worker knew the country’s civil war had caught up with her.

Read more on IRIN

17 May 2017 description

Open letter from MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu to Health Ministers of G20 countries

12 May 2017 description

“We are here, because you are here.” These were words spoken by Kenny Rogers the Humanitarian Affairs Officer for OCHA in Malakal in response to the temporary deployment of peacekeepers from the UNMISS in Aburoc, Upper Nile region. “We left because of the insecurity of humanitarians on the ground and we have returned because there’s a feeling that because troops from the UNMISS RwanBatt, we can safely provide humanitarian assistance once again,” he added.

09 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• High-level USG delegations visit South Sudan

• Violent clashes prompt internal displacement, additional refugees

• Insecurity results in temporary suspension of relief operations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • Thousands flee fighting on western bank of the River Nile.
  • Spike in reports of gender-based violence against women and girls in and around Yei in recent weeks.
  • Humanitarians have called on authorities to ensure that any relocation of IDPs is safe, dignified, voluntary and informed.
  • More than 100,000 people remain displaced across northern Jonglei.

Upper Nile: Thousands in urgent need

08 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

350,819*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 April

1,815,486*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 15 April 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

265,921
Refugees in South Sudan (31 March)

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,895 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

03 May 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources identified 309 events in 21 countries that affected health workers, health facilities and ambulances in 2016.

The actual number of events affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher. These 309 events only include incidents reported in open sources and do not reflect actual incident numbers, highlighting the limitations of open-source data. For example, open sources frequently reported the number of health workers killed, less so injuries. If health worker injuries were reported, the number of staff affected was not always given.

01 May 2017 description

(Juba, 1 May 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim for South Sudan, Serge Tissot, has demanded that parties to the conflict uphold their responsibilities to protect thousands of Shilluk civilians sheltering in and around Aburoc following the resumption of the government offensive and clashes in several locations on the West Bank in Upper Nile last week.

30 Apr 2017 description
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Horn of Africa – version 1
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Technical annex – version 1

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2017 general budget of the European Union.

AMOUNT: 132 250 000 EUR

27 Apr 2017 description

The warring parties in South Sudan have been urged by the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, (UNMISS), David Shearer to “stop the suffering they are causing, take responsibility for the lives they have destroyed and to uphold their responsibility to protect civilians” as fighting intensifies once again in the north-eastern Upper Nile region.

27 Apr 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This document provides an overview of open-source-reported new laws or regulations affecting NGOs, and a summary of reported administrative decisions that affected their ability to operate. Links to the relevant Aid in Danger Monthly News Brief (in brackets in each sentence) provide further information.

27 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • An estimated 25,000 people have been displaced from Kodok, Tonga and surrounding villages.

  • Displaced people are in urgent need of clean water and other life-saving assistance.

  • Protection of civilians is a paramount concern.

  • 32 aid workers had to relocate from Kodok and Aburoc due to insecurity.

Upper Nile: Situation on the West Bank

26 Apr 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

305,298*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 March

1,769,241*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 March 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

265,921
Refugees in South Sudan

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 214,979 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

25 Apr 2017 description
report UN Security Council

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

The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan on 16 March 2017 and was considered by the Committee on 29 March 2017.