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24 Jan 2017 description

Executive summary

Civilians in the most insecure regions of today’s armed conflicts are often those most in need of humanitarian assistance. They are also the least likely to receive any. That humanitarian agencies struggle to be relevant where it matters most is hardly news.

23 Jan 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Since early July, fighting across Greater Equatoria has displaced hundreds of thousands, disrupted market activity, and denied humanitarian services to people in need. Due to the fluid nature of the conflict, humanitarian access has become a major problem, and, as of October 2016, Torit in Eastern Equatoria is the only major town with a substantial humanitarian presence. Insecurity has made road travel outside of town dangerous, and humanitarians are unable safely access surrounding rural areas.

19 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Insecurity in Greater Equatoria continues to aggravate the already fragile humanitarian situation, with recent military activity around Yambio causing mass population displacement. Humanitarian access in the region is severely restricted.

  • For the first time during the dry season there has been a resurgence of cholera cases. Between 1 and 12 January, 33 new cases were reported at the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, but no deaths reported. UNICEF is re-engaging with partners to respond.

17 Jan 2017 description

Disease outbreaks, massive arrival of South-Sudanese refugees and of Congolese fleeing massacres in North Kivu, floods, attacks against humanitarian actors: those events only represent the visible part of the long-lasting humanitarian crisis that marked North-East DRC in 2016.

16 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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Letter dated 9 January 2017 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan addressed to the President of the Security Council

I have the honour to transmit herewith the final report of the Panel of Experts on the Sudan, as requested by the Security Council in paragraph 2 of its resolution 2265 (2016).

16 Jan 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 14, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has banned international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from operating in the rebel-controlled Payinjiar county, according to confidential statement Sudan Tribune has obtained.

South Sudan Nation Security Service, in a letter addressed to 8 international organizations in the area, advised these entities to cease from operating in a territory controlled by rebels forces allied to ex-First Vice President Riek Machar.

12 Jan 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Many Jebel Marra IDPs in Central Darfur State need winter supplies, according to the national NGOs Labena and Sanad Charity Foundation.

• About 12,000 returnees in Kutum locality (North Darfur) need more assistance.

• MoU on the delivery of aid to South Sudan through Sudan has been extended for another six months.

• As of the end of 2016, the health sector requirements for the year were only 44% funded against the 2016 Sudan HRP.

FIGURES 2016 HRP

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing conflict displaces populations, exacerbates humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Health actors respond to measles outbreak in Wau

  • South Sudanese refugees continue to flee to neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) officials deported four relief workers in recent weeks, raising concerns regarding restrictions on humanitarian organizations.

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict continues to result in civilian deaths, displacement in eastern DRC

• USAID partners respond to humanitarian needs, despite security constraints

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Humanitarian access in the Greater Equatoria region is severely restricted due to insecurity, significantly impacting the ability of humanitarian organizations to deliver life-saving assistance.

29 Dec 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• HAC has issued amended directives and procedures regarding humanitarian action in Sudan.

• On 24 December, HAC in North Darfur State, together with IDP leaders launched an intention survey amongst IDPs in North Darfur.

• About 2,500 people have returned to the Kaoura area, North Darfur, from Tawilla, Kebkabiya and Sortony and need essential household supplies.

• On 18 December, the World Bank launched the second phase of livelihood project targeting IDPs and host communities in Kassala State.

24 Dec 2016 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

As of end of September 2016, more than 2.7 million people had fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out in December 2013, with over 1.7 million internally displaced people inside the country and 1 million who had fled as refugees to neighbouring countries. This represents an increase of about 200,000 people newly displaced. There were about 202,020 people sheltering in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in United Nations bases.

23 Dec 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 USD 60.3 million.

20 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Displacement surpasses 3 million

  • Bentiu PoC site population increases to 120,300 IDPs

  • IOM commences PSS programming at Malakal PoC site

20 Dec 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12642

SECURITY COUNCIL
7846TH MEETING (AM)

Government Demonstrating Political Will, Commitment to Dialogue, Effecting Peace Accord, Permanent Representative Argues

The deteriorating situation in South Sudan, one of the world’s most urgent crises, was on the brink of a cataclysmic event, and the responsibility for that tragic state of affairs lay squarely with the leaders of that country, top United Nations officials warned the Security Council today.

16 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Humanitarian access is being restricted in Western Bahr el Ghazal, and communities are known to be using unclean water sources. The dry season will pose a threat for communities’ water security, as most of the seasonal streams and hand-dug wells being used will dry up.

14 Dec 2016 description

(Juba, 14 December 2016): The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in South Sudan is gravely concerned regarding the deteriorating operating environment, including the recent expulsion of the Country Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the order for a second senior NRC staff member to leave South Sudan.

14 Dec 2016 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is deeply dismayed about the order for a second senior staff member to leave South Sudan in less than a week. NRC has not received any formal explanation of the charges against these two individuals. The latest incidents come on the eve of the third anniversary of the outbreak of South Sudan’s civil war, on 15 December 2013.

NRC’s Area Manager in Alek, Warrap State, was told to leave South Sudan yesterday and has now arrived safely in Nairobi. This comes only four days after NRC’s Country Director was also ordered to leave the country.