- IFRC Complex emergency Emergency appeal n° MDRSS003 Preliminary Final Report
- UNHCR Operational Update no. 37/2015, 14-28 Oct 2015
- Final report of the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015: Midyear Update
- IOM South Sudan: 2015 Midyear Crisis Appeal
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
(Juba, 23 November 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Mr. Eugene Owusu, strongly condemns the armed robbery of the Nile Hope compound in Juba on 20 November. During the robbery, aid workers were held at gunpoint and significant assets of the NGO were taken. This is absolutely reprehensible and those responsible must be identified and held to account.
The staff of Nile Hope and other humanitarian workers work day in and day out in dangerous and difficult locations across South Sudan to help people in dire need.
On 15 December 2013, fighting erupted in Juba among members of the Presidential Guard, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) subsequently split between forces loyal to the Government and those loyal to former Vice-President Riek Machar. In the days that followed, the conflict spread to the states of Greater Upper Nile (Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile) after local SPLA forces disintegrated, often along ethnic lines. Since then, the conflict has created a major protection crisis and forced more than 2.27 million people from their homes.
This report examines trends over the first half of 2015 in both open-source and agency-reported data. We are pleased that this quarterly security analysis includes information from 11 contributing agencies - one more than last quarter. As compared to last quarter, this edition contains more reported incidents both from open sources (88, up from 51) and agencies (223, up from 198). As described below, many of the additional reported incidents affected humanitarian infrastructure and occurred in Africa and the Middle East.
MSF OPERATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE MEDICAL NEEDS IN SOUTH SUDAN
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employs more than 2,937 South Sudanese staff and 329 international staff to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide free and high quality healthcare to people in need 18 projects in 7 out of 10 states in the country and the Abyei Special Administrative Area.
Yemen: 14.4 million people are now food insecure: two million more than in June and four million more than before the escalation of conflict in March. 7.6 million people are severely food insecure. Heavy fighting continues, in particular in Al Dhalee and Taizz governorates. Peace talks between Houthi and government representatives, which were expected to begin mid-November, are yet to take place.
In the month of October, humanitarian access was mainly hampered by violence against humanitarian personnel/assets and active hostilities and insecurity. The majority of incidents occurred in Central Equatoria, Unity and Western Equatoria states.
Snapshot 4–10 November 2015
Nepal: Crossings on the India–Nepal border have been closed since late September as a result of protests, leading to fuel shortages that are severely hampering humanitarian assistance. Of particular concern are 400,000 people living in remote areas who cannot be reached during winter and need winterisation supplies. Hospitals in Terai region are reporting acute shortages of medicine, while food and cooking-gas shortages are reported across the country.
This issue of Humanitarian Exchange, co-edited with Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) Research Fellow Eva Svoboda, focuses on the crisis in Iraq. Since the seizure of Iraqi territory by Islamic State in January 2014, over 3.2 million people have been displaced. More than 8m people are in need of humanitarian assistance, but a lack of funding and insecurity mean that few international humanitarian organisations are working outside of Kurdistan.
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Snapshot 28 October – 3 November 2015
Syria: 1 million more people are in need of humanitarian assistance than a year ago, as the total is now at 13.5 million. 6.6 million people are internally displaced, with 120,000 newly displaced in Aleppo, Hama, and Idleb governorates. Shelter, food, and WASH are reported as priority needs for the newly displaced.
Confidential and Open Source Data
1 November 2015
(Geneva, 31 October 2015) The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, have issued an unprecedented joint warning about the impact of today’s conflicts on civilians and appealed for urgent and concrete action to address human suffering and insecurity.
The two leaders stressed the importance of respect for international humanitarian law in order to stem the chaos and prevent further instability.
On behalf of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), I strongly protest the actions of the SPLA in Opposition in taking 30 UNMISS personnel hostage and in seizing UNMISS property in Manyo County, Upper Nile State on 26 October 2015. The 18 UNMISS uniformed personnel and 12 South Sudanese UNMISS contractors had been transporting fuel by barge from Malakal to the UNMISS base in Renk when they were stopped by approximately 100 SPLA in Opposition soldiers at Kaka in Manyo County.
IPC reports 3.9 million people severely food insecure, including 30,000 people facing Catastrophe—Household IPC 5—levels of food insecurity, as of September
USG joins high-level delegation to South Sudan to engage on key humanitarian issues
(New York, 29 October 2015): The head of Operations at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, has called for more help for people and communities who have faced years of crisis in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia.
“Each of these countries faces a unique set of challenges,” said Mr. Ging. “But in each country, I spoke with people who have had to run from their homes again and again, fleeing successive waves of violence. I met children who have grown up never knowing peace and stability.
Snapshot 21-27 October 2015
On 22 October, IPC released a report stating that 30,000 people are estimated to be experiencing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes in Unity state’s Leer, Guit, Koch and Mayendit counties. The people who fled to the bush during the intensification of violence between April–June are most affected (IPC, 22/10/2015).
In its 25 September update, the Protection Cluster provided an overview of key protection concerns and human rights violations reported in Leer, Mayendit and Koch Counties between May and the end of August. According to reports, an estimated 1,000 people were killed, 1,300 raped, and 1,600 abducted during this period alone. Unfortunately, violence continued in the weeks that followed. This briefing note provides an update on the situation in affected counties in September and October.
Snapshot 14–20 October 2015
Yemen: 2.3 million people are now displaced in Yemen – an increase of almost 900,000 since August. The increase is mainly explained by better data collection, but continued insecurity has also caused new displacement. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) levels are at 8.9% in Hodeidah and 3.8% in Hajjah, far exceeding the emergency threshold. Global acute malnutrition (GAM) is above the emergency threshold in Aden, Hodeidah, and Hajjah governorates.