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23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict in and around Yei has forced thousands from their homes.

  • The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surpassed 1 million.

  • About 1.3 million people will benefit from aid through humanitarian fund allocation of $30 million.

  • Assistance outside Wau remains limited due to continued access constraints and insecurity.

Yei fighting: thousands more displaced

22 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement

  • WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Sep 2016 description

Thank you for being here today to discuss the critical situation in South Sudan.

For years, South Sudan struggled to gain their independence.

Now it is struggling for survival.

Rarely have such high hopes been squandered so quickly.

Time and again, the country’s leaders have resorted to weapons and identity politics to resolve their differences. The children, women and men of South Sudan are paying with their lives.

22 Sep 2016 description
report Finn Church Aid

FCA delivered food aid to thousands of people around South Sudan’s capital Juba. The security situation in the country is dire, and neighbouring Uganda struggles with massive amounts of refugees.

A shortage of food afflicts South Sudan’s capital Juba. Many stores are closed and markets destroyed.

Shopkeepers have quit their jobs because their supplies have been stolen. For what’s left prices have skyrocketed, says Marie Makweri, FCA’s peace coordinator in South Sudan.

20 Sep 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight
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In Africa and Asia, more events were atributed to Non-State Actors (NSA's) than to State Actors (SA's) (77 and 16 respectvely). In Africa, 97% of events affectng aid infrastructure were atributed to NSA’s (77/79). Of these 77 events, the highest number of incidents were reported in South Sudan (24), followed by Mali (19) and CAR (14). In Asia, 80% of events affecting aid infrastructure were atributed to NSA’s in Afghanistan (11/20).

16 Sep 2016 description

In August 2016, 89 humanitarian access incidents were reported in South Sudan. This marked only a slight decrease from the number of incidents reported in July (90), and was well above the average number of monthly incidents reported in 2016 to date (70). The lack of respect for humanitarian personnel and assets remained a serious concern. Most incidents were documented in Central Equatoria (mainly in Juba), followed by Unity, Upper Nile, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Lakes and Western Bahr el Ghazal.

14 Sep 2016 description
report AlertNet

In Juba, vegetable traders are now cutting tomatoes in half to sell because some customers can no longer afford to buy a whole one

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Sept 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of people in South Sudan are on the brink of starvation with many living in swamps and surviving on water lilies and goat bones, a senior aid worker has said.

A hunger crisis affecting an estimated 4.8 million people could turn catastrophic unless aid is urgently stepped up, MercyCorps country director Deepmala Mahla warned.

11 Sep 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 27 000 réfugiés sud-soudanais enregistrés dans le Haut-Uele et l’Ituri.

  • L’insécurité dans la région de Doruma menace l’approvisionnement de l’aide humanitaire aux réfugiés.

  • Une deuxième flambée de choléra signalée dans la Tshopo.

Aperçu de la situation

08 Sep 2016 description

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is deeply concerned by reports it has received of threats and harassment against some civil society members who met with the United Nations Security Council delegation during their most recent visit to Juba last weekend.

These reported actions are in violation of the rights to freedom of expression, movement and civil and political engagement, which are fundamental pillars of a democratic society. Any attempt to suppress these rights through threats and harassment must be condemned in no uncertain terms.

29 Aug 2016 description
report Guardian

Hundreds of unaccompanied minors are among the 80,000 people who have fled to Uganda since July, when civil hostilities resumed in South Sudan

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29 Aug 2016 description

South Sudan’s capital Juba has in the past month witnessed the heaviest fighting since the country’s civil war began in December 2013. In a particularly violent period in July, scores were killed and at least 120 women raped, including just outside the United Nations base. The violence has rightly led to questions again being asked about the future of the peace process and international engagement with South Sudan.

24 Aug 2016 description
report UN General Assembly
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Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report

23 Aug 2016

New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.

24 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Persisting insecurity impedes humanitarian access in Bambari, Ouaka province.

  • Since January, over 173,000 people received emergency food assistance.

  • Refugees in Bambouti require access to basic social services including schools and health facilities.

  • The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates USD 9 million to the CAR.

Upsurge of violence hinders humanitarian access to the people in need of assistance

23 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG announces nearly $138 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Security situation in Juba remains calm following armed clashes in early July

  • Humanitarian organizations respond to IDP needs in Juba, Wau

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• On World Humanitarian Day, humanitarian community pays tribute to 59 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013.

• Armed clashes and ambushes prevent humanitarians from reaching displaced people in Greater Equatoria.

• Humanitarian organizations strive to meet growing needs as the number of internally displaced people increases in Wau town.

• Intermittent fighting has forced thousands of people to flee their homes in central and southern Unity.

23 Aug 2016 description

SG/A/1677-AFR/3433-PKO/601

The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Major General (retired) Patrick Cammaert of the Netherlands to lead an independent special investigation into the violence in Juba, South Sudan, in July 2016, and the response of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

23 Aug 2016 description

A total of 90 access incidents were documented in July, the highest recorded since June 2015. July saw a substantial rise in incidents of active hostilities attributed to state security forces and other armed actors across the country, from four in June to 14 in July. In July, most access incidents were documented in Juba, followed by Unity, Lakes, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Jonglei, Eastern Equatoria, Upper Nile, Warrap, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Western Equatoria respectively.

IMPACT ON HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE