- UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief calls for peace, scaling up of aid in South Sudan
- WHO South Sudan Emergency Situation Report #42, 19 Nov 2014
- OCHA South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 62 (as of 14 Nov 2014)
Appeals & Funding
As at 20th November 2014, Kakuma had received 44,282 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,126. As at 16th November 177,070 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.
Following the December 2013 outbreak of violence, 1.8 million people have fled their homes . Many have crossed into neighboring countries (estimated 463,000 people have fled to neighboring countries of Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan individuals). 1.4 million individuals remain internally displaced and most are seeking shelter in remote rural areas across the country. Displacement patterns remain fluid, driven by violence, access to emergency assistance and floods. There are currently 102,265 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in UN bases across South Sudan.
18 November 2014 - The United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) today contributed £1.6 million to for expansion of the UNMISS protection site in the Upper Nile state capital Malakal.
Making the announcement, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) noted that partners were taking advantage of the onset of the dry season to complete expansion of the Malakal protection site, which provides emergency shelter and protection to over 17,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), as others continue to trickle in.
IOM has resumed transport by boat and road of South Sudanese refugees stranded by heavy rains and flooding in Matar to Fugnido refugee camp in the Gambella region of Western Ethiopia, 300 kms away, following an agreement between Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR.
The relocation operation started this week with the movement of 286 refugees by boat and bus from Matar to Fugnido via the Itang way station. The two-day journey involves an overnight stop in Itang, where IOM, UNHCR and WFP provide food, water, sleeping mats and blankets.
The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 193,922 individuals, comprising 191,359 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,563 who entered through the Assosa region.
Snapshot 12–18 November
Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.
South Sudan - December 15th will mark the one-year anniversary of renewed fighting in South Sudan. The conflict has resulted in the displacement of over 1.8 million people, over 102,000 of whom have sought shelter in UN bases throughout the country.
One of the largest of these so-called Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites is in Malakal, Upper Nile State. The site provides emergency shelter and protection to over 17,000 people and internally displaced people (IDPs) continue to trickle in.
[ACTED News] - Tree nurseries were established by ACTED in two refugee camps in Maban county, Upper Nile State, where it is growing 4,000 seedlings with support from United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). These seedlings will help to improve the environmental degradation situation around the camps caused by the influx of refugees who cut down the surrounding trees to use for shelter construction and firewood.
A total of 6.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Since the beginning of 2014, fighting between Government security forces and armed movements have led to a cumulative estimate of over 430,000 people newly displaced in Darfur. Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has led to over 105,000 people crossing the border into Sudan.
The State Emergency Committee for White Nile State has officially authorized the establishment of border reception centers to provide urgent, life-saving assistance to new arrivals. Initial registration, medical screening, profiling of refugees, food for extremely vulnerable individuals and onward transportation are all envisaged within these spaces.
On 9 November, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) facilitated the recommitment to the implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement of 23 January.
Escalating inter-communal tensions between the youth in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Malakal, Upper Nile State, continued to disrupt humanitarian operations.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000
AMOUNT: EUR 82 000 000
Given the continued links between the crises in Sudan and South Sudan, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) considers that one regional HIP covering the two countries will help to ensure that interventions are relevant and consistent in both of them.
The CCCM cluster has released a short film about Camp Management. IOM South Sudan’s Andrea Paiato and Rainer Gonzalez are featured. Check out the video here http://bit.ly/1B e6JeL
IOM led psychosocial awareness training is being held for community leaders, teachers and humanitarians in the Bor PoC
The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 193,649 individuals, comprising 191,086 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,563 who entered through the Assosa region.