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Displaced SOS families in South Sudan get new temporary village

Six months after being driven from their homes by looting soldiers, families from SOS Children’s Village Malakal enjoyed moving into their brand new, temporary village

29 August 2014 - After six months of living in confined and cramped quarters in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, SOS Children’s Villages families displaced from their SOS village in Malakal by rebel soldiers have moved into a spacious temporary village in Jebel, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Juba.

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South Sudan Crisis Blog #1

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Islamic Relief

Amir Manghali, Regional Desk Coordinator for East Africa, blogs from Juba on the conditions facing displaced families in Mahad camp.

On 20 August, I visited Mahad IDP camp, together with Rose Juru Joushua, our Senior Programme Officer in Islamic Relief South Sudan.

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UNHCR Tierkidi Camp Profile, 21 August 2014

Operations and Services

  • Following refugee screening and the registration of refugees who are new arrivals (Level 1 registration) at Ethiopia’s refugee entry points, a more detailed registration process (Level 2 registration, which includes biometrics) is conducted in the camp.

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Floods, disease and death in Bentiu

With the flooding, already squalid living conditions for the over 46,000 people seeking shelter at the UN base in Bentiu have worsened, increasing the risk of waterborne diseases.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 51 (as of 28 August 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

● Extensive rains in Bentiu caused renewed flooding and the collapse of around 175 latrines, worsening living conditions for displaced people.

● The crash of a UN-contracted helicopter near Bentiu, Unity State, on 26 August caused suspension of humanitarian flights to the area.

● One in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict broke out in December 2013.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report 20 - 26 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Since the beginning of August, IOM has relocated a total of 7,543 refugees from Akobo, Burbiey, Matar, Pamdong by bus, air and boats to way stations and camps.

• Camps such as Tierkedi and Leichour are experiencing flooding.
Urgent relocation from existing camps is necessary to avoid an emergency within emergency.

• Total number of refugees evacuated by IOM: 169,888 from Gambella and 1,906 from Benishangul‐Gumuz.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Operational Update 21st – 27th August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heavy rains pounded Kakuma on 25th August for several hours, resulting in previously dry river beds to overflow. Culverts leading to the camp were flooded as a result, cutting off the entire camp for hours and causing staff from UNHCR and other agencies to be stranded.

  • An urgent inter-agency coordination meeting was held and a quick assessment of the affected refugees was organized to establish the extent of damage caused by the floods so that immediate emergency interventions could be determined.

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 34 (21 - 27 August 2014)

HIGHLIGHT

The new IOM Clinic in Bentiu is close to opening. Supplies and furniture have been moved to the new site

OVERVIEW

Over 1.3 million people remain internally displaced across the country and just over 447,000 people have fled the violence to neighbouring countries (Uganda 123,000, Kenya 42,000, Ethiopia 189,100 and Sudan 93,500). There are currently 100,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan.

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan needs increased attention

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DanChurchAid

“Severe food insecurity”, “Emergency” or “Famine” – South Sudan cannot wait for formal definition of hunger crisis

Experience shows that more people will die before famine is formally declared, yet South Sudan is not getting the media attention or sufficient funding needed for the prevention of such famine to break out. This raises the question whether malnourished and dying children must appear on our TV screens before proper action is taken to combat the current and future malnourishment rates and food insecurity crisis.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 26 August 2014)

Close to 200,000 people displaced early during the conflict have since returned to their homes, having in many cases lost all their belongings. They are among the people in most urgent need of assistance, alongside those who remain displaced.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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L’UNICEF déploie sa plus grosse opération d’approvisionnement d’urgence jamais menée en un seul mois

Une quantité record de matériel d’urgence acheminée pour les enfants piégés dans un nombre record de crises

COPENHAGUE/GENÈVE/NEW YORK, 26 août 2014– Au cours de ce seul mois d’août, l’UNICEF a expédié 1 000 tonnes de fournitures d’urgence aux enfants pris dans les crises les plus urgentes du monde – ce qui constitue la plus grande opération d'urgence jamais menée par l'organisation en un seul mois. La quantité livrée représente l’équivalent de 19 avions cargos gros porteurs.

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UNICEF deploys its largest emergency supply operation ever in a single month

UNICEF deployed 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in crises - the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history in a single month.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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High level delegation decries “inhuman” conditions for IDPs in Bentiu

25 August 2014 - Thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) continue to live in dire conditions at the UNMISS base in the Unity State capital Bentiu because of a persistent security threat outside, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said yesterday.

Mr. Lanzer, accompanied by the British and Dutch ambassadors on a two-day visit, described a situation where heavy rains have left more than 40,000 people seeking refuge with no dry place to stay and sharply deteriorating sanitary conditions.

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Ethiopia + 4 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 25 August 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • The number of nutrition hotspot priority one woredas increased by 64.5 per cent from 76 to 125 between April and August of this year.

  • WFP will face critical funding shortfalls for its refugee operation from the end of September onwards. US$42 million is urgently needed to cover needs until January 2015.

KEY FIGURES

  • South Sudanese refuge arrivals (since mid-December) 187,206 Source: UNHCR

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard (15 Dec. 2013 to 22 Aug. 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

People to be assisted Violence broke out in Juba on 15 December, and quickly spread to other states. Tens of thousands of people have been killed, and many more wounded. Some 1.8 million people have been uprooted from their homes, and 3.9 million people face alarming levels of food insecurity. The nutrition situation is deteriorating. With the crisis showing no sign of abating, partners have extended the Crisis Response Plan to December to address the massive humanitarian consequences of the conflict.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 50 (as of 21 August 2014)

Highlights

● Preliminary analysis of food security in conflict-affected areas shows that while the situation remains dire, it has not worsened.

● Humanitarian barges continued their progress, arriving at Malakal on 19 August and now continuing to Melut, for final offloading.

● Some 2.7 million people have been reached with some form of emergency assistance as of 31 July.

● Thirteen humanitarian aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict began in December 2013.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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ACAPS Briefing Note: Gambella, Ethiopia - Displacement, 22 August 2014

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Crisis Overview

  • Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan on 15 December 2013, more than 188,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed into the western Gambella region of Ethiopia. This influx has stretched local capacity and several camps have reached full capacity.

  • The refugees are arriving in dire condition, seriously lacking food and drinking water, and have been mostly concentrated at border points with limited assistance before being relocated to camps. 90% of the arriving population are women and children (WFP 12/08/2014).