- WFP: South Sudan Situation Report #61, 26 Jan 2015
- OCHA South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 71 (as of 22 Jan 2015)
- UNMISS: Attacks on Civilians in Bentiu & Bor April 2014
Appeals & Funding
South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015 South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2014-2016 CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund) Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
• More than 20,700 new IDPs have been verified by humanitarian organisations in parts of North Darfur State.
• A hospital operated by MSF in SPLM-N area in South Kordofan was bombed, with one MSF staff and one patient injured.
• An outbreak of measles, with close to 600 cases confirmed, has been reported in Kassala and Gedaref states, according to UNICEF.
• UNHCR says refugee influx from South Sudan continues and by 22 January the number had passed the 120,000 mark.
Snapshot 21-27 January
Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.
As at 21st January 2015, Kakuma had received 44,953 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the camp population to 179,714. As at 17th January, 178,977 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.5% of the registered population.
January 25, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that flooding has hindered transfer of South Sudanese refugees to new relocation sites in Sudan’s White Nile state.
Last December, the humanitarian commissioner in Khartoum state, Mustafa al-Sinarri announced the relocation of South Sudanese refugees Khartoum state to the While Nile state, adding it was decided to build new refugees camps near the border.
The initial White Nile State relocation of 500 planned households to the new sites of El Redis 2 and Dabat Bosin has been completed, and will continue as required to relieve congestion of existing sites.
● Partners scaled up social mobilization campaigns in Akobo, Awerial, Maban and Raja-Juba to improve school enrollment.
● The post-harvest food security assessment (second harvest of the year 2014) in the Equatorial region was completed and results will be issued shortly.
● Plans are underway to respond to livestock disease outbreak in Turkei, Unity State where an estimated 35 per cent of cattle herds were affected by an unknown disease and about 30 per cent of the affected cattle have died between July and mid-December 2014.
A total of 139,276 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 88,066 in Adjumani, 12,503 in Arua, 31,369 in Kiryandongo and 7,338 in Kampala.
There were 1,027 new arrivals during the reporting period.
The Government of Uganda mass polio vaccination campaign for under-fives began on 17th January across all settlements and refugee hosting areas.
South Sudan: IOM and WFP are leading discussions on Protection Cluster strategy for the Mingkaman spontaneous site.
Ethiopia: IOM has provided transportation assistance to a total of 184,838 refugees in Gambella and Benishangul‐ Gumuz regions since December 2013.
Kenya: Since the onset of the South Sudanese conflict, IOM has provided transportation assistance to a total of 22,273 refugees.
A total of 137,992 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 87,492 in Adjumani, 12,450 in Arua, 30,755 in Kiryandongo and 7,295 in Kampala.
December 2014 marked the first anniversary of the South Sudan conflict as efforts to restore peace and stability in Africa’s newest State continue.
One year since thousands of South Sudanese mostly women and children fled to seek refuge in Ethiopia, and in particular in the Gambella Region, the Government of Ethiopia, UNHCR and partners have been responding to the refugee emergency amid challenges.
This map illustrates changes in IDP areas at the UNMISS base in Bor, as seen by the WorldView-3 satellite on 15 January 2015. An area of 6.54 ha within the UNMISS base, and including an extension of the base to the south, was occupied by IDPs on 21 October 2014. These areas increase to 7.21 ha as of 15 January 2015, an increase of approximatively 0.67 ha or about 10% of the total area. There are still few remaining shelters visible inside the northeast corner of the UNMISS base. However, it is likely that almost all IDP shelters are now entirely within the southern extension of the base.
Snapshot 14–20 January
Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.
The distribution of the sixth round relief food ration started last week for 3.2 million relief food beneficiaries nationwide.
UNHCR and partners will expedite the development of the new Koben camp in Gambella region despite funding shortfalls.
Four of 11 water trucks requested for Oromia are operating in Borena, East Hararge and West Hararge zones
Dispatch and Distribution of the sixth round relief food ration starts
South Sudan warring parties agree in Khartoum on a five point plan proposed by the Chinese Government to support the ongoing IGAD peace talks.
The outflow of South Sudanese to Uganda through the Nimule border (Eastern Equatoria State) continued on a small scale.
Returning refugees continue to be registered in Bor town; a total of 91 HHs registered by RRC who are reported to have come from Uganda and Kenya during the reporting period.