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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNHCR flies in more aid for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia; relocates refugees to higher ground as rainy season approaches

As the number of South Sudanese refugees fleeing to Ethiopia passes the 95,000 mark, UNHCR and its partners are working to improve conditions in the western Gambella region – flying in new tents, building new camps, and moving refugees to higher ground as the rainy season approaches.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
After surviving a dash for freedom, South Sudanese just happy to have home

KULE REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia, April 14 (UNHCR) – The ordinary act of cooking sorghum stew comes as a nearly revolutionary blessing for 25-year-old Nyakuor Duer after all she's survived. The South Sudanese woman trekked 22 days on foot, feeding four small children wild leaves and fruit plucked from trees along the way, just to find safety in next-door Ethiopia.

She and the children, ranging from a few months to 11 years, made it. Her husband, five brothers, her mother and stepmother did not. She has no idea what happened to them. Whether they are dead or alive.

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Emergency Assistance for South Sudan Kicked Off

On March 20, 2014, JCCP started emergency assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (hereinafter referred as “IDPs”) in the Republic of South Sudan. JCCP is going to support livelihood of IDPs in Juba County and Terekeka County, Central Equatoria State through distribution of non-food item (NFI).. With grants from Japan Platform, this emergency assistance will be carried out until May 17.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 10, 7 – 11 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The crisis has led to a severe deterioration in the food security situation and around 3.7 million people are now at high risk of food insecurity.
    UNHCR and partners are very concerned about the food and nutrition situation, especially for the over 126,000 Sudanese refugees living in Maban, Upper Nile State.

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Kenya + 2 others
UNHCR Dadaab Update 5/14, 01 - 31 March 2014

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Ration Card Exchange

Between 15th and 22nd March, UNHCR replaced old food ration cards with new ones in all five Dadaab camps. Refugees who collected their food rations stopped by the UNHCR desks in food distribution centres to receive their new cards. 80,424 new ration cards were validated which means that 97% of all households in Dadaab now have a new card. The remaining 3% of households can approach the UNHCR field offices for their cards.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 10 April 2014)

Since January 2014, 1.1 million people across South Sudan have received some form of assistance. Humanitarian partners are responding in 84 of 170 locations with reported concentrations of displaced people.

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 + 1 other
Australia earmarks $7.8m for South Sudan crisis

Report
Sudan Tribune

April 12, 2014 (JUBA) – The Government of Australia has earmarked an additional $7.8 million for South Sudanese communities confronting the dire humanitarian disaster.

Julie Bishop, Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister said the donation brings to $50m, the total aid her country had given the new nation.

The grant, she stressed, would provide life-saving assistance, with $5 million for food and logistics, through the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).

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We must not look away

Toby Lanzer is the United Nations’ top humanitarian official in South Sudan. Since conflict broke out in December 2013 he has travelled across the country to meet people struck by violence and coordinate the response to their needs. Here he shares some impressions from these travels.

Scenes that linger.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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United Nations, United States and European Union call for immediate action on South Sudan

The leaders issued a Call for Action on South Sudan urging immediate action on three critical fronts.

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 + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #37, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Humanitarian organizations are increasingly concerned regarding severely deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan. An estimated 7 million people are vulnerable to food insecurity, with 3.7 million people at high risk, according to the U.N. Malnutrition levels are also increasing, and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 222,700 children may require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the coming months—more than double the number of children requiring treatment in 2013.

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South Sudan + 1 other
USAID Donates Plastic Sheets as Rains Hit South Sudan

South Sudan - IOM has received 4,000 plastic sheet tarpaulins from the USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) for internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Sudan as the first heavy rains of the wet season hit overcrowded displacement camps.

The tarpaulins will help some of the estimated 62,800 civilians, including many foreign nationals, who are sheltering in eight overcrowded UN bases in Central Equatoria, Jonglei, Lakes, Unity and Upper Nile states.

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard (15 Dec. 2013 to 10 Apr. 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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 + 1 other
IOM South Sudan Situation Report 11 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Airlift of civil works machinery and site improvement equipment to Malakal is on-going to expedite site improvement and expansion

2,875 displaced people provided with relocation assistance from UNMISS Tongping to UN House

International Organization for Migration:

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Pushing to reach people in need

By Edward Hoyt

In South Sudan, the world’s youngest country is unravelling after a wave of politically motivated violence swept across Juba in December 2013. Fighting has taken on ethnic dimensions, forcing civilians to flee. At least 1 million people have been displaced, and towns are in ruins.

Context

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report, 7 April 2014

Uganda has registered more than 96,000 South Sudanese refugees, just shy of the contingency planning figure of 100,000. Only 18% of the required funding has been received.

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Kenya + 1 other
Flood protection urgently needed in Kakuma camp

Report
ACT Alliance

Residents of a refugee camp extension in northwest Kenya face months of waterlogged and muddy conditions if drainage is not put in place urgently.

Kakuma 4, as the new extension to the Kakuma refugee camp is known, is a located on a large area of flat terrain. With the onset of the rainy season, the land needs drainage work to prevent flooding and pooling of water and mud.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 31 (as of 10 April 2014)

Highlights

  • Clashes were reported in northern Upper Nile State, with tension mounting in and around Melut.

  • So far, aid agencies have reached around 1.1 million people, around one third of the people to be assisted by June. Over 960,000 people have been reached with medical interventions.

  • Over 100,000 people are reported to be displaced in and around Kodok, Lul and Wau Shiluk in Upper Nile State. They are in urgent need of assistance.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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UNMISS remains committed to the protection of civilians in its sites

Since 15 December 2014, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has protected on its bases an average of 75,000 civilians escaping violence. By having opened its gates to thousands fleeing conflict, UNMISS has demonstrated its commitment to its Protection of Civilians mandate and the plight of South Sudanese civilians, not only by saving thousands of lives but also by preventing the cycle of violence from worsening.

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UNMISS Update 9 April, 2014

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

  • As of 8 April, the number of civilians seeking safety in 8 Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 67,770 with 32,000 in Juba (Tomping and UN House), 21,500 in Malakal, 7,894 in Bentiu and 5,036 in Bor.