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17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

22,798 Identified unaccompanied minors Households provided with cash grants in year 2014

187,880 NFIs distributed since January

184 Shelters distributed since January

17 Apr 2015 description

KEY FIGURES

654,215 South Sudanese Refugees (total)

522,812 New arrivals (since 15 Dec. 2013)

131,403 Old caseload (before 15 Dec. 2013)

259,232 Refugees in South Sudan

1.5 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

· WFP’s new Director of Finance visits Mingkaman on 15 April. In a mission that also included WFP staff from the Juba office, the Director of Finance met with beneficiaries and cooperating partners, visited the WFP warehouse and the local market, meeting with traders selected for the e-voucher program for IDPs (set to begin at the end of this month).

17 Apr 2015 description
report Small Arms Survey

In 2005, the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)—now South Sudan’s ruling party—signed the Abyei Protocol of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which committed both sides to implementing a referendum to determine whether Abyei would re-join the southern Sudanese states that now constitute South Sudan. A decade later, the referendum has still not taken place due to continuing disagreements over who is eligible to vote.

17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government of Kenya calls for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp following terrorist attack in Garissa.

  • Fighting resumes in South Sudan as peace talks stall yet again.

  • Over 20,000 South Sudanese refugees received in neighbouring countries since February 2015.

  • Food security expected to deteriorate from April - June 2015 in most countries in the region.

  • More than 6,500 Burundian refugees flee tensions in Burundi ahead of June 2015 presidential elections.

17 Apr 2015 description

17th April 2015 – One year after the mass killing of civilians in the oil town of Bentiu, South Sudan – including the killing of people sheltering in the hospital where MSF worked – the violence and displacement continue, while access to basic healthcare and food remains a problem for people living in rural areas outside the town.

17 Apr 2015 description

Stand with the People of South Sudan and Invest in their Future

Juba, 17 April 2015: “Peace and security are central requirements for South Sudan and its people to prosper; while these conditions are not yet in place in the world’s youngest country we must continue to invest in the long-term development of the nation and its citizens.