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29 Jul 2016 description

29 juillet 2016, Rome -**Un rapport élaboré par les deux agences onusiennes alerte sur le sort de millions de personnes vivant dans les 17 pays touchés par des conflits prolongés et qui se trouvent actuellement en situation de grave insécurité alimentaire. Selon le document présenté au Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU, ces conflits entravent également les efforts mondiaux visant à éradiquer la malnutrition.**

29 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of people fleeing to Uganda from South Sudan on a daily basis continues to number in the thousands, with 2,319 people crossing border yesterday.

  • 1,444 refugees crossed the border using the Elegu border point (Adjumani axis), 193 in Moyo, 39 in Lamwo and 308 in Oraba (Arua district. 335 refugees were received at Kiryandongo Reception Centre in Mid-West Uganda.

29 Jul 2016 description

Relocation of IDPs to UN House started on 28 July with relocation of 62 IDPs from UNMISS Tongping. 16 cases of cholera so far recorded at the site with one positive confirmed by culture at the national laboratory. The wider humanitarian community including Health, WASH and protection partners to provide guidance to inform relocation going forward.

OCHA reports that 12,588 people remain displaced by the insecurity in Juba. Of these 11,338 people are sheltering in the UN Tong Ping and UN House bases. An estimated 1,250 IDPs are staying in Don Bosco collective center in Gumbo.

29 Jul 2016 description

RADIO MIRAYA

The Dutch Embassy in Juba has, in a release, reaffirmed continued assistance to the people of South Sudan, in view of the humanitarian situation prevailing in the country.

“The release was issued to assure the people that we stand by them, and that we stand ready to support any development in the implementation of the Peace Agreement,” Ambassador Robert Van Den Dool told Radio Miraya in an exclusive interview.

29 Jul 2016 description
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Heavy rains may lead to flooding in East and West Africa, dryness persists in Central America

  1. Consistent and above average rain over the past few weeks has led to moisture surpluses throughout much of Eastern Africa. Torrential rain is forecast to continue over western Sudan and the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, which is likely to raise the River Nile and Al Gash River levels further and potentially result in flooding over many areas of Sudan during the next week.

29 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 847,964 The total number of South Sudanese Refugees (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

  • 114,337 Old caseload before 15 Dec. 2013 (covered by the regular budget)

  • 266,916 Refugees in South Sudan - 1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

FUNDING (as of 27 June)

  • USD 573.4 M Requested for the situation

  • CONTRIBUTIONS: USD 85.4M

  • GAP: 488.0 M

29 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 30,966 South Sudanese arrivals into Ethiopia, White Nile in Sudan, Uganda and Kenya in the past week (18 – 24 July), based on field reports
  • 890,137 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 24 July (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
  • 973,000 Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)
  • 266,916 Refugees in South Sudan
  • 1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 18 July)

  • USD 608.8 M Requested by UNHCR for the …
29 Jul 2016 description

A bracelet exercise confirmed population of IDPs in Tongpiny to be 4,500 individuals. Relocation of IDPs to UN House due to start Thursday 28 July. 15 cases of cholera so far recorded at the site with one positive confirmed by culture at the national laboratory. The wider humanitarian community including Health, WASH and protection partners to provide guidance to inform relocation going forward.

29 Jul 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.

29 Jul 2016 description

UNHCR redeploys staff from other parts of the country while partner organizations set up new health clinics to cope with the influx.

By: Michael O’Hagan | 28 July 2016

ADJUMANI, Uganda – On a rainy day in northern Uganda, Esther Ojabajon surveys the small plot of land that is now her home. Her children pull up handfuls of the tall grass, burning it to prepare the land to build a shelter of wood and tarpaulin.

29 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12465

7750th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Security Council underscored the importance of long-term institution-building as a critical part of peacebuilding in Africa, as it held an open debate today on the topic where speakers emphasized the importance of addressing the root causes of conflict, the need for predictable and sustainable financing, and closer cooperation with the African Union and subregional organizations.

28 Jul 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 28, 2016 (JUBA) – At least seven people have died from recent Cholera outbreaks in South Sudan and about 340 cases of the disease registered in recent weeks, the health ministry said.

A World Health Organization (WHO) statement issued on Wednesday also confirmed the early suspected cases of Cholera in different parts of the young nation, saying 10 samples from patients tested positive for Vibrio Cholera Ivana in a public health laboratory.

28 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • GoS, UN release 2016 HRP, calling for $952 million in humanitarian assistance
  • June and July flooding affects more than 17,500 people
  • UNSC renews UNAMID mandate through June 2017
  • More than 4.4 million people face acute food insecurity through at least September

Key Developments

  • The USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) projects that more than 4.4 million people in Sudan will face acute food insecurity through the end of the June-to-September lean season.
28 Jul 2016 description
report Enough Project

This week, Salva Kiir, the president of South Sudan and the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), swore in Taban Deng Gai as first vice president, replacing former Vice President Riek Machar.

28 Jul 2016 description

Facts & Figures

Since fighting erupted in December 2013:
- More than 1.61 million internally displaced people according to UN estimates
- Over 200 000 people seeking refuge at UN Mission compounds (UNMIS)
- Over 831 000 South Sudanese refugees & asylum seekers in neighbouring countries (UNHCR)
- 55 aid workers killed by warring parties (UNOCHA)
- About 4.8 million people experiencing food shortages
- Number of refugees from neighbouring countries in South Sudan: over 263 000 (UNHCR)

Other facts

28 Jul 2016 description

Key points

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$620.3 million of humanitarian assistance to South Sudan since the start of 2016.

  • The United States (US) is the largest donor to South Sudan, contributing 24% of total funding so far in 2016 (US$147.5 million). The five largest donors account for 65% of the reported funding in 2016.

28 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Cholera response continues in Juba as cases increase
  • IOM provides emergency aid to displaced in Juba and Wau
  • Thousands remain cut-off from aid south of Wau town

IOM teams continue lifesaving humanitarian activities across South Sudan, where more than 6.1 million people are in need of assistance. Since December 2013, the crisis has displaced 2.3 million people, including 717,300 who have fled to neighbouring countries and more than 1.61 million others who remain internally displaced.

28 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 120 cases of Acute Jaundice Syndrome in Sortony, North Darfur.

  • Funding challenges for mobile health clinics supporting IDPs in Blue Nile State.

  • South Sudanese refugees in East Darfur to be relocated.

  • Almost 43,000 people affected by rains and flooding in parts of Sudan.

FIGURES 2016 HRP

Displaced people in Sudan (as of Dec 2015) - Up to 3.2 million

Displaced people in Darfur (as of Dec 2015) - Up to 2.6 million