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19 Feb 2017 description

In Numbers

1.85 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

1.5 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR) 223,926 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

4.6 million people projected to require food assistance from January—April 2017 (WFP estimate)

Highlights

  • Humanitarian partners appeal for US$1.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance for 5.8 million people in South Sudan this year.

17 Feb 2017 description

JUBA/GENEVA/NEW YORK (17 February 2017) – At the end of a four-day visit to South Sudan, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights, Andrew Gilmour, called for those committing atrocity crimes in the country to be held accountable.

“This is a war that has been waged against the men, women and children of South Sudan,” he said. “And the only way of ending this onslaught will be when the perpetrators face consequences for what they are doing.”

17 Feb 2017 description

The Logistics Cluster is responsible for logistics Coordination and Information Management; where there is a gap in logistics infrastructure, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a ‘provider of last resort’ by offering Common Logistics Services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Highlights of the Operation

  • In January, the Logistics Cluster facilitated air transport of 330 mt of life saving cargo to 24 destinations on behalf of 23 organisations.

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 The rate of new arrivals in to Uganda remains very high, with a total of 13,092 South Sudanese refugees received in Uganda between the 1 st and 7th of February, although this is a decrease from the 33,427 new arrivals reported in the previous week. The average daily rate of new arrivals was 1,870.

17 Feb 2017 description

Last year, reunifications dropped by 50 percent because there was not enough money to trace families

By Siegfried Modola

BENTIU, Feb 16 (Reuters) - In the chaos of South Sudan's civil war, it took three years for Nyagonga Machul to find her lost children.

Machul had travelled from her village to the capital when President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, fired his deputy Riek Machar, a Nuer, in 2013. The dismissal triggered a civil war in the world's newest nation that has increasingly been fought along ethnic lines.

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian organizations will target some 5.8 million people across South Sudan with humanitarian assistance and protection in 2017.

  • Displaced people arrive in Kodok and in Aburoc following clashes on the western bank of the River Nile in and around Wau Shilluk.

  • Displacement, loss of property and violations against civilians reported by people displaced by fighting in parts of Nasir.

17 Feb 2017 description

Ethiopia - IOM last week (9/2) transported 816 South Sudanese refugees from the Pagak entry point on the South Sudan-Ethiopia border to the new Nguenyyiel refugee camp in Gambella Region, Ethiopia, bringing the total number of refugees moved since the beginning of 2017 to 4,833.

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In December 2016, year-on-year overall and food inflation rates for South Sudan stood at 479 percent and 517 percent, respectively, indicating a significant increase in the cost of living compared to the same month last year. The month-on-month cost of living based on Consumer Price Indices increased by 23 percent from November to December 2016.

16 Feb 2017 description

In 2011, Somalia suffered a famine that killed 260,000 people. The famine was declared in July, but most people had already died by May

By Tom Miles

GENEVA, Feb 16 (Reuters) - More than 20 million people - greater than the population of Romania or Florida - risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, U.N. World Food Programme chief economist Arif Husain says.

16 Feb 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of South Sudan and Syria.

16 Feb 2017 description
  • 649.0 M required for 2016

  • 216.2 M contributions received, representing 33% of requirements

  • 432.8 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

16 Feb 2017 description
  • 275.7 M required for 2016 including special situations

  • 89.8 M contributions received, representing 33% of requirements

  • 185.9 M overall funding gap for South Sudan

16 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • 386 Enrolled for nutritional rehabilitation in January 2017

  • 9,543 Refugees and IDPs received non -food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in January 2017.

  • 7,642 Refugees relocated from Yida to Pamir camp as of 31 January 2017

  • 1,857 Fuel Efficient Stoves (FES) distributed to refugees in January 2017.

16 Feb 2017 description

DANIEL DICKINSON

“I sent my sons away, because it is too dangerous for them here in Malakal.” Those are the words of mother of six, Salua Dohka. She is one of tens of thousands of people who fled their homes in the Upper Nile town of Malakal and its surroundings after fighting broke out between government and rebel forces in South Sudan in December 2013.