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20 Jul 2016 description

HelpAge International is very concerned about the situation of older people after new outbreaks of violence and internal displacement in South Sudan.

Fresh fighting broke out in the capital Juba on 8 July, as the country marked its fifth independence day. The violence left as many as 42,000 people internally displaced in different parts of the city (350kb - PDF), with a number attempting to cross over to neighbouring Uganda. Of these, some 12,800 remain displaced in and around Juba.

16 Jul 2016 description

While the humanitarian situation in Juba is gradually de-escalating, conflict and ethnically motivated attacks continue unabated throughout the country. Along the corridor between Juba and Nimule and at the border with Uganda, civilians continue to be prevented from leaving South Sudan. Though latest reports indicate that people without luggage may cross the border, this only leads to further family separations as people seem to send their children alone to safe areas while staying behind with their belongings.

15 Jul 2016 description
  • Although the ceasefire continues to hold in Juba, the UN estimates that as of 13 July, around 34,000 people remain displaced in various locations in the city. Most of the affected people are women, children and elderly. Grave concern is also raised for possible ethnically motivated revenge attacks.

13 Jul 2016 description
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Total population 38.4M

People in need 5.8M

People targeted 4.6M

Requirements (US$) 952M

Humanitarian partners 80

Needs, targets & requirements

13 Jul 2016 description

This is the third OCHA Flash Update on the situation in Juba.

Juba reportedly remains calm as the ceasefire seems to be holding.

11 Jul 2016 description

Background and aims

In 2015, the Global Cluster for Early Recovery (GCER) sought to measure how well early recovery was integrated into each cluster, and in parallel, to advance understanding of the relative importance of early recovery principles and practices in humanitarian crises overall. In designing a methodology to undertake this analysis, two assumptions were made.

11 Jul 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudanese fleeing conflict and food insecurity continue to arrive in Sudan, the majority of whom are in East Darfur.

  • Food assistance has been provided by WFP to 17,000 newly displaced people in Thur, Central Darfur.

  • An estimated 3,000 newly displaced people in West Kordofan need food, shelter and other basic assistance.

  • The response for IDPs from Jebel Marra continues.

  • UNAMID's mandate in Darfur has been extended to 30 June 2017.

08 Jul 2016 description

Fight erupted in December 2013 and has displayed one in five people, some 2.3 million people, including 720,000 who fled to neighbouring Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya. Some 5.1 million people have needed humanitarian assistance in 2016.

Older people's needs
To find out what older people in this situation most urgently need, we have carried out focus groups and need assessments with older internally displaced persons in Juba, South Sudan, as well as South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia and northern Uganda.

30 Jun 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Sudan hosts over 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen

• Influx from South Sudan continues, with 5,000 arrivals from Raja into East Darfur reported over the past week.

• Response needed for an estimated 17,000 people displaced as a result of violence in Thur, Central Darfur.

• Several casualties reported as a result of inter-communal violence in Um Tajok, West Darfur.

Sudan hosts 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers

30 Jun 2016 description

Summary

Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 93,000 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

28 Jun 2016 description

Weekly picks

SOUTH SUDAN
Since late June, tens of thousands of people have been displaced due to fighting in and around Wau town, Western Bahr el Ghazal. Up to 10,000 people are sheltering at the nearby UN base. Over 101,000 people were already registered as displaced in Wau county after fighting escalated in mid-February.

21 Jun 2016 description
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Annual Report: relief aid tripled in 2015

In 2015, Dorcas helped 373,375 people in emergency situations, which is more than three times as many people as last year. Many of these people were displaced because of the earthquake in Nepal, others were refugees from Syria and Iraq and there were many who fled because of the turmoil in eastern Ukraine. You can read all the details in our recently released annual report. Dorcas is thankful for all the donations and funds that made all of this possible.