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18 May 2015 description

IOM began Biometric Registration of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in June of 2014. The process includes ngerprinting of all household members as well as photographing young children and babies whose ngerprints are not recordable. Biometric registration reduces duplication and shortcomings commonly found in prior registration processes and provides baseline information that humanitarian actors can use for response planning.

12 May 2015 description

The 2014 Annual report of the ICRC is an account of field activities conducted worldwide. Activities are part of the organization's mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law.

Facts and figures

26.2 million people had access to water and sanitation improved.
Read more on water and shelter.

9.12 million people were provided with basic aid such as food.
Read more on aid distribution.

01 May 2015 description

IOM began biometric registration of IDPs in June of 2014. Biometric registration entails ngerprinting of all household members and photographing young children and babies whose ngerprints are not recorded. Biometric registration reduces duplication and errors commonly found in a classic registration process and provides baseline information that humanitarian actors can use for response planning.

25 Mar 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.

13 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 10 March, the Special Representative of the United Nations SecretaryGeneral (SRSG) and head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, Ms. Ellen Margrethe Loej, and the United States Chargé D’Affaires, Mr. Charles Twining, visited Malakal. “I expressed my grave concerns about the forcible recruitment of boys recently at the Wau Shilluk village near Malakal and elsewhere in Upper Nile State,” Ms. Loej said.

10 Mar 2015 description

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Thousands of South Sudanese families who fled the violence and bloodshed from their country's civil war now face new hardships as refugees in Ethiopia. More than 196,000 refugees, of which nearly two-thirds are children, have endured months of living out in open fields with little shelter from the searing sun, torrential rains, and floods that washed away the few possessions they managed to cling to in flight.

31 Jan 2015 description

Executive Summary

As a result of ongoing conflict in Sudan’s Blue Nile State, some 130,000 refugees are currently living in four refugee camps in Maban County, South Sudan. These refugees each have specific needs and vulnerabilities; their presence is also increasing pressure on host communities, exacerbating the effects of conflict in Upper Nile State.

15 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 194,546 individuals, comprising 191,944 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,602 who entered through the Assosa region. This brings the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia to 251,545 individuals.

12 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHT 2014

  • Refugees ID Card distribution pilot project for Urban and small camp base Refugees.

  • Relocation between camps and settlement

  • Contineous Registration for refugees and Asylumn Seeker

  • Physical Verification through Ration Card exchange and food distribution conducted in Yida.

  • Voluntary Repatriation of Ethiopian Refugees.

  • Construction of Semi-permanent registration center in Yei

07 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 194,546 individuals, comprising 191,944 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,602 who entered through the Assosa region.

  • The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has remained low, with approximately 70 new arrivals received during the week through Pagak and Akobo entry points.

12 Dec 2014 description

One year on from the start of the conflict in South Sudan, the situation for millions of people remains bleak. CAFOD partner Caritas Malakal reports that there has been an upsurge in violence since the end of rainy season in October. Fighting has been witnessed in Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei states, resulting in people fleeing.

27 Nov 2014 description

MSF provides medical assistance to South Sudanese in White Nile State, Sudan