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17 Aug 2017 description


• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.

In this issue

10 Aug 2017 description

As of 30th July 2017, 82,322 South Sudanese refugees were registered or pre-registered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Fighting in South Sudan in proximity to the border with the Haut-Uélé and Ituri provinces was ongoing and continued to cause a flow of refugees arriving in the DRC.

During the reporting week, 424 South Sudanese refugees were registered at the Meri site (Haut-Uélé province) and Biringi site (Ituri province), compared to 575 of the previous week.


08 Aug 2017 description

In July, fighting in the Greater Equatoria region and Upper Nile drove further population displacement. In Central Equatoria, government forces allegedly attacked a civilian settlement on the outskirts of Yei town, leaving many dead. More clashes were reported about five kilometres outside Yei town. Heavy fighting was also reported between opposition and government forces in Jalei, Kajo-keji County. In Western Equatoria, fighting between opposition and government forces was reported in Lanyi, Mundri West County, leaving dozens dead, including civilians.

08 Aug 2017 description

- A new story: We worked on a new story for Dorcas in 2016, with various departments and stakeholders giving their input.

01 Aug 2017 description
  • Somalia grant of US$ 34.8 million set to benefit 804,000 individuals

  • South Sudan grant of US$ 43.8 million set to benefit 300,000 individuals

  • Pastoralists and agro-pastoralist households among the target beneficiaries; Women, children, elderly and disabled to be prioritized

31 Jul 2017 description


  • In June, WFP reached 2.5 million people, 67% targeted under the PRRO. This included 1.8 million people with general food assistance, and 80,327 children under five and 35,489 pregnant and lactating women with nutrition assistance. Due to shortages in food and nutrition commodities impacting activities, WFP was unable to reach its planned targets. WFP will be able to reach its targets when food and nutrition resources are replenished.

28 Jul 2017 description

The refugee crisis in South Sudan is one of the most alarming humanitarian situations in the world. Millions of South Sudanese are fleeing from brutal violence and extensive food insecurity. 86% of those who seek safety in neighboring countries are women and children, including at least 75,000 children who have become separated from their families, many of whom are in poor health.


21 Jul 2017 description
  • Total number of refugees (arrived since December 2013): 410,354
  • Total arrivals in 2017: 164,595
  • Total arrivals in July 2017: 4,513

In addition, Sudan also hosts an estimated 350,000 South Sudanese refugees who were residing in Sudan before cessession of South Sudan. GoS estimates the number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan to be 1.2M.