- South Sudan Food Security Alert January 18, 2017
- OCHA South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 1 | 16 Jan 2017
- UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #100, 16 December – 31 December 2016
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Jan – Dec 2017
- UNHCR: South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal January - December 2017
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- IOM South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
- OCHA South Sudan
- UNHCR South Sudan Situation Information Sharing Portal
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- IOM Displacement Tracking & Monitoring (DTM) South Sudan
- Open Data for South Sudan
- Office of the IGAD Special Envoys for South Sudan
- Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC)
- Food Security Cluster: South Sudan
- Logistics Cluster: South Sudan
- Human Rights Watch: South Sudan - Events of 2016
The relief operation urgently requires USD 72 million to provide critical food assistance to drought affected populations especially in the Somali Region in south eastern Ethiopia. Preliminary indications from the results of the Meher assessment indicate a likely drop in beneficiary numbers, even though below average rains in the south east may indicate a new emerging drought.
FAO targets pastoralists in southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño
17 January 2016, Rome-New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today.
783,401 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers
In December 2016, UNICEF has deployed 60 water trucks in Oromia Region to benefit an estimated 120,000 people with access to safe water.
UNICEF has also dispatched US$650,000 worth of household and community-level water treatment chemicals to different regions; and supported the rehabilitation and maintenance of sustainable water supply systems, which together benefitted around 700,000 people.
Total people in need: 9.2 million
Total children (<18) in need: 4.8 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 4 million
Total children to be reached in 2017: 2 million
Some 2,000,000 pastoralists and agro pastoralists need emergency food assistance; serious water shortage continues to affect the regions
Guideline developed for the assistance and return of Qoloji IDPs
Ethiopia continues to receive influx of South Sudanese refugees
Addis Ababa December 29/ 2016 A new World Bank (WB) funded project promises improved living conditions for refugees camped across five regional states in Ethiopia.
The Bank offered 100 million USD to implement "Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) In the Horn of Africa."
Refugees sheltered in Afar, Tigray, Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz and Somali states, the five regional states hosting the refugees, and the host community will benefit from a range of development activities implemented by the funding.
The water point map viewer, which monitors 234 water points from Mali to Somalia, will help a range of government and non-government actors understand the current availability of water for livestock and human consumption. This will inform food security analysis, humanitarian assistance planning, and a range of other activities
Drought conditions persist, despite late seasonal rains over parts of eastern Horn of Africa
Rainfall increased during late November and early December in parts of northeastern Kenya, southern Ethiopia, and southern Somalia, which is likely to lead to short-term improvements in pasture and water. However, rainfall remains less than 30 percent of average parts of southern and central Somalia and southeastern Ethiopia. Agricultural production prospects are very poor and pasture levels remain very low.
• Between January and September 2016, 247,480 children with severe acute malnutrition were admitted to the national Community Management of Acute Malnutrition programme. Out of these, 19,920 children (8 per cent) were admitted to in-patient care.
• In response to the new influx of South Sudanese refugees, UNICEF supported the Regional Health Bureau of Gambella to vaccinate 23,543 children 0 to 15 years old and 21,863 children 6 months to 14 years old against polio and measles respectively.
- 2017 humanitarian projections based on Livelihood, Early Assessment and Protection (LEAP) data and WFP household food security monitoring information data, indicate signs of a new drought in the southern and eastern parts of Ethiopia.
- The relief operation urgently requires USD 120 million to provide critical food assistance to drought affected populations.
- A Joint Assessment Mission was conducted to determine refugee needs for 2017.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Favourable prospects for 2016 main “meher” season crops
Below-average pasture conditions in southern and southeastern pastoral areas
Given the starting of the main harvest, cereal prices stabilized or declined though at high levels
General food security conditions improving with newly-harvested “meher” crops available for consumption
Drought conditions likely to persist over eastern Horn, despite increased rains in some areas
Focus on the operation
Innovative approaches at Ethiopia’s South p. 2
“Creativity and innovation are central to achieve results.” A second- generation refugee in Ethiopia’s Kebribeyah camp p. 4
Donors visit new arrivals in Gambella PART I p. 5
A day in the life of a UNHCR site planner in the #Gambella Emergency p. 7
An insider look into the life of an urban refugee in Ethiopia p. 8
The Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives has approved the state of emergency declared on October 8, 2016 by the Council of Ministers to restore peace and stability in the country. The State of Emergency was declared following widespread social unrests.
The relief operation urgently requires USD 120 million to provide critical food assistance to drought affected populations.
WFP has obtained Central Emergency Response Funds (CERF) to provide assistance to newly arrived South Sudanese refugees.
Other ongoing priorities
38,331 new refugees from South Sudan since September 2016 Acute Watery Diarrhoea: 25,793 cases reported since November 2015. The outbreak may not be contained before the next rainy season.
783,340 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers
38,331 South Sudanese arrivals since 3 September 2016, based on reports from Gambella (as of 7 November2016)
322,452 Total South Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers in Ethiopia (both in Gambella and Assosa as of 7 November 2016) – This is an estimated figure; confirmed numbers will be provided at the end of the month
FUNDING (as of 31 October)
USD 113.8 M Requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in Ethiopia