- OCHA South Sudan Crisis Situation Report #82, 10 April 2015
- Report on the human rights situation in South Sudan - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/28/49) (Advance Unedited Version)
- FEWSNET Food Security Outlook January 2015 to September 2015
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
According to the Humanitarian Requirement Document released in March, 2.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance in 2015.
The food security situation has stabilized in most parts of the country in January 2015 with the completion of the Meher harvest season (November – January).
IOM assisted the return of nearly 170 Ethiopians from Yemen. IOM evacuated nearly 300 people from more than 20 countries through the humanitarian bridge to Khartoum. Direct flights from Sanaa to Ethiopia are also expected to begin in the coming days.
The Government allocated resources to procure 5000MT of maize to cover shortfalls in the first round relief food ration.
By: Torbjörn Granrot, Swedish Red Cross / Katherine Mueller, IFRC
More than 15 months ago, Anter Gatluak Muon, his wife and seven children ran for their lives, fleeing the erupting conflict in South Sudan, and crossing into the relative safety offered across the border in neighbouring Ethiopia. They walked for five days, in scorching heat, across the barren landscape and settled, along with thousands of others, in the Leitchor refugee camp in the Gambela region of Ethiopia.
With more than 680 000 refugees, Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya as the country in Africa with the highest number of refugees.
Since the conflict erupted in South Sudan, about 196 000 additional refugees have arrived. Malnutrition rates among South Sudanese refugees are under the emergency level.
In 2015, the European Commission has allocated €21 million for humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia.
682,761 Total number of refugees
199,348 South Sudanese refugees since 15 Dec.2013
71% South Sudanese new arrivals who are female
67% South Sudanese new arrivals who are children
IOM has assisted a total of 188,850 refugees: 185,987 in Gambella and 2,863 in Benishangul‐Gumuz since the conflict broke out.
939 refugees from Gambella and 48 in Benishangul have been relocated since the last update.
IOM and partners are working to get the refugees from Leitchour relocated to Jewii camp as of 15 April 2015.
2015 HRD LAUNCHED
On 6 March, the Government launched the 2015 Humanitarian Requirements Document. The appeal calls for US$386 million to address the relief food needs of 2.9 million people and emergency needs in the nutrition, WaSH, health, agriculture and education sectors.
With $41 million carry-over from 2014, the amount required to fund humanitarian operations during the year is $344 million.
Resource shortfalls are reported for the second and third rounds relief food ration for 2015.
Seasonal rains started in most woredas. Assessment in the coming days will determine the impact of the rains on availability of water and pasture.
The Japanese Government donated US$11.8 million to assist South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Gambella region. UNHCR will receive $5.8 million, WFP $5 million and WHO $1 million.