- WFP South Sudan: Rapid needs assessment in Ayod County, Jonglei, February 2017
- Key IPC Findings: January-July 2017, 20 Feb 2017
- OCHA South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin #3, 17 February 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Jan – Dec 2017
- UNHCR: South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal Jan - Dec 2017
- IOM South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- 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 revised hotspot woredas list (December 2016) classified 34 additional hotspot woredas as compared with the last classification which took place in July 2016. Of the 192 hotspot woredas, 67 are found in the Somali region, 43 are in Oromia, nine are in SNNP and 23 are in Afar region.
UNICEF has procured 200,000 tubes of scabies treatment cream permethrin 5 per cent, and 200,000 more tubes are in the pipeline. A total of 750,000 tubes have been procured by UNICEF since early 2016.
5.6 million people will be in need of humanitarian assistance, under the 2017 Humanitarian Requirement Document. 2.7 million children, pregnant and breast-feeding women will be in need of specialized nutritious food.
The relief operation urgently need funding to provide critical food assistance to the drought affected population in the Somali Region.
Ethiopia - IOM last week (9/2) transported 816 South Sudanese refugees from the Pagak entry point on the South Sudan-Ethiopia border to the new Nguenyyiel refugee camp in Gambella Region, Ethiopia, bringing the total number of refugees moved since the beginning of 2017 to 4,833.
Ethiopia - Later this month, IOM will begin building the first transitional shelters for South Sudanese refugees in Gambella region, Ethiopia.
The nearly 900 transitional shelters will be built in the new Nguenyyiel camp, which opened in September 2016, to accommodate roughly 4,400 people.
Addis Ababa February 03/2017 Ethiopia is working to ensure the safe return of 19 children kidnapped recently from Gambella Regional State by the Murle tribe of South Sudan, the Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) said.
At a press briefing he gave this afternoon, GCAO Minister Dr. Negeri Lencho said this occured in the middle of the effort Ethiopia has been exerting to ensure the return of its remaining 60 children of the 151 children kidnapped last year by the same group.
Focus on the operation
Addis Ababa: A microcosm of refugees in Ethiopia
“Limited livelihood and self-reliance opportunities imply high dependence on external support."
Hopes rekindled as Sudanese refugee gets chance for university education
Focus on the operation
Improving lives of refugees in Ethiopia's fertile west
"UNHCR and our partners remain committed to ensuring a positive future perspective for the upcoming generation."
Refugee teacher chips in to support education services in Ethiopia's west
Donors visit new arrivals in Gambella PART II
Maize grain was the most informally traded commodity in Eastern Africa in the fourth quarter of 2016 but its share of total trade decreased slightly from 35 percent in the third quarter to 31 percent in the fourth quarter because of average production and supplies in Kenya, Tanzania,
Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
Ethiopia - IOM has provided beehives and beekeeping equipment to 50 households in communities hosting refugees in Gambella region, Ethiopia, to increase livelihood opportunities and boost family incomes.
The beehives were distributed in the villages of Kamri, Jewi and Bonga, which are all located near the Jewi refugee camp, which hosts some 57,000 refugees from South Sudan.
It is an honour to be here and I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Government of Ethiopia for hosting us today and for the strong impact of the remarks from both Deputy Prime Minister Mekonnen and United Nations Secretary-General Guterres.
FAO calls for immediate response to prevent catastrophe due to severe drought
29 January 2017, Addis Ababa - With as little as one-quarter of expected rainfall received, widespread drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have intensified since the failure of the October-December rains, FAO said today.
• A total of 54,033 South Sudanese refugees (18,442 Households) have been relocated from Pagak and Akobo entry points to five camps (Pugnido 2, Kule, Jewi, Tierkidi and Nguenyyiel) in Gambella Region from 15 January 2016 to 10 January 2017 using buses and boats. The majority of these refugees are women and children.
• 04 and 10 January: 793 individuals (245 HHs) were transported from Pagak entry point to Nguenyyiel camp.
UNHCR’s core objectives are to provide refugees and other persons of concern with international protection, and seek durable solutions for them.
Ethiopia maintains open borders for those seeking protection, and among the over 761,000 refugees hosted as of the end of September 2016 there are approximately:
- Ethiopia hosts 743,732 refugees, among which 49.8% are women and girls, while 57.1% are children. The refugee population is primarily from South Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea.
- Refugee youth aged between 15-24 represents 15.8% of the overall refugee population in Ethiopia.
- Amongst South Sudanese refugee population, youth represents 14%, while they represent 17% and 40% amongst Somali and Eritrean refugee populations respectively.
783,401 refugees registered in the country
8,879 refugees newly registered in November
70,849 New arrivals registered since January 2016
39,146 Unaccompanied and separated children
Population of Concern
- A total of 783,401 population of concern (As of 30 November 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