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29 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS - Since April 2015, UNHCR has been providing over 110 satellite phone call services to some of the South Sudanese displaced in the Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Wau (Western Bahr el Ghazal State) helping families restore contact with their relatives among four of South Sudan's ten states. These satellite calls help IDPs to talk with their families across conflict frontlines and to discover family members they thought were killed in the conflict. Each family is provided with a ten minute time slot, with UNHCR personnel supervising at both ends.

28 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· UNICEF and partners support over 148,350 South Sudanese refugees of which 88 per cent are women and children.

· The UNICEF/UNHCR/WFP report on the food security and nutrition situation showed a global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate of 20.3 per cent and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rate of 4.6 per cent among the South Sudan refugees.

· A total of 18,309 children (10,682 boys and 7,627 boys) children have been registered at 34 Child friendly spaces.

28 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • There has been a spike in the inflow of Burundian refugees with approximately 800 people arriving between 21 and 26 May 2015 and the expectation that most of them will be granted refugee status.
    Over 5,000 refugees have been registered so far since 01 November 2014.

  • WFP is assisting the refugees, who are arriving through the Uganda-Tanzania border, primarily with cooked meals and monthly food rations.

22 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS IN SOUTH SUDAN

  • In a statement issued on 20 May 2015, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the escalation of hostilities in the past ten days between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA in Opposition and their allied forces in Unity and Upper Nile States.

18 May 2015 description

Highlights

ETHIOPIA: On 8 May the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR launched the relocation of South Sudanese refugees from flood-prone Leitchuor and Nip Nip camps to the new Jewi camp, some 18 km from Gambella. The first convoy had 1,376 refugees and the second (9 May had 1,279 refugees. UNHCR and ARRA welcomed the refugees and assured them that they would have protection and better humanitarian services in the new camp. The relocations will continue on a daily basis and as of 14 May 13,388 refugees have been relocated.

15 May 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

Recognizing the challenges of food insecurity in certain areas in Uganda, WFP in consultation with the Government and partners developed a Country Strategy (2009–2014).

The Strategy identifies three priority areas:

  • Emergency humanitarian action

  • Food and nutrition security

  • Agriculture and market support

A second generation Country Strategy is being developed and will be available in December 2015.

WFP has been present in Uganda since 1963.

11 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • Kenya: Number of arriving refugees drop due to heavy rains.
  • Ethiopia: IOM is on standby to relocate refugees from Nip Nip and Leitchour Refugee camps to Jewii Refugee Camp.
  • South Sudan: IOM, in collaboration with UNMISS, conducted a training for health providers in Bentiu PoC on HIV counselling and testing.

Situation Overview

08 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • “Since the beginning of May, military activities south of Bentiu (Unity State) have forced up to 100,000 people from their homes. This comes at the peak of the traditional planting season, when people need to be able to move freely and safely to be able to tend to their crops.” (Statement by Mr. Toby Lanzer, Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, 8 May 2015, Juba)

06 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • Kenya: Since the onset of the crisis, IOM has provided transportation assistance to a total of 24,361 refugees

  • South Sudan: Since the beginning of the crisis, over 66,799 households have been supported with Non Food Items, and 2,905 households supported with shelter materials.

Situation Overview

01 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 28 April, the United Nations Special Representative for South Sudan, Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, travelled to Pibor town (Jonglei State) and met some of the recently released child soldiers and urged the release of the remaining ones. The United Nations estimates that 13,000 children are associated with armed forces and groups in South Sudan, with credible evidence indicating that both of the warring parties have engaged in the recruitment of child soldiers since the eruption of the conflict in December 2013.

29 Apr 2015 description

STRATEGIC SUMMARY

Burundi has made notable progress in the peace consolidation process since the 2000 Arusha Peace and Reconciliation agreement, which helped end the country’s long civil war. The upcoming 2015 general elections are considered as a critical milestone for the long-term peace and stability of Burundi. However, tensions continue to increase and the political landscape is marred by polarization and limited political space.

24 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR distributed medicines and medical supplies to all refugee camps in South Sudan, which will suffice for the next six months.

  • There were 772 new arrivals at the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (POC) site, mostly women and children from Rubkkona and Mayom counties (Unity State) who said that they were fleeing inter-communal fighting and lacked food.

23 Apr 2015 description
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21 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners support over 144,455 South Sudanese refugees of which 87 per cent are women and children including 12,793 in Arua, 33,381 in Kiryandongo, 91,743 in Adjumani and 7,538 in Kampala.

  • A Polio house to house immunisation campaign was carried out amongst the refugees and host communities. According to the U-report Poll, 82% of respondents indicated that Polio vaccinators came to their home to vaccinate all the children under five years.

20 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

South Sudan: IOM drills two temporary water points in Bentiu until the drilling of two boreholes by UNICEF is complete.

Kenya: Since the onset of the crisis, IOM has provided transportation assistance to a total of 24,026 refugees.

Sudan: Since the onset of the crisis, IOM has registered 67,404 refugees.

17 Apr 2015 description

KEY FIGURES

654,215 South Sudanese Refugees (total)

522,812 New arrivals (since 15 Dec. 2013)

131,403 Old caseload (before 15 Dec. 2013)

259,232 Refugees in South Sudan

1.5 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

15 Apr 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 507,887

Balance Requested: US$ 507,887

Geneva 15 April 2015

Dear Colleagues,

South Sudan is facing violence since almost 16 months, steaming from a power struggle between the incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar, which erupted on 15th December 2013 in Juba when Mr. Kiir accused Mr. Machar of staging a coup. Violence has since prevailed and is often breaking out along ethnical lines between Dinka and Nuer tribes.