- UNHCR Uganda: Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Daily #9 | 21st July 2016
- UNICEF Uganda CO South Sudanese, Burundi and DRC Refugees, Internal Displacement and Disease Outbreaks SitRep, June 2016
- FEWSNET Uganda Food Security Outlook Update Jun 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
Staple food prices atypically increase in Karamoja
In Karamoja, a recent field visit found that most early-planted crops have been stunted by the atypically long May to June dry spell. This will result in below-average August harvests in many areas. Food security is not expected to improve until September when late-planted crops, which are developing more favorably, are harvested. Very poor households in Napak, Moroto, and Kaabong are expected to remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through August.
The number of South Sudanese refugees fleeing to Uganda increased yesterday, with 3,870 people crossing the border. There has been a steady increase in the rate of new arrivals over the last ten days, with occasional spikes as people have accompanied Uganda military convoys evacuating Ugandans from South Sudan.
Number of new arrivals on Monday 25th July (as per field reports)
Number of new arrivals since 7th July 2016 (as per field reports)
Number of new arrivals registered since 1st January in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)
Total number of South Sudanese refugees registered in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)
WFP provided critical assistance as the Government of Uganda opened up a new village complex, to resettle South Sudanese refugees within the Adjumani settlement in northern Uganda.
WFP has so far assisted 3,000 refugees and Ugandans in the host communities with training and storage tools for reduced post-harvest food loss.
WFP is providing a protection ration to families with children, pregnant women and new mothers affected by moderate acute malnutrition in the Karamoja region.
The latest wave of violence in South Sudan has forced more than 36,000 people to cross into Uganda and more people are expected over the next couple of days. As one of the leading agencies receiving and assisting the new arrivals the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) are strives to stretch limited resources and provide timely and life-saving assistance.
Fighting in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, from 7 to 11 July left hundreds of people dead or injured and tens of thousands displaced, mostly women and children. Humanitarian partners estimate that more than 36,000 people were displaced at the height of the fighting and had sought shelter in various locations throughout Juba. This includes more than 10,800 people hosted in the UNMISS sites, in addition to the more than 28,000 people who have been sheltering in the UN protection of civilians (PoC) sites in Juba before the recent fighting began.
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
On July 9th renewed clashes broke out in the South Sudanese capital of Juba due to a reported power struggle between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in the government and the SPLA opposition.
Fighting in Juba left hundreds of people dead or injured and tens of thousands displaced.
Sharp increase in suspected cholera cases.
The number of South Sudanese people seeking shelter and safety in Uganda has risen significantly.
One aid worker killed during fighting in Buaw, Koch County.
Partners face challenges to meet growing needs in and around Wau.
Thousands displaced by fighting in Juba
847,964 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 30 June (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
973,000 Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)
266,916 Refugees in South Sudan
1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan
FUNDING (as of 27 June)
USD 573.4 M Requested by UNHCR for the situation
identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
NFIs distributed since January 2015
shelters distributed since January 2015
Population of Concern
Total of people of concern 562,357
USD 226,880,884 requested
As of 16 July, an estimated 12,800 people remain displaced after fighting erupted in Juba over 7–11 July. They are at UN House (6,838), UNMISS Tongping (3,300), Don Bosco Gumbo (1,800), Rajaf village (500), St Joseph Parish Church (100), SSRC Compound (109), and San Francis Pitia school (150): see map page 6 (CCCM 16/07/2016).. Humanitarian agencies currently have access, but this is not stable as the ceasefire is fragile and the situation remains tense. Main needs include water, food, health, and protection.
While the humanitarian situation in Juba is gradually de-escalating, conflict and ethnically motivated attacks continue unabated throughout the country. Along the corridor between Juba and Nimule and at the border with Uganda, civilians continue to be prevented from leaving South Sudan. Though latest reports indicate that people without luggage may cross the border, this only leads to further family separations as people seem to send their children alone to safe areas while staying behind with their belongings.
Food stocks are stretched. WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees in neighbouring countries, given the continued instability and high food insecurity levels in South Sudan.
Agencies launch revised appeal for South Sudan refugees amid concerns the numbers could pass the 1 million mark this year
Nairobi, 15 July 2016 (UNHCR) - The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the 1 million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to Ann Encontre, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the South Sudan situation.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2017
Although the ceasefire continues to hold in Juba, the UN estimates that as of 13 July, around 34,000 people remain displaced in various locations in the city. Most of the affected people are women, children and elderly. Grave concern is also raised for possible ethnically motivated revenge attacks.