- UNICEF Humanitarian Situation Report, 20 Feb 2015
- WFP Uganda | Brief Reporting period: 01 October – 31 December 2014
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook - January to June 2015
Appeals & Funding
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.
Launched in June 2005 by President George W. Bush, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) represented a major 5-year, $1.265 billion expansion of U.S. Government resources for malaria control. The Initiative is led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PMI funds programs in 19 focus countries in Africa and one regional program in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia (see Appendix 1).
Snapshot 15–21 April 2015
Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.
WFP requires USD45 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.
The rate of new arrivals has recently slowed in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia but is subject to periodic spikes. However, renewed fighting in Upper Nile State has resulted in an increased number of refugees crossing into Sudan. About 5,000 people crossed into Sudan on 13 April alone.
Relocation of refugees to more appropriate sites is ongoing in Ethiopia and Sudan.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR OCTOBER 2015
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.
Over 50 Australian aid agencies are bracing for cuts to aid programs as the Treasurer brings the axe down on Australia’s aid budget, according to the Australian Council for International Development.
$1 billion is set to be slashed from Australia’s aid budget in the upcoming Federal Budget and aid agencies are preparing for the worst, said the ACFID Executive Director, Marc Purcell.
“For over 40 years, Australian Governments have supported the work of Australian aid agencies, alongside generous donations from the Australian public,” Mr Purcell said.
654,215 South Sudanese Refugees (total)
522,812 New arrivals (since 15 Dec. 2013)
131,403 Old caseload (before 15 Dec. 2013)
259,232 Refugees in South Sudan
1.5 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Government of Kenya calls for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp following terrorist attack in Garissa.
Fighting resumes in South Sudan as peace talks stall yet again.
Over 20,000 South Sudanese refugees received in neighbouring countries since February 2015.
Food security expected to deteriorate from April - June 2015 in most countries in the region.
More than 6,500 Burundian refugees flee tensions in Burundi ahead of June 2015 presidential elections.
Belg rainfall remains delayed in Ethiopia, dryness worsens in Malawi and Mozambique
Africa Weather Hazards
Rainfall continues to be below-average across several local areas of southwestern and east-central Ethiopia. Further delay of rainfall during April is likely to adversely affect cropping activities for several Belgproducing areas.
Increased amounts of rainfall leads to favorable moisture conditions over parts of eastern Ethiopia, southern Somalia.
Late season dryness observed over parts of Malawi and Mozambique.
Appeal Target: US$ 507,887
Balance Requested: US$ 507,887
Geneva 15 April 2015
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.
Displacement disrupting livelihoods
The rains started in March in South Sudan, marking the start of planting season. The ongoing conflict continues to restrict civilians’ freedom of movement, limiting their ability to access land to plant crops, tend to their livestock, and trade. For South Sudanese to take advantage of the planting season, they need to be able to move freely. The conflict has also disrupted trade, degraded markets, isolating communities from markets and increasing travel time to market centres pushing prices of basic commodities upwards.
KAMPALA, 13th April 2015- The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has provided an additional 1 Million Euros contribution to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the agency’s 2015 emergency response to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.
UNICEF will support four main interventions in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Yumbe and Kiryandogo in northern Uganda.
Snapshot 9–14 April 2015
Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.