- WFP Situation Report #5: Burundi Refugee Influx (24 June 2015)
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook April to September 2015
- UNICEF Humanitarian Situation Report, 20 Feb 2015
Appeals & Funding
According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 28 June, 396 cholera cases, including 26 deaths, had been reported in Juba County. Interviews with patients admitted to Juba Teaching Hospital with cholera have revealed knowledge gaps on how the disease is spread. Humanitarian partners called for improved access to safe drinking water, latrine use and good personal and food hygiene.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employs more than 2,800 South Sudanese staff and more than 300 international staff to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide free and high quality healthcare to people in need.
MSF teams are currently running medical projects in six of South Sudan’s ten states and the Abyei Administrative Area. MSF also provides life-saving medical assistance to South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries.
· Food pipelines are stretched and WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. WFP started 30 percent rations cuts in the second round of June distributions. Without new contributions for Kenya, rations may be reduced further in the coming months, in order to stretch available resources. In addition, the refugee operation in Uganda and Sudan face pipeline breaks if additional funding is not available.
(Geneva, 16 June 2015): Over US$275 million (245 million euro) were pledged today in support of the victims of the deepening humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and the region.
The pledges were made during a high-level conference in Geneva organised by the European Union and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on the humanitarian situation in the world’s youngest country.
This is my first opportunity to talk to you about the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. But it’s the third or fourth time that many of you have attended such an event.
And that is at the heart of this emergency: the failure to end the violence that is fuelling humanitarian needs.
The South Sudanese Government delegation began consultative talks in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) prior to the African Union (AU) Heads of State Summit in South Africa (16-17 June 2015). The Summit is expected to discuss the proposed new format of the talks including the Troika countries (United States of America, United Kingdom and Norway), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), China and five other members of the AU.
The newest state in the Horn of Africa has become an arena where powerful neighbours manoeuvre for regional influence. The deteriorating security situation in oil-rich South Sudan took neighbouring states by surprise, but they have risen to the opportunities the situation offers. Uganda and South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Kenya and Egypt support different proxies and their competition could plunge the region into chaos.
WFP requires USD 59 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.
Food security and nutrition situation
An estimated 4.6 million people in South Sudan (about 40 per cent of the population) are severely food insecure between May to July 2015 (3.6 million in Crisis and 1 million in Emergency levels). Malnutrition rates remain above the emergency threshold of 15 per cent in both conflict-affected and high-burden states. Nearly one in three children under five are malnourished in the worst-hit areas of Greater Upper Nile, Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal.
SOUTH SUDAN: On 18 and 23 May, UNHCR together with local authorities and the host community organized official ceremonies to hand over agricultural land to refugees in Kaya, Yusuf Batil and Gendrassa camps. The host community provided 3,295 ha in Kaya and 431 ha in Yusuf Batil and Gendrassa camps in 2015. Refugee communities have started demarcation and allocation of land. To increase refugees’ self-reliance, UNHCR and its partners are supporting refugees with the distribution of seeds.
AMOUNT: EUR 89 000 000
0. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
First modification as of 08/05/2015
The crisis in South Sudan has triggered the displacement of thousands of people in the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia (204 000), Kenya (45 800) and Uganda (147 300). In total, according to UNHCR, over 530 000 people have crossed into those three countries since 15 December 2013.