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25 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 1.61 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)
  • 1,009,854 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR est.)
  • 169,418 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)
  • 4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, May - July 2016)

Highlights

  • UNHAS cargo deliveries have exceeded pre-July crisis levels as agencies continue to scale up assistance to meet increased humanitarian needs.
  • Average number of South Sudanese arriving per day in Uganda exceeds 3,000.
  • Inflation levels …
23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict in and around Yei has forced thousands from their homes.

  • The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surpassed 1 million.

  • About 1.3 million people will benefit from aid through humanitarian fund allocation of $30 million.

  • Assistance outside Wau remains limited due to continued access constraints and insecurity.

Yei fighting: thousands more displaced

22 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement

  • WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Sep 2016 description

Nearly 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in South Sudan and neighboring countries. Since the beginning of the conflict in December 2013, CERF has allocated a total of $203 million.

With CERF support, UN agencies and partners have delivered $88 million worth of live-saving assistance in South Sudan and $115 million to South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries.

22 Sep 2016 description
report Finn Church Aid

FCA delivered food aid to thousands of people around South Sudan’s capital Juba. The security situation in the country is dire, and neighbouring Uganda struggles with massive amounts of refugees.

A shortage of food afflicts South Sudan’s capital Juba. Many stores are closed and markets destroyed.

Shopkeepers have quit their jobs because their supplies have been stolen. For what’s left prices have skyrocketed, says Marie Makweri, FCA’s peace coordinator in South Sudan.

20 Sep 2016 description

643.0 M required for 2016
127.6 M contributions received, representing 20% of requirements
515.4 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

20 Sep 2016 description

In August 2016, thousands more civilians in South Sudan were forced to flee their homes due to fighting, mainly in the Equatorias and Unity. In all, about 60,000 people fled South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries during August, including nearly 50,000 to Uganda. In Central Equatoria, about 12,100 people were displaced in different locations according to partners' estimates. In Western Bahr El Ghazal, more than 2,500 people newly arrived at collective sites in Wau town, while access outside of the town remained restricted.

18 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

1.61 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)

169,418 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)

4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, May - July 2016)

Highlights

  • In August, WFP reached a total of 2.5 million people with food and nutrition assistance, despite immense security and access constraints.

  • FSAs for Northern Bahr el Ghazal received, enabling resumption of airdrops of assistance.

16 Sep 2016 description

With this milestone, South Sudan joins Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia as countries which have produced more than a million refugees

16 Sep 2016 description
report REACH Initiative

On July 8th, the eve of South Sudan’s Independence Day, fighting broke out in Juba between armed factions of the Governmentled SPLA, and the former opposition SPLAIO.
Over the following weeks, fighting spread to other towns and villages throughout the Greater Equatoria region, leading to the displacement of thousands of people from their homes, many to neighbouring countries.

15 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 1.61 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)

  • 788,134 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR est.)

  • 169,418 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)

  • 4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, May - July 2016)

Highlights

10 Sep 2016 description
report AlertNet

By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI, Sept 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Looting, kidnapping and sexual violence are increasing in South Sudan, refugees arriving in Uganda have told the United Nations, while hunger and disease are worsening as conflict continues.

Over 103,000 South Sudanese have fled to Uganda since fierce fighting in the capital between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar in July raised fears that the five-year-old nation could slide back into civil war.

08 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Conflict continues to drive South Sudanese to neighbouring Uganda in search of refuge.

  • Disruptions to markets, rapid inflation and devaluation of the local currency are worsening food insecurity in Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

  • Cholera, malaria and kalaazar continue to be major causes of death in the country.

  • Survival kits have been distributed in hard-to-reach areas of central Unity.

Equatorias: fighting triggers further displacement

07 Sep 2016 description

GENEVA (7 September 2016) – The UN Commission of Human Rights in South Sudan today begins a 19-day mission to South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda, during which it will meet political and community leaders, refugees and internally displaced people as well as members of the international community regarding the human rights situation in South Sudan.