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26 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • Phase III scale-up in full swing in Northern Bahr el Ghazal

    • WFP and UNHCR to sign a MOU for cash-based transfers in the Makpandu refugee camp
    • Lengthy tax exemption processes hamper road deliveries of life-saving nutrition commodities from Kenya and Uganda.

Highlights

  • Approximately 189,000 beneficiaries have received life-saving food assistance in Northern Bahr el Ghazal since early August.

23 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• On World Humanitarian Day, humanitarian community pays tribute to 59 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013.

• Armed clashes and ambushes prevent humanitarians from reaching displaced people in Greater Equatoria.

• Humanitarian organizations strive to meet growing needs as the number of internally displaced people increases in Wau town.

• Intermittent fighting has forced thousands of people to flee their homes in central and southern Unity.

23 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

94,693\*
South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 14 Aug)

947,383\*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 14 Aug (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

973,000
Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)

259,796
Refugees in South Sudan

1.61 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 02 August)

21 Aug 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 1.61 million internally displaced people (OCHA estimates)

  • 751,397 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR estimates)

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

  • 4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity

Highlights

  • Inflation rate hits historic high of 661.3% year-on-year

  • Airdrops out of Ethiopia commence, accelerating the pace of deliveries to Unity and Northern Bahr el Ghazal

20 Aug 2016 description
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Above-average rains remain favorable to cropping in northern areas, but flooding risks remain

KEY MESSAGES

  • Total rainfall since mid-July has been above average in most northern areas of East Africa, including most of Sudan, western and northern Ethiopia, South Sudan, Djibouti, and Yemen, and is contributing to mostly favorable cropping and rangeland conditions.

19 Aug 2016 description

In September 2014, a conflict erupted between South Sudanese and Ugandans in the borderlands of Kajokeji County, South Sudan and Moyo District, Uganda. Several people were killed, many more injured and thousands displaced. In Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda, the authors argue that the boundary dispute is not simply the result of a failure of governments to demarcate this stretch of the international border, but needs to be understood in the context of changing land values, patterns of decentralisation and local hybrid systems of land governance.

17 Aug 2016 description
report Malteser

According to new UN figures, six million people – or more than half of the total population – are in need of humanitarian aid in South Sudan, the world’s newest independent country. Unrest returned to the country as it celebrated five years of independence at the beginning of July, almost a year since the conclusion of a tentative ceasefire that put a hold on years of bloody civil war. Since then, persistent outbreaks of violence have kept South Sudan and the international community on edge.

14 Aug 2016 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Welthungerhilfe is continuing to distribute food

Bonn/Berlin, 12.8.2016. Half of the population of South Sudan is dependent on humanitarian assistance for survival. Although there is no longer fighting in the capital Juba, many people are fearful of leaving the refugee camps. There is an outbreak of cholera in Juba itself, and the start of the rainy season means that many parts of the country can only be reached from the air.

12 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

83,714 * South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports

933,506* Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 July (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

973,000 Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)

264,204 Refugees in South Sudan

1.61 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 02 August)

USD 608.8 M Requested by UNHCR for the situation

HIGHLIGHTS

12 Aug 2016 description

Relief operations in countries hosting South Sudanese refugees are overstretched, and critically underfunded, as refugee population edges toward 1 million.

ADJUMANI, Uganda – When gunmen stormed her village in South Sudan, shooting at random and harassing residents, Regina and her disabled son ran for their lives.

“They came to my house and told me they would shoot me if I didn’t give them what we had,” said Regina. “It took us four days to come to Uganda through the bush without food.”

10 Aug 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

Since December 2013, some 745,000 South Sudanese have fled to neighbouring countries, including the Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. They joined some 120,000 South Sudanese refugees who remained in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda after the 20-year civil war with "north" Sudan, as well as an estimated 350,000 South Sudanese who remained in Sudan after the secession of South Sudan in 2011.

08 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN Humanitarian Chief visits South Sudan and calls on all parties to uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians.

  • Since fighting erupted in Juba in mid-July, tens of thousands of people have fled South Sudan to neighbouring countries.

  • Cholera has been confirmed in Juba and Terekeka in Central Equatoria and the Duk Islands in Jonglei.

  • Malaria cases exceed 2015 levels.

05 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 67,571 South Sudanese arrivals since 7 July 2016, based on field reports

  • 917,418 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31July (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

02 Aug 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 2 August 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

By Melissa Fleming

Refugee flows from South Sudan into Uganda have doubled in the past ten days, bringing the total to more than 52,000 who have entered the country since violence escalated three weeks ago. Kenya has reported the arrival of 1,000 refugees in the same period, while 7,000 have fled to Sudan.

01 Aug 2016 description
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In June, displacement of civilians due to conflict continued in the Greater Bahr El Ghazal and Greater Equatoria regions. In Western Bahr El Ghazal, heavy fighting in Raja town on 15 June, reportedly caused civilians to flee in multiple directions, including to nearby counties, across the border to Sudan, and to Aweil West, where local authorities reported the arrival of more than 3,700 displaced people.