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South Sudan Crisis: What is happening in South Sudan?

South Sudan has had three turbulent years since gaining its independence in 2011. Violence erupted in December 2013 in the capital, Juba, and quickly spread across the country, forcing people to flee their homes and plunging the country into chaos. As a result of the conflict and displacement, people were largely unable to plant their crops in time for rainy season and now approximately four million people are in a severe state of food insecurity.

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South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #31, 13 August 2014

Highlights

  • WFP requires US$114 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals from South Sudan and existing refugees in all four countries.

  • Congestion in camps is of concern, in Ethiopia and Kenya in particular. Negotiations with authorities on land access are ongoing.

  • The alarming levels of malnutrition among new arrivals require sustained and strengthened nutritional support in addition to regular food assistance at border crossings, reception centres and camps.

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South Sudan Conflict: UNICEF Support to South Sudan Refugees in: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda (31 July 2014)

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Since December 2013, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan has resulted in the death of thousands and displacement of more than 1.1 million people. As of late July 2014, at least 431,045 South Sudanese had fled the conflict and sought asylum in neighboring countries; this number is expected to increase to 715,000 refugees by the end of 2014, according to UNHCR planning for most likely scenario (as of July). To date, only 25% of the US$ 67.3 million that UNICEF requires to meet humanitarian needs of refugees in neighboring countries has been received

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South Sudan Conflict: Sub-regional Funding Priorities, 31 July 2014

As of 31 July, 2014, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan, which began in December 2013, has resulted in the death of thousands, the displacement within the country of more than 1.1 million people, and the cross-border displacement of an additional 431,045 people who have fled to the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. 3 The number of new South Sudanese refugees is expected to almost double by year end.

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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 32 (30 July – 13 August 2014)

OVERVIEW

Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across the country and just over 434,000 people have fled the violence to neighbouring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 internally dis-placed persons (IDPs) sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan.

International Organization for Migration:

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Red Cross revises its emergency appeal to assist 450,000 affected by conflict in South Sudan

Nairobi, 12 August 2014: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) has revised its emergency appeal to 6,758,366 Swiss francs to support the South Sudanese Red Cross Society to assist 450,000 displaced people and those living in cholera affected areas.

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FSNWG Statement on the Alarming Deterioration in Food Security and Nutrition in Eastern and Central Africa Region

An estimated 20 million people in the region face acute food insecurity, with most in Crisis and Emergency. The figure compares unfavourably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.

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South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #30, 06 August 2014

Highlights

  • WFP requires US$104 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals from South Sudan and existing refugees in all four countries.

  • Cases of malaria are on the increase in the Ethiopia refugee camps following the rainy season. UN agencies are working with the Government and NGO partners to support treatment and malaria control interventions.

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Relief aid and long term help in South Sudan

Over a million people in South Sudan have been displaced since the violence started in December 2013. Since there was no possibility to cultivate the land, over three million people could be victim of food shortages in the coming months. A famine is feared. ICCO and Kerk in Actie support the people in South Sudan, combining emergency aid and long term programs focusing on livelihood and reconciliation.

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ACAPS Briefing Note: South Sudan: Deteriorating humanitarian situation

Crisis Overview

  • Violence broke out in Juba on 15 December 2013 between government and opposition forces and quickly spread to other locations in South Sudan. Nearly eight months later, the situation is still tense, violence is ongoing and the humanitarian situation is deteriorating, with high levels of food insecurity and humanitarian agencies warning of the possibility of famine.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 July 2014)

Displacement, disease and malnutrition threaten lives

Eight months into the current conflict the situation in South Sudan continued to deteriorate.
The rainy season is underway increasing the risk of diseases, including cholera. Hunger and malnutrition are also on the rise with millions of people facing emergency levels of food insecurity. Over 1.5 million people have been displaced from their homes.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan celebrates independence, but children's futures hang in balance

5 August 2014 - With no permanent home in site, SOS Children’s Villages proceeds with construction of a temporary village for refugee children and families from Malakal, South Sudan.

Despite political and ethnic polarisation that has plagued South Sudan for the last six months, the youngest country in the world celebrated three years of independence on 9 July 2014. The streets of the capital, Juba, were lined with troops singing and dancing, carrying banners proclaiming "One People, One Nation".

The world's most fragile state

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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 31, 29 July 2014

OVERVIEW

The security situation remains unpredictable and highly volatile, especially in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states. Reports of sporadic clashes and the mobilization of armed elements were reported in Nasir town (Upper Nile) and in parts of Jonglei.

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #29, 30 July 2014

Highlights

· Food pipelines are stretched and WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees in all four countries.

· UN agencies are working with national and local governments to provide adequate settlement for new arrivals, in all four countries.

· More than 428,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.