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South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

On the first of April, I walked with great sadness through the United Nations compound in Juba, capital of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, now in free fall after a hopeful beginning three years ago. The compound is sheltering more than 21,000 displaced people who fled to safety after a spasm of violence in mid-December killed untold thousands.

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Care and Dignity in Conflict: Life-saving services for South Sudanese women and girls

Urgent appeal: South Sudanese people need help now

UNFPA needs $25 million to reach refugees and internally displaced people

In December 2013, violence broke out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, and spread quickly around the country. The conflict has so far displaced 740,000 people, the vast majority of them in four states.

What is the impact on maternal/reproductive health?

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US pledges ongoing support for humanitarian efforts in S. Sudan

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Sudan Tribune

April 16, 14(BOR) – The US government’s humanitarian agency USAID has pledged to continue support for hundreds of thousands of people in critical need due to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan crisis.

Speaking to the media in Jonglei capital Bor on Wednesday, USAID’s director of foreign disaster assistance, Jeremy Konyndyk, said his government had provided substantial assistance to South Sudanese people since a political power struggle between president Salva Kir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, erupted in violence in mid-December last year.

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South Sudan crisis being met by silence, ACT Ethiopia says

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ACT Alliance

The humanitarian crisis stemming from widespread fighting in South Sudan is rapidly becoming a regional issue but is failing to get the attention it deserves, ACT members working in neighbouring Ethiopia say.

All 11 members in Ethiopia say the growing emergency needs greater awareness in the international community and more funding for relief aid.

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South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 10, 7 – 11 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The crisis has led to a severe deterioration in the food security situation and around 3.7 million people are now at high risk of food insecurity.
    UNHCR and partners are very concerned about the food and nutrition situation, especially for the over 126,000 Sudanese refugees living in Maban, Upper Nile State.

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South Sudan Crisis Regional Cross-Border Situation Report #14 09 April 2014

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  • Since mid-December, more than 280,000 South Sudanese have crossed the border into Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan. The influx is expected to continue as the situation in South Sudan remains precarious.

  • A joint high level WFP and UNHCR delegation led by WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, visited South Sudan and Ethiopia. The two organizations will continue to collaborate to meet the needs of vulnerable South Sudanese refugees crossing the border.

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South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 9, 24 March - 4 April 2014

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  • 88,584 South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia (as of 03 April)

  • 31,240 South Sudanese refugees in Kenya (as of 03 April)

  • 61,889 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan (as of 03 April)

  • 93,980 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda (as of 03 April)

  • 803,200 IDPs since 15 December 2013 (as of 03 April)

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South Sudan crisis and its regional impact (as of 4 April 2014)

Insecurity, lack of access and the onset of the rains are preventing humanitarian agencies in South Sudan from reaching all those in need, making the pre-positioning and transportation of supplies a priority.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan Crisis Regional Cross-Border Situation Report #13, 02 April 2014

Highlights

  • The influx of new arrivals from South Sudan into neighbouring countries continues. Since mid-December, over 250,000 South Sudanese have crossed the border into Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • Alarming levels of malnutrition require sus-tained and strengthened nutritional support in addition to regular food assistance at border crossings, reception centres and camps.

  • WFP requires USD 62 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

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South Sudan Peace Talks Suspended Again

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Voice of America

Lucy Poni
Last updated on: March 31, 2014 3:10 PM

NAIROBI — South Sudan's slow-moving peace talks have been suspended again, this time at the request of mediators from the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), an opposition official said Monday.

“They said they want to go and consult with the heads of IGAD and they will give us a break of one month up to the 30th of April," Hussein Maar Nyuot, a spokesman for opposition negotiators at the talks in Addis Ababa, told VOA.

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South Sudan: Coordinated CERF-CHF allocations (as of 19 March 2014)

In South Sudan, 3.2 million people are in need of life-saving assistance and more than 710,000 people are internally displaced.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Heads Of WFP And UNHCR Visit S. Sudan And Ethiopia Amid Alarming Spread Of Hunger And Displacement

JUBA, 31 March 2014 – Alarmed at the impact of ongoing violence in South Sudan, the heads of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) arrived here today on a joint trip to meet conflict-affected people and to review the on-going response and needs amid a spiralling humanitarian crisis.

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Humanitarian situation remains serious

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Irish Red Cross

Needs remain acute in South Sudan, where recent fighting has exacerbated a situation that was already very precarious for thousands of people. The Red Cross continues to expand their humanitarian activities in order to bring help to those who need it most.

"The situation remains tense and unpredictable. As a result, humanitarian needs keep multiplying," said Melker Mabeck, a Red Cross staff member in South Sudan. "Many people urgently need food, water and shelter. Many family members have been separated. Our priority is to bring aid quickly to those who need it most."

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 27 March 2014)

Over one million people have had to flee their homes since the start of the conflict in South Sudan in December 2013.
Aid agencies estimate that 803,000 are currently displaced within the country; sheltering across 174 different displacement sites. Another 254,600 have fled to neighbouring countries. Aid agencies launched a new rapid response model to reach displaced communities in remote locations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan Special Report - March 28, 2014

Widespread insecurity has drastically limited poor households’ income sources and the loss of livelihood assets for displaced people greatly reduces their ability to meet food needs.

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Additional humanitarian assistance for the people of South Sudan

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 25, 2014