- UNICEF Situation Report on Refugees from Burundi, 30 Sep 2015
- UNHCR Update on the Burundi Refugee Response, 18 - 24 September 2015
- Review of the Regional Framework for the Protection of South Sudanese Refugee Children in Uganda
Appeals & Funding
MoS Sean Sherlock, Minister Charles Flanagan, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Ireland, 2015,
Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D, & Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., Announce Additional €3 million Humanitarian Assistance Funding for South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi.
- On 29 September, South Sudan’s Vice-President, Mr. James Wani Igga, and the representative of the Former Detainees Group (FDG), Mr. Pagan Amum, attended the high-level meeting on South Sudan organized on the sidelines of 70th session of the General Assembly in New York (USA). President Salva Kiir joined the meeting via teleconference. All leaders issued statements committing to fully implement the peace agreement signed in August 2015.
Despite the signing of the peace agreement and attempts by the international and regional bodies to support the implementation of the peace agreement in South Sudan, refugees continue to cross the borders into neighbouring countries.
WFP requires USD 63 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.
This paper describes the establishment, evolution, and internal dynamics of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in Opposition (SPLM-IO) following the events of December 2013; the distinct motivations and objectives of its political and military leaderships; and the state of the organization immediately prior to the signing of the compromise peace agreement brokered by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in August 2015.
One of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises continues to unfold in South Sudan. After more than 20 months of fighting a peace agreement was signed in August, but some military and militia operations continue in parts of the country.
More than 2 million people are displaced due to the civil war They have fled both within South Sudan and to neighbouring countries. The majority of refugees are children.
- The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon extended a formal invitation to President Salva Kiir and South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar to attend a high-level meeting on the sidelines of the 70th session of the General Assembly on 29 September 2015. The meeting will be at Government and Heads of State level to galvanise support for the implementation of the peace process in South Sudan.
Over the past month, insecurity and lack of access to vital supplies have continued to force South Sudanese to flee in search of safety, assistance and protection. In August there was increased displacement from Unity and Upper Nile states due to fighting in and around Koch, Leer and Mayendit counties in Unity and Wau Shilluk in Upper Nile. Nearly 78,000 displaced people are now sheltering in Nyal, Panyijiar County, southern Unity, including about 18,000 who arrived in the past two weeks .
The August 2015 FSNWG update reports indicate that approximately 19.2 million people in the Greater Horn of Africa are facing crisis and emergency food insecurity and are in urgent need of assistance.
The signing of the peace agreement is a positive development. However, many significant concerns remain to be addressed and the Addis Ababa workshop starting on 04 September will be critical.
Resourcing remains a serious concern with food stocks low in Kenya and Sudan. In Kenya, WFP continues to implement 30 percent ration cuts, which started in the second round of June distributions.
On 26 August, President Salva Kiir signed the compromise peace deal in presence of regional leaders in Juba. President Kiir called upon the international community to help South Sudan implement the agreement.
The cholera outbreak continued in Central Equatoria State (South Sudan).
Since the outbreak, 1,681 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.74 per cent) have been reported.
GENEVA, Aug 28 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has welcomed the signing of the South Sudan peace agreement this week which comes as refugee and IDP figures have passed the 2.6 million mark, a marked increase on the number reported at the time of the fourth anniversary of the country's independence.
Daily arrival rates in Ethiopia remain high, with almost 200 new arrivals registered per day, while in other receiving countries, most notably Sudan, the rainy season has reduced the number of new arrivals in August compared to June and July.
High food prices and conflict in South Sudan and Yemen leading to continued Emergency