- FEWS NET Key Message Update, July 2017
- UNDP: Uganda’s contribution to Refugee Protection and Management
- ACAPS Briefing Note – Uganda: Influx of South Sudanese refugees straining resources, 28 June 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Uganda: 2017 Refugee Humanitarian Needs Overview - South Sudan, Burundi and DRC Refugee Response Plans
- 2017 South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Revised (May 2017)
- Horn of Africa cross-border drought action plan 2017: Required response to safeguard livestock-based livelihoods in cross-border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda, March – June 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Uganda: Measles Outbreak - Aug 2013
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - May 2013
- Uganda: Floods - May 2013
- Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Uganda: Ebola Outbreak - Jul 2012
- Uganda: Landslides - Jun 2012
1,986,025* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)
560,688* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 July
275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July
More than a million South Sudanese refugees have now crossed the border into Uganda in what is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Analysts say the chances of forging peace are becoming slimmer and so the war and the flow of desperate people is set to continue, further straining an already struggling aid operation.
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• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.
In this issue
With 20 million women, children and men struggling to find food and safe drinking water in parts of Africa and Yemen, Canadians donated more than $8 million to the Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies during the Stop Famine Together joint campaign.
Thanks to the Government of Canada’s Famine Relief Fund, which matched eligible donations, even more relief aid is available to those in need.
One million South Sudanese have fled for their lives across Uganda’s border seeking safety since the start of the war in 2013. About a third of this number arrived since January 2017, highlighting that conflict continues to rage in South Sudan.
WRITTEN BY BETH ALLEN
The complexities of the South Sudan refugee crisis are myriad. Merely crossing the border, leaving the war behind, doesn’t end the nightmare. Food for the Hungry is walking alongside refugees and host families in Northern Uganda who are part of the living hell of the world’s worst refugee situation since World War II.
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week, two new events have been reported:
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia and measles in Uganda. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:
WRITTEN BY KENDRA SZABO
1,969,344 Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)
536,034 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 July
274,920 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 30 June
63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)
In July, fighting in the Greater Equatoria region and Upper Nile drove further population displacement. In Central Equatoria, government forces allegedly attacked a civilian settlement on the outskirts of Yei town, leaving many dead. More clashes were reported about five kilometres outside Yei town. Heavy fighting was also reported between opposition and government forces in Jalei, Kajo-keji County. In Western Equatoria, fighting between opposition and government forces was reported in Lanyi, Mundri West County, leaving dozens dead, including civilians.
UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.
- CARGO DISPATCHED: 1,754 MT
- VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 11,1 million USD
- PARTNERS SERVED: 12
Items supporting South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda.
South Sudan – The Uganda–South Sudan border at Nimule town is the busiest land border in South Sudan, with over 8,000 people passing through each month. The border is the lifeline for supplies en-route to Juba, the country’s capital, and other parts of the country. The border points is a crucial entry to the route leading to Sudan in the north, as well as a transit point for irregular migrants, including smuggling and trafficking victims.
Increased attacks on humanitarian personnel and property hinder humanitarian access
UN registers nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
WFP provides emergency food assistance to 3.4 million people in South Sudan
Severe humanitarian crises are affecting a number of countries across East Africa – in large parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Kenya millions of people are living in dire circumstances. These crises are driven by drought and conflict, often resulting in large-scale displacement of people from their homes. Ireland is responding to the crises through our humanitarian assistance programme, managed by Irish Aid.
Emergency (IPC Phase 4) persists as insecurity disrupts assistance and trade flows
A large-scale food security Emergency continues across South Sudan. Over half of the total population is in need of humanitarian assistance. Conflict continues to disrupt typical livelihood activities in all regions of the country, and already extremely poor macroeconomic conditions have further deteriorated, forcing staple food prices to climb above levels observed last year.
UN, EU, US, and Other States Should Sanction Top Commanders
(Nairobi) – South Sudanese government and opposition leaders have failed to halt atrocity crimes, including killings, rape, and forced displacement, or to hold those responsible to account, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.