- UNHCR Uganda: Update for the South Sudanese emergency (1-14 April 2016)
- FEWSNET Uganda: Key Message Update, March 2016
- UNICEF Uganda CO El Nino, Cholera & Malaria Situation, 10 February 2016
Appeals & Funding
Thousands of people have crossed from Eastern Equatoria into neighbouring Uganda in search of food.
The Relief and Rehabilitation Commission says up to five thousand people have made the journey in the past two weeks.
John Odongi Simon, acting director for the Relief and Rehabilitation commission in Torit says citizens are also looking for schools for their children.
“It is quite clear that the movement of these people is not because of insecurity, but because of food and access education,” he said.
GENEVA, April 19 (UNHCR) – A combination of new fighting in previously peaceful areas, food insecurity and severe humanitarian funding shortages continue to cause a sharp worsening of the situation in South Sudan for many civilians.
Recent fighting between government and opposition forces in Western Bahr al Ghazal state has displaced more than 96,000 people to Wau, a small town in the north-west of South Sudan, the world's youngest country.
270,767 total refugees residing in South Sudan
706,594 refugees originating from South Sudan post 15 Dec 2013
123,663 refugees originating from South Sudan pre 15 Dec 2013
Food consumption gaps widen as lean season progresses
Moving into the typical lean season period, broad areas of northern Greater Upper Nile will be in Emergency (IPC Phase 4), with households facing an increased risk for high levels of malnutrition and excess mortality. Some households in central Unity State are expected to be facing an extreme lack of food and are in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5).
Despite commitments by both parties in South Sudan to adhere to the peace agreement, fighting and violence continues to affect humanitarian access and result in displacement of people within the country and across borders into neighbouring countries.
WFP requires USD 135 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.
MSF OPERATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE MEDICAL NEEDS IN SOUTH SUDAN
REPORTING PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS
In Ethiopia, normal activities have resumed. Movements of some national staff of certain ethnic groups have been reduced because of security concerns but plans are underway to allow national staff to return to their duties in the camps.
An estimated 6.1 million people are in need of protection and humanitarian assistance across South Sudan.1 Since the beginning of the crisis in December 2013, CERF has supported the humanitarian operation in South Sudan with $US 88,117,674 and provided critical funding to address the needs of more than 663,000 South Sudanese refugees who fled into neighbouring countries and host communities in Uganda ($22.3 million), Sudan ($22.3 million), Ethiopia ($32 million) and Kenya ($17.6 million).
NRC South Sudan (12.02.2016)
If the security situation does not improve soon, we will miss our opportunity to move supplies and effectively prepare for the overwhelming humanitarian needs before rainy season arrives, writes Melody Knight, NRC's Conflict and Policy Analyst in South Sudan.
Two years after the conflict began, tensions are high and violence continues in the war-ravaged country.
REPORTING PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS
By: Daniel Maxwell, Phoebe Donnelly
A joint border committee formed to resolve a border dispute between South Sudan and Uganda has started consultative meetings with communities.
The consultations which begun on Monday will be followed by a process of border demarcation spearheaded by a team of surveyors in the presence of an 18 man-committee with representatives from both Uganda and South Sudan.
Uganda’s state Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem, explained that the demarcation exercise will be conducted mainly in the violence prone areas of the border between Uganda and South Sudan.
In Ethiopia, the number of new arrivals from South Sudan has significantly dropped and on average one refugee arrives in Gambella daily. The new arrivals enter thorough Pagak, Burbie, Akobo or Raad.
The total number of new arrivals from South Sudan since 15 December 2013 is 226,473 individuals (221,280 in Gambella and 5,053 in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region). 71% of the adult refugee population are women and girls and 68% are children. The cumulative number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia is 281,205.