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19 Aug 2017 description

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

Regional Highlights

18 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

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.

Read more on IRIN

17 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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

17 Aug 2017 description

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.

17 Aug 2017 description

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.

16 Aug 2017 description
report Food for the Hungry

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.

14 Aug 2017 description

Overview

  • 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:

11 Aug 2017 description
report Food for the Hungry

WRITTEN BY KENDRA SZABO

10 Aug 2017 description

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

KEY FIGURES

63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

08 Aug 2017 description

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.

08 Aug 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

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.

07 Aug 2017 description

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.

05 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Aug 2017 description
report Irish Aid

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.

01 Aug 2017 description

Emergency (IPC Phase 4) persists as insecurity disrupts assistance and trade flows

Key Messages

  • 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.

01 Aug 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

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.