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19 May 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In February, the humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate, culminating in the declaration of localized famine in Mayendit and Leer Counties in Unity on 20 February. Some 100,000 people are facing starvation. and a further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine across the country. There are now 4.9 million severely food insecure people in South Sudan and this number is expected to rise to 5.5 million at the height of the lean season in July.

19 May 2017 description
report Small Arms Survey

Following fighting in Juba in July 2016 and Riek Machar’s flight into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the peace agreement between the Government of South Sudan and opposition forces has not only collapsed but has led to new conflict in Greater Equatoria, along the DRC border, according to a new report from the Small Arms Survey.

19 May 2017 description

UN report exposes human rights violations and abuses against civilians in and around Yei, South Sudan

GENEVA/JUBA (19 May 2017) - A United Nations report published today released the findings of an in-depth investigation into human rights violations and abuses committed in and around Yei town, Central Equatoria (150km southwest of the capital, Juba) between July 2016 and January 2017.

18 May 2017 description

Nola Aniba Tito, 27, is one of the medical translators working in MSF’s health centre in Ofua 3 zone of the Rhino refugee settlement. Originally from a town in the Equatoria region, she fled violence in South Sudan with her children in July 2016 and started working with MSF in March 2017. As 86 per cent of all South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are women and children, Nola is one of the many female heads of household.

18 May 2017 description

883.5 M required for 2017
139.3 M contributions received, representing 16% of requirements
744.3 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

11 May 2017 description

883.5 M required for 2017
139.1 M contributions received, representing 16% of requirements
744.4 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

09 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• High-level USG delegations visit South Sudan

• Violent clashes prompt internal displacement, additional refugees

• Insecurity results in temporary suspension of relief operations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 May 2017 description

At least 200,000 people were forced to flee their homes due to the escalation of conflict in multiple locations in April. In Jonglei, renewed fighting amidst a government offensive displaced at least 100,000 people from several areas -including Waat and Walgak - to Akobo town, Kaikuiny, Wei-kol, and other remote locations. In Upper Nile, at least 25,000 people were displaced from Tonga, Kodok and surrounding areas during the government offensive on the West Bank. Most arrived in Aburoc, while several thousand moved towards Sudan.

09 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • Thousands flee fighting on western bank of the River Nile.
  • Spike in reports of gender-based violence against women and girls in and around Yei in recent weeks.
  • Humanitarians have called on authorities to ensure that any relocation of IDPs is safe, dignified, voluntary and informed.
  • More than 100,000 people remain displaced across northern Jonglei.

Upper Nile: Thousands in urgent need

08 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

350,819*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 April

1,815,486*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 15 April 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

265,921
Refugees in South Sudan (31 March)

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,895 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

08 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relocation of Yida refugees and new arrivals continues: During the reporting period, UNHCR relocated 617 refugees including 117 refugees previously settled in Yida and 500 new arrivals to Ajuong Thok and Pamir. Cumulatively, Pamir refugee camp is now home to 10,711 refugees since opening in September 2016. In Yida, UNHCR registered 782 new arrivals. Cumulatively, 5,152 new arrivals have been registered since the beginning of the year 2017.

04 May 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2017 Regional Refugee Response Plan covering the period January to December 2017 available at http://reporting.unhcr.org/publications

Funding level*

  • RRP requirements: $1,212,939,774

  • Funding received: $114,769,121

  • % funded: 9%

*The funding level refers only to funding received against the Inter-Agency Appeal 2016

02 May 2017 description

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$10.7 million (75 million Danish Krone) contribution from the Government of Denmark to help roll back famine in South Sudan and to assist hungry people in Horn of Africa countries hit by drought.

“WFP is very grateful to Denmark for helping to sustain the life-saving response against drought in the Horn and because of conflict in South Sudan, where famine was declared in two areas in February,” said Valerie Guarnieri, WFP Regional Director for East and Central Africa.

01 May 2017 description

A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria, and Yemen, with more than 20 million people at risk. Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East Africa region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.

What can you tell us about the scale of this crisis?