- UNHCR Uganda - Update on the Burundi Refugee Response, January 22-28, 2016
- UNICEF Uganda Situation Report on South Sudanese Refugees, 30 December 2015
- ACT Alliance Appeal - Uganda: Adjumani Refugees Initiative for Self-reliance & Empowerment (ARISE Project) – UGA151, Revision 1
Appeals & Funding
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.
- 1,696,962 internally displaced people
- 643,046 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries
- 263,000 refugees in South Sudan
- 20,694 refugee new arrivals in South Sudan
- 10 refugee camps
- 6 UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites for IDPs
- $116,275,632 in funding received by UNHCR (28% of the budget required for comprehensive needs)
UN requests $1.3 billion for life-saving assistance to 5.1 million people in South Sudan in 2016
WFP utilizes air assets and vehicle and barge convoys to reach food-insecure populations and pre-position humanitarian supplies
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
January 26, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan rebel movement, SPLA-in Opposition (SPLM-IO) and Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) have agreed to work together on peace and other political matters.
According to a press release SPLM-IO leader, Riek Machar issued on Tuesday an agreement was reached to work to start a new page in relations between the two sides.
Information for this Early Warning/Early Action document is gathered from varying sources through desk top assessments, personal interviews and anecdotal understanding of humanitarian contexts throughout the region. This document is produced monthly and has been developed to provide a snap shot of important information for World Vision managers to promote and track trends relevant to their work.
In November and December 2015, people from southern Unity continued to arrive at the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, bringing the total number of people at the site to nearly 115,000. New displacement was also reported in Western Equatoria State, where ongoing insecurity has forced thousands to flee their homes, including some 6,100 who have fled across the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo since November 2015.
GENEVA, Jan 8 (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency is increasingly concerned at recent growing insecurity in South Sudan's southern state of Western Equatoria and its serious impact on the civilian population there.
UNHCR cautioned that localized fighting between armed groups and government soldiers and an apparent breakdown in law and order are being reported in and near Yambio, some 300 kilometres west of Juba.
The 2016 South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan requests $1.3 billion for 114 humanitarian partners to respond to the most life-threatening needs of 5.1 million people out of an estimated 6.1 million in need of protection and assistance across South Sudan.
Conflict continues to be one of the principal drivers of food insecurity in the region. More than 4.8 million people have been displaced by the conflicts Yemen, South Sudan, and Burundi, while others who remain in areas directly impacted by conflict have limited access to their livelihoods and humanitarian assistance. In eastern Ethiopia, El Niño-related dryness has led to a severe drought in many areas, which is expected to contribute to a large-scale food security Emergency in 2016.
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.
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 there is still no sign of peace in the country.
More than 2.2 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.
- Parties to the South Sudan peace agreement appealed to mediators and the international community to organize a donor conference to fundraise for the implementation of the peace agreement signed in August. According to the Minister of Information, the funds would be used for military quarters for opposition forces, establishment of assembly areas, and provision of food and transport, as well as the clearance of access roads.