Arrivals from South Kordofan Continue: From 1 to 15 April, UNHCR registered 588 new arrivals to South Sudan through Yida settlement. Cumulatively, 4,370 new arrivals have been registered since the beginning of the year 2017.
Maban, 21 April 2017 - We are devastated by the recent turn of events here in South Sudan.
After five long decades of war with the north, South Sudan became independent in 2011. Soon after that, in December 2013, the current conflict, a full scale civil war this is threatening the very existence of the youngest nation in the world.
• Humanitarian Coordinator calls on armed actors to uphold their responsibilities under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and ensure the proportionality of their actions.
• Nearly 60 aid workers relocated from Walgak and Waat in northern Jonglei due to intensified armed conflict.
• Cholera spreads to Duk, Ayod and Fangak counties in Jonglei, amidst the longest running outbreak since South Sudan became an independent nation in July 2011.
March saw thousands of people displaced in and from South Sudan due to clashes and conflict in multiple locations. In Eastern Equatoria, there was a significant spike in displacement, as people fled from Agoro, Umeo and Panyikwara into Magwi town, as well as from Magwi to Uganda, following additional troop deployments and clashes. Attacks were also reported in Loming, in Torit East, with homes razed forcing more people to flee. In Central Equatoria, tensions remained high around Yei, with multiple reports of attacks on civilians while attempting to carry food into town.
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.
(Juba, 8 April 2017): Following a week which saw attacks against both aid workers and civilians, the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu, demanded that parties to the conflict uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians and ensure the safety and security of humanitarians.
Armed actors ambush humanitarian convoy, killing six aid workers
GoRSS suspends proposed international worker fee increase
GoS opens new humanitarian corridor from Sudan to South Sudan
UNHCR expresses alarm at deteriorating security situation in South Sudan.
AMWO, Uganda – Following a recent attack on the town of Pajok in South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency today expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation in the country which has forced even more refugees to flee for their lives.
Uganda’s northern Lamwo district has received over 6,000 South Sudanese since Monday (April 3), with at least 4,500 still crowded together at the border.
UNHCR issues ID cards and proof of registration certificates to asylum seekers and refugees: In Juba, UNHCR issued 160 documents consisting of 113 Asylum Seekers Certificates, 25 ID cards and 22 Proof of Registration documents to asylum seekers and refugees in Juba respectively. Furthermore, UNHCR renewed 41 ID cards in Gorom refugee settlement.
671 cholera cases have been reported in Awerial county, Lakes, since June 2016, of which at least 117 are new cases since 6 March. Most new cases have been reported in Mingkaman IDP camp. The case fatality rate (CFR) is 1.49% - or ten deaths.
A lack of WASH facilities has been reported, further spreading the outbreak. The upcoming rainy season, from May/June onwards, will also likely further deteriorate the WASH situation and result in an increased number of cholera cases.
781.8 M required for 2017
86.5 M contributions received, representing 11% of requirements
695.3 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
Thousands of South Sudanese have crossed border
Grim testimony from refugees fleeing into Uganda
Thousands of South Sudanese have crossed border
Government forces attack border town 'to flush out rebels'
Three-year civil war ripping apart world's youngest nation
The United Nations said in December it had evidence of ethnic cleansing
Refugees say attacked by government soldiers
Government says launched operation against guerrillas
Death toll not known, but likely in double figures (Adds details, quotes, background)
Disaster response organization calls for support in countries with high food insecurity, on the brink of famine
April 4, 2017 – World Renew is calling for support to increase its work in eastern Africa as it aims to help prevent additional countries from progressing from severe food insecurity to famine. World Renew is already at work in the region, including South Sudan, where famine has been declared by the United Nations, and Nigeria, where millions are also facing extreme food insecurity.
- Insecurity has reduced local population access to crops this growing season, resulting in a highly dependent market population to meet food gaps.
- Kenya has restricted food exports to South Sudan, causing markets to become heavily dependent on supply routes from Uganda.
- Insecurity in the western part of the state, coupled with the depreciation of the South Sudanese Pound (SSP), has reduced traders’ ability to finance and transport large-scale supplies to the market despite increased demand.
From February to July 2017, Leer and Mayendit are classified in Famine, while Koch county has an elevated risk of famine.
Fews-net, TWG (South Sudan IPC Technical Working Group), ERC (IPC’s Emergency Review Committee)