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23 Jul 2017 description

1,951,514 Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 June (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

520,399 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 June

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)

21 Jul 2017 description

Gesture aims to encourage governments to support FAO's emergency response

21 July 2017, Rome - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa.

Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of conflicts and drought."

21 Jul 2017 description

7,311 Seedlings of eucalyptus and Markhamia lutea trees transplanted in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

2,434 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan during the reporting period.

554 Persons received capacity building trainings from UNHCR during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN 274,920 Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 June 2017.

2 million IDPs in South Sudan including 216,956 in UNMISS Protection of Civilian sites.

20 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Federal Minister of Health and senior UN delegation visits Kalma IDP camp to see AWD response.

• Heavy rains and flash floods affect over 10,000 people in North and South Darfur.

• In 2017, an estimated 15,000 people have returned to their home areas in the Rokoro area, North Jebel Marra locality.

• Humanitarian needs in the Rokoro area include food, emergency household supplies, water, health and education assistance.

19 Jul 2017 description

As the rainy season begins in South Sudan, hundreds of thousands of people in the country are at risk of contracting malaria, one of the leading causes of sickness and death, especially among children. In 2016, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated more than 300,000 cases of malaria in South Sudan, most of which occurred during the annual three-month “malaria peak” over the rainy season.

19 Jul 2017 description

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chairman Young, Ranking Member Merkley, and the members of this subcommittee for holding this important and timely hearing today. Refugees International (RI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people in parts of the world impacted by conflict, persecution and forced displacement. Based here in Washington, we conduct fact-finding missions to research and report on the circumstances of displaced populations in countries such as Somalia, Iraq, Uganda, and Turkey.

19 Jul 2017 description

Juba, South Sudan, 19 July 2017: The World Health Organization (WHO) received 500 000 doses of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) on 17 July 2017. WHO is working with the Republic of South Sudan’s Ministry of Health and partners to scale up cholera vaccination campaign from 28 July to 3 August 2017.

Cumulatively, a total of 17 785 cholera cases including 320 (CFR 1.8%) deaths have been reported from 24 counties in South Sudan since the outbreak in June 2106.

19 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

WASHINGTON D.C., 18 July 2017 – This is a summary of a prepared statement by Justin Forsyth, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director – to whom quoted text may be attributed – today to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutional Economic, Energy and Environmental Policy.

The statement came as UNICEF released its annual Humanitarian Action Study, highlighting UNICEF’s global response in 2016. Last year, UNICEF responded to 344 humanitarian situations in 108 countries, more than ever before.

18 Jul 2017 description

Nutrition and entrepreneurship training helps families stay healthy and build businesses

“The cash we receive has helped me a lot. When I receive the money, I buy food and sugar for the family, and it has supplemented my modest income from plaiting women’s hair.”

18 Jul 2017 description

IN NUMBERS

6 million People severely food insecure (IPC June-July 2017)

45 000 People facing famine conditions

>3.8 million People displaced by conflict

$70 million Requested under FAO Emergency Livelihood Response Plan

HIGHLIGHTS

18 Jul 2017 description

An outbreak of fall armyworm has been reported by the Government of South Sudan in the Equatoria region including Magwi, Yei and Juba, Northern Bahr el Gazal and parts of Jonglei area. Fall armyworm is a new pest in Africa, preferring maize plants, but feeds on sorghum, millet, vegetables and other crops as well. As maize and sorghum are staple foods in the country, the infestation is putting an increasing number of people at risk of hunger.

18 Jul 2017 description

Highlights
• FAO led monitoring assessments of crop, rainfall, market price and livestock conditions ongoing.
• Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System Round 20 is underway targeting all counties in preparation for next IPC release (planned for September).
• Preparation is underway for 50 Farmer Field Schools, and Junior Farmer Field Schools to take place in Eastern Equatoria throughout July and August.

18 Jul 2017 description

The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million persons in 1997 to 65.6 million persons in 2016 due in large part to significant conflicts in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. As shown in the infographic by the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF), 55% of all displaced persons in 2016 were from Syria, Afghanistan or South Sudan - also named the fastest growing refugee crisis. The rise in conflict globally has resulted in the occurrence of 20 displacements per minute last year and a new record high for the total number of people affected by displacement.

18 Jul 2017 description
report Cordaid

As South Sudan is grappling with a hunger crisis, volatility and violence, Cordaid constantly adapts its response to levels of insecurity and seasonal challenges. “When violence forces thousands to move to the middle of nowhere, we move with them”, Enkas Chau, Cordaid Emergency Program Manager, explains.

From famine to severe food emergency

18 Jul 2017 description
report EastAfrican

The Khartoum government, Juba and the United Nations have signed a one-year deal to facilitate the flow of relief aid to the victims of famine in South Sudan until July 2018.

The three partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday in Khartoum for the agreement that aims to deliver 90,000 metric tons of aid, especially to the Upper Nile and Unity states.

The Sudanese Aid Commissioner, Mr Ahmed Mohammed Adam, said Khartoum was committed to the food delivery to the neighbouring state, adding that they would open more corridors this year.

18 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP assisted a total of 2.8 million people with 27,000mt of food and nutrition commodities across the country in June. This is the highest number of people served in one single month by WFP in South Sudan, exceeding the previous highest number of 2.4 million people assisted in May 2017.

  • Preparations are underway for Round 20 of the Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System (FSNMS) survey. This survey round will interview nearly twice as many households as previous surveys across the country.

18 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Samuel Totten, Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas

18 Jul 2017 description

Notable decrease of new arrivals with the onset of the rainy season across many states.

Ongoing response to cases of suspected acute watery diarrhea affecting Sudanese and refugee communities in many states.

Approvals granted for expansion of White Nile refugee camps to ease congestion.

  • 160,082 Total new arrivals in 2017

  • 8,162 New arrivals in June 2017