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22 Jun 2017 description

Julie Reversé was the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) deputy head of mission for South Sudan in 2016 and 2017. Here she describes the situation in Wau, and the challenges of providing medical to the backdrop of ongoing violence.

22 Jun 2017 description

The Commissioner of Lobonok County, Lt. Col. Hon. Severino Gwerit Kose on Wednesday appealed to humanitarian actors for emergency relief aid for the displaced communities in Karpeto Buma, an area south of Yapa.

Hon. Severino Gwerit said that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are facing a number of challenges which include lack of shelter, food and medicine.

“I am now appealing to humanitarian organizations to come and assist these people who have been displaced recently because they left their gardens; they fear to go back to cultivate because they have trauma.”

22 Jun 2017 description

By: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees | 21 June 2017
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: Pathways for a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework for Refugees in Africa

Madam Chairperson,

Director of Political Affairs,

22 Jun 2017 description

KENYA, SOMALIA, ETHIOPIA, SOUTH SUDAN, UGANDA REGIONAL WASH GROUP FEBRUARY 2017

CONTEXT

22 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• WHO, UNICEF and others are supporting Federal Ministry of Health in responding to acute watery diarrhea cases across Sudan.

• Aid organisations are mobilising resources to meet the needs of the new IDPs in Um Dukhun town, Central Darfur.

• Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocates $1 million for IDPs and refugees in El Lait, North Darfur.

• A recent survey conducted in the Jebel Marra area has identified critical levels of acute malnutrition.

Response to acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)

22 Jun 2017 description

Conflict in Unity State broke out in late December 2013, only days after the current conflict began in Juba. Since then, the state has been one of the worst affected by the conflict, and currently hosts the highest reported numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. Many areas in Unity are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.

22 Jun 2017 description

RUBKONA OVERVIEW AND DISPLACEMENT DYNAMICS

Rubkona County is an administrative division of Northern Liech State and formerly part of Unity State in South Sudan. It borders Guit County to the east, Southern Kordofan State (Sudan) to the north, Abiemnhom County to the northwest, Mayom County to the west and Koch County to the south.

22 Jun 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 21, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government welcomed and commended, on Wednesday, the joint national and international efforts collaboratively exerted to avert famine from occurring in the east African country.

These efforts were the result of the immediate and sustained multi-sector humanitarian assistance delivered to the population in the conflict-affected areas where the government is fighting opposition armed groups since over three years.

22 Jun 2017 description

(Juba, 22 June 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu, today welcomed the findings of the latest Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) data which highlight that early warning and the mobilization of a large-scale, multi-sectoral humanitarian response, have eased famine in Leer and Mayendit counties, and prevented it in Koch and Panyijiar counties, in South Sudan.

22 Jun 2017 description

Despite efforts made to contain famine, 6 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance - the greatest number of food insecure people ever recorded in South Sudan

How Many & When

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 juin 2017 – Un chiffre record de 141 millions de personnes dans 37 pays a besoin d'une aide humanitaire aujourd'hui, alors que les programmes d'intervention coordonnés par l'ONU ne sont financés qu'à hauteur de 25%, a déclaré mercredi le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA).

21 Jun 2017 description
report Fund for Peace

FACTIONALIZATION AND GROUP GRIEVANCE FUEL RISE IN INSTABILITY

J. J. MESSNER

21 Jun 2017 description

As delivered

Your Excellency Vice President Schultz,

Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,

Mr. Vice President, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your leadership in overseeing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC. I also thank the President of ECOSOC and its Bureau members for their support. And I take the opportunity to acknowledge the co-facilitators of this year’s ECOSOC humanitarian resolution - the Philippines and Switzerland - for their stewardship.

21 Jun 2017 description
report Caritas

The Vatican announced a donation from Pope Francis to Caritas for its work in South Sudan, along with support to two other Catholic groups working in the country.

South Sudan has been declared free of famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people will face extreme food insecurity in the coming weeks, according to reports by the government and the United Nations.

21 Jun 2017 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

  • Renewed fighting between government and opposition forces renewed in Western bank of Upper Nile contributed to increased displacement. An estimated 25,000 people have fled their home heading to Aburoc, many of them crossing the border to Sudan seeking refuge. In addition, S-NFI supplies valued at over USD 100,000 were looted when partners were evacuated by late April. The Cluster partners returned to Aburoc are currently reassessing the situation to respond to the remaining caseload.

21 Jun 2017 description

Backgrounder

From Global Affairs Canada

The conflict in South Sudan has had a debilitating effect on the ability of communities to access basic services and meet their most basic food needs. Canada’s announced $86 million in funding will target the most vulnerable populations, particularly women and children.

Health Pooled Fund for Saving the Lives of Women and Children
Department for International Development, United Kingdom
$64.5 million over three years

21 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

488,500*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 May

1,908,658*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 May 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

272,925
Refugees in South Sudan (31 May)

2 million
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 230,482 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

21 Jun 2017 description

As delivered

Ambassador Leendertse, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.

It is a real pleasure to be here today. I would like to thank Germany for co-hosting this important event on a topic that has been front and centre on our agenda over the past few months. We have a diverse panel from the humanitarian and development communities, each of them representing organizations that are deeply involved in the ongoing response and averting famine.

21 Jun 2017 description
report Oxfam

In response to the new IPC figures that show that famine has been pushed back in the two counties of Leer and Mayendit (which have now gone from being in famine to humanitarian crisis), Sara Almer, Oxfam South Sudan Country Director, says:

21 Jun 2017 description
report CARE

JUBA, South Sudan—(June 21, 2017)-- According to an early warning famine report released today, areas of South Sudan in famine have improved; but the country is experiencing the most alarming levels of food insecurity in its history. In June and July, the number of people suffering from extreme hunger will rise to six million from 4.9 million in January. That is half of the population in South Sudan – the highest number ever recorded in the country. People who are displaced within South Sudan due to the conflict and the host communities where they sought safety are the most affected.