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15 Jun 2017 description

Context

Education indicators in South Sudan were extremely low prior to the outbreak of the current civil war. According to the South Sudan Ministry of Education’s 2011 Statistical Yearbook and 2013 Education and Management Information System (EMIS):

• 73% of men and 84% of women above 15 years of age were illiterate.

• Three out of five school-age children were not enrolled in primary school.

• The pupil-classroom ratio averaged 100.

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • Joint Mission of WFP Executive Director and the Director General of FAO visited South Sudan.

  • WFP successfully conducted two innovative test airdrops of High Energy Biscuits (HEB), specialized nutritious food as well as water, blankets and medical kits.

  • WFP has assisted 2.8 million people across South Sudan since the beginning of the year

Operational Updates

15 Jun 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2017

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

CARGO DISPATCHED 1,614 MT

VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED 10,44 million USD

PARTNERS SERVED 9

14 Jun 2017 description
report Save the Children

Millions of Children Robbed of Childhood in East and Southern Africa

14 Jun 2017 description
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I. Introduction

1. Following the independence of South Sudan on 9 July 2011, the Economic and Social Council, through its resolution 2011/43, expressed interest in working with partners in addressing the extensive humanitarian, peacebuilding and development challenges facing the country. The present report is the sixth on South Sudan submitted to the Council since the country’s independence.

14 Jun 2017 description

Focus is on saving lives and livelihoods to sustain peace and tackle hunger

14 June 2017, Rome - The African Union (AU) and FAO will seek to step up joint efforts to end hunger and sustain peace in the continent say FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko .

14 Jun 2017 description

More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or a credible risk thereof over the coming six months. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries, humanitarian operations require more than US$6.3 billion in 2017. Of this amount $4.9 billion is urgently needed for life-saving assistance in the key areas of food security, health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene, as these are key sectors of famine response and prevention.

14 Jun 2017 description

Humanitarian Context

The humanitarian context in Sudan in 2016, especially during the first half of the year, saw a major increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance. Significant new internal displacement occurred from Darfur’s Jebel Marra area due to conflict, there was an increase in the number of food insecure people as a result of poor harvests related to the El Niño phenomenon and a refugee influx from South Sudan continued throughout 2016.

13 Jun 2017 description

Mr. Chairman, Prime Minister Hailemairiam, Excellencies and distinguished delegates,

I thank you for the opportunity to address this Assembly of Heads of State and Government of IGAD. The United Nations commitment to partnership was reaffirmed in the IGAD, AU and UN joint statement on 29 January. I wish to express my own appreciation for the IGAD leaders’ continued efforts to help end the conflict in South Sudan.

Mr. Chairman, Excellencies

13 Jun 2017 description

Consecutive failed rains have led to widespread crop failures

By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI, June 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With a record-breaking 26.5 million people going hungry in the Horn of Africa, development banks are increasing their humanitarian funding to fill a gap left by traditional donors, a high-level mission said on Tuesday.

Food rations for 7.8 million Ethiopians are due to run out in July due to funding shortages, while neighbouring Somalia is on the verge of its second famine in six years.

13 Jun 2017 description
report Irish Aid

This week, Ireland is dispatching over 100 tonnes of humanitarian supplies to Uganda to help refugees from South Sudan, who have been forced to flee their homes by continuing conflict, violence and acute hunger. Two airlifts will fly supplies, including tarpaulins for shelter, blankets, cooking sets, and mosquito nets, to Entebbe in Uganda for distribution to refugee camps hosting South Sudanese refugees.

13 Jun 2017 description

With more than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen facing or at risk of famine, US$240 million in coordinated allocations from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) were critical to the scale up of humanitarian action in those countries in the first half of 2017.

13 Jun 2017 description

DANIEL DICKINSON

Morning trading is underway at the recently built fish market on the banks of the White Nile in the town of Bor and business is picking up. Women sellers stand in a corrugated-iron roofed area behind neatly stacked piles of tilapia and Nile perch lined up on white-tiled concrete benches. It may be rudimentary and small scale, but this UN-funded project is making a huge difference to some 20 traders who regularly sell fish here.

13 Jun 2017 description

REACH calculated the areas more likely to have WASH needs basing the estimation on the data collected between April and May 2017 with the Area of Knowledge (AoK) approach, using the following methodology.

The indicator was created by averaging the percentages of key informants (KIs) reporting on the following for specific settlements:

  • Accessibility to safe drinking water

0% indicates a reported impossibility to access safe drinking water by all KIs, while 100% indicates safe drinking water was reported accessible by each KI.

13 Jun 2017 description

REACH calculated the areas more likely to have WASH needs basing the estimation on the data collected between April and May 2017 with the Area of Knowledge (AoK) approach, using the following methodology.

The indicator was created by averaging the percentages of key informants (KIs) reporting on the following for specific settlements:

  • Accessibility to safe drinking water

0% indicates a reported impossibility to access safe drinking water by all KIs, while 100% indicates safe drinking water was reported accessible by each KI.

13 Jun 2017 description

REACH calculated the areas more likely to have WASH needs basing the estimation on the data collected between April and May 2017 with the Area of Knowledge (AoK) approach, using the following methodology.

The indicator was created by averaging the percentages of key informants (KIs) reporting on the following for specific settlements:

  • Accessibility to safe drinking water

0% indicates a reported impossibility to access safe drinking water by all KIs, while 100% indicates safe drinking water was reported accessible by each KI.

13 Jun 2017 description

REACH calculated the areas more likely to have WASH needs basing the estimation on the data collected between January and February 2017 with the Area of Knowledge (AoK) approach, using the following methodology.

The indicator was created by averaging the percentages of key informants (KIs) reporting on the following for specific settlements:

  • Accessibility to safe drinking water

0% indicates a reported impossibility to access safe drinking water by all KIs, while 100% indicates safe drinking water was reported accessible by each KI.

13 Jun 2017 description

REACH calculated the areas more likely to be food insecure basing the estimation on the data collected between April and May 2017 with the Area of Knowledge (AoK) approach, using the following methodology.

A simple, composite food security measurement was created by averaging the percentages of key informants (KIs) reporting on the following indicators for specific settlements:

  • Presence of food

  • Presence of functioning markets

  • Access to agricultural inputs

  • Access to agricultural land