Based on the IPC South Sudan Technical Working Group results:
As of January 2017, 3.8 million were estimated in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5).
As of February-April 2017, the number of people estimated in need of humanitarian assistance (IPC phase 3 and above) has increased to almost 5 million, out of which 100,000 are facing famine conditions.
The highest proportions of populations in Crisis, Emergency and Catastrophe are observed in Northern Bahr el Ghazal (61%) and Unity (61%) States.
People facing famine or risk of famine are located in Leer, Mayendit, Koch and Panyijar counties of Unity State.
The most affected populations are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are dispersed and the host communities affected by the on-going conflict.
Conflict and insecurity are the main drivers of acute food insecurity compounded by the coming lean season and resulting in devastating effects on livelihoods and the nutrition situation. In conflict areas, humanitarian assistance has become people’s main source of food and it is now insufficient to meet all their needs, mainly due to severe humanitarian access restrictions. Acute malnutrition is a major public health emergency in the country. Evidence shows that, in the Southern part of Unity State, one in three children is acutely malnourished. This represents an unprecedented situation requiring immediate action.
FAMINE DECLARATION: Famine is declared in Leer and Mayendit counties of Greater Unity State. Famine is likely to happen in Koch County and can be avoided in Panyijiar County only if the humanitarian assistance is delivered as planned. The South Sudan IPC Technical Working Group has reached these conclusions in consideration of all currently available data, including planned humanitarian response and based on the professional judgment of the IPC Emergency Review Committee (ERC) but not in full accordance with the minimal evidence requirements of the IPC standard protocols. (IPC, 20 Feb 2017)
FAO-WFP report is an invaluable tool for the UN Security Council, says its President
FAO Director-General introduces report on food insecurity in conflict-affected countries
9 June 2017, New York - In a meeting with the United Nations Security Council President, Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz of Bolivia, FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva has introduced an updated version of a joint FAO and World Food Programme (WFP) report on the monitoring of food insecurity in conflict-affected crisis.
Le rapport de la FAO souligne des pertes importantes dues à la perturbation des activités agricoles, à la hausse des prix et au déplacement des moyens d’existence
Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought
FAO report notes heavy toll of disrupted farming, higher prices and displaced livelihoods
8 June 2017, Rome-- Large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are buoying global food supply conditions, but protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry elsewhere, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.
The refugee crisis is a human crisis: Behind the statistics are people filled with unique life experiences and dreams for the future. They are mothers longing to return home, fathers yearning to work again, children searching for a childhood.
We are witnessing a massive shift of humanity unlike any seen before. More than 65 million people around the world—roughly the population of France—are displaced from their homes. More than 11 million of them are from just five places: Syria, Afghanistan, the Lake Chad basin, South Sudan, and Somalia.
Dryness remains in parts of East Africa, while early season rains continue over lower Sahel
Africa Weather Hazards
Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and northern Tanzania.
Limited rainfall since March has led to developing moisture deficits across parts of Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and southern Guinea.
Central Asia Weather Hazards
REACH calculated the areas more likely to have WASH needs basing the estimation on the data collected between February and March 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:
By Sanne Boswijk
Conflict and desperate hunger are driving families to marry off their daughters to secure precious cows, despite the girls having to forfeit their education
Gethin Chamberlain in Rumbek
Down a red dirt road on the outskirts of Rumbek, a sprawling town at the heart of the world’s youngest country, a small herd of white cattle plods southwards. Evening is fast approaching and the cattle cast long shadows.
East Africa faces a massive humanitarian crisis. It threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. Severe drought and violent conflict fuel food insecurity. Caritas is striving to respond to enormous challenges across the region.
Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan are suffering from severe drought. Areas such as central and southern Somalia have registered only a third of their usual seasonal rainfall. Conflict is forcing people from their homes and restricts humanitarian access. The insecurity prevents food production and drives prices higher.
Tripartite agreement signed for the voluntary return of Sudanese refugees from Chad and the return of Chadian refugees from Sudan.
Almost 15,000 suspected AWD cases, including 279 deaths, were reported in Sudan since August 2016, according to WHO and FMoH.
In South Kordofan about 3,000 people fled SPLM-N areas and arrived in government-controlled areas since January 2017.
Increasing numbers of South Sudanese men, women and children fleeing conflict and food insecurity are seeking refuge in Sudan, overstretching basic services, including health services. WHO supports national health authorities and works with partners to respond to the needs of these refugees and to ensure they are protected against life-threatening diseases.
Almost 420,000 South Sudanese refugees are currently hosted in Sudan, of whom almost 140,000 arrived in 2017. In May 2017 alone, Sudan received almost 2000 new arrivals from South Sudan every day.
• Prices of basic food commodities have soared with overall inflation for the month of May 2017 reaching a five-year high of 11.7 per cent1 adversely affecting the purchasing power of drought affected population.
• During the first half of May, 7,200 children under 5 years of age were screened for acute malnutrition in six counties (Baringo, Marsabit,
Samburu, Turkana, West Pokot and Kajiado). Of those screened 7.6% were identified as severely malnourished and 20.8% as moderately malnourished with all referred and admitted for treatment.
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting ongoing famine relief efforts in South Sudan through its ecumenical partnership with IMA World Health. IMA is working with its local partners to alleviate hunger and related health risks among people impacted by chronic food shortages and political conflict.
une 6, 2017 (NYALA) - A large influx of South Sudanese refugees has arrived in the locality of Al-Radoum, South Darfur State amid preparations from aid groups to assess their situation to provide them with humanitarian assistance.
In press statements Tuesday, commissioner of Al-Radoum locality Osman Ramadan said the total number of South Sudan’s refugees in his locality exceeds 6,000 refugees. He pointed to the refugees’ miserable conditions, saying they are in urgent need of food, medicines and blankets to shelter them during the rainy season.
ChildFund Alliance is calling for increased donor attention to the worst humanitarian disaster since the Second World War.