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06 Jun 2017 description

20 million
people at risk of famine, an additional 10 million threatened by famine in the coming months

80%
rely on agriculture for their livelihoods

The world is facing one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 20 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — at risk of famine. If no action is taken, an additional 10 million will be threatened by famine.

06 Jun 2017 description

With the lean season beginning, an estimated 5.5 million people across South Sudan were facing severe food insecurity in May, including some 1.46 million on the brink of famine. The month saw the number of people displaced continuing to rise, albeit at a slower rate compared to April. At least 60,000 South Sudanese fled as refugees in May. Clashes in and around Yei in Central Equatoria caused an average of 2,000 refugees to arrive daily into Uganda from 15 to 21 May.

06 Jun 2017 description

JUBA – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$5 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to provide food assistance to 160,000 people affected by acute hunger in South Sudan, including 30,000 children under the age of five.

06 Jun 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 5, 2017 (JUBA) - At least 18 people starved to death in Eastern South Sudanese state of Boma, a local official said on Monday.

"There is no food in Jebel Boma area of Boma state and as such, eighteen people died of hunger," said Achuan John, the minister of information in Boma, one of five states created out of former Jonglei.

Achuan said the areas affected by acute food shortage have no road connection to Pibor, the headquarters of Boma state.

05 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The cholera outbreak continues to intensify and is the most severe, longest and most widespread outbreak since the onset of the 2013 crisis. Since June 2016, 8,160 cases including 248 deaths (case fatality rate 3.1 per cent) have been reported from 19 counties. Children and young adults under 30 years are the most affected, constituting 70 per cent of cases.

05 Jun 2017 description

In Numbers

1.8 million people assisted by WFP (April)

2 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

1.75 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

230,482 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

5.5 million people facing severe food insecurity from May to July 2017 (IPC, Feb. 2017)

Highlights

  • WFP is actively engaging with the Health and WASH clusters to identify ways to better support the ongoing cholera response in central and northern Jonglei State.

05 Jun 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

CARGO DISPATCHED 1,596 MT

VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED 10,19 million USD

PARTNERS SERVED 9

Loading tarpaulins, tents, school bags, mosquito nets, jerry-cans, and childhood development kits for five partners.

The 87 mt airlift, from the International Humanitarian City, was generously donated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

05 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

By Salem Solomon

The world is watching closely as food shortages grip parts of Africa and the Middle East. As humanitarian groups respond to the crisis, they have to solve a major problem: how to track food security in areas that are simply too remote or too dangerous to access.

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) has come up with an innovative answer. The U.S.-funded organization is working with DigitalGlobe, a Colorado satellite company, to crowdsource analysis of satellite imagery of South Sudan.

04 Jun 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the British public, Islamic Relief has responded to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in East Africa by implementing £1 million of life-saving aid projects across the region.

Islamic Relief’s East Africa emergency appeal raised urgent funds to help the most vulnerable people and will help entire communities across the region.

Imran Madden, Director of Islamic Relief UK, said:

03 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

172,504 The camp population as at 15 May.
The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

7,442 Total number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in 2017.

10,133 The total number of new arrivals registered in 2017.

30,896 The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.

2,357 The number of registered South Sudanese Unaccompanied children in Kakuma as at 15 May.

FUNDING USD 65M

PRIORITIES

 Movement of new arrivals from Nadapal transit centre to Kakuma

 Monitoring of new arrivals trend

02 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security moderately improves, though acute levels persist in areas of Jebel Marra and South Kordofan

  • USG delegation travels to North Darfur in late April

  • UN launches 2017 HRP for Sudan

  • UNSC extends UNISFA mandate in Abyei Area through November 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Jun 2017 description

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, JUNE 2, 2017—Malnutrition and suspected cases of cholera are escalating among people sheltering in the bush near Pieri, in northeastern South Sudan, putting the health of thousands of people at risk, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

02 Jun 2017 description

Feature

Central African Republic

Affected areas Basse Kotto, Haute-Kotto,
Mbomou and Ouaka prefectures

Cause of displacement Conflict

Figures More than 33,000 new displacements between 1 February and 30 April; about 24,000 returns in March; about 87,000 IDPs in Ouaka prefecture as of 19 April; about 426,000 IDPs in the country as of the end of March

02 Jun 2017 description
report Caritas

“People can’t afford to buy food, they can’t grow food and aid agencies can’t deliver enough food to keep them alive,” said Sebastian Kämpf, who supports Caritas in Wau, South Sudan. “People are already dying with the worst still ahead.”

02 Jun 2017 description
report Malteser

Cologne. Malteser International is appealing to the general public to make donations for the needy in Africa. Around 24 million people on the continent are currently facing starvation and their situation is becoming increasingly critical. “Climate change is not solely responsible for the current hunger crisis. Violent conflict, unequal distribution, and poor governance are also contributing factors.” said Sid Peruvemba, Vice-Secretary General of Malteser International.

02 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Inflation: The National Bureau of Statistics has indicated that the overall year-to-year inflation rate in April 2017 stood at 272.6 percent while the food inflation rate stood at 267.5 percent. The increase in inflation was mainly driven by the high price of food and non-alcoholic beverages that contribute the highest weight on the indices.

02 Jun 2017 description
  • PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1 M

  • PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1 M

  • PEOPLE REACHED BY THE END OF Q4 2016: 5.1 M

02 Jun 2017 description
  • PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1 M

  • PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1 M

  • PEOPLE REACHED BY THE END OF Q4 2016: 5.1 M

In the fourth quarter of 2016, South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis continued to deepen and spread, with continued clashes and displacement in Unity, Jonglei and the Greater Equatoria region, and the spread of diseases, including cholera, measles and kala-azar.