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)
Snapshot 16–22 December 2015
Cameroon: 2.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. 2.4 million are in need of protection assistance, predominantly in the Far North Region. The government has reportedly urged men to join self-defence groups in the northern areas affected by Boko Haram. The same reports suggest the government has made provisions in its 2016 budget to support the self-defence groups.
OXFORD, 21 December 2015 (IRIN) - In 2015, all eyes have been on the Mediterranean and Europe's so-called migration crisis.
But people are being displaced in many other corners of the world away from the media's glare. According to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, this year is likely to see worldwide forced displacement exceeding 60 million for the first time.
See our full feature highlighting six under-reported migration stories.
0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Fourth modification as of 18/12/2015
Despite the signature of the peace and power sharing agreement in South Sudan in August 2015, humanitarian needs continue to increase. In the conflict affected areas, the provision of basic services remains almost entirely under humanitarian aid and the livelihoods and coping mechanisms have drastically deteriorated.
Appeal Target: US$ 8,818,426
Balance Requested: US$ 8,818,426
Geneva, 18 December 2015
• 15 December marked the second anniversary of the conflict in South Sudan which has become an unrelenting crisis for children. Over one million children have fled their homes. Children across the country remain at risk from acute malnutrition, an exacerbated disease burden and grave rights violations, with over 400,000 having been forced out of school.
Brussels, 21 December 2015
With nearly 4 million people estimated unable to meet their food needs, South Sudan is on the brink of famine
WFP distributes nearly 19,000 mt of food assistance, reaching more than 1.5 million in the month of November. From January to November 2015, WFP has assisted 1.4 million people with 102,000 mt of emergency food and nutrition assistance under its Emergency Operation and 1.4 million with 75,100 mt through various activities under its Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation. A total of 2.8 million people have been reached across the country with over 177,000 mt of food commodities between January and November 2015.
Snapshot 9–15 December 2015
OXFAM, SSWEN, CEPO // 14 December 2015 (JUBA) Two years after the start of the conflict in South Sudan, civilians are paying the price of the warring parties’ failure to implement a peace agreement signed in August, Oxfam and national organisations South Sudan Women Empowerment Network (SSWEN) and Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) warned today.
The 2015 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan targets assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people, including 1.2 million of the most severely malnourished children under age five. Vulnerability is primarily driven by conflict-induced displacement, and chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.
The Crisis Overview 2015: Humanitarian Trends and Risks for 2016, outlines the countries considered to be in greatest humanitarian need as we approach the end of 2015.
Snapshot 2-8 December 2015
Jordan: 11,400 Syrian asylum seekers are currently stranded at the border with Jordan, after a recent surge in violence has driven new displacement, doubling the number at the border since October. They face urgent humanitarian and protection needs. The Jordanian Government has increasingly restricted movement across the border since 2013.
Simona Foltyn in Yambio
Despite a peace deal signed in August, fighting has continued along complex tribal divisions, with young people mobilising to protect their families
Faustino Kusara was working his fields in Birisi, near the state capital of Western Equatoria, Yambio, when he heard gunshots coming from the direction of his son’s house. When he ran to see what had happened, he found the dead bodies of his son and three grandchildren lying in the dirt.
Les perspectives sont sombres pour 2016. Des millions de civils, arrachés de chez eux par des conflits violents et prolongés, continueront à avoir désespérément besoin de protec - tion et d’assistance humanitaire.
Wau Shilluk West Primary School reopened after eight months of closure due to insecurity. There are now 865 children (52 per cent girls) registered and 15 volunteer teachers and 3 support staff on board.