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22 Dec 2015 description

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.

22 Dec 2015 description
report IRIN

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.

21 Dec 2015 description
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Technical Annex

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.

21 Dec 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 8,818,426

Balance Requested: US$ 8,818,426

Geneva, 18 December 2015

Dear Colleagues,

21 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 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.

21 Dec 2015 description

Brussels, 21 December 2015

With nearly 4 million people estimated unable to meet their food needs, South Sudan is on the brink of famine

20 Dec 2015 description

Highlights

  • 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.

14 Dec 2015 description
report Oxfam

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.

14 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

10 Dec 2015 description

Introduction

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.

08 Dec 2015 description

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.

08 Dec 2015 description
report Guardian

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.

07 Dec 2015 description
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Arabic summary - Arabic version
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Executive Summary

07 Dec 2015 description

Résumé Analytique

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.

05 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 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.