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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 50 (as of 21 August 2014)

Highlights

● Preliminary analysis of food security in conflict-affected areas shows that while the situation remains dire, it has not worsened.

● Humanitarian barges continued their progress, arriving at Malakal on 19 August and now continuing to Melut, for final offloading.

● Some 2.7 million people have been reached with some form of emergency assistance as of 31 July.

● Thirteen humanitarian aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict began in December 2013.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
ACAPS Briefing Note: Gambella, Ethiopia - Displacement, 22 August 2014

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Crisis Overview

  • Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan on 15 December 2013, more than 188,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed into the western Gambella region of Ethiopia. This influx has stretched local capacity and several camps have reached full capacity.

  • The refugees are arriving in dire condition, seriously lacking food and drinking water, and have been mostly concentrated at border points with limited assistance before being relocated to camps. 90% of the arriving population are women and children (WFP 12/08/2014).

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How to Prevent Total Disaster in South Sudan

Argument in Foreign Policy on 21 August 2014 by Rajiv Shah, Valerie Amos, Kristalina Georgieva and Børge Brende

After half a year of fighting, the world's newest country is barreling toward calamity. But its leaders can pull it back from the brink -- if they choose to do so.

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South Sudan + 1 other
IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 33 (14 - 20 August 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

Heavy rains in Malakal have resulted in standing water within the PoC

The South Sudan CCCM-DTM Round IV report was released on August 20th

OVERVIEW

Over 1.3; million people remain internally displaced across the country and just over 434,000 people have fled the violence to neighbouring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan.

International Organization for Migration:

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #36, 13 – 19 August 2014

Highlights

  • There has been heavy fighting in Bentiu this week, including very close to the PoCs. The fighting is slowing the humanitarian response in the area, and has stopped supply movements, including essential supplies such as therapeutic foods to treat acute malnutrition.

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South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin #29, 15 August 2014

Highlights

  • Health partners are supporting the Ministry of Health with preparedness in Ebola case detection and management Health partners have reported a decline in both cholera cases and deaths.

  • By 11 August 5,697 cases and 123 deaths (CFR 2.16%) had been reported since April 2014.

  • As of 11 August, altogether 5,697 cholera 123 deaths (CFR 2.16%) have been recorded in South Sudan since the outbreak began on 23 April 2014.

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World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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OFDA Marks 50th Anniversary, Supports IOM Delivery of Clean Water, Sanitation in South Sudan

USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), which this year marks its 50th anniversary, is helping IOM to provide clean water and sanitation services to 20,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in a UN protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, South Sudan.

In the eight months of South Sudan’s latest humanitarian crisis, over 1.3 million people have been displaced. Of these, some 95,000 have sought shelter inside over-crowded UN PoC sites throughout the country.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 49 (as of 14 August 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Operations were scaled up to respond to emergency levels of malnutrition in Longochuk, Upper Nile State.

  • The South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) will allocate up to US$500,000 from its emergency reserve to mitigate flood effects in Bentiu Protection of Civilians sites in Unity State.

  • Estimates from partners indicate some 1.29 million people have been internally displaced by the conflict. The increase was due to improved reporting from remote areas.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 15 August 2014)

Over 68 per cent of the estimated 1.3 million people displaced within South Sudan are sheltering in flood-prone sites where they are at risk of contracting malaria, acute respiratory infections and other diseases.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM South Sudan Situation Report 32 (30 July – 13 August 2014)

OVERVIEW

Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across the country and just over 434,000 people have fled the violence to neighbouring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 internally dis-placed persons (IDPs) sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan.

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IOM South Sudan Deploys Rapid Response Team to Eastern Equatoria

South Sudan - Since the declaration of a cholera outbreak on 15 May, a total of 5,697 cholera cases, including 123 deaths, have been confirmed in South Sudan. The outbreak in Eastern Equatoria State is especially troubling, with over 2,400 cases reported between April and July.

Based on response gaps identified by the National Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) cluster, IOM was asked to bolster the ongoing emergency response in the hope of containing the outbreak.

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South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak Situation Report #11, 6-12 August 2014

Highlights

 As of 9 August, WHO has reported a total of 5,667 cholera cases including 123 deaths for a case fatality rate of 2.2 per cent.

 The total number of reported cases from WHO does not include 65 suspected cases, including one death, in Isohe, Ikotos County in Eastern Equatoria.

 Since the start of the crisis, UNICEF has deployed health, WASH and behaviour change communication staff to Torit, Wau Shiluk, Bentiu, Lopa, Magwi and Nimule to provide technical support.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #35, 6 – 12 August 2014

Highlights

 The living situation for families displaced to Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites (pictured above) continues to deteriorate due to heavy rains and flooding. The conditions have slowed many humanitarian efforts in the sites. Progress in draining the site remains slow as the PoC is situated on low, flat land.

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CERF Quarterly Update - April – June 2014

By the close of the second quarter of 2014, donors had contributed $296.1 million to CERF for 2014, bringing total contributions to over 68 per cent of total pledges for the year.

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South Sudan: “The situation is critical”

Since the beginning of the conflict in December 2013, more than a million people are fleeing. With continued fighting, the spread of cholera and the threat of famine, the situation is escalating dramatically. Without humanitarian assistance, the lives of thousands of children will soon be in danger.

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Red Cross revises its emergency appeal to assist 450,000 affected by conflict in South Sudan

Nairobi, 12 August 2014: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) has revised its emergency appeal to 6,758,366 Swiss francs to support the South Sudanese Red Cross Society to assist 450,000 displaced people and those living in cholera affected areas.

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South Sudan: CHF 2012 dashboard - July 2014

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