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19 Jan 2017 description

A total of $781.8 million * requested for the period January ‐ December 2017, including:

  • $**9.8 million** for CAR
  • $**30.3 million** for the DRC
  • $**157.7 million** for Ethiopia
  • $**40.5 million** for Kenya
  • $**171.7 million** for South Sudan
  • $**68 million** for Sudan
  • $**283.8 million** for Uganda
  • $**476,251** for HQ & Regional Coordination

* All dollar signs in this document denote United States dollars. This total includes support costs (7%)

19 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Insecurity in Greater Equatoria continues to aggravate the already fragile humanitarian situation, with recent military activity around Yambio causing mass population displacement. Humanitarian access in the region is severely restricted.

  • For the first time during the dry season there has been a resurgence of cholera cases. Between 1 and 12 January, 33 new cases were reported at the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, but no deaths reported. UNICEF is re-engaging with partners to respond.

13 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 32% for the nonconflict states and 66% for the IDP sites. Overall completeness for weekly reporting in 2016 was 45% in the nonconflict areas and 69% in the IDP sites.

• Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs. Transmission has returned to normal in most counties.

• Cholera case confirmed in Panyijiar and another six cases confirmed in UN House PoC. Active transmission is ongoing in Northern and Southern Liech states.

13 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

2016 was a year of challenges and upheaval across the globe. The ongoing migration and refugee crisis has uprooted nearly 50 million children worldwide, leaving them vulnerable to violence and exploitation. Conflict and natural hazards continue to take a toll on children, with nearly 1 in 4 living in areas affected by crisis.

11 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7,984 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan between the 4th and 10th of January. After a significant reduction in the number of new arrivals towards the end of 2016, the arrival rate has again increased, with a daily average of 1,140 new arrivals.

  • The majority of South Sudanese refugees arrive in Uganda through informal border points, with 13 refugees arriving in Uganda through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 5,389 South Sudanese refugees have reached Uganda through the DRC to date.

09 Jan 2017 description
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Total people in need: 9.2 million

Total children (<18) in need: 4.8 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 4 million

Total children to be reached in 2017: 2 million

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing conflict displaces populations, exacerbates humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Health actors respond to measles outbreak in Wau

  • South Sudanese refugees continue to flee to neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) officials deported four relief workers in recent weeks, raising concerns regarding restrictions on humanitarian organizations.

06 Jan 2017 description
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Highlights

  • Uganda is host to over 589,573 South Sudan refugees and asylum seekers since 2014; out of which 64% are children.

  • 130,915 South Sudanese children aged 6 to 59 months have been vaccinated against Polio since January 2016.

  • This year, 3,341 (1,475 boys and 1,866 girls) children born to refugee parents from South Sudan have been registered through the National Mobile Vital Recording system (MVRS). This ensures their right to identity and is a gateway to access services where identification documents are required.

06 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Humanitarian access in the Greater Equatoria region is severely restricted due to insecurity, significantly impacting the ability of humanitarian organizations to deliver life-saving assistance.

04 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

2017 Requirements: US$110,247,169

03 Jan 2017 description
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Highlights

• An important interagency assessment has taken place from 27 to 31 December 2016 in Bau and Kurmuk localities of Blue Nile State to assess the humanitarian situation, including the needs related to child protection, education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.

• In December 2016, the Sudan Armed Forces renewed the command order to end recruitment and use of children in its forces, in line with the Action Plan signed in March 2016.

03 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • Completeness for weekly reporting was 29% for the nonconflict states and 78% for the IDP sites.

  • Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs. In the 26 (33%) counties affected by malaria; the cases have continued to decline.

  • Active cholera transmission continues in Bentiu PoC, which also currently has the highest cumulative attack rate; thus highlighting the need to enhance cholera response in Northern and Southern Liech states.

28 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 22% for the nonconflict states and 72% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs. In the 26 (33%) counties affected by malaria; the cases have continued to decline.

• Cholera outbreaks confirmed in nine states with active transmission in Northern and Southern Liech states. Transmission has subsided in all the other affected states.

• 72 suspect measles cases reported from Wau PoC, Gogrial West, and Kiir Adem in Aweil North.

28 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 39% for the nonconflict- affected states and 92% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs. In the 26 (33%) counties affected by malaria; the cases have continued to decline.

• Cholera outbreaks confirmed in nine states with active transmission in Bentiu PoC. Transmission has subsided in all the other affected states.

• 40 suspect measles cases reported from Wau PoC, Gogrial West, and Aweil South.

28 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 45% for the nonconflictaffected states and 69% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in nonconflict-affected areas while ARI is the top cause of morbidity in the IDPs. In the 26 (33%) counties affected by malaria; the cases have continued to decline.

• Cholera outbreaks confirmed in nine states with active transmission in Bentiu PoC. Transmission has subsided in all the other affected states.

28 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 44% for the nonconflict-affected states and 94% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in nonconflict-affected areas while ARI is the top cause of morbidity in the IDPs.

• In the 26 (33%) counties affected by malaria; the cases have continued to decline.

• Cholera outbreaks confirmed in nine states. Active transmission continued to be reported in Bentiu PoC where children <2 years and individuals that did not receive oral cholera vaccine are the most affected.

22 Dec 2016 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action

This update provides an overview on Sudanese Red Crescent Society actions for 18 months of the operation (10 July 2015 - 10 December 2016). Appeal coverage at the time of writing is 19%, donors are encouraged to support the appeal to enable SRCS provide assistance to the targeted beneficiaries through the planned activities as detailed in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA). A DREF loan of 178,890 Swiss francs was processed at the beginning of the APPEAL to support the startup of activities by SRCS.

18 Dec 2016 description

An overview

The 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan for Sudan brings together 80 humanitarian partners to help 4.6 million people in need of emergency relief aid. Together these partners, of which 35 are national and 45 are international, requested US$952 million to provide multi-sectoral assistance across the country in 2016. Among the 5.8 million people identified to be in the greatest need of humanitarian assistance are 2.2 million who are internally displaced, 4.6 million who are food insecure and 1.5 million children under age five who are acutely malnourished.

16 Dec 2016 description
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Highlights

• Humanitarian access is being restricted in Western Bahr el Ghazal, and communities are known to be using unclean water sources. The dry season will pose a threat for communities’ water security, as most of the seasonal streams and hand-dug wells being used will dry up.