South Sudan is engulfed in a mutually-reinforcing war system that involves more than the two principal players – the government, led by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, and the opposition. Several drivers of conﬂict, some new and others accentuated by the conﬂict, have emerged – badly managed decentralisation, corruption, marginalisation, ethnic rivalries and exclusionary politics, and unaddressed local grievances that have fed militias and insurgencies countrywide.
- 6,544 refugees relocated from Yida to Pamir camp as of 31 December 2016
- 16,791 refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in December
- 1,792 asylum seekers hosted in South Sudan as of 31 December 2016
- 3,164 refugee ID cards including renewals issued in 2016 across South Sudan
- WFP is appealing to donors to fill a critical funding gap of USD 52.1 million over the next six months of its refugee operation.
- The WFP is assisting approximately 800,000 refugees in Uganda in 11 settlements and four transit centres in the West Nile and southwest regions.
- WFP is expanding conditional cash-based transfers in Karamoja as part of the asset-creation safety net.
- WFP’s latest food security estimates indicate that 3.6 million people are facing severe food insecurity, with this number expected to grow to 4.6 million people in the first quarter of 2017.
- Successful test road convoys indicate improving road conditions with the onset of the dry season.
- WFP and World Vision launched the Juba urban poor cash response pilot project to provide cash based assistance and skills training to vulnerable households.
The relief operation urgently requires USD 72 million to provide critical food assistance to drought affected populations especially in the Somali Region in south eastern Ethiopia. Preliminary indications from the results of the Meher assessment indicate a likely drop in beneficiary numbers, even though below average rains in the south east may indicate a new emerging drought.
Famine (IPC Phase 5) possible in South Sudan during 2017
Andrew Edward Tchie, University of Essex
- UNHCR and inter-agency partners are seeking US$166.6 million to meet the needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.
• So far, 1,500 people have returned to Tamar village in Central Darfur State.
• In Central Darfur, the Wali issued a decree to form a high committee for humanitarian coordination to oversee humanitarian work in the state.
• WFP launched a cash voucher programme assisting 75,000 IDPs in Otash camp, South Darfur.
Although the prices of most commodities decreased in week 4 of December 2016, prices remained higher compared with the previous month. Month-on-month prices remained higher within the ranges of 8 – 61%. Food commodity prices were 16 – 56% higher than the previous three months. The prices were 196 – 347 % and 207 – 362 % compared to last year and the past four year average respectively.
By Casie Tesfai and Jeanette Bailey
In South Sudan, an acutely malnourished child may have to travel up to eight hours along unpaved roads, through swamps and mud, under threat of violence, to reach a medical clinic where treatment can be administered. To complete a full course of treatment, this journey must be repeated once a week for three months or longer.
January 18th , 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently completed a number of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects in the states of Central Equatoria and Northern Bahr El-Ghazal, the Republic of South Sudan.
Benefiting up to 84,600 people, these deliveries are part of a whole scheme undertaken by QRCS and Adeso, an African charity and development agency, with funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
Disease outbreaks, massive arrival of South-Sudanese refugees and of Congolese fleeing massacres in North Kivu, floods, attacks against humanitarian actors: those events only represent the visible part of the long-lasting humanitarian crisis that marked North-East DRC in 2016.
GOK Registration Update.
As of 31st December 2016, Kakuma Refugee camp population stands at 154,947 with 37,813 from Somalia, 84,983 from South Sudan, 9,078 from Sudan, 1,159 from Uganda, 505 from Rwanda, 5,366 from Ethiopia, 55 from Eritrea, 9,753Congo(DRC) , 39 from COB, 6,164 from Burundi and 22 from Tanzania.
The 2017 Darfur Programme (DP) Appeal marks the 14th anniversary of the joint Caritas Internationalis (CI) and ACT Alliance (ACT) collaboration which commenced in 2004. NCA provides the legal basis for the operation in Darfur as well as taking the lead responsibility for management, procurement and financial management on behalf of the two networks. The operational entity has to be referred to in its totality as the NCA DP.
FAO targets pastoralists in southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño
17 January 2016, Rome-New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today.
Since founding the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda in the late 1980s, Joseph Kony’s control over the group’s command structure has been remarkably durable. Despite having no formal military training, he has motivated and ruled LRA members with a mixture of harsh discipline, incentives, and clever manipulation. When necessary, he has demoted or executed dozens of commanders that he perceived as threats to his power.