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24 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mobile response teams provide relief aid in Greater Equatoria

  • Dry season pre-positioning underway across the country

  • Wau PoC site extension will enable improved conditions for IDPs

24 Jan 2017 description

JAMES SOKIRI/FILIP ANDERSSON An integrated mission of the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMISS) recently visited the Greater Kajo-Keji region to find out more about the humanitarian, security and economic conditions in the area. UNMISS also provided force protection for CTSAMM, the body responsible for verifying compliance with the Cessation of Hostilities agreement.

24 Jan 2017 description

In Numbers

1.83 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

1,291,294 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

212,071 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

4.6 million people projected to require food assistance from January—April 2017 (WFP estimate)

Highlights

  • In 2016, WFP reached a record 4 million people in South Sudan with food assistance—with food deliveries of over 265,000mt and cash assistance amounting to $13.8 million.

23 Jan 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Since early July, fighting across Greater Equatoria has displaced hundreds of thousands, disrupted market activity, and denied humanitarian services to people in need. Due to the fluid nature of the conflict, humanitarian access has become a major problem, and, as of October 2016, Torit in Eastern Equatoria is the only major town with a substantial humanitarian presence. Insecurity has made road travel outside of town dangerous, and humanitarians are unable safely access surrounding rural areas.

23 Jan 2017 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

  • As of 19 January 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 223,862 including 119,853 in Bentiu, 33,191 in Malakal, 38,942 in Juba UN House, 1,976 in Bor, 681 in Melut and 198 in Wau, in Western Bahr El Ghazal adjusted area 29,021.
23 Jan 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Six people died of ‘watery diarrhoea’ in El Gedaref last week. 97 new cases were admitted to hospitals in El Gedaref and Red Sea states. According to Sudan’s vice-president, the health coverage in the country reached 95 percent in 2016.

Schools and markets in El Gedaref have closed their doors to prevent further spread of the deadly disease, of which laboratory tests in Khartoum have revealed that it is cholera.

23 Jan 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 21, 2017 (BOR) -At least 1, 067 people are currently living with HIV/Aids in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, an official disclosed.

In an interview with Sudan Tribune Friday, the coordinator for HIV/Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Ajak Mac Gut, said infection was prevalence rate was high within ages 15 to 46.

“HIV is very high among the youth, mostly from the age of 15 to 46. These people are vulnerable group to the disease, as most of them are victims of HIV”, Mac said during the interview at Bor hospital.

23 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

In Darfur, intermittent conflict and inter-communal tensions continue to severely impact civilians, notably women and children, and also prevent the return of displaced people to their areas of origin. While in some areas access has improved, access to other areas, including where there is active conflict, remains restricted.

22 Jan 2017 description

In a context marked by fighting, displacement and a severe economic crisis, only very few children in South Sudan have access to quality education. ACAPS deployed an assessment expert and an analyst to the Education Cluster in South Sudan to support identification of the most effective activities to resume education in a safe and sustained way. The Education Cluster Assessment provides insights on the status of education in South Sudan, the impact of the crises and inform decision making on the prioritisation of resources.

20 Jan 2017 description

by Emily Crowe | Jan 19, 2017

This story comes directly from a refugee mother we met at one of the refugee settlements we serve in Uganda. Like too many others, she and her children had fled fight in the home, South Sudan. Thank you for bringing health care to families like hers. Please pray that she and her child will find healing and safety.

20 Jan 2017 description

Juba, South Sudan, 20 January 2016 The new Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), Mr. David Shearer (New Zealand), has arrived in the country to assume his duties.

Mr. Shearer succeeds Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, who completed her assignment at the end of November 2016, after serving for almost three years.

20 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

761,550 South Sudanese arrivals in 2016, based on field reports (as of 31 Dec)

1,434,742 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 Dec (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

261,541 Refugees in South Sudan

1.8 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 204,370 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING (as of 3 January)

20 Jan 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 19, 2017 (WAU) – The Governor of Wau State Andrea Mayar Acho on Wednesday pledged to ensure security and facilitate humanitarian access of aid groups to the most affected areas in the area.

The governor made his promise in a meeting with a humanitarian agencies operating in the state led by the head of South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation commission state director Mr. Silvano Udo (SSRC).

20 Jan 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two more people have reportedly died and dozens more infected with acute watery diarrhoea at Tahamem, east of Haya in Red Sea State.

Journalist Osman Hashim, who specialises in coverage of health conditions in the eastern states, says that the Tahamem health centre recently saw the death of a basic school student, as well as a man in his 50s.

Hashim expressed concern at the rise of deaths and pointed to the lack of health care in the hospital.

He attributed the cases to the environmental degradation and lack of health care.

20 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

462,069 South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 27 Nov, except for Ethiopia as of 29 Nov)

1,346,617 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 27 Nov (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals) 260,453 Refugees in South Sudan

1.8 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 204,370 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING (as of 29 November) USD 649.0 M Requested by UNHCR for the situation

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%)