• 7,500 women and children will benefit from 15 boreholes drilled out of the planned 20 boreholes in Bidibidi settlement, Yumbe district.
• 3,465 caregivers of vulnerable children aged 0-23 months are accessing infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in the refugee hosting districts.
• 20,296 and 40,192 children have been immunized against polio and measles respectively.
5,691 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan on the 21st and 22nd September. The average rate of new arrivals from South Sudan for September is 3,063 per day, compared to 1,594 and 1,727 per day in August and July respectively.
The figures for forced migration are staggering and unprecedented. And yet the movement of people is a symptom of a crisis, not the cause. Until there is a global reduction in violence and conflict, the problem will continue to get worse.
• WFP’s cash voucher system enables close to 600,000 IDPs in Darfur to purchase a wide variety of items from local shops.
• An estimated 5,500 to 12,500 people from Western Jebel Marra locality have arrived in Nertiti North IDP camp in Central Darfur State.
• Sudan hosts about a quarter of the 1 million South Sudanese refugees in the region.
• Sudan hosts over 730,000 refugees, asylum seekers and people at the risk of statelessness, according to UNHCR.
Cash vouchers for 220,000 IDPs in Darfur
Juba, UNMISS Compound –Tomping
Mr. Jean-Luc Stalon, UNDP Acting Country Director Mr. Biplove Choudhary, UNDP Senior Advisor
Facilitator – Shantal Persaud – UNMSS Acting Spokesperson
Conflict in and around Yei has forced thousands from their homes.
The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surpassed 1 million.
About 1.3 million people will benefit from aid through humanitarian fund allocation of $30 million.
Assistance outside Wau remains limited due to continued access constraints and insecurity.
Yei fighting: thousands more displaced
Since 3 September, over 17 000 new South Sudanese refugees have arrived in the Gambella region in Ethiopia. Mostly originate from the Upper Nile State in South Sudan and are fleeing insecurity and food shortages.
New arrivals continue to be received at an average 1 000 people per day. As 22 September, over 5 000 people have been registered and over 1 500 unaccompanied and separated children have been identified.
USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan
Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement
WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August
Office of the Spokesperson
September 22, 2016
DAVID MAJUR AWUOU
The top leadership of Jonglei and Boma states together with paramount Chiefs agreed to end cattle raiding and child abduction after their final peace consultative meetings in Bor on 20th Sept 2016.
In attendance were political leaders of Jonglei and Boma, paramount Chiefs of Murle and Dinka as well as intellectuals from both communities.
Thank you for being here today to discuss the critical situation in South Sudan.
For years, South Sudan struggled to gain their independence.
Now it is struggling for survival.
Rarely have such high hopes been squandered so quickly.
Time and again, the country’s leaders have resorted to weapons and identity politics to resolve their differences. The children, women and men of South Sudan are paying with their lives.
written by: Arden Jobling-Hey
This year, in recognition of International Peace Day, we celebrate the theme Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace. When we speak about building blocks, it’s hard not to immediately think about children. Specifically, the millions of refugee children around the world currently displaced by war in places like Jordan, the Democratic Republic of Congo or South Sudan.
At the end of 2013, when fighting broke out in the capital of South Sudan and rapidly spread throughout the country, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) dispatched teams along with medical supplies to critically affected locations. The number of projects run by MSF quickly increased; today MSF has 17 projects across nine of South Sudan's 10 states.
Since the beginning of 2016, the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan has deepened and spread. New clashes in multiple locations across the country have left even greater numbers of people uprooted. Civilians continue to be killed and subjected to horrendous violations, including sexual violence. Hunger and malnutrition have reached historic levels and taken hold in previously stable areas.
On 21 September, the Republic of Rwanda, Italy and the Kingdom of the Netherlands co-hosted the 9th Annual Ministerial Roundtable Discussion on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), “The Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians and the Responsibility to Protect,” in association with the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.
In 2016, WFP Sudan plans to assist 4.6 million affected people, of which 3.9 million reside in Darfur. Thus far, WFP has reached 2.7 million people (58 percent) of the people in need - distributing 125,700 mt of food across Sudan.
In August, WFP Sudan assisted 1.9 million people with general food assistance and 85,600 children under five and pregnant and nursing women with nutrition assistance.