South Sudan: Deliberate killings by government troops as UN forces fail to protect civilians
- Guns turned on civilians
- Targeted killings and rape
- UN failure to adequately protect civilians
- Call for arms embargo
South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, Amnesty International said in a new report launched today.
6,569 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan between 21st and 23rd October. In October, an average of 2,376 new arrivals have fled to Uganda every day. Refugees are increasingly using informal border points to cross in to Uganda.
Bidibidi settlement, which was opened around two and a half months ago, is already one of the largest refugee-hosting areas in the world, and is home to 163,898 South Sudanese refugees following the relocation of 5,240 new arrivals from different border points.
Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.
Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.
Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.
- 1.67 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)
- 1,058,616 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR est.)
- 202,019 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)
- 4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, May - July 2016)
Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces abducted 94 civilians in 38 attacks in Quarter 3 2016 (Q3 2016), covering the months of July–September 2016. Q3 levels of abductions and attacks were significantly lower than those in Q1 and Q2. Within Q3, September was the most violent month of LRA activity, with nearly double the number of abductions (61) as July and August combined (33).
Food Security Outlook
4,964 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on 19 and 20 October 2016. The average number of new arrivals is 2,404 in October compared to 2,845 in the same period in September2016. Of the total new arrivals, 2,396 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre followed by 2,082 in Kerwa & Keyi areas of Yumbe district. Similarly smaller numbers were reported in Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo District. A total of 235,116 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 20, 2016.
WFP is implementing a major operation to assist South Sudanese refugees who arrived in northern Uganda after renewed conflict in their country in July 2016.
WFP and partners have agreed to relax the eligibility criteria for cash-based transfers among refugees as part of a scale-up aimed at reaching 200,000 people by mid-March 2017.
In 2016, WFP has contributed USD 51 million to Uganda’s economy through local food purchases (97,000 metric tons) and local transport contracts.
UNHCR reports that there are now over 1 million South Sudanese refugees, with the largest number of new arrivals reported in Uganda.
WFP enhanced its air fleet to address the increasing humanitarian assistance needs.
Fighting and insecurity have resulted in increased displacement in Unity State and the Equatoria region.
Access permitting, WFP is working with partners to provide assistance to affected communities.
IN 2015, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S GLOBAL NETWORK SERVED 14.9 MILLION PEOPLE IN 47 COUNTRIES.
- An aid worker was tragically shot and killed in an ambush on a clearly marked NGO vehicle in Eastern Equatoria.
- Outflows of refugees into Uganda continues.
- A new outbreak of measles was confirmed in Gogrial West in late September.
- The cholera outbreak has spread to Unity.
Aid worker killed in Eastern Equatoria
6,136 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on 17 and 18 October 2016. The average number of new arrival is 2,396 in October 2016, as compared to 2,845 in September 2016. The majority of the new arrivals 3,483 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre followed by 2,441 in Kerwa & Keyi areas of Yumbe district. Similarly smaller numbers reported in Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo Districts. A total of 230,152 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 16, 2016.
South Sudan – In response to a confirmed measles outbreak in Abyei Administrative Area, IOM led a mass measles vaccination campaign from 10 to 17 October 2016, reaching more than 20,000 children under the age of five years.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak in September after approximately 50 cases were reported across Abyei. Many of the cases were among children who are under the age of one year and would have been too young to be covered by the last mass measles campaign conducted in early 2016.
State: Yei river of CES
Payam: NGEPO, KANGAPO ONE, KANGAPO TWO.
Boma: Kansuk, Bori, wudu, Mondi, bajur liwolo
GPS Coordinates: N 03’51’9.93” E 031’39’37.81”, N 03’47’2.21”E 031’30’23.99”
Distribution Location Information
County: Tonj North
Payam(s): Akop and Awul (Warrap)
Boma(s) (exact locations- landmarks): Athieng-puol, Akop, Bundir, Rual-malith, Pakuur and Warrap
GPS Coordinates: N/A
1.67 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)
1,058,616 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR est.)
202,019 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)
4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, May - July 2016)
Market price monitoring finds a reduction in prices for staple foods as a result of early harvests.
Phase III scale up in Northern Bahr el Ghazal completed; 828,000 people assisted.