Heavy fighting broke out in Juba on 7 July; although a ceasefire has since been declared, the situation remains tense and unpredictable. Fighting has also been reported in other parts of the country.
Efforts to scale up food assistance to populations facing rising food insecurity are ongoing. In Northern Bahr el Ghazal, air drops of food assistance recently commenced.
2014 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project
25 August 2016, JUBA —The United Nations Development Programme’s new Youth Innovation Challenge for Peace launched official activities on Thursday with an introduction workshop designed to explain the competition process, rules, and innovation principles. More than 120 young people gathered to learn about the competition, which aims to spark out-of-the-box innovative ideas on engaging young South Sudanese in peace building and as agents of change.
397 Fractional-dose inactivated poliovirus vaccination campaign, Telangana state, India, June 2016 403 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– May 2016
397 Campagne de vaccination par une dose fractionnée de poliovirus inactivé, État du Telangana (Inde), juin 2016 403 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-mai 2016
• Over 1,000 households were visited with hygiene and cholera prevention messages in urban Juba and UN House on 22 August.
• 15,595 children and 3,522 caregivers have been reached with lifesaving messages, including mine risk education, prevention of family separation, appropriate care for children, and cholera prevention since the start of the response.
• School attendance is high in POC3, however, physical space is likely to become a concern as additional families are relocated from Tomping.
• The State Ministry of Health (SMoH) has reported high rates of malnutrition in West Darfur over the past few months.
• Over 200,000 people have been affected by heavy rain and flooding since early June, according to HAC.
• On 20 August, the first group of 105 South Sudanese refugees was relocated from Khor Omer to Kario camp in East Darfur.
• On 17 August, the UN held a press conference in Khartoum to mark World Humanitarian Day.
Spike in severe acute malnutrition admissions in West Darfur
During the month of July 2016, SUDO (UK)’s network of human rights monitors have reported and verified 66 incidents relating to the abuse of human rights across Sudan involving eight Sudanese states.
In line with UNHCR’s global Strategy for Public Health (2014 – 2018), with the support of the Gates Foundation, UNHCR started a special project to improve neonatal care focusing on low cost interventions in Jordan, Kenya and South Sudan.
WFP is supporting the establishment of hot meals in newly opened settlements in Pagirinya (Adjumani District), and Bidibidi (Yumbe District) to respond better to the refugee influx.
Due to funding funding, WFP is implementing 50 percent ration reductions for refugees who arrived in Uganda before 01 July 2015, with the exception of malnourished children under five years, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
A total of 1,185 IDPs have relocated from the UNMISS base in Tongping to UN House since movements began on 28 July, currently relocations take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The number of IDPs relocating each week is rising, 474 IDPs have relocated in the last 7 days, compared to 381 during the previous 7 days. Cholera remains a key concern at both sites with 129 cumulative cases reported since the start of the outbreak, however case incidence is declining and there have been zero reported deaths.
Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 94,800 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.
Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report
23 Aug 2016
New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.
Persisting insecurity impedes humanitarian access in Bambari, Ouaka province.
Since January, over 173,000 people received emergency food assistance.
Refugees in Bambouti require access to basic social services including schools and health facilities.
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates USD 9 million to the CAR.
Upsurge of violence hinders humanitarian access to the people in need of assistance
2,700 people have fled to Uganda over the past two days, 1,386 on Monday and 1,314 on Sunday.
Oraba continues to be the main border crossing point, and is now receiving nearly twice as many new arrivals on a daily basis than Elegu. This reflects the fact that most people arriving in Uganda in recent days are fleeing from Central Equatoria.
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 2.5 million people or 54 percent of the people in need - distributing 97,000 mt of food across Sudan.
In July, WFP Sudan assisted 1.9 million people with general food assistance and 76,790 children under five and pregnant and nursing women with nutrition assistance.
On 12 August, the Government of Ethiopia launched the revision of the joint Government and partners’ Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD). The revised HRD estimates that 9.7 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of emergency food assistance until the end of the year. This is a decrease from the 10.2 million people estimated at the beginning of the year. Similarly, the estimated number of children that require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2016 decreased from 458,000 to 420,000.
USG announces nearly $138 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan
Security situation in Juba remains calm following armed clashes in early July
Humanitarian organizations respond to IDP needs in Juba, Wau