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As of 30 December 2016, the inter-agency coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion -- an increase of 10 per cent since it was first launched twelve months ago -- to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. By the end of 2016, $12.6 billion were raised towards the coordinated appeals -- more than ever before. Despite immense donor generosity, it is only 57 percent of the requirements committed, leaving a short fall of $9.5 billion.
During November, the refugee outflow to neighbouring countries continued, with an average of 2,480 South Sudanese arriving in Uganda daily, the majority from the Greater Equatoria region. At the same time, fighting continued to drive internal displacement. In Central Equatoria, several thousand people fled from locations such as Morobo, Lainya and Yei to Kajo-Keji, while in Western Equatoria insecurity in Yambio caused the temporary displacement of some 750 people.
New York, 19 December 20165
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I offer my condolences to the Russian Federation over the death of its Ambassador in Turkey.
My thanks to the Secretary-General for his powerful statement and his clear ask to this Council and Government of South Sudan to which I fully align.
I am launching today, on behalf of the United Nations and hundreds of our humanitarian partners across the world, the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2017.
This appeal 2017, comprising strategic and coordinated response plans covering 33 countries, is calling for US$22.2 billion – the highest amount we have ever requested.
Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes
For 2017, humanitarian partners will require $22.2 billion to meet the needs of 92.8 million people in 33 countries. The initial appeal for 2016 stood at $20.1 billion to meet the needs of 87.6 million people in 37 countries. This is in stark contrast to the $2.7 billion called for in the first six inter-agency humanitarian appeals launched in 1992. The last quarter century has seen an overwhelming shift in frequency, scale and magnitude of humanitarian emergencies.
As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.
PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1M
PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1M
PEOPLE REACHED IN Q1 2016: 2.89 M
In the second quarter of 2016, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remained critical, with the onset of the lean season, fighting and displacement in new locations, the spread of measles and the beginning of a cholera outbreak in June.
By the end of October 2016, the number of internally displaced people in South Sudan had risen to more than 1.8 million, primarily as a result of continued clashes and displacement in the Greater Equatoria region, including in Eastern Equatoria, where some 158,000 people are thought to be displaced, tens of thousands of whom have fled to mountainous and remote areas in search of safety. During the month, an average of 3,500 people fled to neighbouring countries - Uganda, DRC, Ethiopia and Sudan - each day.
Displacement remained a defining feature of the crisis in South Sudan in September 2016, with tens of thousands of people newly internally displaced, and an average of 2,854 people fleeing across the border to Uganda each day, compared to 1,594 in August and 1,727 in July. During the month, the number of South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries passed the one million mark.
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.
As of 30 September 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22 billion to meet the needs of 95 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $9.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12.6 billion.
Nearly 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in South Sudan and neighboring countries. Since the beginning of the conflict in December 2013, CERF has allocated a total of $203 million.
With CERF support, UN agencies and partners have delivered $88 million worth of live-saving assistance in South Sudan and $115 million to South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries.
The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.
In August 2016, thousands more civilians in South Sudan were forced to flee their homes due to fighting, mainly in the Equatorias and Unity. In all, about 60,000 people fled South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries during August, including nearly 50,000 to Uganda. In Central Equatoria, about 12,100 people were displaced in different locations according to partners' estimates. In Western Bahr El Ghazal, more than 2,500 people newly arrived at collective sites in Wau town, while access outside of the town remained restricted.