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06 Nov 2013 description

Surveys in neighboring countries reveal border areas where HIV prevalence may also be high in South Sudan. The primary source of HIV surveillance data in South Sudan comes from pregnant women attending antenatal clinics (ANC). However, ANC data tend to overestimate HIV prevalence in the general population and may not even be representative of pregnant women living in the areas immediately surrounding the clinic. Less than half of South Sudanese women receive antenatal care at a health facility.

31 Jul 2013 description


President of South Sudan Salva Kiir dismisses vice president and dissolves presidential cabinet

Conflict displaces an estimated 100,000 people in Pibor County

Limited humanitarian activities commence in Pibor County and surrounding areas of Jonglei State

13 May 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 11, 2013 (JUBA) – The Republic of South Sudan has established a Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA) as hundreds of thousands of refugees have entered the new republic from the neighbouring countries.

Most of the refugees fled from the neighbouring Republic of Sudan due to the conflicts in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

Others come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR), Ethiopia and Uganda.

26 Apr 2013 description


  • Violence in Jonglei State displaces civilians and restricts humanitarian access

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $5 million to assist populations in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian community pre-positions relief supplies in advance of rainy season

18 Mar 2013 description

Armed clashes create panic in Yida

On Sunday 17 March hundreds of refugees who fled an outbreak of fighting in Yida began returning to their homes. Yida is the largest camp in South Sudan with 69,842 registered refugees residing there.

Sustained gunfire erupted in the northeastern section of the settlement around 6pm on Saturday night causing several hundred refugees, mostly women and children, to flee their homes. At the time of writing it was not clear what caused the clashes or who was involved.

28 Feb 2013 description


  • Up to 4.6 million people may require humanitarian assistance in South Sudan in 2013

  • Approximately 170,000 refugees from Sudan’s Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states fled to Unity and Upper Nile states in 2012

  • Returns to Abyei Area increased by 1,500 in January 2013

31 Jan 2013 description
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  • The food security situation in the region continues to improve. The current conditions are better in comparison to the same time last year and as good as has been observed in the 5 years.

  • October to December agro-climatic conditions have been favourable for agricultural and livestock production. A normal cessation to October to December rains is expected.