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17 Dec 2014 description

Population of Concern

  • Despite the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, there are 247,281 recognized refugees in South Sudan as of 01 December 2014. The Sudanese who are mainly found in Unity and Upper Nile State make up 91 % of the total refugee population. The DR Congolese, Ethiopians and refugees from the Central African Republic are mainly in Central and Western Equatoria, with some Ethiopians also living in Jonglei State. Most refugees were recognized prima facie after mass arrival.

21 Oct 2014 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY

USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is responding to humanitarian needs in countries in East and Central Africa (ECA)2 that are experiencing complex emergencies characterized by widespread violence and internal displacement, as well as helping countries to address chronic or recurrent challenges, including acute food insecurity, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity.

12 Aug 2014 description

The East and Central Africa Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) is a multi-stakeholder regional forum, chaired by IGAD and FAO, and mandated to conduct regional food and nutrition security situational and response analysis in the region.

25 Jul 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 1.1 million people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity.

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene partners reported reaching some 400,000 more people in crisis-affected areas in June compared to May, raising the overall number of people reached with some humanitarian assistance to 2.4 million.

  • An additional aircraft, able to carry 10 metric tonnes per day, was contracted and dedicated specifically to operations in Bentiu. This frees up other air assets for rapid response operations.

01 Jul 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 10 million people are living as refugees or IDPs in the eastern Africa region

  • Humanitarian situation worsening for IDPs in South Sudan and Darfur

  • Kenya crackdown on illegal immigrants impacting livelihoods for urban refugees

  • Over 400,000 displaced people require urgent assistance in volatile Katanga, south-eastern DRC

  • Humanitarian situation in Somalia rapidly sliding into emergency, as funding remains critically low

25 Mar 2014 description

Highlights

  • SOUTH SUDAN: Escalating tensions between refugees and host communities in Maban County are attributed to dwindling resources affecting all populations during the hunger gap.

20 Mar 2014 description

Highlights

  • UNHCR together with partners are taking emergency measures to address declining nutritional status of refuges that are arriving in the countries of asylum already in poor nutritional status due to the food deficit in South Sudan.

  • Sudan continues to receive South Sudanese at the rate of approximately 350 per day, with arrivals entering White Nile State from Upper Nile State of South Sudan on a daily basis. There are also reports of further influx to South Kordofan state fleeing Unity State in South Sudan.

21 Feb 2014 description

SUDAN: Humanitarian situation critical. Over 2 million IDP, 6.1 million in need. New arrivals from South Sudan may rise to 50 000 by the end of the year. ECHO has spent EUR140 million since 2011 in assistance to IDPs, refugees and people affected by natural disasters. (ECHO)

SOUTH SUDAN: Clashes continue in Unity, Jonglei,
Upper Nile. Up to 16 IDP killed and 120 wounded reported in the Protection of Civilians area in Malakal.

• Top three priorities: (1) Life-saving activities (2)
Helping people to plant (planting season March-April)