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31 Dec 2014 description

The UK will provide emergency food, shelter and sanitation to half a million refugees that have fled the ongoing fighting in South Sudan

With almost a quarter of refugees reaching camps in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya suffering from acute malnutrition, the new £16.4 million package will provide:

31 Dec 2014 description

Strategic Overview

Period January – December 2015

Current Population 478,109 persons Population Planning Figure (15 December 2013 to 31 December 2015) 821,000 persons

Target Beneficiaries South Sudanese refugees displaced since December 2013

Financial Requirements USD 809,913,788

Number of Partners 39

REGIONAL STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

26 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

South Sudan: IOM manages to deliver 25 litres per person per day in the Doro Camp which hosts 50,040 refugees.

Kenya: During this reporting period, the number of arriving refugees via the Nadapal border point dropped marginally.

Sudan: IOM has tracked 51,923 refugees since the onset of the South Sudanese crisis.

Ethiopia: IOM plans to transport refugees from Matar to Gambella by road after water levels in Baro River started receding.

20 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18 December 2014 – Peace negotiations between the South Sudanese government and the Opposition resumed on Thursday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. IGAD special envoy General Lazarus Sumbeiywo of Kenya called on the parties to demonstrate the necessary political will during the fresh round of talks to end what he described as a “year of horror and tragedy”. The two conflicting parties have engaged in fresh clashes recent weeks, in violation of a cessation of hostilities agreement signed in January and recommitted to in May.

19 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • The South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan was launched on 17 December in Nairobi by Ambassador Amina Mohammed, Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in front of an audience of donors, UN agencies and NGOs. The plan requests for USD 810 million to meet the needs of 821,000 South Sudanese refugees expected to have arrived in Ethiopia,
    Kenya, Sudan and Uganda by the end of 2015.

17 Dec 2014 description

Conflict continues to drive food insecurity in many areas of the region

Key Messages:

About 12.4 million people in East Africa are in need of humanitarian assistance. As of November, the majority were in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in northeastern Djibouti, eastern and northeastern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, southern and central Somalia, western and southern Sudan, and the Greater Upper Nile States in South Sudan. Significant populations remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) in these countries and in Burundi, Rwanda, and northeastern Uganda.

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.

13 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Almost a full year of conflict (15 December 2013) has devastated the lives of the majority of South Sudan’s people, killed tens of thousands and ravaged key parts of the country. 2014 has been a year of violence, abuse and displacement which has forced almost two million people from their homes. The conflict has been brutal: killings, rape, destruction and the loss of livelihoods have left open wounds which will take much time to heal.

12 Dec 2014 description
report Concern Worldwide

The Devastation of War

On the night of December 15, 2013, shots rang out in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. What started as a political rivalry between President Salva Kiir and his former vice President Riek Machar had reached its boiling point. Forces loyal to Machar broke away from the military and fighting quickly spread throughout Juba and then into other areas of South Sudan.

12 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • Thanks to contributions announced this week from Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, the regional shortfall has decreased substantially. However, WFP still urgently requires US$59 million in new resources to meet the needs of refugees in Uganda, Kenya, and Sudan for the next six-months.

  • Fears of renewed fighting and heightened tension, particularly in Eastern Equatoria, may result in increased number of people crossing into neighboring countries in the coming weeks. Over 500 people crossed into Uganda on 08 December alone.

04 Dec 2014 description

It is one year since the armed conflict broke out in South Sudan. December 15 will mark one year on from the start of the brutal conflict that has devastated South Sudan; a conflict that has displaced more than 1.9 million people from their homes.

Over 100,000 people have sought refuge in UN bases because they have either been attacked or fear for their lives. Millions more fled into the bush and remain too fearful to return home. Countless civilians have been killed, some very brutally and some have suffered terrible crimes; homes have been torched; lives have been ruined.

01 Dec 2014 description

Aperçu

Les violences qui ont éclaté au Soudan du Sud en décembre 2013 ont fait peser un fardeau supplémentaire sur une sous-région déjà très instable, en proie à d’incessants confl¬its et déplacements de population.

01 Dec 2014 description

Overview

The eruption of violence in South Sudan in December 2013 placed an additional burden on an already volatile subregion, which continues to suffer from conflict and displacement.

Nine months into the South Sudan crisis, there were approximately 1.3 million internally displaced people (IDPs) and more than 450,000 new South Sudanese refugees, who fled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

30 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

South Sudan: Clinic in Malakal is now offering curative and preventative Primary Health Care Services to the community outside the PoC.

Ethiopia continues to relocate individuals from Matar to Fugnido Refugee Camp.

Kenya: Heavy rains in Kenya and along the South Sudan border pose transportation challenges for IOM.

South: During this reporting period, 245 South Sudanese were tracked and registered entering Sudan.

29 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: on 26 November, South Sudan launched a 16-day campaign against gender-based violence. The event, which also marked the launch of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, was held under the theme, “Stop sexual and gender based violence and promote peace and co-existence in the state. Let us challenge militarism”. Attended by officials from the government, UNMISS and UN agencies, the launch came amidst reports of serious gender-based violence in the state, which has resulted in some men and women losing their lives.