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18 Dec 2015 description

Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children have been displaced or have fled into neighbouring countries following the crisis that erupted in South Sudan in December 2013. Staying in contact with family and friends keeps hope alive, but time and opportunity are invariably short.

02 Dec 2015 description
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Conflict continues to be one of the principal drivers of food insecurity in the region. More than 4.8 million people have been displaced by the conflicts Yemen, South Sudan, and Burundi, while others who remain in areas directly impacted by conflict have limited access to their livelihoods and humanitarian assistance. In eastern Ethiopia, El Niño-related dryness has led to a severe drought in many areas, which is expected to contribute to a large-scale food security Emergency in 2016.

26 Nov 2015 description


  •  Despite commitments by both parties in South Sudan to adhere to the peace agreement, fighting and violence continues to affect humanitarian access and result in displacement of people within the country and across borders into neighbouring countries.

25 Nov 2015 description

Update on Achievements

Operational Context

  • IGAD summit postponed: the regional peace summit of East African heads of state and Governments originally intended for early November and postponed until 23 November has been further put on hold, due to competing priorities in the concerned states, including the visit of the Pope to the region.

13 Nov 2015 description


- Parties to the South Sudan peace agreement appealed to mediators and the international community to organize a donor conference to fundraise for the implementation of the peace agreement signed in August. According to the Minister of Information, the funds would be used for military quarters for opposition forces, establishment of assembly areas, and provision of food and transport, as well as the clearance of access roads.

11 Nov 2015 description

In October, fighting in central and southern Unity State intensified with grave consequences for civilians. Thousands were forced to flee in search of safety, including to Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site (6,000 new arrivals in October), Nyal and Ganyiel in Unity, Old Fangak in Jonglei State, and Rumbek in Lakes States. In Western Equatoria, around 50,000 people continued to be displaced within Mundri East and West counties. Displacement also took place in Jonglei because of insecurity due to cattle raiding in Bor South and Pibor counties.

09 Nov 2015 description


30,200 Textbooks delivered for refugee education in Upper Nile and Central Equatoria

24,200 IDPs received non -food items from UNHCR in Unity, Upper Nile and Lakes

11,000 Mosquito nets distributed to refugees in Yida to reduce malaria incidence

3,400 Refugees and locals received seeds and tools in Western Equatoria

Unity State: A flash update released by the Protection Cluster on 23 October highlighted the killing of 80 civilians in Leer County between 4 and 22 October