Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period: August 2018
- Ethiopia: Some 1,786 Displaced Persons Return Home
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Countries from IGAD team up to end polio: The three Ministers of Health jointly launch to vaccinate about six million under-five children
- Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support
Refugees and IDPs received material support during the reporting period across South Sudan.
Refugee children received polio vaccination in Upper Nile during the reporting period.
New arrival refugees registered in Unity during the reporting period.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 April 2018.
$841.5 million UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 69.2 million
Funding gap 772.3 million
2,472,625*: Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 April(pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)
10,274*: South Sudanese refugee arrivals in April, based on field reports as of 30 April
296,748: Refugees in South Sudan and 1.76 million IDPs including 202,154 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.
63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)
162.5 Acres of land ploughed and 110 fuel efficient stoves built using local materials by refugees in Upper Nile and Unity
36,000+ Refugee children received polio vaccination during April 2018.
16,000+ Refugees received their ID cards (majority in Doro refugee camp) following a verification exercise.
Working with Partners in 2018
• UN Humanitarian Chief urges parties to cease hostilities, protect civilians and aid workers.
• Partners scale-up cholera prevention campaigns to mitigate the risk of outbreaks during the current rainy season.
• Detained aid workers released, NGO suspends operation due to insecurity.
• Armed groups release more than 200 children in Pibor.
• Over 20,000 South Sudanese have fled insecurity and hunger to Ethiopia as refugees since January 2018.
Akobo town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.
The ongoing conflict in South Sudan displaced an estimated 4 million people from their homes. According to UNHCR, 2.5 million out of the 4 million displaced South Sudanese have become refugees in neighbouring countries, including Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia. However, due to difficult conditions in refugee camps and settlements, some refugees are reportedly returning to South Sudan even as war rages on.
In April, renewed fighting in Mayom, Rubkona, Guit, Koch, Leer and Mayendit counties in Unity led to displacement of thousands of civilians. Three villages were burnt down following clashes in and around Koch town, displacing over 7,000 people, while nearly 600 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) arrived in Nyal, Panyijiar County. In Jonglei, fighting was reported in Akobo, Nyirol and Uror counties where several civilians were killed and thousands displaced. At least 13,000 displaced people arrived in Guiy village, north-west of Motot following the fighting in Nyirol and Uror counties.
2,470,263*: Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 March (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)
15,787*: South Sudanese refugee arrivals in March, based on field reports as of 31 March
292,314: Refugees in South Sudan and 1.85 million IDPs including 202,776 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites
2017 PLANNED RESPONSE
2,435,120 SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES (DEC 2017)
US$ 1.3B REQUIREMENTS IN 2017
33% FUNDING RECEIVED (DEC 2017)
58 RRRP PARTNERS INVOLVED
REGIONAL SITUATION OVERVIEW
2,466,417: Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 28 Feb (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)
16,297: South Sudanese refugee arrivals in February, based on field reports as of 28 February
287,375: Refugees in South Sudan and 1.8 million IDPs including 203,980 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites
2.47M SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES HOSTED IN THE REGION (MAR 2018)
3.14M SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES EXPECTED TO BE HOSTED IN THE REGION BY THE END OF 2018
US$ 1.5B REQUIREMENTS IN 2018
78 PARTNERS INVOLVED IN 2018
MAIN CONSEQUENCES OF UNDERFUNDING IN 2017
• Limited capacity to supply monthly food rations, with reliance on cash as replacement for food on multiple occasions.
• Unable to reinforce the early warning mechanisms to prepare for any further refugee influxes or movements from Bambouti.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in support of the World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners, conducted a biometric registration (BMR) exercise in Greater Mayom from 21 January to 18 March 2018 covering ten different registration centres. The team processed a total of 137,538 individuals corresponding to 47,707 households.
Conflict and the impacts of drought continue to drive very high assistance needs in East Africa. In South Sudan, Yemen, Ethiopia, and Somalia, large-scale Emergencies persist, and households face significant gaps in meeting their basic food needs, although humanitarian assistance is preventing more extreme outcomes in many areas. Sustained, large-scale humanitarian assistance is needed to protect livelihoods and mitigate the potential for loss of life.