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
- Ethiopia: Renewed influx of Eritrean refugees, 12th September to 13th October 2018
- Ethiopia – Eritrean Refugee Influx (DG ECHO, UNHCR, NRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 September 2018)
- Ethiopia: The 2018 HDRP is facing a US$416.4 million funding shortfall to cover needs until the end of the year
- Change and Continuity in Protests and Political Violence PM Abiy’s Ethiopia
- German Launches Special Training Initiative to Refugees in Ethiopia
2,466,417: Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 28 Feb (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)
16,297: South Sudanese refugee arrivals in February, based on field reports as of 28 February
287,375: Refugees in South Sudan and 1.8 million IDPs including 203,980 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites
2.47M SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES HOSTED IN THE REGION (MAR 2018)
3.14M SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES EXPECTED TO BE HOSTED IN THE REGION BY THE END OF 2018
US$ 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.
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.
27,000+ Under 5 refugee children received polio vaccination in Upper Nile during the reporting period.
11,000+ Under 5 children received the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme in Unity during the reporting period.
25,000+ Primary school pupils enrolled in Upper Nile during the reporting period.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
292,314 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 March 2018.
1.85 million IDPs in South Sudan including 202,776 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 19 March 2018
Refugees and IDPs received material support and training during March 2018.
Individuals received capacitybuilding training during March 2018.
Children, pregnant and nursing mothers screened for nutritional status during the reporting period.
Working with Partners in 2018
■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
The month of October was characterised by a respite in fighting across the state of Upper Nile.
This has created opportunities for increased humanitarian access to areas that have been affected by continued fighting or insecurity for the past months such as the counties located on the western bank of the Nile and the counties of the south-eastern portion of the state.
Nevertheless, the humanitarian outlook has yet to improve as the level of access to basic services remains alarmingly low across most sectors.
In March, partners in South Sudan continued to respond to health emergencies including an outbreak of Rift Valley fever, measles and a suspected outbreak of meningitis, in different parts of the country. The outbreak of Rift Valley fever continued to evolve in parts of Lakes, with a total of 40 cases and four related deaths reported in Yirol East, Yirol West and Awerial. However, the suspected meningitis outbreak in Torit, Eastern Equatoria, first reported on 15 February 2018, started to decline, with only two suspected cases reported during March.
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 64.0 million
Funding gap 770.9 million
Over 140,000 people in 11 countries will benefit; includes emergency humanitarian response in South Sudan
Over 140,000 people in 11 countries will benefit from 13 projects totaling $4 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in March.
JAMES OHISA ITUBI
Refugees who fled ongoing violence are beginning to return to the villages of Bungu and Ganji in the Eastern Equatorian region of South Sudan in the hope of rebuilding their homes and planting their crops before the rainy season starts.
A patrol led by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan visited the area with support from Ethiopian peacekeeping troops to assess the situation facing the local community and those returning to the area after being displaced by the conflict which erupted in 2013.
145,000+ Refugees and IDPs received material support and training during the reporting period.
1,600+ Individuals received capacitybuilding training during the reporting period.
32,000+ Children, pregnant and lactating women screened for nutritional status during the reporting period.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
292,31 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 March 2018.
1.85 million IDPs in South Sudan including 202,776 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 19 March