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05 Dec 2018 description

05/12/2018

The number of people facing severe hunger in the world continues to rise, reaching 124 million people across 51 countries. Conflict and extreme climate events remain the main drivers behind severe food crises. Often occurring simultaneously, all dimensions of food security – food availability, access and utilization – are further undermined.

05 Dec 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Militiamen torched a mosque which people were building in a village in Kutum locality in North Darfur on Friday, in disapproval against the return of displaced people.

The building in Labous village was being constructed by a group of people, including some displaced, in advance of the return of other displaced people from Kassab and Fata Borno camps.

04 Dec 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Despite a significant reduction in fighting, humanitarian needs remain very high and continue to increase.

2 183 028 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries

299 123 Refugees in South Sudan

1 965 059 South Sudanese IDPs (incl. IDPs in PoCs in respective states)

194 874 South Sudanese IDPs in PoCs

04 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

  • South Sudan could be facing its toughest year yet as a declaration of famine is expected by 2019

  • UN ambassador expresses concerns over the Cessation of Hostilities agreement in September

  • Plans for a new state capital to make the seat of government more accessible are under consideration

  • Rebel leader Riek Machar has returned to Juba more than two years after the collapse of the 2016 peace deal

Key Developments

04 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

  • About 58,000 people from the refugee and host communities in ‘open areas’ in Khartoum State will receive assistance, OCHA reports

  • Annual inflation rate reached 70 per cent by the end of September, leading to a rise in the cost of living

  • The Foreign Minister of Sudan attempts to promote bilateral relations on European tour

Key Developments

04 Dec 2018 description

Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

03 Dec 2018 description

2,469,552 * South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 September 2018 (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload).

4,418 * South Sudanese refugee arrivals in September 2018.

300,137 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.96 million IDPs including 197,996 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites

KEY INDICATORS

4.76 million persons of concern (South Sudanese refugees in the region;
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees in South Sudan)

03 Dec 2018 description

Since the beginning of this year Ethiopia has more new conflict-driven Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) than any other country in the world, with over 1.4 million in 2018. Of the approximately 2.8 million total IDPs in Ethiopia, over 2.2 million are displaced due to conflict with the over 500,000 remaining displaced by climatic shocks, including drought- and flood-induced food insecurity. An estimated 7.9 million people in Ethiopia are in need of emergency food assistance, with those internally displaced being some of the most affected.

03 Dec 2018 description

6,700+ Refugees received relief packages across South Sudan during the reporting period.

7,900+ Refugees children and mothers received nutrition support in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

1,400+ Refugees and IDPs benefited from capacity building activities across South Sudan during the reporting period.

REFUGEE RESPONSE

Achievements and Impact

Unity

03 Dec 2018 description

UNDP in collaboration with the Voluntary Return and Resettlement Commission (VRRC) have organized yesterday November 11th a two-day workshop on "Strengthening Coordination and Collaboration for Sustainable Voluntary Returns and Reintegration in Darfur."

03 Dec 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The governor of North Darfur announced that 152,797 displaced people have returned to their villages of origin. Camps where displaced people have been living will be renamed to districts and towns.

Governor El Sharif Samouh told state parliament that the total number of displaced people in North Darfur camps nows totals 327,031. He did not mention in which time period the reported 152,797 people have left the camps.

30 Nov 2018 description

On 4 December, the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018 report, focusing on humanitarian data over a five-year period, will be launched in Geneva as a companion to the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 – the authoritative, evidence-based assessment of global humanitarian needs and how best to respond to them. Here are highlights from the Data and Trends report.

Crises in numbers

30 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

The Educate A Child (EAC) multi-year programme continues to make a real difference in the lives of out of school refugee children (OOSC). In 2017, 355,839 formerly OOSC were enrolled in primary education thanks to the programme.

28 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

During the first half of 2018, some 15,000 people have been newly displaced in Darfur, as compared to 10,000 in 2017, and 152,000 in 2016. All the new displacement in Darfur in 2018 was in and from Jebel Marra. About 386,000 people have returned to their areas of origin in Sudan since 2015, mainly in Darfur. The UN and partners continue to work with the Government to further verify the returnees.

28 Nov 2018 description

17,400+ Refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in October 2018.

2,200+ Assorted tree seedlings planted in Upper Nile in October 2018.

900+ Newly arrived refugees registered in October in South Sudan 2018.

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).

26 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

11,457 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1.6 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 45.8 m six months (December 2018 - May 2019) net funding requirements

1.8 m people assisted in October 2018

Operational Context