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25 Sep 2017 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

• Hostilities has spread in many locations of Greater Equatoria particularly in Yei, Kajo-Keji, Kapoeta North, Rumbek, Morobo, Mundri West and Maridi County forcing thousands of people to leave their homes and seek protection and humanitarian assistance in neighbouring counties and some are even crossing border to Uganda.

25 Sep 2017 description

Response to Corporate Emergencies
January - June 2017

Level 3 Emergency

South Sudan

WFP continues to provide vital humanitarian assistance to hard-to-reach locations across South Sudan. WFP conducted 1,314 airdrops delivering 36,263 mt of humanitarian cargo.

Syria

25 Sep 2017 description

Experts from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda convened in Entebbe, Uganda, to identify and discuss opportunities to strengthen cross-border interventions for guinea worm disease eradication. Participants mapped a joint action plan for 2018 to strengthen surveillance, communication and coordination for guinea worm disease eradication. They further charted a strategy to strengthen cross-border surveillance among refugees to prevent the disease from spilling over to refugee host-communities.

25 Sep 2017 description

Juba Gumbo Park

  • Significant decrease (23%) in people transiting through Juba Gumbo Park respect to the previous week (1083 individuals compared to 1401). The overwhelming majority of people moving are youths between 5 and 17 years old (509 ind. - 47%).

  • Majority of people are moving from Juba (701 individuals - 65% of the total) and they are manly going to Uganda (547 ind. to Refugee Camps and 107 to Kampala). Mainly reasons for Movements are “Shortage of Food” (354 ind. – 50%) and “Insecurity” (142 ind. – 20%).

25 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Floods affected more than 53,000 people in Gambella and Oromia regions during the months of August and September. The Emergency Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI) cluster reports a gap in NFIs to respond to the emergency. More than 300,000 people are at risk of flooding in the next few weeks as heavy rains are expected to continue.

25 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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The members of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan, whose mandate was extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2353 (2017), have the honour to transmit herewith the Panel’s 120-day report, which was submitted in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution 2353 (2017), by which the provisions of paragraph 12 (e) of resolution 2290 (2016) were renewed.

The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan on 6 September 2017.

25 Sep 2017 description

4,384
Refugees received vegetable seeds in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

3,815
Refugees and IDPs received aid items from UNHCR across South Sudan during the reporting period.

500
Refugees and IDPs received capacity building training during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

276,900
Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 August 2017.

25 Sep 2017 description

Francesca Mold

For children living in the United Nations Protection of Civilians site at Wau, there is little space to play or to find a quiet place to be alone.

The camp in the Western Bahr El Ghazal region is the most congested in South Sudan with 39,000 internally displaced people sheltering on just 200,000 m2 of land.

25 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP assisted 2.9 million people in August with about 27,000 MT of food.

  • Rapid response mission conducting screening and distributions in Baggari, Southwest of Wau.

  • Quarterly multi-hazard early warning bulletin released

Situation Update

25 Sep 2017 description
report IRIN

Samuel Oakford

Intense frustration is building across the aid community that despite its best efforts it has been unable to dent the catastrophic levels of suffering in South Sudan, worsened by war and a political class that doesn’t seem to care.

"Every year we gather and we hold this meeting on South Sudan,” International Organization for Migration chief William Swing said at UN headquarters last week. “The conclusion is always the same: It cannot get any worse. And each year we come back – in fact it has gotten worse.”

25 Sep 2017 description
report Monaco Red Cross

The Monaco Red Cross is launching an appeal for solidarity to help curb one of the widest food crises which is currently rife in Africa

25 Sep 2017 description

1 million refugees from South Sudan in Uganda

ABOUT RETS:
In situations where people have been forced to flee, the Refugee Emergency Telecommunications Sector (RETS) provides vital communications to UNHCR, its partners and the extended humanitarian community. There are currently 250+ users from UNHCR, partners and the wider humanitarian community.

EMERGENCY LEVEL:
UNHCR Level 3 Emergency

25 Sep 2017 description

Humanitarian Radio Partners with UNICEF to educate & engage community on breastfeeding

A radio station in South Sudan is broadcasting radio dramas, spot messages, short stories, Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and songs aimed at raising awareness of proper breastfeeding.

25 Sep 2017 description
  • Steady rate of new arrivals continues, especially to South Darfur and West Kordofan.

  • UNHCR pursues protection capacity building for partners in White Nile, South Darfur, and South and West Kordofan.

  • Improved access to birth registration for refugee children born in Sudan in White Nile and East Darfur.

  • 1,416 New arrivals in September so far

  • 183,516 Total new arrivals in 2017