Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak - Dec 2017
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
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Women and girls received sanitary materials.
Classrooms for Soba Secondary School in Ajuong Thok camp completed.
Refugees verified in Upper Nile.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 May 2018.
IDPs in South Sudan including 203,723 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 24 May 2018
WFP has started implementing its Response Plan to Central Unity, along with FAO and UNICEF. The joint response supports both the host community and displaced people, seriously affected by the recent clashes in the region.
WFP has successfully managed to open Zeraf river corridor. After a number of assessments and access negotiations, 11 boats departed Bor last week. Replacing high-cost air deliveries, this will enhance the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of WFP’s operations.
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.
During April, WFP and partners reached around 2.6 million people by delivering a total of over 24,000mt of food in South Sudan.
Cash-based transfers consisted of USD 2.5 million.
WFP and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed a beneficiary data sharing agreement on 21 May, with the purpose of facilitating the provision of humanitarian assistance to beneficiaries and enhancing its efficiency. This is the first step for biometric integration between the two agencies.
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)
• 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.
Recent rapid assessment indicates Catastrophic (IPC Phase 5) outcomes in Pibor
Although insecurity prevails in many parts of South Sudan, there are clear pockets of stability where a resilience building and livelihoods approach is essential to strengthening local communities’ and farmers’ capacities. In these areas, WFP is implementing Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) to meet short term hunger gaps while helping households build resilience against future shocks and stresses.
(Juba, 16 May 2018): UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, concluded his two-day mission to South Sudan today, calling for all parties to cease hostilities, amidst fresh fighting that has displaced tens of thousands of people in multiple locations across the country.
During his two-day visit, Mr. Lowcock met with Government officials, members of SPLA-in Opposition, humanitarian agencies, and partners. He also visited people affected by the crisis in Juba, Yei Town and Mundu. The latter is an SPLA-IO controlled area.
• On 17 April, 248 children were released from SPLA-iO and former South Sudan National Liberation Movement (SSNLM) in Bakiwiri, Western Equatoria State, bringing the total number children released from armed forces/groups in 2018 to 596, including 211 girls.
• WFP has so far prepositioned 105,000 mt - equivalent to 75 percent of the 140,000 mt target and is now racing against time to complete the exercise before the onset of the main rainy season.
WFP is pre-positioning food before many communities become inaccessible by road during the rainy season which cuts access to 60 percent of the country.
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 IN REVIEW
Humanitarian situation in 2017
• Three national aid workers killed and partners suspend operations due to renewed fighting in Unity.
• Seven aid workers released in Lainya County, while ten others are missing outside Yei town in Central Equatoria.
• More than 200 children released by armed groups in South Sudan.
• Over 70 per cent of the civilians returning from displacement find their homes partially or severely destroyed, according to a new study.
• WFP and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) organized a launch workshop for an upcoming Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) for South Sudan to assess the food and non-food needs of refugees and other populations of concern.
• WFP has so far prepositioned 85,000 mt - equivalent to 60 percent of the 140,000 mt target. Deliveries are ongoing to reach the target before the onset of the main rain season.
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
WFP and FAO joined South Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry at the launch of the 2018 main agricultural season in Yambio on 4 April, highlighting the importance of the planting season in improving the food security situation in South Sudan.
In the first quarter of 2018 , WFP estimates it distributed 60,000mt of food and USD 3 million to over 2.5 million unique beneficiaries in South Sudan.
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
UNICEF, in coordination with partners, responded to a suspected Meningitis outbreak (173 suspected cases; 31 deaths reported) in Eastern Equatoria, first reported 15 February. UNICEF supported with case management through the provision of essential drugs/supplies, establishing a treatment center, and community engagement and social mobilization through UNICEF’s partner (South Sudan Red Cross) whose trained volunteers conducted house-to-house sensitizations on meningitis and community surveillance.