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23 Feb 2018 description

UN Human Rights Commission collects evidence to hold more than 40 South Sudanese officials accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity

22 Feb 2018 description

Freedom of expression essential for peace in conflict-affected South Sudan – UN report

Genuine reconciliation and lasting peace will only be achieved in South Sudan if people are free and safe to express their opinions regardless of their ethnic or political affiliations, says a UN report released today.

20 Feb 2018 description
  • Completeness for IDSR reporting is 69% at county level and 82% for the IDP sites.
  • A total of 15 alerts were reported, of which 40% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 28 suspect human cases including 5 confirmed; 3 probable; 12 none-cases; and 8 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cow).
  • Measles response completed in Cueibet where the reactive vaccination campaign administrative coverage was 58,842 (87%).
20 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Aid agencies provide assistance and protection to over 5.4 million of people in South Sudan.

• Renewed fighting in multiple locations of Jonglei and Unity forces thousands of people to flee their homes, with some crossing to Ethiopia as refugees.

• Funding appeal for US$1.5 billion launched to support refugees fleeing the worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan.

16 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP has delivered 4,000mt of food to over 200,000 people in four counties through the integrated rapid response mechanism (IRRM).

  • The first test barge in 2018 from Renk to Malakal was successfully completed on 13 February.

  • Construction of the road to the Kuajok bridge (Warrap) has been completed.

  • There has been an increase of deliveries from the Northern Corridor in Sudan with convoys carrying 14,700mt of food.

Situation Update

14 Feb 2018 description

37,806 Refugees received non-food items during the reporting period.

1,016 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period

2,966 Refugees reached with human rights awareness campaign during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

286,256 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 January 2018.

1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 204,247 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 25 January 2018

09 Feb 2018 description

Dignity in Displacement

The Wau PoC site adjacent to the UN Mission in South Sudan (PoC AA) has been a refuge for South Sudanese caught up in large-scale, conflict-driven displacements since June 2016.
Following a large influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in April 2017, IOM Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) launched a three-phase decongestion and site rehabilitation operation in order to

• Ensure dignified living conditions;

• Create contingency space for new arrivals;

• Equitably distribute shelter space and

06 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP conducted registrations and food distributions to 18,000 people in the Baggari area, Western Bahr el Ghazal.

  • The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) process is currently ongoing with the participation of the Government of South Sudan and food and nutrition sector partners.

Situation Update

01 Feb 2018 description

Nairobi, 1 February 2018

As prepared for delivery

It is impossible to overstate the suffering faced by the people of South Sudan. We are here today on their behalf - those who remain in the country, and those who have fled to nations in this region that have opened their borders in hospitality, including Kenya.

31 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A famine was declared in early 2017 in South Sudan – the first famine declaration anywhere in the world in six years. Although localized famine had subsided by the middle of the year due to a strong, well-coordinated response by UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies, some 4.8 million people remained severely food insecure by the end of 2017. This number is likely to go up with an earlier-than-expected start to the lean season in 2018.

29 Jan 2018 description

2,000 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items during the reporting period.

2,470 Refugee children and adolescents attended child friendly spaces and skill learning activities in Upper Nile during the reporting period

9,000 Tree seedlings potted in Upper Nile during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

283,409 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 December 2017.

1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 204,172 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 11 January 2018

25 Jan 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W2 2018

• Completeness for IDSR reporting is 57% at county level and 77% for the IDP sites.

• A total of 22 alerts were reported, of which 27% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response. [Whooping cough alerts - in Yirol East; AWD - 5 cases (01 death) - in Gunyoro (Torit).

• Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 15 suspect human cases including 3 confirmed; 3 probable; 4 none-cases; and 5 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cow).

25 Jan 2018 description

Situation update

• Since the last update (of 14 January 2018), five new suspect RVF cases have been reported in Yirol East. These include two males and three females aged 7-32 years, one of whom is still hospitalised in the treatment facility in Yirol East.
Their blood samples have been collected and are in the process of being shipped to Juba en route to Entebbe, UVRI for testing.

23 Jan 2018 description

South Sudan – Uganda (7 FMPs in Juba, Nimule, Kajo Keji)

  • Demographic data: 7,575 individuals were recorded going to (4,470 ind., 59%) and coming from (3,105 ind., 41%) Uganda. 57 per cent of those entering and 58 per cent of those leaving South Sudan were female. 17 per cent were under the age of five years.

21 Jan 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W3 2018

• Completeness for IDSR reporting is 59% at county level and 77% for the IDP sites.

• A total of 29 alerts were reported, of which 28% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

• Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 20 suspect human cases including 3 confirmed; 3 probable; 4 none-cases; and 10 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cow).

18 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict, hunger and diseases, among other factors, forced more than 700,000 people to flee South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries in 2017.

• In 2017 over 1,159 humanitarian access incidents were reported by humanitarian actors in South Sudan, indicative of increasingly difficult times for aid workers in the country.

• Humanitarian partners working in Malakal PoC site in Upper Nile are stepping up response activities to address the incidence of people attempting suicide.

18 Jan 2018 description

179,471
Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in December 2017.

2,012 New arrivals registered in South Sudan in December 2017.

19,132 Refugees living in Pamir refugee camp as of 31 December 2017

Working with Partners

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

17 Jan 2018 description

IOM conducted flow monitoring at various cross border points, transit areas, PoCs, and IDP Collective sites across South Sudan. During the reporting period, DTM tracked 6,011 individuals (59% female) transiting 13 active Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs). Flow monitoring captures the movement dynamics of the displaced population in the country.

11 Jan 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

283,409 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 December 2017.

1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 209,898 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 31 December 2017

US $883.5 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2017.

Operational Context

PROTECTION

Achievements and Impact

Unity

08 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP resumed the integrated rapid response mechanism (IRRM) and currently has seven teams deployed providing life-saving food and nutrition assistance to around 100,000 people.

Situation Update