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13 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

  • 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.

Situation Update

11 Apr 2018 description

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.

KEY FIGURES

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

10 Apr 2018 description

(Juba, 10 April 2018): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudehou, has strongly condemned the killing of an aid worker in Bentiu, Unity, and called for the immediate and unconditional release of seven others abducted by an armed group in Morobo County,
Central Equatoria.

07 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 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.

30 Mar 2018 description

The magnitude and severity of need outpaces funded humanitarian relief plans

Key Messages

30 Mar 2018 description

3,000+ Refugees and IDPs received material support and training during the reporting period.

1,269 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period.

6,000 Tree seedlings raised in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

287,375 Refugees in South Sudan as of 28 February 2018.

1.8 million IDPs in South Sudan including 203,980 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites

US $809.4 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan situation in 2018.

30 Mar 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)

  • 1.7 million people assisted by WFP in February 2018

  • 1.8 million internally displaced people (OCHA) 2.5 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

  • 202,776 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

  • Food insecurity, malnutrition, flooding and Fall Armyworm was noted as the major hazards in the Quarterly multi-hazard early warning bulletin.

29 Mar 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Overall food security situation continues to deteriorate, with 6.33 million individuals estimated to be food insecure in absence of humanitarian assistance

  • Early onset of seasonal rains encouraged early planting in southern bi-modal rainfall areas

  • Improved security situation in parts of Greater Equatoria region may result in an increase in planted area

23 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator calls for urgent action to avert worsening food crisis in South Sudan.

• Almost two-thirds of the South Sudan population at risk of rising hunger.

• South Sudan declares a Rift Valley fever outbreak in the counties of Awerial, Yirol East and Yirol West, in Lakes.

• A new outbreak of measles has been confirmed in Aweil East County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

• Women most affected by South Sudan conflict.

19 Mar 2018 description

In Numbers

6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)
1.6 million people assisted by WFP in January 2018
1.9 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.4 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
203,980 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

  • WFP has dispatched a total of around 86,000mt of assorted food commodities so far in 2018

  • The first Logistics Cluster coordinated barge for 2018 arrived in Malakal on 3 March

13 Mar 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W2 2018

  • Completeness for IDSR reporting is 61% at county level and 81% for the IDP sites.

  • A total of 16 alerts were reported, of which 56% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 40 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 19 non-cases; and 12 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cattle).

13 Mar 2018 description

49,000+ Refugees verified in Yida

18,000+ refugee children enrolled in primary school in Upper Nile

~6,000 children Benefited from Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme in Doro, Gendrassa and Kaya camps in Upper Nile

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

287,375 Refugees in South Sudan as of 28 February 2018.

1.8 million IDPs in South Sudan including 203,980 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 22 February 2018

09 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Currency Exchange Rate: The South Sudanese Pound (SSP) has continued to depreciate. In January 2018, the average exchange rate of US Dollar to SSP stood at SSP 211 and SSP 131 in the parallel and official markets, compared to SSP 190 and SSP 127 in the previous month. During the last 12 months, the parallel exchange rate increased from SSP 101 to 211 (110 percent depreciation) per US Dollar. In January, highest divergence (62 percent) between official and parallel exchange rate was observed since 2016.

01 Mar 2018 description

Operational Updates

• Food Assistance: In 2017, WFP dispatched 277,000mt of food and nutrition commodities by road, air and river to provide food and nutrition assistance to 4.8 million people in South Sudan. Out of these, 1.8 million people have been assisted in hard-to-reach areas through WFP integrated rapid response mission (IRRM) teams in 230 missions. In December, despite security and access challenges, WFP assisted a total of 2 million people with 19,000mt of food and nutrition commodities.

01 Mar 2018 description

Sudan – South Sudan (Abyei Flow Monitoring Point)

  • 554 individuals were recorded transiting into and out of Sudan on the northern border.

28 Feb 2018 description

I. Introduction

  1. In its resolution 31/20 of 23 March 2016, the Human Rights Council established the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan for a period of one year, and requested the Commission to, inter alia, monitor and report on the situation of human rights in South Sudan to make recommendations for its improvement, and to assess past reports on the situation of human rights since December 2013, in order to establish a factual basis for transitional justice and reconciliation.

24 Feb 2018 description

13,698 Refugees received non-food items during the reporting period.

2,498 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period

9,142 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 12 February 2018

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

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.