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17 Aug 2018 description
  • 86,000+ refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in July 2018.

  • 17,600+ Primary and Secondary School students attended second-term examination in Unity in July.

  • 2,000+ farmers received crop and vegetable seeds in Upper Nile and Unity regions in July.

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).

13 Aug 2018 description

6,800+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items and seeds during the reporting period.

9,900+ Tree seedlings raised in Upper Nile during the reporting period

1,400+ Refugees and IDPs received livelihood support across South Sudan during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

298,038 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 July 2018.

1.88 million IDPs in South Sudan including 198,444 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 26 July 2018.

04 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

7.1 million people facing severe food insecurity between May-July 2018 (IPC February 2018)

2.95 million people assisted by WFP in June 2018

1.76 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

2.47 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

202,776 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

01 Aug 2018 description

Reaching rural communities with medical services in South Sudan

"Seventy percent of deaths in South Sudan are caused by curable diseases such as malaria, respiratory tract infections and diarrhea," says Divin Barutwanayo, ICRC's Deputy Health Coordinator in South Sudan. The country also has one of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world.

20 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

7.1 million people facing severe food insecurity between May-July 2018 (IPC February 2018)

2.6 million people assisted by WFP in May 2018 1.76 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

2.47 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR) 202,776 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

16 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator call for urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance in Tambura, Western Equatoria.

• Humanitarians call for pause to enable them reach thousands of people as fighting continues in Unity.

• Renewed fighting in Wau’s Baggari area forces thousands of people to flee their homes.

• Partners scale up seed and tools distribution to communities hardest hit by hunger and malnutrition in planting season.

• Up to 2.4 million children not receiving an education in South Sudan.

11 Jul 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

297,150
Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 June 2018.

10 Jul 2018 description

UN demands justice for civilians deliberately and ruthlessly targeted in attacks in South Sudan

GENEVA (10 July 2018) – UN Human Rights monitors have documented what appear to be deliberate, ruthless and brutally violent attacks on civilians, particularly against women and children, by Government and aligned forces, as well as armed youth in parts of Unity State in South Sudan.

07 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • Despite a ceasefire agreement between government and opposition forces, violence continues to frustrate a planned humanitarian response in Central Unity, with increasing fears of populations in Mayendit, Leer and Koch being a step away from famine.

  • WFP concluded the biometric registrations of the third phase of the Juba Urban Programme (JUP), reaching 95 percent of the planned target of 14,800 households.

Situation Update

05 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP has reached 4,000 people with CSB++ in Leer and Mayendit County in Central Unity. WFP continues to liaise with local authorities to re-establish regular distribution centers in Leer, Mayendit and Koch counties.

  • WFP has prepositioned over 119,500 mt of food commodities, surpassing its record from the same time last year. WFP will continue to work towards reaching the target of 140,000 mt, 20 percent higher than planning figures from 2017.

Situation Update

19 Jun 2018 description

15,500+
Women and girls received sanitary materials.

10
Classrooms for Soba Secondary School in Ajuong Thok camp completed.

11,000+
Refugees verified in Upper Nile.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

295,933
Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 May 2018.

1.74 million
IDPs in South Sudan including 203,723 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 24 May 2018

10 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

  • 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.

28 May 2018 description

149,000+
Refugees and IDPs received material support during the reporting period across South Sudan.

10,000+
Refugee children received polio vaccination in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

800+
New arrival refugees registered in Unity during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

296,748
Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 April 2018.

27 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • 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.

24 May 2018 description

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.

KEY FIGURES

63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

23 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

FIGURES

19 May 2018 description

Recent rapid assessment indicates Catastrophic (IPC Phase 5) outcomes in Pibor

KEY MESSAGES

16 May 2018 description

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.

16 May 2018 description

(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.

13 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 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.