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08 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in Unity displaces populations, worsens humanitarian needs

  • Famine risk increases in parts of Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Unity, and Western Bahr el Ghazal

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches 2.6 million people with emergency food assistance in April

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Jun 2018 description

SITUATION

  • After more than four years of civil conflict, South Sudan remains one of the most food-insecure countries in the world. The IPC Technical Working Group reported that 5.3 million people required food assistance in January, up 40 percent from the same time last year. The humanitarian community expects food security to deteriorate through at least July 2018, as widespread conflict continues to displace communities, disrupt livelihood activities and impede humanitarian access to vulnerable populations.

04 Jun 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Sudan is one of the world’s least developed nations and 7.1 million people in the country require humanitarian assistance. Approximately 5.5 million people experienced Crisis (IPC 3) or Emergency (IPC 4) levels of acute food insecurity in April, according to the IPC Technical Working Group.* Given current economic trends, the acutely food-insecure population in Sudan is likely to increase to more than 6 million people between May and July.

31 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Economic turmoil exacerbates humanitarian needs, hinders emergency response activities

  • Clashes displace civilians in Jebel Marra

  • UN increases estimated population in need, 2018 HRP funding appeal

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 May 2018 description

Families fleeing conflict in the DRC receive food assistance in Uganda: “We heard that there were people over this side who could help us.”

May 2018—Safe on the Ugandan edge of Lake Albert, Jeanette Kambenesa and her three children—Diana, Faith and Robert— ate the first food they had had in days. This respite came at the end of a harrowing week-long journey from their home in Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

16 May 2018 description

30.6 MILLION PEOPLE DISPLACED INSIDE THEIR COUNTRY IN 2017

16 May 2018, London – Conflict and disasters displaced 30.6 million people within their own countries last year, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

09 May 2018 description

In 2011, the United States was a proud and hopeful supporter of the newly independent nation of South Sudan. Seven years later, the leaders of this country have squandered this partnership, pilfered the wealth of South Sudan, killed their own people, and repeatedly demonstrated their inability and unwillingness to live up to their commitments to end the country’s civil war. The result is one of Africa’s worst humanitarian disasters. The December 2017 cessation of hostilities has never been enacted; fighting across the country increases daily.

04 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intensified fighting in Unity displaces populations, exacerbates needs

  • Armed actor attacks result in at least three aid worker deaths during April

  • USAID provides $103 million in additional funding to support emergency operations in South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Apr 2018 description

Situation

  • Following poor 2017 rainfall, nearly 2.6 million people in Kenya are facing food insecurity, including more than 2.3 million people currently experiencing Crisis (IPC 3)-level* acute food insecurity, according to the latest Government of Kenya-led seasonal assessment. However, above-average rainfall at the start of the March-to May 2018 rainy season is improving water availability in many areas of the country, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

11 Apr 2018 description

Situation

  • After more than four years of civil conflict, South Sudan remains one of the most food-insecure countries in the world. The ongoing 2018 lean season began in January, three months earlier than usual and with 5.3 million people facing life-threatening hunger, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).

09 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief agencies report high equipment registration fees and restrictions on NGO staff movement

  • USAID partners deliver emergency food, health, and other assistance

  • DART assesses conditions, response activities in Bor and Kapoeta South

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 Apr 2018 description

By Maggie Fick

Aid groups say the mood has deteriorated at Kakuma since Washington started getting tougher on immigration

KAKUMA, Kenya, April 9 (Reuters) - Knives. Wire. Battery acid. Rat poison. Rope.

04 Apr 2018 description

Situation

  • Sudan is one of the world’s least developed nations and 5.5 million people in the country require humanitarian assistance. Hunger and instability in neighboring South Sudan have caused a major influx of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Sudan, with nearly 420,000 South Sudanese arriving since December 2013 and more likely to arrive in the coming months.

30 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS   

• UN requests $1 billion to assist 4.3 million people in Sudan    

• Staple food prices continue to increase, likely exacerbating humanitarian need    

• U.S. assumes chairmanship of Sudan Mine Action Support Group

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

• The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Sudan projects that 5.5 million people in Sudan will require humanitarian assistance in 2018 and requests approximately $1 billion to deliver assistance to 4.3 million people in the country.

14 Mar 2018 description

Overview

During 2017, almost 38,900 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 25 countries in Europe,2 36% more than during 2016 and over three times greater than the average rate of 12,400 submissions per year during the last decade.
Between 2007 and 2016, Europe’s proportion of resettlement sub-missions globally has increased from approximately 9% to more than 18%, and in 2017 reached 52%. This is primarily due to a significant decrease globally in new submissions for resettlement, most notably to the United States of America.

14 Mar 2018 description

Since July 2014 it has been my privilege to hold the position of Executive Director with MSF in the UAE. As I reach the end of my tenure, I find myself reflecting on our work in recent months and years – on the projects that may come to define us as a medical humanitarian movement.

07 Mar 2018 description

NUMBERS AT A GLANCE

7 million People in South Sudan Requiring Humanitarian Assistance
2018 Humanitarian Response Plan – December 2017

5.3 million People in Need of Food Assistance in South Sudan
IPC Technical Working Group – January 2018

1.82 million IDPs in South Sudan OCHA – January 31, 2018

204,000
Individuals Seeking Refuge at UNMISS Bases UNMISS – March 1, 2018

07 Mar 2018 description

Situation

  • After more than four years of civil conflict, South Sudan remains one of the most food-insecure countries in the world. By the end of the 2017 lean season in September—the period of the year when food is most scarce—approximately 56 percent of the country’s population was facing life-threatening hunger and in need of humanitarian assistance, making 2017 the most food-insecure year in South Sudan’s history.

07 Mar 2018 description

7 March 2018

Distinguished President,
Excellencies,
Colleagues, Friends,

A few days ago, we celebrated the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth. We spoke of his example; his fortitude, his suffering and compassion, while recalling also the declaration that he and my predecessor Mary Robinson signed in 2000 on diversity and tolerance.