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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- South Sudan: Thousands of men, women and children caught between the frontlines are unable to reach essential food, water and healthcare
- South Sudanese peace talks in Ethiopia extended in the hope warring parties can reach agreement
- South Sudan suffering on ‘almost unimaginable scale’, warns UN relief chief
- South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 5 | 23 May 2018
- Urgent action needed to prevent famine in South Sudan - OXFAM
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
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.
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.
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
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).
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).
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.
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
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
• 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
• 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.
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.
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.
NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
People in South Sudan Requiring Humanitarian Assistance
2018 Humanitarian Response Plan – December 2017
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
Individuals Seeking Refuge at UNMISS Bases UNMISS – March 1, 2018
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.
7 March 2018
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.