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31 Dec 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Violence in South Sudan displaces an estimated 180,000 people since December 15.

 Relief agencies provide limited humanitarian assistance to approximately 106,000 people both in and outside UNMISS bases.

 The U.N. reports $209 million is required to meet urgent humanitarian needs in South Sudan through March 2014.

30 Dec 2013 description

Juba, 30 December 2013 - Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have arrived in Awerial, in Lakes state, after fleeing violence in Bor, says the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). With thousands more people arriving each day, living conditions are verging on the catastrophic, says MSF, and there is an urgent need for increased medical and humanitarian assistance.

30 Dec 2013 description
report Save the Children

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Francine Uenuma 202.450.9153

Juba, South Sudan (Dec. 30, 2013) — Thousands of children are likely to have been separated from their families as a result of the latest violence in South Sudan, with many surviving on their own in very remote and hard-to-reach areas. Many have witnessed their parents being killed and their homes looted or destroyed. Save the Children is highly concerned for their safety and welfare.

30 Dec 2013 description

Key Events

  • Some 3,122 people have arrived in Ethiopia fleeing the violence that broke out in South Sudan on 15 December.

  • The daily arrival rate of Ethiopian migrants repatriated from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has significantly decreased over the past few weeks. Humanitarian assistance to the returnees continues.

  • The Ministry of Health, with the support from partners, continues to respond to the measles outbreaks around the country.

30 Dec 2013 description

Highlights

  • The number of people reported displaced by the current crisis in South Sudan has risen to up to 180,000, including up to 75,000 people sheltering in UN peacekeeping bases.

  • Around 106,000 people have been reached with some kind of assistance to date, inside and outside UN bases.

  • Assistance to displaced communities includes food, healthcare, vaccinations, clean water and sanitation and protection services.

29 Dec 2013 description

28 December 2013 - Individuals behind any internal violence like fighting would be reported to local security forces, UNMISS' Unity Acting State Coordinator told civilians sheltering at the mission's base today in the capital Bentiu.

Kwame Dwamena-Aboagye urged the internally displace persons (IDPs) to report any cases of smuggled weapons or alcohol and to cooperate in maintaining internal security. He also briefed them on the progress of aid delivery and UNMISS and humanitarian efforts to assist residents.

29 Dec 2013 description

Christine Bimansha, a medical doctor from Congo, is one of MSF’s experienced emergency staff in South Sudan. She is currently working with the MSF team in the capital Juba, providing medical care in two UN (UNMISS) bases where 35,000 people have sought safety following a wave of violence.

29 Dec 2013 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The humanitarian community in Sudan is getting ready to provide humanitarian assistance initially to an estimated 350,000 people from South Sudan
  • An estimated 6.1 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, according to the UN Strategic response plan for 2014.
  • Some 4,700 Sudanese refugees who have returned to Central Darfur from Chad in December are receiving assistance.
  • Some 1,000 people have fled their homes as tension between farmers and nomads increases in East Darfur.
28 Dec 2013 description

Highlights
 Fighting erupted in Juba on 15 December and has spread to other states in the country. the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is reporting about 121,600 people have been displaced, 63,000 of which are seeking refuge in UN compounds.

28 Dec 2013 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Following the South Sudan crisis and the subsequent evacuation of Kenyan citizens by the Government of Kenya through the Kenya Defense Force (KDF) and the Kenya Airways flights, the Kenya Red Cross Society continued its operations at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport. As of the night of 26th December 2013, the two flights landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with 16 and 42 passengers respectively from South Sudan making a total of 58 passengers received.

28 Dec 2013 description
report Voice of America

Yasolo Oketa James

TORIT, SOUTH SUDAN — As clashes continue around South Sudan, even states that have managed to remain peaceful are feeling the effects of 12 days of unrest with food, fuel and even mobile phone airtime starting to run out and prices rising sharply.

No fighting has been reported in the Eastern Equatoria town of Torit, but resident Lagu James Thomas says he has not been able to make any phone calls since Monday.

28 Dec 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence in South Sudan has displaced approximately 121,600 people since December 15.

  • Relief agencies have provided limited humanitarian assistance to approximately 53,500 people in UNMISS bases; urgent needs persist.

  • USAID/OFDA supports WHO to provide coordination and emergency health assistance.

27 Dec 2013 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 27 December 2013 (IRIN) - As fighting continues across South Sudan, the United Nations is reporting that some 1,000 people may have been killed, while aid agencies estimate that in a worst-case scenario, thousands more could be displaced or will require humanitarian assistance.

27 Dec 2013 description
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SUMMARY

Substantial humanitarian action will be required in Sudan in 2014.

Overall, a total of 6.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance including life-saving interventions, protection from conflict and violence, strengthening household and community coping mechanisms and, where conditions permit, supporting longer-term solutions to the plight of IDPs and Refugees.

Strategic objectives

The UN and partners have agreed on the following strategic objectives for 2014:

27 Dec 2013 description

Highlights

  • The number of people reported displaced by the current crisis in South Sudan is up to 121,600, including 63,000 sheltering in UN peacekeeping bases.

  • So far, 6,800 people of an estimated 25,000 people displaced in Juba have been registered. Over 4,200 families have received food.

  • Priorities for the response to the displaced are food, healthcare, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene services, protection and camp management. Additional air assets and transport support are needed to enable the response.

27 Dec 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence in South Sudan has displaced approximately 92,500 people since December 15.

  • The U.N. says $166 million is needed to support populations affected since the outbreak of violence on December 15, as well as more than 206,000 refugees displaced from Sudan to South Sudan since June 2011.

26 Dec 2013 description
report Kenya Red Cross

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Since December 14th 2013, a sporadic gunfire and skirmishes broke out in the capital city of Juba. Subsequently the country was destabilized due to the escalating violence between the government forces and the armed groups.

This led to the displacement of tens of thousands of the country residents who were forced to abandon their homes and sort refuge at the UN bases throughout the country.

26 Dec 2013 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

· The Darfur Hotline is empowering an estimated 265,000 displaced people living in IDP camps in West Darfur.

· An estimated 55,000 people have been displaced in South Darfur due to inter-tribal fighting, according to HAC and community leaders.

· North Darfur to gain more midwives with the establishment of a Midwife Training Center in the state.

· HAC reports some 19,500 people have returned from various places in Sudan and neighbouring countries to their areas of origin in Blue Nile State in 2013.

26 Dec 2013 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2014

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