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31 Dec 2013 description

UNHCR is extremely concerned about the tens of thousands of people caught up in or uprooted by the fighting in South Sudan. Since deadly clashes between competing factions within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM and SPLA) broke out in Juba on December 15, more than 180,000 South Sudanese have fled their homes and some 10,000 have crossed into neighbouring countries. Continued fighting and insecurity make access to these people challenging, and in some cases impossible.

31 Dec 2013 description

Britain will provide emergency healthcare, shelter and other vital supplies to thousands who have fled their homes in South Sudan, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced. The £12.5 million commitment will provide immediate supplies and support to key organisations operating in South Sudan, including the International Committee of the Red Cross and UN agencies.

The UK has also activated the Rapid Response Facility to provide swift additional support through a number of pre-approved organisations.

31 Dec 2013 description

Situation:

According to OCHA as of 27 December, 2013, the estimated number of people displaced by in the current crisis in South Sudan has risen to 121,600. Given the limited access to civilians outside population centres, the number is likely to be significantly higher. According to the Humanitarian Coordinator, there are fears that those who have lost lives could number thousands and those displaced hundreds of thousands.

31 Dec 2013 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 31 December 2013 (IRIN) - As the conflict in South Sudan continues, aid agencies are struggling to provide assistance to the thousands of people caught up in the violence. As of 29 December, an estimated 180,000 people had been driven from their homes by the fighting, 75,000 of whom are seeking shelter in UN compounds.

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.

31 Dec 2013 description

Despite growing evidence on the impact of psychosocial support interventions, there is an urgent need for a stronger evidence base on approaches that effectively support children affected by armed conflict. To contribute to this evidence base, and building on a pilot study conducted in Uganda in 2009, War Child conducted an exploratory outcome evaluation of its psychosocial support intervention ‘I DEAL’ in South Sudan and Colombia in 2012.

31 Dec 2013 description

This publication is a collection of three submissions by War Child Holland to the Children and War Conference 2013. The submissions include a study on the reintegration of war affected children in five of our field offices, an examination of the detention of children and young people in East Jeruslam, and an assesment of our psychosocial intervention, I DEAL, in South Sudan.

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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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
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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

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.

26 Dec 2013 description
report Welthungerhilfe

100,000 Euro emergency aid provided

(26.12.) The people in South Sudan are facing a humanitarian disaster of a tremendous dimension due to the escalation of violence. In the capital city Juba alone, some ten thousands of people have sought refuge on the site of the UN peace keeping mission UNMISS.

25 Dec 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- As the violence in South Sudan escalates, we are facing a serious and growing humanitarian crisis and children are in grave danger.
- An estimated 81,000 civilians have fled their homes; the majority of them are women and children, but with the situation changing so rapidly the actual numbers are likely to be higher.
- Protection of civilians and responding to the WASH needs is urgent to prevent any disease outbreaks.
- On 22 December, UNICEF activated its Level 2 Emergency procedure to quickly mobilize global support.