- UNICEF: Childhood under attack: The staggering impact of South Sudan’s crisis on children
- REACH: Southern Torit County Displacement and Service Access Brief: Torit County, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan, Nov 2017
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 18 | 8 December 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan
- 2017 South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Revised (May 2017)
- UNHCR: 2017 South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal
- IOM South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- Business Guide: North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia: Prevent Famine and Support Response
- UNHCR Global Focus
- OCHA South Sudan
- UNHCR South Sudan Situation Information Sharing Portal
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- IOM Displacement Tracking & Monitoring (DTM) South Sudan
- Open Data for South Sudan
- UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMIS)
- Office of the IGAD Special Envoys for South Sudan
- Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC)
- Food Security Cluster: South Sudan
- Logistics Cluster: South Sudan
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- 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
- South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2013
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What is CCCM? The common aim of the CCCM Cluster is to improve living conditions of displaced persons in humanitarian crises. The sector facilitates assistance and strengthens protection of the displaced and works with beneficiaries to attain durable solutions. Camp management is cross-cutting in nature and applies to all types of communal settings, including planned camps, collective centers, self-settled camps, reception or transit centers, and entails building relations with the host community.
ProCap aims to strengthen the collaborative response of protection agencies and non-protection mandated organisations. To do this, it deploys senior personnel with proven protection expertise at field, regional and global operations and trains mid-level protection staff from standby partners and humanitarian organisations. The Project objectives and activities are guided by the 2014-2016 ProCap Strategy.
Project Governance / Management
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a widespread and well-recognised threat to the health, wellbeing, opportunities and lives of women and girls world-wide. The risks and realities of GBV are greatly exacer-bated when a disaster strikes. Recognising the need for broad-based, fast and mutually responsible action to address GBV prevention and response in humanitarian responses, six key global-level humanitarian agencies have convened the Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP).
Sixty two brave men and women; staff and volunteers of Syrian Arab Red Crescent have lost their lives saving the lives of others and bringing relief to the suffering since the conflict broke out in Syria in 2011 . And they were not the only ones. All over the world, being an aid worker has become increasingly dangerous. At the same time, there are now more people than ever in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Wars, conflicts, extreme poverty and impending famine is sending an unprecedented number of people onto the path of migration.
The humanitarian context in Sudan in 2016, especially during the first half of the year, saw a major increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance. Significant new internal displacement occurred from Darfur’s Jebel Marra area due to conflict, there was an increase in the number of food insecure people as a result of poor harvests related to the El Niño phenomenon and a refugee influx from South Sudan continued throughout 2016.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Last year broke records, but for all the wrong reasons. More people were forcibly displaced than at any time since the Second World War. Huge numbers needed humanitarian assistance to meet their most basic needs. Our budget, as a result, was the largest yet.
Between January 2015 and December 2016, 183 aid workers were reportedly arrested, charged, detained, or imprisoned in 27 events, based on Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources.
- Insecurity has reduced local population access to crops this growing season, resulting in a highly dependent market population to meet food gaps.
- Kenya has restricted food exports to South Sudan, causing markets to become heavily dependent on supply routes from Uganda.
- Insecurity in the western part of the state, coupled with the depreciation of the South Sudanese Pound (SSP), has reduced traders’ ability to finance and transport large-scale supplies to the market despite increased demand.
- The economic crisis that began in April 2016 and insecurity following the outbreak of violence in Juba in July 2016 resulted in the displacement of local communities in Maban and a reduction in purchasing power among consumers left behind due to a reduction in access to livelihoods.
- The depreciation of the South Sudanese Pound (SSP) has forced suppliers to increase prices that most consumers in Maban cannot pay in order to compensate for losses related to the increased cost of goods, supply transportation, and business taxation.
- Consumers in Bentiu PoC receive most staple foods through General Food Distributions (GFDs), so staples are generally not sold in the market. Traders either sell local produce or meat, or durable non-local items such as sugar.
- Recent political developments in Unity State have rendered some previously used supply routes from Sudan unviable for importation of large volumes of goods, so most non-local goods sold in the Bentiu PoC markets now come exclusively from Juba.
- Supply routes from Darfur and South Kordofan, although officially closed, remain informally open with goods arriving into key market towns in Northern Bahr el Ghazal.
- The key threat to supply routes comes from insecurity along the Sudan and South Sudan border. Trade blockages by Sudan could be used as political leverage in negotiations between the two countries, especially during the dry season when local cultivation is lower and the population is most dependent on markets for food.
- Akobo market is the only functioning market in North-Eastern Jonglei State, though its current capacity is low due to the economic crisis and limited supply routes.
- Annual supply route constriction caused by the drying of the primary trade river is the market’s greatest constraint.
- The IDP influx, which has continued since May 2015, lack of agricultural inputs and limited trade routes have left the majority of Nyal’s population dependent on food aid.
- Nyal markets are very remote and lack large supply routes, leaving them isolated from external markets and sensitive to small changes in supply or demand. Any intervention to alleviate market stressors will have significant effects on prices. The fishing sector is likely more resilient due to a large native supply of fish in the nearby swamp.
Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continued to move in complex flows from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region. Migration and displacement dynamics remained complex this quarter, with ongoing migration, new displacement, and simultaneous return movements.
Irregular Movement from the Horn
Northward (through Egypt into Israel)
During the reporting period, 2,749 households in North and south Darfur were provided with ES/ NFI items from the NFI Common Pipeline through implementing partners. A breakdown of distributions can be seen in the table below.
This issue showcases career prospects and opportunities in civilian and military peacebuilding. The information service cinfo, the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peacebuilding and the SWISSINT training centre give us their perspective on what it takes to have a successful career in peacebuilding. Flexibility is the key to starting out in this profession, where most opportunities involve short-term missions on temporary contracts.