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16 Feb 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Overview

At the end of 2017, an estimated 45% of the national population remaining within South Sudan, (nearly 5 million individuals), was severely food insecure under the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) in South Sudan.1 In some of the most food insecure areas, humanitarian access remains problematic. To support the humanitarian response and to identify hotspot areas of food insecurity, REACH utilizes the Area of Knowledge (AoK) remote monitoring methodology.

09 Feb 2018 description

OVERVIEW

The 2018 South Sudan Regional RRP articulates the protection and humanitarian needs of an anticipated 3,135,000 South Sudanese refugees by the end of 2018. The RRP outlines the inter-agency response strategy and financial requirements of 74 partners responding across six countries of asylum. As the South Sudanese refugee crisis enters its fifth year in 2018, it remains the largest refugee situation on the African continent.

08 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council
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Letter dated 28 December 2017 from the Panel of Experts on the Sudan established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) addressed to the President of the Security Council

The Panel of Experts on the Sudan established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) has the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution 2340 (2017), the final report on its work.

02 Feb 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation and Needs of Children in South Sudan

As of end of December, UNICEF received US$169.8 million, against its US$181 million appeal (83 per cent funded). With this assistance UNICEF delivered assistance to 2.3 million people, of whom 2.1 million were children.

01 Feb 2018 description
report Harvard University

This report provides baseline results from the formative phase of the three-year external evaluation, conducted by a team at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), of the DEPP.

Details

01 Feb 2018 description

As of 31st December, 87,307 refugees from Central African Republic had arrived since midMay 2017 in Nord-Ubangi and Bas-Uele provinces.

A first batch of newly constructed emergency shelters (192) were handed over to South Sudanese refugees in the new site of Kaka (Haut-Uele province).

1,700 Burundian refugees were transferred to the new site of Mulongwe (South Kivu province) since its opening in late November. Refugees received relief items and had access to basic services.

Update on Achievements

Burundian refugees

01 Feb 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting health workers, healthcare facilities and ambulances between July and December 2017. It includes incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of incidents affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher.

46 health workers in eight countries were reportedly killed, kidnapped, injured or assaulted

31 Jan 2018 description

Overview

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) manages the common pipeline for the Shelter and NFI Cluster by procuring, transporting and storing stocks throughout South Sudan. Supplies are accessible to Cluster partners ensuring sectorial coverage of the current and future needs more efficiently.

31 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A famine was declared in early 2017 in South Sudan – the first famine declaration anywhere in the world in six years. Although localized famine had subsided by the middle of the year due to a strong, well-coordinated response by UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies, some 4.8 million people remained severely food insecure by the end of 2017. This number is likely to go up with an earlier-than-expected start to the lean season in 2018.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The WFP South Sudan Interim Country Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2020 was approved by the WFP Executive Board in November 2017, to take effect on 1 January 2018.

  • The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for South Sudan, launched on 13 December, indicates that 7 million people – well over half the population require humanitarian assistance.

  • WFP continues to deliver humanitarian assistance through the third northern corridor from Sudan to South Sudan.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The WFP Uganda Country Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2022 was approved by the WFP Executive Board in November 2017, to take effect on 1 January 2018.

  • In 2017, WFP purchased 865 mt of food from small-scale farmer organizations. Out of this, 340 mt was purchased through direct negotiation with the farmers.

  • WFP introduced a beneficiary feedback helpline in Karamoja region and the Kiryandongo refugee settlement. The helpline will be extended to all WFP’s operations in the coming months.

29 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2017, UNICEF and partners worked with the Government to fulfil the rights of children affected by an unprecedented influx of refugees, disease outbreaks, natural hazards and food insecurity.
    Nutrition, health, child protection, HIV/AIDS, education and WASH services were supported for affected children and women.

  • UNICEF reinforced systems at national and district levels to improve capacity to respond to emergencies, including scaling up high impact health and nutrition, WASH, education and child protection interventions.

29 Jan 2018 description

23,288 new arrivals were registered in Kakuma in 2017. 16,622 (71.4%) are from South Sudan.

75,297 Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme. 35,407 returned in 2017 alone.

238,152 (49%) refugees reside in Dadaab, 185,154 (38%) in Kakuma and Kalobeyei Settlement and 65,109 (13%) in Nairobi.

Working with Partners

26 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Sudan’s human rights record continued to be defined by government repression and violations of basic civil and political rights, restriction of religious freedoms, and disregard for obligations on civilian protection under international humanitarian law.