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20 Sep 2017 description

Co-chairs’ summary issued on behalf of Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Mark Lowcock; African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, H.E. Ms. Minata Samate Cessouma; and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, H.E. Mr. Børge Brende

On 20 September 2017, we hosted a high-level meeting to draw international attention to the escalating humanitarian crisis in South Sudan with participation from United Nations Member States, regional organizations, UN partners and members of the civil society.

15 Sep 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In August, the number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries reached the 2 million mark. Of those, 1 million are in Uganda. Fighting in the Equatorias and Upper Nile continue to displace thousands of people. According to health partners, the cholera outbreak was declining due to the multi-sectoral response in the affected areas.

15 Sep 2017 description

In 2017, CERF was one of the first responders to warning signs in North-east Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen where more than 20 million people were near famine. By end-August, CERF had released nearly US$128 million in grants and loan to support the most critical early action and life-saving activities prioritized by the humanitarian team in each country, making it one of the largest funding sources in the early stages of the response.

14 Sep 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Harvests in October will maintain or improve food security through to January 2018 - FEWS NET.

  • About 460,000 South Sudanese refugees—fleeing hunger and violence in South Sudan—have arrived in Sudan since December 2013.

  • The third consecutive week of above-average rainfall in Sudan has resulted in flash floods, damage to infrastructure, and displacement - FEWS NET.

12 Sep 2017 description

In August, the number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighboring countries reached the 2 million mark, the highest number of refugees since South Sudan gained independence in 2011. Of those, 1 million are in Uganda. In August, thousands fled fighting in Yei, Kajo-keji, Kapoeta North, Mundri West, Morobo and Maridi counties. More people also fled to Ethiopia and Sudan following clashes in Aburoc and Pagak in Upper Nile during the month.

12 Sep 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • D’autres sites des pêcheurs au bord du lac Albert sous menaces d’éboulement.

  • Les premières interventions en vivres au profit des déplacés à Linga, cinq mois après leur déplacement.

  • Le Territoire d’Irumu est classifié en phase 4 d’urgence alimentaire.

Aperçu de la situation

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• United Nations Secretary General appoints Alain Noudéhou as Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan.

• A mid-year review of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) finds increasing humanitarian needs in South Sudan.

• Humanitarian coordinator a.i. calls for immediate end to attacks on civilians and aid workers in South Sudan.

• South Sudan's cholera outbreak, known for being the longest and deadliest in the nation's history, is now declining.

31 Aug 2017 description
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Khartoum, 31 August 2017. The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) have together allocated US$21 million to address the most critical humanitarian needs and increase self-reliance of communities in newly accessible areas in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area, as well as in South Kordofan and Blue Niles states.

30 Aug 2017 description
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2017 Humanitarian Response Plan Mid-Year Review (July 2017)
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Operational Response Plans (July 2017)

In the first half of 2017, humanitarian needs in South Sudan continued to escalate. The crisis remained first and foremost a protection crisis. The number of people displaced rose to nearly 4 million—including 1.9 million internally displaced and more than 1.9 million refugees—following large-scale government offensives in Jonglei and Upper Nile, and insecurity in the Equatorias. The majority of those displaced were women and children.

27 Aug 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • AWD cases reach over 30,000—including 657 deaths—across all 18 states in Sudan, according to FMoH.

  • Almost 64,000 people affected by heavy rains and flash floods across the country.

  • Over 424,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in the country since 2013, of whom 180,592 arrived in 2017.

  • QATAR Fund for Development donates US$70 million towards development projects in Darfur, which will benefit 300,000 people over a five-year period.

FIGURES 2017

18 Aug 2017 description

New York, 18 August 2017): At an event today to mark World Humanitarian Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for global action to protect civilians trapped in armed conflict and joined UN staff to symbolically “stand together” with all those affected by conflict.

18 Aug 2017 description

(Juba, 18 August 2017): On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, the Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim (a.i.) for South Sudan, Serge Tissot, called for an immediate end to attacks against civilians and aid workers as conflict continues in South Sudan. “We continue to witness increasing, deliberate and unprovoked attacks against civilians and aid workers in South Sudan. This should not be accepted as the norm,” said Mr. Tissot. “We urge the public make an overarching call to action: Civilians and Aid workers are #NotATarget.”

18 Aug 2017 description

(Dakar, 18 August 2017): Persistent conflict and violence targeting aid workers and civilians in West and Central Africa make it one of the world’s most volatile regions for humanitarian action, regional directors of UN agencies and NGO partners warned ahead of the commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, on 19 August.

18 Aug 2017 description

APERÇU DE LA CRISE

Depuis l’élaboration du PRH en novembre 2016, la situation sécuritaire et humanitaire en RCA s'est considérablement détériorée. Plus de 500 000 personnes sont déplacées, un niveau qui n’avait été atteint qu’en août 2014 avant le déploiement de la mission onusienne de maintien de la paix (MINUSCA). Le nombre de personnes déplacées est passé de 402 000 en janvier 2017 à plus de 500 000 en mai 2017. Soit une augmentation de 25% en cinq mois et de plus de 30% depuis le lancement du PRH.

17 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.

In this issue

14 Aug 2017 description

$28.1 million approved for the 2017 second standard allocation to support most critical and time-sensitive life-saving activities in the second half of 2017