Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak - Dec 2017
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- 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
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1. Background & Rationale
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Background
The food security and nutrition situation in South Sudan has been deteriorating in recent years due to outbreak of conflicts, poor production, disruption of markets, rapid rise in prices, diseases and natural disasters such as floods and drought in parts of the country. With the ongoing macroeconomic crisis including the rapid depreciation of the South Sudanese Pound, hyper-inflation and thus the huge surge in food prices, the urban food insecurity has been of particular concern.
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.
This assessment is a consolidated effort of the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), the Education Cluster Unit and Cluster partners towards determining the impact of the most recent conflict, economic crisis, food insecurity and cholera epidemic on children’s education in South Sudan.
13 out of a total of 52 villages were deserted (25%);
31 out of 52 villages had water points (60%). In five villages these were non-functional;
52 out of 166 assessed water points are non-functional (31%);
1 out of 13 assessed health facilities was not operating;
In order to respond to future disease outbreaks, training was considered top priority, followed by support in increased public awareness, transport capacities and refrigeration;
The April 2017 conflict in Wau resulted in the displacement of about 67,165 people. These people were displaced from Wau town and are currently living in POC (Protection of Civilian site) and other collective centers such as churches. WFP has been providing food assistance to these displaced populations on a monthly basis.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
The overall food WASH, health and education situation was found to be very poor and there is a risk of continued conflict and repeated displacement. An encompassing inter-agency WASH, health, education and livelihood (seeds and tools) intervention is highly recommended.
Out of the total 5,707 people registered in Gunyoro, a total of 765 people were identified to be vulnerable. In Iholong a total of 115 people out of the 372 people registered were found to be vulnerable.
Two-thirds of interviewed households (66%) intend to remain in their current displacement site. Among those who intend to return, only 10% intended to do so within the next month.
The most common reason cited for arriving at the site and intending to stay is access to security. Likewise, indecision about whether to return or to remain is closely linked to uncertainty regarding the security situation.
IOM’s DTM and NFI teams carried out an intenons survey and multi-sectoral needs assessment from 25 October to 1 November 2017 in Pulchuol, Jonglei State.
Pulchuol is a payam located in the center of the Uror County (Jonglei State). Uror borders with Motoot in the Northeast, Pathai in the West, and Karam and Pieri in the East. Pulchuol Payam includes the four bomas Duol, Rupliah, Patuak and Nyakhor, which were assessed during this DTM exercise.
IOM and Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH – present for NFI assessment) reached Pathai on 25 October. The team was welcomed by the Relief Organization For South Sudan (ROSS) and met with the Acting Executive Director in the absence of the Deputy Commissioner. The assessment dates were 26 October in Pathai Centre, 27 October in Turgay, 28 October in Modit and 30 October in Pabuong.
Since June 2016, Western Bahr el Ghazal has experienced multiple incidents of intense conflict in areas of Wau town, and the surrounding areas of Jur river, Wau and Raga counties. Many areas in Western Bahr el Ghazal are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites in Wau town.