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16 Apr 2018 description

916,678 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

246,055 Households

15 Apr 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 14, 2018 (JUBA) – The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), the body monitoring the implementation of South Sudan’s peace accord, has been urged to involved women in the ongoing peace process.

The decision was reached on Friday during a meeting which JMEC officials held with a team from the Swedish ministry for foreign affairs.

The team is in South Sudan as part of a study tour to several countries to understand how gender issues are integrated into the United Nation mission’s implementation of its mandate and for its partners.

15 Apr 2018 description

JANET ADONGO

A tall, demure girl weaves her way purposely through the crowd of students seated calmly under a tree in the sweltering heat of Malakal – a growing town in northern South Sudan. When she gets to the front of the crowd, there is pin drop silence as hundreds of people watch her intently, preparing to listen to her. At first, she is barely audible, but the eager audience urges her to speak louder.

14 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Uganda is host to the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. As a result, Uganda is now Africa’s leading refugee-hosting country and has jumped from the 8th largest refugee-hosting country in the world in mid-2016 to the 3rd largest, after Turkey and Pakistan, today.

• UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government respond to the increasing refugee influx from DRC. In addition to conflict, the refugees have experienced a cholera outbreak that has affected over 2,000 people, including 40 deaths.

13 Apr 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13295
13 APRIL 2018
SECURITY COUNCIL
8232ND MEETING (PM)

The Security Council decided today to extend for 10 days a set of modifications to the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), which enabled the Mission to support Government efforts to normalize relations in the contested border region.

13 Apr 2018 description

A UN mission has largely succeeded in keeping the peace in Abyei, an oil-rich area claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan. But there has been less progress made on the mission's work in aiding political mechanisms to determine the final status of Abyei and demilitarise and demarcate the border. As the UN Security Council debates the mission's scope, these mechanisms deserve ongoing support.

13 Apr 2018 description
report Terre des hommes

Experts say that in 2018, 90% of South Sudan’s population, including more than one million children, will suffer from food insecurity. Terre des hommes is distributing seeds in the besieged city of Yei to increase harvests, supply markets and promote trade.

13 Apr 2018 description

13/04/2018 – Juba/Nairobi

In September 2017, United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN Habitat) together with the Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Ministry of Land Housing and Urban Development with support from the government of Japan launched the ‘Housing for Veterans for Sustainable Peace and Development Project in Wau, South Sudan.

13 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP and FAO joined South Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry at the launch of the 2018 main agricultural season in Yambio on 4 April, highlighting the importance of the planting season in improving the food security situation in South Sudan.

  • In the first quarter of 2018 , WFP estimates it distributed 60,000mt of food and USD 3 million to over 2.5 million unique beneficiaries in South Sudan.

Situation Update

13 Apr 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid has issued the following statement in response to deadly attacks on staff members from two South Sudanese NGOs, including a partner organisation:

"Last weekend a staff member of UNIDO, one of Christian Aid's partners in South Sudan, was shot and killed near Leer in Unity, where they had been working in a health facility.

"In a separate attack a staff member of Hope Restoration, an organisation close to Christian Aid, was killed in Bentiu, also in Unity.

13 Apr 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.

13 Apr 2018 description

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, April 13 (Reuters) - Uganda is considering a request from Israel to take in 500 migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, a minister said on Friday, the first time the East African nation has acknowledged it is in talks over such a deal.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

12 Apr 2018 description

$834.9 million
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 64.0 million
Funding gap 770.9 million

12 Apr 2018 description

$470.6 million
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 39.4 million
Funding gap 431.1 million

12 Apr 2018 description

Background

The Logistics Cluster facilitates coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community.

Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve decision-making of humanitarian organisations in South Sudan. Where logistics gaps are identified, the Logistics Cluster, through its lead agency WFP, acts as a ‘provider of last resort’ by offering Common Logistics Services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Operational Highlights

12 Apr 2018 description

Over 140,000 people in 11 countries will benefit; includes emergency humanitarian response in South Sudan

Over 140,000 people in 11 countries will benefit from 13 projects totaling $4 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in March.