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
Maps & Infographics
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- Ahead of peace talks, a who’s who in South Sudan’s splintering civil war
- South Sudan Food Security Outlook, February 2018 to September 2018
- South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 03 | 23 March 2018
- Humanitarian Coordinator condemns killing of aid worker, calls for the release of seven others held by armed group
- Greater Kajo-Keji hosts ghost towns and hibernating villages as fear and insecurity prevail
By Maggie Fick
Aid groups say the mood has deteriorated at Kakuma since Washington started getting tougher on immigration
KAKUMA, Kenya, April 9 (Reuters) - Knives. Wire. Battery acid. Rat poison. Rope.
2017 at a Glance
South Sudan is a challenging environment; however WHO continues to play its role in ensuring the people of South Sudan have access to health services. Through the support of government, donors, partners and community leaders in dedicating their time and resources the most vulnerable people in South Sudan were reached.
UNICEF, in coordination with partners, responded to a suspected Meningitis outbreak (173 suspected cases; 31 deaths reported) in Eastern Equatoria, first reported 15 February. UNICEF supported with case management through the provision of essential drugs/supplies, establishing a treatment center, and community engagement and social mobilization through UNICEF’s partner (South Sudan Red Cross) whose trained volunteers conducted house-to-house sensitizations on meningitis and community surveillance.
As the world officially remembers the genocidal murder of 800,000 Rwandans in 1994, United Nations leaders warn that ethnic cleansing and mass atrocities continue to blight humanity and call for sharper action to prevent such wholesale violations.
Twenty-four years ago, on 7 April, ethnic Hutus in Rwanda began the frenzied slaughter of Tutsis, moderate Hutus and others in what is widely regarded as one of the darkest episodes in recent history.
Uganda is currently hosting the highest number of refugees in the country’s history, and is receiving simultaneous emergency influxes from South Sudan, DRC and Burundi.
The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has exceeded one million, and the daily arrival rate remains high. Arrivals from DRC have risen since Late December 2017. Chronic underfunding of the refugee response is threatening humanitarian organisations’ ability to continue delivering lifesaving and critical assistance.
The Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Department for International Development concludes a two-day trip to South Sudan.
Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Secretary of the UK Department for International Development (DFID), visited South Sudan on 5-6 April to see how UKAid is saving lives in one of the world’s most severe humanitarian crises. This was the first time that Mr. Rycroft, formerly the British Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has visited the country.
2018 UPDATE OF THE 2017 – 2019 HRP
6,397 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda during the month of March, at an average daily rate of 208, bringing the total number to 1,053,598.
Refugees report fleeing primarily out of fear of being killed by fighters from either side of the conflict inside South Sudan. Other reasons of flight include, hunger and lack of social services.
Despite the ceasefire agreement signed in December 2017 between the warring parties in South Sudan, the humanitarian situation remains unpredictable.
What are the experiences of people with disabilities living in South Sudan (covering their prevalence, attitudes towards them, the barriers and challenges they face, and their responses to these challenges)? Where possible identify evidence gaps.
The need to include women and youth in resolving conflicts and peacebuilding has been emphasized at a two-day workshop organized by the Gender Affairs Unit of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in the Warrap region of South Sudan.
“Women are culturally excluded from intercommunal reconciliation forums or settings,” said Roda Sube, UNMISS Gender Officer in Warrap during the workshop that brought together some 75 participants in Jalwau, county of Wunlit, in Tonj.
Displacement trends, population needs and humanitarian access have all been negatively affected by the insecurity resulting from the ongoing conflict in Unity State, which began in December 2013.
To inform humanitarian actors working outside formal settlement sites, REACH has conducted assessments of hard-to-reach areas in South Sudan since December 2015. The data is collected through interviews on a monthly basis from communities across the Greater Upper Nile region, Greater Equatoria region and Western Bahr el Ghazal.
by Tim Bierley
In the middle of war, even the simple solutions to staying healthy can feel impossible. In South Sudan, Oxfam is bringing education and resources to communities to help save lives - every day.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR OCTOBER 2018
05/04/2018 - by Fleur Monasso, Climate Centre, The Hague
South Sudan’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (MHADM) last week published its Strategic Plan 2018–20 for saving life and reducing the impacts of disaster across the country.
It was launched at a special event in Juba on Wednesday – sponsored by Partners for Resilience (PfR) – that also included an exhibition by all the ministry’s collaborators.
Ongoing conflict in Jonglei continued to negatively affect humanitarian needs among the population in November. Clashes between armed groups and pervasive insecurity caused displacement among affected communities negatively impacting their ability to meet their primary needs.
Constituent Voice Series of Questions
This Rapid Monitoring Checklist - Distribution SOPs should be used before, during and/or after every distribution. The SOPs will help you think about all the things you need to do to prepare the distribution with the community, ensure things happen according to plans both at the distribution, and after the distribution.
Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) can be seen as a way to shift Power from Agencies to Empower Communities to be more actively involved in aid resource distribution.