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28 Feb 2017 description

In 2016, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) managed 144 deployments to 32 countries.

28 Sep 2016 description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.

07 Jan 2015 description

Donor contributions are monetary donations provided by Governments and the private sector. This mechanism gives them the opportunity to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific country. With these pooled donations, CBPFs offer rapid and flexible financing instruments to scale up humanitarian operations, increase humanitarian access, and strengthen our partnerships with local and international NGOs and UN agencies. This complements the overall humanitarian response based on affected people's needs identified under country-specific strategic response plans.

04 Apr 2014 description

Of 4.9 million people in South Sudan in need of humanitarian assistance, aid organizations are targeting 3.2 million by June. As of 20 March, 925,700 people have been reached.

03 Mar 2014 description

Violence broke out in Juba on 15 December, and quickly spread to other locations. In the eight weeks since the crisis began, almost 710,600 people have been internally displaced across the country and nearly 171,000 have fled into neighbouring countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda). NGOs and UN agencies need US$1.27 billion to meet the most urgent needs until June including vital pre-positioning of aid supplies needed throughout the year.

18 Feb 2014 description

Violence broke out in Juba on 15 December, and quickly spread to other locations. In the eight weeks since the crisis began, almost 724,000 people have been internally displaced across the country and nearly 145,000 have fled into neighbouring countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda). NGOs and UN agencies need US$1.27 billion to meet the most urgent needs until June including vital pre-positioning of aid supplies needed throughout the year.

18 Jul 2012 description

SAHEL A severe humanitarian emergency is affecting the Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon and the Gambia). Alarming food insecurity and malnutrition conditions have emerged in the wake of drought and poor harvests.

SOUTH SUDAN South Sudan continues to face considerable humanitarian challenges. Poor harvests, soaring food and fuel prices, conflict and displacement led to rising hunger and malnutrition across the country.

31 Jan 2012 description

Within South Sudan, over 350,000 people fled rebel militia attacks and inter-communal clashes in 2011. Meanwhile, fighting in Sudan's Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states forced approximately 80,000 people to seek refuge in South Sudan since June 2011. Humanitarians continue to respond to emergency needs of more than 360,000 South Sudanese who have returned from Sudan since late 2010 and to the nearly 3 million people currently in need of emergency food aid in the country.

13 Oct 2011 description

Ongoing conflict between Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) has led to new displacements and refugees from both South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. UNHCR now reports 27,500 refugees have crossed in to Ethiopia, necessitating the opening of a new refugee camp.

01 Jul 2011 description

In the last six months over 400,000 people have been displaced by violent conflict in Sudan and 160,000 have returned or are in the process of returning from north to south. This is posing significant humanitarian challenges as Sudan prepares to split into two independent countries on 9 July.