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- South Sudan: Thousands of men, women and children caught between the frontlines are unable to reach essential food, water and healthcare
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- South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 5 | 23 May 2018
- Urgent action needed to prevent famine in South Sudan - OXFAM
Violent clashes between the Government of Sudan and armed groups have caused large scale internal displacement since 2003. Approximately 1.1 million of the IDPs are still found in South and Central Darfur where the Darfur Program is intervening. During 2017, the level of armed confrontations in Darfur has continued to decrease but the situation remains highly volatile; increased criminality, the spread of firearms, inter-tribal fighting, the absence of law enforcement and unleashed militia are still major challenges.
Uvira, le août 2017 (caritasdev. cd) : Ce lundi 21 août 2017 dans l’après-midi, quand des agents de Caritas Uvira et un agent de la Caritas Congo Asbl venu de Kinshasa, en RD. Congo, arrivent à Lusenda, ce site abritant des réfugiés burundais dans cette partie Est du pays vit une journée normale. Depuis 2015, ledit site, situé à 60 km d’Uvira, a accueilli des dizaines de milliers de ces réfugiés burundais. Caritas Congo Asbl et Caritas Uvira travaillent dans ce site dans le cadre de leur projet dénommé EA – 16 – 2017.
The Vatican announced a donation from Pope Francis to Caritas for its work in South Sudan, along with support to two other Catholic groups working in the country.
South Sudan has been declared free of famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people will face extreme food insecurity in the coming weeks, according to reports by the government and the United Nations.
East Africa faces a massive humanitarian crisis. It threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. Severe drought and violent conflict fuel food insecurity. Caritas is striving to respond to enormous challenges across the region.
Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan are suffering from severe drought. Areas such as central and southern Somalia have registered only a third of their usual seasonal rainfall. Conflict is forcing people from their homes and restricts humanitarian access. The insecurity prevents food production and drives prices higher.
“People can’t afford to buy food, they can’t grow food and aid agencies can’t deliver enough food to keep them alive,” said Sebastian Kämpf, who supports Caritas in Wau, South Sudan. “People are already dying with the worst still ahead.”
Kinshasa, le 09 mai 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : Appui aux réfugiés sud-soudanais dans la province du Haut-Uélé, en RD. Congo, dans le diocèse de Mahagi-Nioka est un projet que Caritas Congo Asbl met actuellement en œuvre, en sa qualité de partenaire de la Caritas Allemagne, qui l’a financé. Ce projet a bénéficié d’une forte implication de la Caritas Mahagi-Nioka, située dans le Nord-est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Bientôt, ledit projet va entreprendre sa phase de distribution de l’assistance en coordination avec le HCR.
“We are overstretched and as we speak we are receiving more patients,” said Dr. Mohamed Dahir, who as a medical doctor in Somalia is struggling to cope with high levels of malnutrition.
There is a massive influx of people into the region of Gedo in South Central Somalia where he works. They are fleeing drought. This has led to high levels of hunger in the area. The assistance available is not enough to keep up with the need.
Cáritas Perú distribuye en las últimas semanas 89 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria a 2.000 familias afectadas a causa de «El Niño»
Las Cáritas de Sudán del Sur, Etiopía, Somalia y Kenia afrontan la crisis de alimentos creada en el Cuerno de África por efecto de «La Niña»
As the humanitarian crisis worsens in South Sudan, Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe, President of Caritas South Sudan and Bishop of Yei, has warned the country is in a state of collapse with millions of people facing mass starvation.
Bishop Tombe and senior officials from Caritas South Sudan gathered in Rome on Tuesday to discuss the operational challenges and to scale up the global Catholic aid network’s urgent response in the country where famine has been declared in the midst of civil war.
Parts of South Sudan face famine due to an ongoing civil war, collapse of law and order and drought. William Okot de Toby is the managing director of a diocesan Caritas, Caritas Torit, in the south-eastern part of the country. He answered our questions. Caritas plans to get more help to the affected area as more emergency funds are raised.
What is the humanitarian situation like in Torit?
The humanitarian situation in Torit is getting to a catastrophic stage. Hunger is the order of the day and the worst is expected.
Pope Francis has urgently appealed for food aid to help millions of South Sudanese “condemned to death by hunger”. His plea followed the United Nation’s declaration of famine in the stricken country, with 275,000 children severely malnourished and more than 5 million people urgently in need of food and agricultural assistance.
The pope has called on all involved to send food aid to South Sudan: “where a fratricidal conflict compounded by a severe food crisis condemns to death by starvation millions of people, including many children.”
Italy is opening a humanitarian corridor for refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia with the support of Caritas. An agreement with the Italian government was signed last week.
The women, men and children will come from refugee camps in Ethiopia. Once in Italy, Caritas will help the refugees through the project “Protetto. Rifugiato a casa mia” (Protected: a refugee in my home) which is in its third year of helping house refugees with members of local communities in Italy.
The 2017 Darfur Programme (DP) Appeal marks the 14th anniversary of the joint Caritas Internationalis (CI) and ACT Alliance (ACT) collaboration which commenced in 2004. NCA provides the legal basis for the operation in Darfur as well as taking the lead responsibility for management, procurement and financial management on behalf of the two networks. The operational entity has to be referred to in its totality as the NCA DP.
Bidi Bidi in Northern Uganda was mostly sparsely populated grassland in July. A few family homesteads were clustered here and there. Now, it’s the second largest refugee camp in the world, home to 220,000 people.
Bidi Bidi hosts people fleeing South Sudan’s latest spasm of violence. Clashes in Juba 8 July sparked a collapse in the troubled state’s fragile peace. Government forces chased opposition fighters through the country. They spread war as they went. People fled in the wake of the mayhem.
1. Executive Summary
The second phase of the multisector assessment took place in three locations in Ikwoto County from 1st – 4th September 2016 and revealed needs among both displaced and host communities, all of which derive from the compound pressures of conflict on existing food insecurity.
When the guns started firing again in Juba on the 7th July it brought to an end the fragile ceasefire between the two factions of the Transitional Government of National Unity and forced the displacement of approximately 34,000 people from around Juba. Many sought refuge in established UN camps or church compounds.
Dungu, le 18 avril 2016 (caritasdev.cd) : Dans un rapport parvenu à Caritas Congo Asbl, ces jours-ci, la Caritas Dungu-Doruma dans le Nord-Est de la RD Congo, annonce des arrivées continues et croissantes des réfugiés en provenance du Soudan du Sud et la prolongation indue de la saison sèche qui aurait concouru à l’incendie d’une école et de plusieurs centaines de maisons par les feux de brousse.
Cáritas. 1 de abril de 2016.- Cáritas Española está respondiendo a los llamamientos de ayuda de emergencia lanzados por las Cáritas de Etiopía, Sudán del Sur y Níger para garantizar asistencia humanitaria de urgencia a los cientos de miles de damnificados por la crisis de alimentos que asola el Cuerno de Africa y por la violencia terrorista en el Sahel.
Millions of people in South Sudan are in desperate need of aid as the country faces its worst food crisis since independence in 2011. Caritas staff say the health risk to women, children and the elderly will intensify without greater humanitarian intervention.
Over 40,000 people in Unity State are threatened by famine as the lean season peaks in May. Around 2.8 million people in South Sudan are in need of aid – a quarter of the population.