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17 Sep 2018 description

UN Women Country Office South Sudan and WFP Country Office South Sudan yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement towards transformational gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes within their agencies’ work in South Sudan. The Memorandum of Understanding which the leaders of both agencies applauded, was seen as a significant step towards serving vulnerable women, men, youth, girls and boys in South Sudan with a focused gender analytical lens.

17 Sep 2018 description

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed an €11 million (US$ 12.7 million) contribution from Germany to help build community resilience in South Sudan, where 6 million people are unable to meet their food needs in a fifth straight year of conflict.

The contribution comes as WFP and partners are pressing to scale up food assistance to reach up to 4.8 million people in the worst-affected areas of South Sudan. The funding runs until 2021 from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

12 Sep 2018 description

Background

The Logistics Cluster facilitates the coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community. Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve the decision making of humanitarian organisations in South Sudan. Where logistics gaps are identified, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a ‘Provider of Last Resort’ by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Operational Highlights

07 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 5,467 mt of food assistance distributed

  • US$103.5 million, six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 46% of total

  • 1.6 million people assisted in July 2018*

Operational context

06 Sep 2018 description

JUBA – An inter-agency humanitarian convoy has reached Baggari region in South Sudan for the first time since it was cut off in June because of renewed fighting.

A lack of security and of safety guarantees for aid workers has left some 28,000 people in the region, southwest of Wau town, in dire need of humanitarian assistance over recent months.

03 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

6 million people facing crisis or emergency levels of acute food insecurity between June-July 2018 (Food Security Situation Update)

2.1 million acutely malnourished women and children (HCT)

3.15 million people assisted by WFP in July 2018

03 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

29,000 mt of food and nutrition assistance distributed

USD 2.91 m cash-based transfers made*

US$ 449.39 m six months (September 2018-February 2019) net funding requirements

3.15 m people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

31 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Currency Exchange Rate: In July 2018, the exchange rate in the parallel market appreciated suddenly, narrowing the gap from the official rate to two digits – 63 percent. While at one point it reached up to SSP 160 per US Dollar (USD), the average exchange rate in the parallel market in Juba was SSP 230 per US Dollar (USD), in July, compared to SSP 310 in the previous month. The official exchange rate in July stood at SSP 142, a marginal depreciation from SSP 140 the previous month.

22 Aug 2018 description

Executive summary

This report provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the numbers of people in acute need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance in 22 countries/territories affected by conflict. It analyses the factors driving food insecurity and examines if those factors are a consequence of conflict and/or if they are driving further tension.

21 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

6 million people facing crisis or emergency levels of acute food insecurity between June-July 2018 (Food Security Situation Update)

2.95 million people assisted by WFP in June 2018

1.76 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

2.47 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

202,776 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

20 Aug 2018 description

This is a live document and is only intended to display tentative transportation plans, based on the best information available at the time of publication. It may be revised or updated (without notice) as the situation changes and new information becomes available.