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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- Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan (A/HRC/37/71)
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- One year on from famine declaration, more South Sudanese are going hungry
- Hungry for Peace: Exploring the Links Between Conflict and Hunger in South Sudan (February 2018)
- Nearly two-thirds of the population in South Sudan at risk of rising hunger
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) providing assistance to refugees in Kenya acknowledge the hospitality and responsibility that the Government of Kenya has borne over decades. Despite the huge economic and social pressure, Kenya continues to host close to 600,000 refugees and asylum seekers from neighbouring countries, the majority being from Somalia and South Sudan. In addition, the Burundi conflict has also led to an influx of refugees from the country into the Kakuma refugee camp.
Displacement in Eastern Africa is predominantly of a protracted nature. At the end of February 2016, there were 11.7 million people displaced in the region, mostly in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia (UNHCR), and at least half are children. Although most have been displaced for several years or even decades, few have durable solutions prospects such as returning to their home, being integrated into their host communities or settle elsewhere.
Key mixed migration characteristics
Kenya is a critical hub for mixed migration in the region. It is primarily a country of destination and transit for people in mixed migration flows and to a more limited degree a country of origin for some migrants.
Mixed migration movements into Kenya includes refugees, trafficked persons, irregular and economic migrants from other African countries particularly from East African countries including South-Central Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
Regional mixed migration summary for March 2016 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.
Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.
Danish Refugee Council’s demining unit, Danish Demining Group (DDG), has lost two national employees in South Sudan.
12 April 2016 – Under tragic circumstances, two national Danish Demining Group (DDG) staff members were killed today in South Sudan. The two staff members have been identified and their families notified.
Around 30,000 internally displaced persons experienced another traumatic displacement when serious violence occurred last week in an established Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan. The site was populated by almost 50.000 South Sudanese who had sought protection from the civil war.
The fighting broke out on February 17th and continued for almost two days with 22 people killed and more than 90 people injured.
For years Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have lived an insecure existence next to active military barracks in one of the largest spontaneous settlements in South Sudan, Dethoma.
Just after New Year the local military commander announced that 200 families should relocate to another area of the site in order to stay safe. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) helped bring the families to their new home.
The main scope of the research was i) to identify the root causes of and factors contributing to sexual assault among refugee communities in Doro, Yusuf Batil, Kaya and Gendrassa camps in Maban County; ii) to provide information on the challenges faced by survivors of sexual assault and iii) make practical recommendations to respond and help prevent this kind of violence.
The objective of this research is to assess the opportunities posed by the political process for potential solutions in Kenya’s key refugee-hosting counties of Turkana and Garissa. It firstly analyses opportunities presented by devolution which can contribute to the increased self-reliance of refugees. Secondly it focuses on the architecture of devolution in relation to refugee affairs, through the provision of a manual which analyses the legal framework, institutional structures, actors and processes of devolution.
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
International agencies issue grave warning ahead of crucial donor conference for South Sudan, stating millions of people risk plunging deeper into crisis if urgent funding is not delivered.
Donors attending Tuesday’s Geneva pledging conference for South Sudan should address a massive funding shortfall– more than $1.1 billion of the humanitarian response- in order to avert immense suffering for millions of people, humanitarian agencies said today.
Samuel Hall East Africa, a consultancy registered in Kenya was commissioned by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in October 2014, to conduct a mid-term review of the second phase of the Great Lakes Civil Society Project (GLP), a regional programme implemented since January 2010 by DRC with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).
1.1 Background on the project
DRC a key player in a crisis-ridden world
Danish Refugee Council's annual report for 2014 is now available. Read Secretary General, Andreas Kamm's statement and download the full report.
This IRNA Report is a product of Inter-Agency Assessment mission conducted and information compiled based on the inputs provided by partners on the ground including; government authorities, affected communities/IDPs and agencies.
Approximately 16,940 displaced people and vulnerable host community members have been identified by the SSRRA in Nimni payam, and an additional 71,000 in five payams within the immediate surroundings of Nimni.
Category: Horn of Africa, Press releases
On 16 February 2015, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark inaugurated a Technical Vocational Training Centre for South Sudanese refugee youth in Tierkidi camp in Gambella region of Ethiopia. The training centre which is funded by DANIDA and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) seeks to train refugee youth on various vocational skills and to serve as a recreational centre for refugee youth in the camp.
NGOs urge regional leaders and donors to redouble efforts to push for a lasting peace agreement that transforms South Sudan’s trajectory from devastation to development.