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The fighting in South Sudan's capital Juba since mid-December has triggered violence and conflict across the country. Tens of thousands of people have been uprooted and hundreds of deaths have been reported. The European Commission has a humanitarian team based in the country. They are closely monitoring the situation. ©EU/ECHO/Roman Majcher
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Summary: 23 December 2013, Brussels - "We must do everything to prevent a humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan" - Commissioner Georgieva announces €50 million for urgent humanitarian action
Announcing the availability of €50 million to respond to the unfolding and intensifying humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, made the following statement:
SOUTH SUDAN – Conflict
• Relocation and evacuation of humanitarian staff by UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) has continued in several places (Unity, Jonglei, Juba). It is estimated that at least 62 000 people have been displaced due to the violence across the country (OCHA).
• Some 42 000 have sought refuge in UNMISS bases in Bentiu, Bor, Pibor and Juba. Provision of assistance is a major challenge, notably outside Juba. In Juba, the humanitarian response is under way.
• Situation in Juba: tense but stable.
South Sudan Situation Update as of 20 December
•The situation remains tense, but stable. Government security forces are in control. Preliminary reports from inter-agency rapid needs assessments indicate several immediate humanitarian needs.
Shootings and heavy explosions continue to rattle South Sudan's capital, Juba. The situation is tense and unclear. There are informal reports about lootings. Many people – allegedly tens of thousands – fled to UN compounds for safety. UN OCHA is trying to arrange distribution of water, food and non-food items.
Juba Teaching hospital seems to be overwhelmed with casualties. ICRC is reportedly trying to get a surgical team to Juba but South Sudan's airspace/airports and borders are closed.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000 AMOUNT: EUR 80000000
Given the strong interdependence between the crisis dynamics in Sudan and South Sudan, DG ECHO considers that one regional HIP covering the two countries will help to ensure that interventions in both countries are relevant and consistent.
The European Commission will support 80 000 children affected by conflict through new humanitarian projects announced today which are supported by the 'EU Children of Peace' initiative. The European Commission established 'EU Children of Peace' last year after it was honoured with the Nobel Prize for Peace, investing the Prize money in helping children who are living in conflict and post-conflict environments. It will continue to make a difference for even more children in the year ahead.
MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
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Humanitarian situation and needs
There are over 222 000 refugees living in South Sudan and in need of humanitarian assistance. Nearly 200 000 are from Sudan, fleeing the conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
At present basic services are available and running in all locations. Opening of new camps in Unity State continue to be a priority.
The present evaluation was commissioned to assess DG ECHO’s operational capacity to fund integrated food security and nutrition operations in line with the Humanitarian Food Assistance Communication (2010) and related policies. It asks whether DG ECHO-funded food assistance supports, or perhaps hinders, attention to the relevant immediate and underlying causes of acute undernutrition.
LA COMMISSION EUROPÉENNE,
vu le traité sur le fonctionnement de l’Union européenne,
vu le règlement (CE) nº 1257/96 du Conseil du 20 juin 1996 concernant l’aide humanitaire1 (ci-après le «règlement concernant l’aide humanitaire»), et notamment son article 2, en particulier le point c), son article 4 et son article 15, paragraphes 2 et 3,
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 ("the Humanitarian Aid Regulation"), and in particular Article 2, notably 2 (c), Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
air services are a lifeline for millions of vulnerable people in humanitarian crisis where quick and safe access is critical to save lives;
Due to lack of reliable infrastructure, access to many crises is difficult and often altogether impossible. Therefore humanitarian air services are often the only way to get access to remote places and reach people in need;
On top of transporting humanitarian supplies and workers, humanitarian air services perform medical and security evacuations;
Humanitarian situation and needs
Nearly 200 000 refugees from Sudan are in South Sudan and in need of humanitarian assistance. The refugees fled the conflict in the Sudanese states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile; currently, over 117 000 are in Upper Nile state and nearly 74 000 are in Unity state.
Hepatitis E outbreak continued to be reported in all refugee camps of Upper Nile and Unity States, affecting more than 11 000 people and causing more than 200 deaths.
South Sudan – conflict (ECHO)
Factsheet on Food assistance:
Global hunger and undernutrition affect more people than ever before. In 2012, there were 870 million undernourished people in the world, the majority of them are children.
The European Commission's Humanitarian Food Assistance Policy aims at ensuring the availability of, access to, and consumption of, safe and nutritious food for the most vulnerable people. The EU was among the first parties to ratify the new Food Assistance Convention, which entered into force on 1 January 2013.
South Sudan – Refugees (ECHO)
The European Commission is responding to growing humanitarian needs in the Sahel region of Africa by increasing its support with an additional €69 million. The new funds will provide food assistance, clean water and access to basic health services to women and children suffering from hunger and food insecurity. It will also help vulnerable people affected by the conflict in Mali as well as refugees in Chad fleeing conflict in neighbouring countries.