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22 Jun 2018 description

Early Warning for Regions!

According to Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA), during the months of mid-March to early April, most regions in the country have received slightly above average rainfall which is favourable for crop growth in the fields in this March to May growing season. This trend is expected to continue throughout the month of April across most regions.

  1. West Nile: “Favourable” crop and pasture conditions reported across the region following persistent rainfall received throughout most of March to early April.

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Vision

Key Messages

• Every day, refugees fleeing South Sudan arrive at Uganda’s borders, escaping violent conflict, a deteriorating economic situation and lack of basic services. Since 2013, more than 1 million South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda and 85 per cent of these refugees are women and children.

• South Sudanese children fled into Uganda after being exposed to intense levels of violence, malnutrition, exploitation and other forms of abuse. The effect of this exposure needs to be mitigated.

20 Jun 2018 description

What is FFA?

The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks.

Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of the WFP’s flagship initiatives aimed at addressing most food-insecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers and improving their long-term food security and resilience.

19 Jun 2018 description

15,500+
Women and girls received sanitary materials.

10
Classrooms for Soba Secondary School in Ajuong Thok camp completed.

11,000+
Refugees verified in Upper Nile.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

295,933
Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 May 2018.

1.74 million
IDPs in South Sudan including 203,723 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 24 May 2018

18 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Currency Exchange Rate: The South Sudanese Pound (SSP) continued to depreciate. In April 2018, the average exchange rate of one US Dollar in Juba was 276 SSP on the parallel market, while the official rate was 136 SSP, compared to 241 SSP and 133 SSP in the previous month. The divergence between the official and parallel market exchange rate thus reached a new high of 101 percent, since the 2016 currency devaluation.

16 Jun 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Concerns over 2018 cropping season due to shortages and high prices of fuel and inputs

  • Aggregate 2017 cereal production estimated at 5.2 million tonnes, 40 percent less than 2016 record output, but still about 10 percent above-average

  • Prices of cereals surging to record levels, mainly due to removal of wheat subsidies and sharp depreciation of local currency

15 Jun 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2018

13 Jun 2018 description

In recent years, the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, has often been in the headlines due to the protracted armed conflict which has engulfed the country since December 2013.

However, despite the challenges posed by the conflict, the landlocked eastern-central Africa country has been working with UN Environment, and other international partners, to address decades of environmental degradation.

13 Jun 2018 description

ZENEBE TEKLEWOLD

An agreement implemented between farming and cattle herder communities in three neighboring states in greater Bahr El Ghazal region has brought about progress in addressing conflict arising during cattle migration season.

The rate of criminal incidents related to the movement of cattle has gone down, says William Kamilo, Chief of Rocrocdong County near Wau, but more needs to be done:

“The agreement has not yet been disseminated to communities in Kpaile, Bagari and Bessilia because of insecurity in these areas”.

13 Jun 2018 description

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

12 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On 17 May, 210 children were released from the pro-Machar SPLA-iO and National Salvation Front (NSF) in Pibor. This represents the third release in 2018, bringing the total number of children released from armed forces/groups and supported with reintegration services in 2018 to 806.

08 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in Unity displaces populations, worsens humanitarian needs

  • Famine risk increases in parts of Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Unity, and Western Bahr el Ghazal

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches 2.6 million people with emergency food assistance in April

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Jun 2018 description

Les problèmes liés au pâturage et les répercussions du conflit sur le commerce de bétail contribuent à faire augmenter les souffrances liées à la faim chez les éleveurs ouest-africains

07 Jun 2018 description

Pasture woes and conflict’s damage to livestock trade pushes up hunger among West Africa’s pastoralists

7 June 2018, Rome - Global food supply conditions remain broadly ample, but conflicts continue to acutely aggravate and prolong severe food insecurity. Adverse local weather conditions have also raised the number of countries requiring external assistance for food, according to FAO's new Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

06 Jun 2018 description

By Eva Mach

Jun 6 2018 (IOM) - Global migration figures are certainly striking. If current patterns continue, the number of international migrants in the world could surpass 400m by 2050, up from 244m currently, while an estimated 740m are internal migrants (within countries).

06 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

2.1 million people in the Somali Region being assisted through WFP’s emergency relief assistance

US$ 146 m six months net funding requirements (May - October 2018)

3.5 million people assisted in April 2018

Operational Updates

04 Jun 2018 description

SITUATION

  • After more than four years of civil conflict, South Sudan remains one of the most food-insecure countries in the world. The IPC Technical Working Group reported that 5.3 million people required food assistance in January, up 40 percent from the same time last year. The humanitarian community expects food security to deteriorate through at least July 2018, as widespread conflict continues to displace communities, disrupt livelihood activities and impede humanitarian access to vulnerable populations.

01 Jun 2018 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region. This is an important staple in Sudan and Somalia as well as in other marginal agricultural areas of the region.

01 Jun 2018 description

Early green harvest consumption supports Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes in bimodal areas

Key Messages

31 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Economic turmoil exacerbates humanitarian needs, hinders emergency response activities

  • Clashes displace civilians in Jebel Marra

  • UN increases estimated population in need, 2018 HRP funding appeal

KEY DEVELOPMENTS