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
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- Ten aid workers missing in South Sudan
- South Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya strengthen implementation of cross-border disease surveillance and outbreak response in East Africa
- Escalation of fighting in South Sudan puts thousands of civilians at risk and compromises peace process
- South Sudan: Aid Workers Freed, Humanitarian Deaths Reach 100 Since December 2013
- South Sudan: UN humanitarian chief urges parties to cease hostilities, protect civilians and aid workers
2,472,625*: Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 April(pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)
10,274*: South Sudanese refugee arrivals in April, based on field reports as of 30 April
296,748: Refugees in South Sudan and 1.76 million IDPs including 202,154 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.
63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)
JUBA, 22 May 2018 – the Government of Japan and UNIDO welcome Ministry of Industry, Trade and EAC, having developed a set of import and export guidelines for goods, including processed foods and food products.
The guidelines, presented today for validation at an event in Juba, were prepared under UNIDO’s project “Increased resilience and self-help capacities for reconstruction of livelihoods and sustained nutritional food security in South Sudan” funded by the Government of Japan. The project, worth around USD 500,000, commenced in April 2017.
Ethiopia: Conflict between ethnic Oromos from West Gujji and Gedeos from SNNP region resulted in large scale displacement from both sides, leaving people in dire need of food and non-food assistance. Currently, the government and partners are assessing the needs and will continue to provide coordinated support. Meanwhile, the regional governments of Oromia and SNNP are working jointly to return displaced people to their place of origin and restore peace and security in the area.
• Refugees continue to arrive from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In the reporting period, around 1,100 refugees from DRC arrived every week compared to 683 in March 2018. 5,095 new refugee arrivals from South Sudan came to Uganda in April compared to 6,397 received in March but slightly higher than 4,947 refugees received in February 2018.
• 82% of all new refugees in Uganda are women and children.
Families fleeing conflict in the DRC receive food assistance in Uganda: “We heard that there were people over this side who could help us.”
May 2018—Safe on the Ugandan edge of Lake Albert, Jeanette Kambenesa and her three children—Diana, Faith and Robert— ate the first food they had had in days. This respite came at the end of a harrowing week-long journey from their home in Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The Government of Ethiopia, humanitarian and development actors and UNHCR launch regional CRRF, beginning in Benishangul-Gumuz, with other regions to follow in May.
15,694 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since the beginning of year.
40,000 new students have been enrolled in early, primary, secondary and tertiary education, as Ethiopia strives to achieve its ambitious education pledge.
Regional CRRF Launches
• On 17 April, 248 children were released from SPLA-iO and former South Sudan National Liberation Movement (SSNLM) in Bakiwiri, Western Equatoria State, bringing the total number children released from armed forces/groups in 2018 to 596, including 211 girls.
▪ Floods in the Somali region have affected approximately 163,500 people, with much of the affected area now inaccessible. UNICEF is scaling up its health, water, sanitation and hygiene activities to help prevent and quickly respond to disease outbreaks in affected communities.
▪ In Gedeo Zone, SNNPR, and West Guji, Oromia a conflict was re-ignited between ethnic Gedeo and Guji (Oromos) resulting in 300,000 people being displaced (unconfirmed). A joint multi-agency assessment led by Government is yet to be conducted.
2,470,263*: Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 March (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)
15,787*: South Sudanese refugee arrivals in March, based on field reports as of 31 March
292,314: Refugees in South Sudan and 1.85 million IDPs including 202,776 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites
KHARTOUM, 9 May 2018 (UNHCR): - The UN Refugee Agency welcomed today a generous contribution of USD 2 million from the Government and people of Japan to protect and assist South Sudanese refugees in Sudan. Japan’s funding will help UNHCR work with the Government of Sudan to address the increasing humanitarian needs of South Sudanese refugees who have sought safety in Sudan due to the continued violence in their country.
16.3 million people in need of humanitarian services
8.2 million children in need of humanitarian services
667,948 children under-five in need of SAM treatment
14.8 million people are in need of water
At least 6.2 million children are at risk of dropping out of school
Over 582,000 people have been affected by the flash and river floodingin Bakool, Banadir, Bay, Hiraan, Lower Juba, Middle Juba and Middle Shabelle regions, including 200,000 people displaced.
La situation humanitaire en République centrafricaine (RCA) au cours du premier trimestre de l’année 2018 reste très préoccupante. Malgré un contexte difficile où l’accès à l’ensemble des populations vulnérables demeure un défi majeur, les travailleurs humanitaires continuent d’opérer et d’étendre leurs activités afin de fournir une assistance humanitaire multisectorielle aux populations affectées.
Intensified fighting in Unity displaces populations, exacerbates needs
Armed actor attacks result in at least three aid worker deaths during April
USAID provides $103 million in additional funding to support emergency operations in South Sudan
2,466,417: Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 28 Feb (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)
16,297: South Sudanese refugee arrivals in February, based on field reports as of 28 February
287,375: Refugees in South Sudan and 1.8 million IDPs including 203,980 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites
2.47M SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES HOSTED IN THE REGION (MAR 2018)
3.14M SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES EXPECTED TO BE HOSTED IN THE REGION BY THE END OF 2018
US$ 1.5B REQUIREMENTS IN 2018
78 PARTNERS INVOLVED IN 2018
MAIN CONSEQUENCES OF UNDERFUNDING IN 2017
• Limited capacity to supply monthly food rations, with reliance on cash as replacement for food on multiple occasions.
• Unable to reinforce the early warning mechanisms to prepare for any further refugee influxes or movements from Bambouti.
2017 IN REVIEW
Sudan witnessed keen improvements in security conditions in 2017, and limited new internal displacement, as compared with 2016. However, an increase in the number of South Sudanese refugees arriving in Sudan, in addition to disease outbreaks, and long-term food insecurity and malnutrition contributed to increasing the humanitarian caseload.
2017 IN REVIEW
Humanitarian situation in 2017