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08 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief actor records at least 150 GBV cases in Bentiu during a 12-day period

  • UN records two aid worker deaths, 60 humanitarian access incidents in October

  • USAID/FFP partner reaches 2.3 million people with assistance in October

KEY DEVELOPMENTS 

07 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

 WFP strongly condemns the attacks conducted against girls and women in Bentiu from 19 to 29 November.

 With the support of DANIDA, WFP launched Women and Girls Safe Spaces (WGSS) in multiple locations across the country.

 WFP has deployed three SHERPs - all-terrain vehicles - to Ganyel (Unity state), to be piloted for distribution of humanitarian assistance to hard-to-reach locations.

In Numbers

06 Dec 2018 description

Juba, 6 December 2018 – A high-level delegation of the Embassy of Japan in South Sudan, the United Nations, and the representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) visited Kasire Village in Rajaf, on the outskirts of Juba Town. The delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Seiji Okada, the Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, Mr. Alain Noudéhou, the UN DSRSG, Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, together with Mr. Henry Andrew Okwera, the Director General of the NMAA, and Mr.

04 Dec 2018 description

Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

29 Nov 2018 description

As of 31 October 2018, 781,917 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 31 October 2018 alone, some 147,750 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi and Zambia.

UNHCR together with 43 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 17 July 2018 for $547 million to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context

28 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The refugee verification exercise that started in March 2018 by the Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR has ended, revising the active registered population in Uganda to 1,154,352 individuals as of end of October 2018.

28 Nov 2018 description

17,400+ Refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in October 2018.

2,200+ Assorted tree seedlings planted in Upper Nile in October 2018.

900+ Newly arrived refugees registered in October in South Sudan 2018.

Working with Partners in 2018

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

27 Nov 2018 description
report Theirworld

The Global Partnership for Education is to help fund multi-year education projects in Afghanistan, Myanmar and South Sudan.

The education systems of three developing countries will be strengthened by a multi-year funding boost of more than $200 million.

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) - which focuses on helping some of the world's most vulnerable children - is to give substantial grants for Afghanistan, Myanmar and South Sudan, which have all been affected by conflict.

26 Nov 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

6 million people are at crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity

2 million internally displaced people need humanitarian assistance

930 000 refugees, including 760 000 from South Sudan

2.3 million acutely malnourished children (source: UNICEF/MoH, OCHA, Aug. 2018)

EU humanitarian funding: €41 million in 2018

Introduction

23 Nov 2018 description

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 23 November 2018

As millions of people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, the Commission has announced an additional €18 million in emergency aid.

This brings total EU humanitarian funding in Sudan for 2018 to €41 million.

22 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 200,000 people in 15 of Sudan’s 18 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods, says HAC.

• ICRC provides 3,300 returnee families in North Darfur with humanitarian assistance.

• In West Darfur, the decrease in the number of farm-related incidents has been attributed to the new measures introduced by the state government.

• Humanitarian organizations continue to assist about 182,000 vulnerable people across the Abyei Area.

22 Nov 2018 description

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today received an €8 million (US$9 million) contribution from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets by rehabilitating and maintaining roads in South Sudan over the next four years.

21 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 24,501 children (12,744 boys, 11,757 girls) including 10,608 South Sudanese Refugees (SSRs) in East Darfur, North Darfur, White Nile and West Kordofan benefited from psychological support services provided by UNICEF and partners.

21 Nov 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The government of White Nile State on Tuesday said it has dispatched 4 humanitarian caravans to South Sudan.

The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) quoted the director of aid groups department at the Humanitarian Aid Commission in White Nile, Mustafa al-Kamel, as saying the caravans have been dispatched to Upper Nile and Bahr el-Ghazal provinces via the Joda border crossing point.

He pointed out that the caravans contained 160 tons of sorghum, 400 packages of edible oils as well as large quantities of legumes, flour and rice.

20 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Peace celebrations commemorating the Revitalized Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) took place on 31 October in Juba. Participants included Presidents of Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and the Prime Minister of Egypt, as well as representatives of the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations.

19 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The killing of four government officials in late September in Benishangul-Gumuz Region aggravated already existing ethnic tensions resulting in a large-scale intercommunal conflict displacing approximately 200,000 people along the Benishangul-Gumuz-Oromia border.

  • A polio vaccination campaign was successfully conducted in five zones of the Somali region between 23-26 September, reaching 486,816 children under 5 years of age.