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- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
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- WFP Completes First Food Delivery by Boat in Upper Nile
- South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan, January - December 2018
- South Sudan declares the end of its longest cholera outbreak
- UN considering new base on western bank of Nile to give South Sudanese refugees confidence to return
- South Sudan: Warring Parties Break Promises on Child Soldiers
13,698 Refugees received non-food items during the reporting period.
2,498 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period
9,142 Refugees reached with human rights awareness campaign during the reporting period
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
286,256 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 January 2018.
1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 204,247 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 12 February 2018
• Millions of people are at increased risk of famine or catastrophe in South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. FEWSnet, an international early warning system, stated that South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia could be looking at famine or catastrophic levels of food insecurity in various parts of their countries in the new year due to climate change, conflict and political instability.
- 7 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services
- 5.7 million people in need of food security and livelihood assistance
- 5.6 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services
- 1.1 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished
- 4 Million+ people displaced due to conflict since 2013
- 1.8 Million children require education support
- 5.1 Million people require health support
- 1 Million+ South Sudan refugees in Uganda
- 602,021 new refugee arrivals in 2017
- 62% child refugees from South Sudan in Uganda
- 82% of South Sudan refugees in Uganda are women and children
- 1.39 Million total number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda
After decades of progress, hunger is on the rise again. The figures from The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 report show an increase in the absolute number of people affected by chronic hunger and a rise in the global prevalence of undernourishment. Globally, the number of chronically malnourished people is estimated to have increased to 815 million from 777 million in 2015. In 2017, four countries faced a very real threat of famine and many more saw increasing numbers of people facing severe hunger.
Aid flow drastically reduces despite increasing humanitarian needs
Juba, South Sudan, Feb. 20, 2018: One year on from the declaration of famine in South Sudan, the food situation in the country has deteriorated further leaving more than 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance , says leading humanitarian organization CARE International.
There are 3.3 million IDP returnees in Iraq compared with 2.4 million IDPs. Health, protection and shelter needs are the key humanitarian concerns facing these population groups.
• Aid agencies provide assistance and protection to over 5.4 million of people in South Sudan.
• Renewed fighting in multiple locations of Jonglei and Unity forces thousands of people to flee their homes, with some crossing to Ethiopia as refugees.
• Funding appeal for US$1.5 billion launched to support refugees fleeing the worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan.
February 19, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has denied reports that it supplies food and free transport to refugees returning from neighboring Uganda upon their arrival to the war-torn nation.
“The government does not provide any assistance to the returnees, but works with aid agencies that provide food and other life-saving assistance to returnees upon arrival,”, Peter Gatwech Kulang, the undersecretary at the humanitarian affairs ministry told said Monday.
• In line with the New Way of Working agenda promoted by the UN Secretary General, UNICEF-led sectors have contributed to a new strategy of the 2018 Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) allocation which promotes greater efficiency for integrated interventions among partners and focuses on specific populations in need including IDPS, refugees and communities at high risk to disease outbreaks such as AWD.
- NFI distribution planned for Khartoum in February.
- Rising food prices driving increased food insecurity for refugees and host communities across Sudan.
- Critical anti-malarial drug shortage in White Nile refugee camp clinics.
- Nearly 5,800 refugees arrive in Sudan – An estimated 5,770 refugees newly arrived in Sudan over January, with the majority arriving in East Darfur (2,285), West Kordofan (1,430) and South Darfur (1,199).
Stefanie Glinski | AWEIL, South Sudan, Feb 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Malit ran away from home a year ago, he didn’t know he would be eating from the garbage and sleeping rough.
But the 12-year-old insists life on the streets of Aweil, a city in South Sudan’s northwest, is better than the one he left.
“My father left us and moved to Sudan and my mother wasn’t able to cook food for us every day,” Malit told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, devouring a mango including its peel. “I was always hungry. That’s why I decided to run away.”
90,000 children a week at risk of dropping out of school
90,000 children a week are at risk of dropping out of school in 2018, warns Save the Children, in an appeal for education funding in emergencies across East Africa. For many this would be their second year out of school, forced to abandon their studies because of the drought.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has accomplished a historical feat by delivering a first load of aid by boat. The barge transported some five hundred metric tons of food on the Nile River from Renk to Malakal for further distribution in other Upper Nile areas struck by food shortages.
The four-day inaugural trip is considered a success by the head of the UN agency’s office in Upper Nile, Callixte Kayitare, who says there is more to come.
39,806 Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in January 2018.
2,223 New arrivals registered in South Sudan in January 2018.
40,502 Refugees living in Ajuong Thok refugee camp as of 31 January 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).
International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.
In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.
WFP has delivered 4,000mt of food to over 200,000 people in four counties through the integrated rapid response mechanism (IRRM).
The first test barge in 2018 from Renk to Malakal was successfully completed on 13 February.
Construction of the road to the Kuajok bridge (Warrap) has been completed.
There has been an increase of deliveries from the Northern Corridor in Sudan with convoys carrying 14,700mt of food.
Violent clashes between the Government of Sudan and armed groups have caused large scale internal displacement since 2003. Approximately 1.1 million of the IDPs are still found in South and Central Darfur where the Darfur Program is intervening. During 2017, the level of armed confrontations in Darfur has continued to decrease but the situation remains highly volatile; increased criminality, the spread of firearms, inter-tribal fighting, the absence of law enforcement and unleashed militia are still major challenges.
At the end of 2017, an estimated 45% of the national population remaining within South Sudan, (nearly 5 million individuals), was severely food insecure under the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) in South Sudan.1 In some of the most food insecure areas, humanitarian access remains problematic. To support the humanitarian response and to identify hotspot areas of food insecurity, REACH utilizes the Area of Knowledge (AoK) remote monitoring methodology.