Appeals & Response Plans
- 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
- South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2013
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- South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan, January - December 2018
- UN considering new base on western bank of Nile to give South Sudanese refugees confidence to return
- South Sudan declares the end of its longest cholera outbreak
- South Sudan: Warring Parties Break Promises on Child Soldiers
- Aid appeals seek over $3 billion as South Sudan set to become Africa’s largest refugee and humanitarian crisis
- 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
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.
37,806 Refugees received non-food items during the reporting period.
1,016 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period
2,966 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 25 January 2018
As we fly from Bor towards Pibor, we can see her from afar. The whiff of freshly laid tarmac may have been imaginary, but the dirt and gravel road snaking and careening its way through the flat, harsh bush-land below us is very much real, and immensely appreciated.
Resourceful and enterprising refugees from South Sudan have set up a successful market in a remote corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
From food to furniture, clothing to haircuts, the bustling market in the settlement of Meri in the rural northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a colourful example of refugees’ resourcefulness and how they can contribute to the local economy.
Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 900,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 January 2018.
In January 2018, 7,895 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (5,960) and Eritrea (1,639)
Ethiopia formally launched the CRRF in November 2017, paving the way for the implementation of the nine pledges it made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016 in New York
Opened in July 2016, Pagirinya settlement hosts more than 32,000 refugees displaced from South Sudan. The humanitarian response across all sectors has now stabilized and is beginning to shift beyond emergency operations. The settlement’s organized, physical design facilitates access to important facilities, including health centers and schools. However, services in many sectors, such as health and nutrition and water, health and sanitation, must be improved to meet the needs of the population.
Gaps & Challenges
Originally closed in 2006 after many South Sudanese refugees returned home, Olua I/II was reopened in 2012 to host another influx of South Sudanese refugees fleeing inter-communal violence. Settlement residents, similarly to other refugees in Adjumani district, live in close proximity to Ugandan nationals and share services and institutions with the host community. Although there is relatively peaceful coexistence between communities, refugees face challenging conditions and need more extensive assistance relating to livelihoods opportunities and education in particular.
After opening in January 2014, Nyumanzi has become the largest refugee settlement in Adjumani district in terms of population size. Despite their relatively recent arrival, residents are already well-established and a strong community has emerged in which refugee households actively collaborate with each other to share resources. Although many refugees are resilient, gaps in critical sectors, such as education and water, health and santitation, persist and undermine refugees’ ability to cope with their displacement.
Gaps & Challenges
Baratuku, initially established in 1991, has hosted successive waves of South Sudanese refugees since the Second Sudanese War. The settlement’s current population is comprised of some South Sudanese refugees from the 1990s, who were not able to return home, and recent arrivals who have fled the country since 2013. Humanitarian organizations have begun to shift from emergency response to stabilization.
Mungula I/II has consistently hosted South Sudanese refugees since it was first established in 1996. As a result, there are close linkages between settlement residents and the neighbouring host community. While implementing and operational partners initially provided critical support during the South Sudanese refugee emergency, a strategy for empowering local organizations to carry on activities in the medium and long-term response is essential.
On the West Bank of the Nile in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan lies Tonga. As civilians are slowly returning to what fighting had turned into a ghost town, so is life and some sort of normalcy.
Tonga is a small town that has witnessed horrors of death following an outbreak of violence between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA-In Opposition (SPLA-IO).
Once a bustling trading post, Tonga was deserted when civilians fled the fighting to seek refuge at UN protection sites, or across the border in neighbouring Sudan.
Dignity in Displacement
The Wau PoC site adjacent to the UN Mission in South Sudan (PoC AA) has been a refuge for South Sudanese caught up in large-scale, conflict-driven displacements since June 2016.
Following a large influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in April 2017, IOM Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) launched a three-phase decongestion and site rehabilitation operation in order to
• Ensure dignified living conditions;
• Create contingency space for new arrivals;
• Equitably distribute shelter space and
This week 69 students graduated from the Bor vocational centre created by the South Korean contingent serving the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.
The 12-week-long training facilitated by the South Korean engineering company has given the graduates, the sixth batch since the establishment of the vocational centre, skills in areas as diverse as agriculture, carpentry, construction, bakery, welding and electrical engineering.
Global organization Mercy Corps calls on all parties to recommit to peace efforts
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – With the hunger season in South Sudan expected to begin three months earlier than usual, the global organization Mercy Corps is warning that households are already running out of food, threatening starvation and even death.
Five years ago, fighting on the border of Sudan and South Sudan split a community in two. Hundreds of families were separated when they fled the violence and lost contact with each other completely. Following word of mouth, the ICRC managed to reconnect them—and with one phone call, managed to share news with 2,500 people about their loved ones.
Project Proposal Deadline: 18 February 2018 midnight, Sudan
This strategy paper outlines the objectives of and criteria for the second standard allocation of the Sudan Humanitarian Fund for 2018, for an amount totaling US$20.3 million.
By Peter Maurer, ICRC President
Syria enters its seventh year of fighting in 2018. Hunger and disease will affect millions of people in Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Around the world people will flee conflict only to become trapped in misery, as seen in Libya. People will suffer from immediate and long-term effects of conflict and violence, as I witnessed in Central African Republic earlier this month.