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08 Dec 2017 description

Over 142,000 people in ten countries will benefit; includes emergency responses in South Sudan and northern Nigeria

Over 142,000 people in ten countries will benefit from fourteen projects totaling $3.7 committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in November.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO), Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Presbyterian World Service & Development and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

08 Dec 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

281,642 Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 November 2017.

1.86 million IDPs in South Sudan including 209,898 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 22 November 2017

US $883.5 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2017.

Operational Context

PROTECTION

Achievements and Impact

06 Dec 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

For nearly a year, relentless conflict and natural disaster have put more than 20 million people in four countries across Africa and the Middle East at risk of starvation. For just as long, Mercy Corps has been dedicated to helping people in the hardest-hit communities survive, meet their emergency needs and build a foundation for eventual recovery.

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06 Dec 2017 description

Juba - UN Women and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) were pleased to host the Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, Seiji Okada, together with the Deputy Director General of South Sudan’s Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Immigration (DNPI), Major General Charles Boza Eywa, and the Advisor to the President on Gender Affairs, Rachael Nyadak Paul, during a trip to Nimule, Pageri County, on 29 November to visit Government of Japan-funded projects.

02 Dec 2017 description
report Voice of America

December 01, 2017 9:49 AM
Eskender Frew

The government of Ethiopia says it will close all 27 refugee camps in its territory over the next 10 years and integrate residents into local communities.

"There will be a gradual transition from a camp-based protection model to supporting refugees directly within host communities,” Zeynu Jemal, deputy director of the Administration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA), told VOA's Horn of Africa Service.

30 Nov 2017 description

JANET ADONGO

A major project to repair 205 kilometers of road from Malakal to Melut, in the north of South Sudan, is underway by Indian engineers serving with the United Nations Mission in the conflict-affected country.

The main road has been virtually impassable since the onset of the rainy season in May, which effectively cut off the main supply route between the two towns.

29 Nov 2017 description

29 November 2017, JUBA – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the national rule of law institutions (Ministry of Justice, Police, Prisons, and Judiciary) recently feted the graduation of the first batch of 100 rule of law women in English and computer skills. In a ceremony held at the Kampala University Juba campus on Thursday 23 November, the 100 women were commended for successfully completing the six-month training, which included English literacy, numeracy, and computer skills.

27 Nov 2017 description

Community engagement and accountability supports those involved in programmes and operations to adopt innovative approaches to better understand and engage with people and work with them to address unhealthy and unsafe practices. It maximizes the Red Cross and Red Crescent’s unique relationship with the community to help them speak out about the issues that affect them and influence decision and policy-makers to implement positive change.

27 Nov 2017 description

JANET ADONGO

They guard the gates of protected sites to keep people inside safe and criminals out.

They carry out random searches to find illegal items and weapons to ensure the sites are secure.

They are law enforcement agents when a crime is committed and train internally displaced people to help prevent crime themselves.

They act as election observers when community leaders are appointed within the sites.

And they offer grief counselling to those who have lost a family member in a sudden death.

24 Nov 2017 description
report CARE

Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2014, more than a million people have fled to safety in Uganda. South Sudanese refugees have been warmly welcomed by the African nation. When refugees arrive, they are given vaccinations, a warm meal, even a plot of land and the resources to begin constructing their new home. And the support doesn’t stop there: CARE is training women leaders in the community to form savings groups, start businesses, and be healthcare workers.

23 Nov 2017 description

18,481
Refugees’ children receiving Vitamin A in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

6,883
Refugees received ID cards in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

304
Unaccompanied Children placed under foster care during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

278,965 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 October 2017.

22 Nov 2017 description
  • New national policy helps refugees legally document life events, including births, deaths, marriages and divorces.

  • 73,857 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since 1 January. The majority have reportedly fled conflicts.

  • Refugees in Addis Ababa continue to be L3 registered. This will allow them to better access rights in line with the NY Declaration.

Update On Achievements

Operational Context

22 Nov 2017 description
  • Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 889,071registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 October 2017.

  • Since January 2017, 103,263 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (over 73,000), Eritrea (over. 20,700) and Somalia (over 6,600).

  • Ethiopia is a pilot country for the CRRF and works closely with Government and partners to improve the lives of refugees and host communities.

20 Nov 2017 description

Situation

  • Uganda hosts the largest population of refugees and asylum-seekers in Africa. As of November 2017 nearly 1.4 million refugees and asylum-seekers have sought shelter in Uganda, including more than 1 million South Sudanese. Furthermore, 61 percent of the refugee population in Uganda is under 18 years of age.

20 Nov 2017 description

Working with Partners
- The Dadaab refugee operation is coordinated by UNHCR Sub-Office Dadaab, which also serves the three camps in Dadaab Sub County. UNHCR Field Office Alinjugur is part of the larger Dadaab operation and serves Hagadera in Fafi Sub County. Both UNHCR offices cooperate closely with NGOs and other international organizations, among them WFP, UNICEF and IOM. The main government counterpart is the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS).

19 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• About 10,000 people need assistance in Dilling locality, South Kordofan.

• Humanitarian corridor Sudan to South Sudan eases food aid to 97,000.

• First official national antitrafficking plan launched by the Government.

• Over 200 Syrian and Yemeni refugees in Khartoum received livelihood training.

• SHF donors travel to Nertiti, in newly opened Jebel Marra.

FIGURES 2017

# people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO): 4.8 million

# people in need in Darfur (2017 HNO): 3 million

05 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sudanese refugee leaders visit their home villages for the first time in a decade.

• Above-average rains from August to October have lifted prospects for the 2017 cereal harvest, reports FEWS NET.

• AWD cases declining with only 50 new cases and one related death reported between 29 October and 4 November.

• Aid organisations assist some 163,000 vulnerable people in the Abyei Area.

• EU donates €106 million (about US$ 123 million) for humanitarian and development aid in Sudan.

FIGURES 2017

04 Nov 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 3, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese authorities have authorized South Sudanese refugees in White Nile state to work for local farmers, upon the request of the UN refugee agency.

In order to bridge the gap in the lack of funding for its humanitarian operation in Sudan generally and particularly for the South Sudanese refugees, UN officials convinced the White Nile government authorities to promote livelihood opportunities for refugees in the state.

03 Nov 2017 description

South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia are facing long days with nothing to do.

Like so many from South Sudan, Peter Gatwich is a tall man. A brown suit, blue striped shirt and freshly polished leather shoes make him stand out on the day of our visit to Gure Shombola refugee camp in Ethiopia’s western Assosa zone. Gatwick’s smile comes easily, but as the leader of the refugees’ central committee at the camp, he bears a lot of responsibility.

02 Nov 2017 description

JANET ADONGO The team of engineers are working in a smooth rhythm that comes from long hours spent working closely together to build desperately needed infrastructure in war-torn South Sudan.

It is backbreaking work, toiling in scorching 38-degree heat, ankle-deep in mud, as they build new roads, helicopter landing pads, accommodation units and even a hospital.