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World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.
This is my first briefing to the Security Council on South Sudan and I would like to focus on four issues: the humanitarian outlook for the coming months, humanitarian access constraints, current aid delivery, and the help we seek from the Council to guarantee free and consistent access to all those who need humanitarian assistance and protection. I agree with - and will try not to repeat - what was said by Jean-Pierre.
I. INTRODUCTION AND KEY TAKEAWAYS
During the first two weeks of September, Watchlist conducted field research in northern Uganda with South Sudanese refugees on attacks on medical facilities and personnel and denial of humanitarian access in South Sudan. Interviews were conducted in several refugee settlements throughout northern Uganda, including Bidi Bidi, Imvepi, and Rhino, with current and former health workers, community leaders, and persons who had been unable to access lifesaving health care in South Sudan, due in part to attacks on clinics and hospitals.
Cholera transmission declines countrywide, persists in Budi and Juba counties
WFP reaches 4.5 million people with food assistance to date in 2017
Relief actors record 830 humanitarian access incidents from January–September
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Update on UNHCR’s operations in Africa
A. Situational analysis including new developments
Refugees received vegetable seeds in Upper Nile during the reporting period.
Refugees and IDPs received aid items from UNHCR across South Sudan during the reporting period.
Refugees and IDPs received capacity building training during the reporting period.
Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 August 2017.
Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Humanitarian Event on South Sudan, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.
The humanitarian situation in South Sudan today is rapidly deteriorating, spiralling further and further out of control. The numbers of people affected run into the millions and comprise a significant proportion of the country’s population.
The impact of the conflict has gone far beyond the frontlines of war: sparking food shortages, an economic crisis and causing a massive displacement of people.
UN records more than 130 humanitarian access incidents in July, a 30 percent increase from June
WFP reaches 4.2 million beneficiaries to date in 2017, exceeds 2016 total
South Sudanese refugees surpass 1 million in Uganda, exceed projections in Sudan
In July, relief organizations recorded the highest number of monthly humanitarian access incidents in South Sudan since 2016, underscoring the arduous operating environment.
Over the last 20 years, photographer Marko Kokic has travelled to crisis hotspots around the world, documenting the impact of war, natural disasters and poverty on ordinary people. In this Q&A, Marko tells the stories behind his photographs, explains what it’s like to work in conflict areas, and underlines why **civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget**.
1. What are some of the locations you have travelled to?
• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.
In this issue
Increased attacks on humanitarian personnel and property hinder humanitarian access
UN registers nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
WFP provides emergency food assistance to 3.4 million people in South Sudan
More than 48,000 people receive food in Yei town.The last distribution of food was in November 2016.
Fall armyworm outbreak affects farms and likely to exacerbate South Sudan’s food crisis.
In the last 13 months, South Sudan has experienced the deadliest cholera outbreak since its independence.
South Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocates $28m to 90 priority projects to provide humanitarian assistance.
Over 9,600 IDPs and host communities receive assistance in Pading, Jonglei.