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25 May 2018 description

In 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in South Sudan must respond to the highest levels of food insecurity ever recorded in the country. To address this challenge, FAO revised its multiyear Emergency Livelihood Response Programme (ELRP) to enable rapid food production among the most vulnerable communities, protect their livelihoods and reduce dependency on humanitarian aid while building their resilience.

25 May 2018 description

*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported access to the preferred water source has not been possible due to safety fears (according to REACH AOK data)

25 May 2018 description

*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported no one used a latrine (according to REACH AOK data)

25 May 2018 description

*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported the major health problem was malaria (according to REACH AoK data)

25 May 2018 description

*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported there was a borehole present (according to REACH AoK data)

25 May 2018 description

*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported the accessible borehole was not functional (according to REACH AoK data)

25 May 2018 description

*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported the major health problem was typhoid, cholera or diarrhoea (according to REACH AoK data)

25 May 2018 description

*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported preferred water source is available during both wet and dry seasons (according to REACH AOK data)

25 May 2018 description

*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported animals consume the same source of drinking water as people (according to REACH AoK data)

24 May 2018 description

2,472,625*: Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 April(pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)

10,274*: South Sudanese refugee arrivals in April, based on field reports as of 30 April

296,748: Refugees in South Sudan and 1.76 million IDPs including 202,154 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.

KEY FIGURES

63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

24 May 2018 description

162.5 Acres of land ploughed and 110 fuel efficient stoves built using local materials by refugees in Upper Nile and Unity

36,000+ Refugee children received polio vaccination during April 2018.

16,000+ Refugees received their ID cards (majority in Doro refugee camp) following a verification exercise.

Working with Partners in 2018

23 May 2018 description

Afghanistan

Displacement continues to affect Afghanistan with over 27,000 new IDPs in the past week. Conflict is the primary reason for displacement, although drought and food insecurity are other important reasons.

Conflict has displaced some 10,000 people in Ghazni, while some 4,000 people have been displaced to Kabul and Bamyan. Other significant population movements have recently been reported in Farah due to shifting territorial control, and in Hirat and Kandahar provinces due to drought.

23 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• UN Humanitarian Chief urges parties to cease hostilities, protect civilians and aid workers.

• Partners scale-up cholera prevention campaigns to mitigate the risk of outbreaks during the current rainy season.

• Detained aid workers released, NGO suspends operation due to insecurity.

• Armed groups release more than 200 children in Pibor.

• Over 20,000 South Sudanese have fled insecurity and hunger to Ethiopia as refugees since January 2018.

FIGURES

23 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

During the first quarter of 2018, about 1,200 people were displaced as a result of internal fighting between SLA-AW factions in East Jebel Marra locality in November and December 2017 and arrived in Otash camp, South Darfur. There have been reports of displacement as a result of fighting between Government forces and non-state actors in East Jebel Marra.

23 May 2018 description

JUBA, 22 May 2018 – the Government of Japan and UNIDO welcome Ministry of Industry, Trade and EAC, having developed a set of import and export guidelines for goods, including processed foods and food products.

The guidelines, presented today for validation at an event in Juba, were prepared under UNIDO’s project “Increased resilience and self-help capacities for reconstruction of livelihoods and sustained nutritional food security in South Sudan” funded by the Government of Japan. The project, worth around USD 500,000, commenced in April 2017.

23 May 2018 description

The main objective of the mission was to assess the current humanitarian situation in Boma and to provide recommendations on a possible humanitarian response.

Following are the specific objectives of the joint rapid assessment:

23 May 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Context and Methodology

Renk Town is located in Renk County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with Sudan. Since independance in 2011, Renk has become a major destination and transit point for returnees from Sudan and, since the beginning of the current conflict in 2013, for internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing conflict in Upper Nile State.