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08 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief actor records at least 150 GBV cases in Bentiu during a 12-day period

  • UN records two aid worker deaths, 60 humanitarian access incidents in October

  • USAID/FFP partner reaches 2.3 million people with assistance in October

KEY DEVELOPMENTS 

07 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

 WFP strongly condemns the attacks conducted against girls and women in Bentiu from 19 to 29 November.

 With the support of DANIDA, WFP launched Women and Girls Safe Spaces (WGSS) in multiple locations across the country.

 WFP has deployed three SHERPs - all-terrain vehicles - to Ganyel (Unity state), to be piloted for distribution of humanitarian assistance to hard-to-reach locations.

In Numbers

06 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Education Cluster

Overview

From July to September 2018, the Education Cluster provided access to education in emergency (EiE) services to 640,729 children and young people (375,880 boys and young men, 264,849 girls and young women) from internally displaced populations (IDPs) and host communities. This equates to 95 per cent of the annual target for the cluster.

05 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A 5-day Integrated Rapid Response Mission in Baggari has been concluded.

• Conflict and insecurity through out the lean season push some 6.1 million people into hunger.

• Health partners intensified preparedness and response activities agaisnt Ebola in the wake of the Ebola Virus outbreak in DRC.

• Authorities in Greater Aweil area have reported that more than 20,500 households have been affected by floods in the area.

Scaling-up humanitarian response in Baggari area

05 Dec 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

**60 percent of the population in South Sudan faced Crisis or worse levels of food security from July to August this year. This was among the main findings of the latest release by IPC, an initiative responsible for consolidating and analysing data on food security. The release gave little hope for the future. Seven states where expected to reach Catastrophe levels of food insecurity by September, and similar levels were projected for several regions for the year to come.

05 Dec 2018 description

FOOD INSECURITY AND MALNUTRITION SITUATION REMAINS AT DIRE LEVELS ACROSS SOUTH SUDAN

How Many & When

  • In September 2018, 6.1 million people (59% of the total population) are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3), Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5).

04 Dec 2018 description

Background

The Logistics Cluster facilitates the coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community. Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve the decision making of humanitarian organisations in South Sudan. Where logistics gaps are identified, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a Provider of Last Resort by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Operational Highlights

04 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

  • South Sudan could be facing its toughest year yet as a declaration of famine is expected by 2019

  • UN ambassador expresses concerns over the Cessation of Hostilities agreement in September

  • Plans for a new state capital to make the seat of government more accessible are under consideration

  • Rebel leader Riek Machar has returned to Juba more than two years after the collapse of the 2016 peace deal

Key Developments

04 Dec 2018 description

by Hellen Toby

Decimated by civil war, South Sudan's met office is barely running, with inadequate funding, outdated equipment and untrained staff, experts say

JUBA, Dec 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Shirkat cattle camp on the outskirts of Juba, farmers say South Sudan's increasingly unpredictable weather has turned their lives into a series of dilemmas.

Unexpected showers during the cold season can cause cows to contract East Coast Fever, a potentially fatal illness.

04 Dec 2018 description

This quarterly update is compiled by OCHA ROSEA to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better engage with disaster-affected communities across Southern and Eastern Africa.

IOM ‘Know Before You Go’ Campaign Kicks off as part of Social Protection Week In Zambia

04 Dec 2018 description
  • Over 120 women and girls, including the elderly, girls as young as 10 and pregnant women, sought emergency assistance in Bentiu (Rubkona County, Unity State), reporting that they had been raped, beaten, brutalised in the 10 days between 19 and 29 November 2018. In addition to being violently raped, the survivors were whipped, beaten or clubbed with sticks and rifle butts. They were also robbed of money, clothes, shoes and anything else of value that they might have possessed, and which they may need to support their families.
04 Dec 2018 description

Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

03 Dec 2018 description
  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Yellow fever in South Sudan

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Hepatitis E in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

03 Dec 2018 description

2,469,552 * South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 September 2018 (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload).

4,418 * South Sudanese refugee arrivals in September 2018.

300,137 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.96 million IDPs including 197,996 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites

KEY INDICATORS

4.76 million persons of concern (South Sudanese refugees in the region;
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees in South Sudan)

03 Dec 2018 description

6,700+ Refugees received relief packages across South Sudan during the reporting period.

7,900+ Refugees children and mothers received nutrition support in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

1,400+ Refugees and IDPs benefited from capacity building activities across South Sudan during the reporting period.

REFUGEE RESPONSE

Achievements and Impact

Unity

01 Dec 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.