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30 Oct 2015 description

Influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN Mission in South Sudan’s protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, the capital of Unity State continued albeit was marginally lower as compared to the previous week.

A total of 2,011 individuals arrived at the PoC between 24 to 30 October 2015, a slight drop from the 2,273 new IDPs that had come in the week before, taking the overall population of the PoC to 121,340 individuals or 31,871 Households.

30 Oct 2015 description

The monthly influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, the capital of Unity State, has been showing an increasing trend over the last three weeks even as reported sporadic clashes between the Government and the rebel forces resulted in food shortage and withdrawal of humanitarian partners from different areas of Unity State.

08 Oct 2015 description

MoS Sean Sherlock, Minister Charles Flanagan, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Ireland, 2015,

Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D, & Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., Announce Additional €3 million Humanitarian Assistance Funding for South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi.

02 Oct 2015 description

A nominal decrease was noted in the weekly influx rate of internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN Mission in South Sudan’s protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, the capital of Unity State, even as a sharp increase was recorded in the percentage of new arrivals seeking food.

01 Oct 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 28, 2015 (BOR) - Hundreds of farmers in South Sudan’s Jonglei state have started harvesting, despite the three-month drought that had threatened crop production.

Paul Angeth, a farmer who owns a seven fedan farm, partitioned it for crops such as maize, sorghum and groundnuts, with the largest part of his farm allocated for sorghum.

A commercial farmer, Angeth is currently the leading seed multiplier in Bor, supplying other farmers with good qualify seeds of different varieties at affordable prices.

26 Sep 2015 description

An upward trend was noted in the weekly rate of influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN Mission in South Sudan’s protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, the capital of Unity State.

A total of 1,203 individuals arrived at the PoC between 19 to 26 September 2015, a 10 per cent increase from the 1,095 new IDPs that had come in the week before, taking the overall population of the PoC to 119,038 individuals or 30,738 households. As has been the trend, 59 per cent of the new arrivals were women.

22 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The growing season of 2015 in South Sudan started well due to early favourable rainfall, with earlier than average or timely planting across most of Western Equatoria, Greater Bahr-el-Ghazal, northern areas and Upper Nile. In Central Equatoria and some eastern areas of the country, moderate delays were noticed, but without much consequence.

15 Sep 2015 description

The August 2015 FSNWG update reports indicate that approximately 19.2 million people in the Greater Horn of Africa are facing crisis and emergency food insecurity and are in urgent need of assistance.

28 Aug 2015 description

High food prices and conflict in South Sudan and Yemen leading to continued Emergency

Key Messages

21 Aug 2015 description

Overview

The evolving El Niño, which currently has a probability of occurrence at above 90% and is likely to be the worst in 30 years, will exacerbate the current food and nutrition security situation. Parts of Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia and Kenya are expected to experience severe flooding while other parts of the region will experience drought conditions.

14 Aug 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 12, 2015 (JUBA) – At least six people starved to death as a result of lack of food in a remote part of South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state, officials said on Wednesday.

The state has been hit by drought following prolong period of insufficient amounts of rainfall that resulted into crop failure. Budi county is the worst affected, officials said.

21 Jul 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 20, 2015 (JUBA) – Thousands of people in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state are likely to face severe hunger due to lack of rainfall and unexpected crop failure, an official told Sudan Tribune Monday.

The state minister for agriculture, Clement Chichim, disclosed that the greater Kapeota counties were the worst-affected regions. Greater Kapeota consists of Kapoeta North, Kapoeta East, Kapoeta South and Budi counties.

Chichim said other Eastern Equatoria counties of Magwi, Lafon, Ikotos and Torit also experienced rainfall shortage.

30 Apr 2014 description

Full summary: This report is based on qualitative fieldwork conducted in Uror and Nyirol Counties, Jonglei State, South Sudan and a household survey conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and SLRC in 2012. Together these studies comprise a baseline analysis of livelihoods, access to social services and people’s perceptions of participation and governance.

The report finds: