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22 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Currency Exchange Rate: In September 2018, the average exchange rate in the parallel market in Juba was SSP 215, compared to the highest ever of SSP 310 in June 2018. The rate in the parallel market remained stable from August but depreciated by 18 percent compared to September 2017. The divergence of the parallel market to the official rate in Juba narrowed to 43 percent in September, down from 46 percent in August and 122 percent in June.

22 Nov 2018 description

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today received an €8 million (US$9 million) contribution from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets by rehabilitating and maintaining roads in South Sudan over the next four years.

22 Nov 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

• Significant rainfall deficits continue to accumulate in the eastern half of the Horn of Africa as the Deyr season progresses. Deficits are -25 to -100 mm or worse in southern and central Somalia, central and eastern Kenya, and southeastern and other localized parts of Ethiopia.

• Favorable cropping conditions have been maintained in the western sector of the East Africa region, despite an erratic onset of the rainy season and poorly distributed, below-average rainfall amounts in parts of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and western Kenya.

21 Nov 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Context and Methodology

Nyal town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei States have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources. Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people travelling to and from nearby islands.

21 Nov 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The government of White Nile State on Tuesday said it has dispatched 4 humanitarian caravans to South Sudan.

The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) quoted the director of aid groups department at the Humanitarian Aid Commission in White Nile, Mustafa al-Kamel, as saying the caravans have been dispatched to Upper Nile and Bahr el-Ghazal provinces via the Joda border crossing point.

He pointed out that the caravans contained 160 tons of sorghum, 400 packages of edible oils as well as large quantities of legumes, flour and rice.

20 Nov 2018 description
report World Vision

Key messages

Internal conflicts on the increase: At least 9 million people have been displaced within their borders as a result of inter-communal conflict and violence. This has been most notable in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. This makes conflict, the largest driver of displacement – with children often witnessing or experiencing horrific violence, exploitation and abuse.

20 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Peace celebrations commemorating the Revitalized Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) took place on 31 October in Juba. Participants included Presidents of Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and the Prime Minister of Egypt, as well as representatives of the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations.

19 Nov 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 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

19 Nov 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Ongoing conflict in Jonglei continued to negatively affect humanitarian needs in the second quarter of 2018. The onset of the peak lean season saw deteriorating food security conditions in many locations across the state.

Clashes between armed actors and pervasive insecurity, particularly in the Greater Akobo area caused displacement among affected communities, negatively impacting the ability of populations to meet their primary needs.

19 Nov 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Poverty, food insecurity, undernutrition and income inequality remain high in Kenya, particularly in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). The drought-prone nature of the ASALs has exacerbated vulnerabilities and has led to chronic emergency responses, driven by high food insecurity and acute malnutrition rates.

19 Nov 2018 description

In October, the number of displaced people continued to rise to 1.97 million people. A total of 32,113 displaced people were registered in Juba’s two Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites, marking an 18 per cent drop since 2016 figures. Almost half of the decrease is due to the relocation of 3,379 people following inter-communal tensions in September. Civilians were reported to have been displaced from Minyori following continued fighting around Yei, Central Equatoria. Of those displaced, more than 629 have been identified in Yei town.

16 Nov 2018 description

Risk of Famine (IPC Phase 5) persists in Yemen and South Sudan

16 Nov 2018 description

Famine (IPC Phase 5) risk persists and substantial scale-up of assistance needed

Key Messages

15 Nov 2018 description

Lowest new arrivals in 2018 so far, following steady decline since January.

First round of ‘find-and-treat’ nutrition campaign starts in South Kordofan.

Expansion of livelihoods programming for refugees and host communities in White Nile.

TOTAL INTER-AGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED FOR SUDAN UNDER THE REVISED 2018 REGIONAL REFUGEE RESPONSE PLAN (RRRP)
USD 294.8 M Funded 26% 77.1 M

Population Update

14 Nov 2018 description

US$51.4 million allocated to support priority activities

The South Sudan Humanitarian Fund has received US$77.5 million as of the 26 October 2018. The contributions include $19.6 million carried over from 2017, refunds ($2.5m) and $55.4 million deposited in 2018 from Sweden ($9.5m), Germany ($9.2m), Netherlands ($9.1m), UK ($8.5m), Belgium ($4.9m), Ireland ($4.8m), Norway ($4.6m), Australia ($2.6m), Switzerland ($1.0m), Canada ($0.6m) and Luxembourg ($0.4m). An additional $8.6 million is expected by the end of the year.