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16 Sep 2019 description

16 September 2019 16 September 2019
Ms. Yasmin Sooka, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

Mr. President, Excellences, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen,

16 Sep 2019 description

Commissioners call for one per cent of South Sudan’s oil revenues to fund reparations

Geneva, 16 September 2019 – Appealing to Member States of the Human Rights Council to help find a durable solution to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, a group of human rights experts warned there was a risk hardliners could sabotage progress towards implementation of the 2018 peace agreement.

16 Sep 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS (30 Sep 2019)

  • New research finds 1.5 million internally displaced persons in South Sudan

  • More than 6.35 million people severely food insecure in August despite large scale humanitarian assistance

  • Floods worsen living conditions as rains intensify across the country

  • Humanitarian organizations respond as needs increase in Kajo-Keji

  • Solar-powered, digital audio player launched to improve Ebola community engagement

13 Sep 2019 description

Operational Context

While armed conflict has declined in South Sudan since the warring parঞes signed a peace agreement in September 2018, implementation of the deal is lagging, the political situation remains fragile and millions remain displaced. Meanwhile, instability in neighboring countries has driven nearly 300,000 people to take refuge in South Sudan. Still, the South Sudanese are hopeful.

Despite UNHCR’s non-return advisory for refugees (updated in April 2019), more and more displaced persons are showing interest in heading home.

13 Sep 2019 description

Despite a slight improvement compared to 2018, acute food insecurity persists in the country, driven by localised conflict, climatic shocks, disease outbreaks, and slow market recovery. According to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC report), an estimated 6.35 million people (54% of the population) are classified as being in ‘crisis’ conditions or worse.

12 Sep 2019 description

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES DUE TO CONFLICT AND DISASTERS IN FIRST HALF OF 2019

Geneva, 12 September 2019 - More than 10 million new internal displacements were recorded between January and June 2019, according to a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

11 Sep 2019 description

Overview

In August 2019, an estimated 6.35 million people (54% of the population) are classified in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity, among whom an estimated 1.7 million people are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity and 10,000 people are in Catastrophe (IPC phase 5). Compared to the same period in 2018, there is a slight reduction in the proportion of people facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity by an estimated 5%. However, high levels of acute food insecurity still persist in the country.

11 Sep 2019 description

How Severe, How Many and When – In August 2019, an estimated 6.35 million people (54% of the population) are classified in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity, among whom an estimated 1.7 million people are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity and 10,000 people are in Catastrophe (IPC phase 5). Compared to the same period in 2018, there is a slight reduction in the proportion of people facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity by an estimated 5%. However, high levels of acute food insecurity still persist in the country.

11 Sep 2019 description

Acute malnutrition level among children exceeds emergency threshold

11 September 2019, JUBA – In spite of a slight improvement in the food security situation since June 2019, more than half the population of South Sudan – some 6.35 million people – do not know where their next meal will come from, three United Nations agencies warned today.

10 Sep 2019 description

IOM’s biometric registration system has been active since 2014, with 838,652 beneficiaries active in its database to date. Since August 2018, IOM and the World Food Programme (WFP) are collaborating on the project “Enhancing targeted food distribution through biometric data management” seeking to contribute to increased food security throughout South Sudan.

10 Sep 2019 description

In Numbers

6.96 million people facing acute food insecurity from May to July 2019 (IPC)

2.1 million acutely malnourished women and children(HRP)

2.87 million people assisted by WFP in July 2019

1.83 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

2.31 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

184,794 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

• WFP and FAO have signed an agreement for FAO to use SCOPE ,a cloud based beneficiary platform, to register people and manage transfers.

09 Sep 2019 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of August, requirements had reached $26.57 billion. The change in requirements since last month is mainly due to an increase in requirements for Mali and Zimbabwe, and the publication of the HRP for Venezuela.

09 Sep 2019 description

Despite ongoing peace process, needs remain staggering in South Sudan

January to June 2019 facts and figures

Ten months since the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan was signed, the humanitarian situation remains dire in South Sudan. Food insecurity has reached unprecedented levels despite some improvements in terms of access. Our medical teams continue to receive a large number of patients with gunshot wounds in the hospitals we support.