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26 Oct 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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CORRIGENDUM - English version
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CORRIGENDUM - Arabic version

I. Introduction  

26 Oct 2017 description
report ACTED

South Sudan is in a dire humanitarian crisis. Earlier this year, famine was declared in two counties of Unity state where conflict and mass displacement is prevalent. As anticipated, the humanitarian situation has become alarming today with over 1.9 million people displaced, over 2 million people fleeing to neighboring countries and with over 6 million people food insecure and 7.6 million needing humanitarian assistance.

26 Oct 2017 description

Officials discuss status of South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis; appeal for support to end the conflict

26 Oct 2017 description

Juba Gumbo Park

  • 680 individuals were recorded transiting through the FM Point during the reporting period. Among them 360 Ind. (53%) are children under 5 years old (89 ind. – 13% ) and youths between 6 and 17 years (271 ind. – 40%). 413 are women (60%) and 267 men (40%).

  • Individuals entering South Sudan from Uganda are 171 (25%) and they are all going to Juba. Main reason for movements is “Shortage of Food” (117 ind. – 68%) followed by “To seek education and Health facilities” (33 ind. – 19%)

25 Oct 2017 description

Key Findings

  • The county has been void of humanitarian aid facilities since the April 2017 violence, after which the previously present Christian Development Aid (CDA) left the area.

  • Children among IDP and host communities are in dire need of education. There are no functioning educational facilities in Chuil.

  • Inhabitants of Chuil do not have access to health facilities and walk for two days to Lankien to reach health facilities operated by MSF and Oxfam.

24 Oct 2017 description
report Cordaid

$320. When you compare purchasing power globally, that is the average price for a plate of food in South Sudan, according to a calculation of the World Food Program (WFP). Imagine what it would cost a single mother of five to keep her children alive. Then add up a war and a merciless drought and you’ll have an impression of daily reality in South Sudan.

24 Oct 2017 description
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Sudan and South Sudan - version 2
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Technical Annex - version 2

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2017 general budget of the European Union.

AMOUNT: EUR 70 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

First modification as of 20 June 2017

Sudan

23 Oct 2017 description

NEW YORK (23 October 2017) – The tragic reality of famine around the world has revealed that many States are failing to uphold their legal responsibilities, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, told the UN General Assembly in New York today.

She also called for an urgent shift in thinking away from crisis reactions and toward famine prevention.

23 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 900 new arrivals registered in Unity: In Yida refugee settlement, UNHCR registered 915 new arrivals (457F, 458M) including 682 children. Cumulatively, 10,709 new arrivals have been registered in 2017. Last year within the same period, 9,583 new arrivals were registered, which represents 10% increase due to the increased number of children leaving their parents in South Kordofan to pursue education opportunities.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

Since the onset of the current phase of the South Sudan conflict in December 2013, nearly 3 million people have been displaced. Two million people have fled to neighbouring countries, and another 1.9 million others remain internally displaced. The ongoing conflict in South Sudan, combined with increasing food insecurity, as well as economic crisis, are contributing to heightened protection risks for children.

20 Oct 2017 description

Key points:

  • Most households in Torit are selling their productive assets, consuming inadequate food and resorting to other negative coping strategies.

  • Households in Yambio have poor food security and are frequently spending their savings to purchase food, as insecurity has prevented farmers from growing crops. Overall, negative coping strategies are more prevalent in urban areas.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP has assisted 4.5 million people since the beginning of the year. This is the highest number of people served by WFP in South Sudan.

  • Visit of the newly appointed USAID Administrator to South Sudan to witness WFP, UNICEF and IOM projects funded by the United States.

  • For the first time since the suspension of activities in Baggari area, Western Bahr el Ghazal in April 2017, WFP reached 16,600 people in September.

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2017 description

Key Messages

  • 1.7 million people are facing emergency food insecurity in the country out of which 45,000 people are facing catastrophe or famine in Unity and Jonglei States.

  • The number of food insecure is expected to rise to 6.0 million during the peak of the lean season.

  • Fall armyworm crop destruction in Greater Central Equatoria and Greater Bahr El Gazal is likely to impact negatively on harvest prospects for the 2017/2018 agricultural season

18 Oct 2017 description

UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers

As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded

This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.

The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.

18 Oct 2017 description
report CCCM Cluster

introduction

What is CCCM? The common aim of the CCCM Cluster is to improve living conditions of displaced persons in humanitarian crises. The sector facilitates assistance and strengthens protection of the displaced and works with beneficiaries to attain durable solutions. Camp management is cross-cutting in nature and applies to all types of communal settings, including planned camps, collective centers, self-settled camps, reception or transit centers, and entails building relations with the host community.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond

Introduction

This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

18 Oct 2017 description

Summary Points

  • Maize grain as usual was the most traded commodity in the region followed by dry beans, rice and then sorghum. See Figure 1.

  • Staple commodity prices especially for maize are expected to remain above last year and five year average prices despite near average harvest in the region with spatial pockets of deficit within and between countries because carryover stocks are low, tightening supplies available for trade.