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05 Sep 2019 description

The resilience of communities in South Sudan has declined and continued to be eroded since the eruption of conflict in late 2013. Compounded by repeated outbreaks of violent conflict, the deterioration of the food security situation and subsequent economic shocks have negatively affected households’ coping capacities and livelihoods. Communities dependent on agriculture have seen their productive assets depleted, looted and destroyed, limiting their ability to recover and increasing their reliance on external aid.

03 Sep 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In July 2019, UNICEF in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (national and state levels), WHO and other partners continued to create awareness, engage and sensitize communities on Ebola in high-risk states reaching 208,669 people (101,938 men; 106,731 women).

• On 23 July, 32 children were released from pro-Machar SPLA-iO in Mirmir, Unity State. All children were reunited with their families and are receiving reintegration services including comprehensive case management.

03 Sep 2019 description

SUMMARY

Conversations surrounding returns and relocations in South Sudan and the future of the POC sites are often framed around clear-cut distinctions between single push and pull factors. This framing – often based on the perceptions of international actors of what internally displaced people (IDPs) or refugees do or should think – ignores the fact that decisions to stay or to move are made based on complex motivations in contexts of high uncertainty and, especially for women, limited information.

02 Sep 2019 description

Sep 2019 This regional report on food crises is the first for the region and highlights the plight of millions of people experiencing acute levels of food insecurity in seven countries in the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) region. It serves as an important milestone towards delivering IGAD’s commitment to fight acute hunger and malnutrition in the region.

02 Sep 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

In the second quarter of 2019, insecurity and food shortages due to poor previous harvests continued to drive large-scale humanitarian needs across the eastern Lakes region.

Reflecting the severe humanitarian situation, Awerial, Yirol East and Yirol West Counties were projected to be facing emergency levels (IPC phase 4) of food security in June and July according to May’s updated Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).

31 Aug 2019 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.

30 Aug 2019 description
report World Vision

Key messages

• Drought: An estimated 15 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance across the Horn of Africa including northern Uganda due to a prolonged drought as a result of below average seasonal rainfall.This has led to loss of livestock due to deterioration of farmland and pastures, a spike in food prices and a reduction in the availability of water in most parts of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

30 Aug 2019 description
report World Vision

Key messages

• IDP returnees: Ongoing implementation of the September 2018 peace deal and lower conflict in Greater Bahr el Ghazal and Greater Upper Nile has supported greater household movement. The recovery of trade flows and markets functionality has to some extent improved household engagement in typical livelihood activities. Additionally, relative calm has enabled the return of displaced populations.

30 Aug 2019 description

218,129 people reached with CCCM services in Q2

5,882 m2 earthworks completed in Wau, Bentiu and Malakal PoC sites

17,394m drainage rehabilitated in Wau, Bentiu and Malakal PoC sites

67 partner meetings and consultations held governance meeting held

New Arrival Success Story

30 Aug 2019 description

Context

Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site was established in Rubkona county of Unity state in December 2013 where currently 100,441 internally displaced people are seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

30 Aug 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

30 Aug 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

30 Aug 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

30 Aug 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.