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30 Aug 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian organizations respond as needs increase in Kajo-Keji

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

  • The 19 August is World Humanitarian Day – this year it honours Women Humanitarians

  • Fighting triggers new displacement in Maiwut, Upper Nile

  • 22,000 internally displaced people from Wau PoC site returned to Wau town and other locations since 2018

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

29 Aug 2019 description

In Numbers

26,561 mt of food and nutrition assistance distributed*

US$ 2.74 m in cash-based transfers made*

US$ 481.5 m six months (August ‘19 – January ‘20) net funding requirements

2.7 m people assisted*

*in June 2019

Operational Updates

28 Aug 2019 description

10,000 refugees benefited from mosquito net distribution in Unity

300+ refugee secondary school students sat for the pre-screening exam for a university scholarship through the DAFI programme

1,500+ internally displaced persons estimated to have listened to peaceful co-existence radio programming in Yei

REFUGEE RESPONSE

PROTECTION

Central Equatoria

26 Aug 2019 description
infographic ACTED

Vision

A prosperous South Sudan built by integrated and resilient communities.

Mission

Provide quality, information-driven relief, recovery and development programming through long-term engagement with crisis-affected communities.

Strategy statement

From a total reach of around 500,000, transition 50,000 people to self-reliance by 2020, by supporting crisis-affected communities along the relief-recovery-development pathway through integrated CAMPS, ADAPT and THRIVE programming

23 Aug 2019 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Nyal town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, one of the largest swamps in the world. Nyal is a key location for people travelling to and from Central and Southern Unity and nearby islands. Since the start of the crisis, Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from Unity and Jonglei States have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources.

22 Aug 2019 description

Nearly 26,000 South Sudanese refugees returned from Sudan in a self-organized manner in June and July, according to UNHCR. Most of them returned to Unity State, while a smaller number arrived in Upper Nile. The majority were women and children who reported needing emergency household supplies, shelter, health care and food. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Wau Protection of Civilians site reduced by about 1,700 people during July.

21 Aug 2019 description

KEY MESSAGES

• June-September rainfall performance remained average to above-average from early July to early August in unimodal areas. This has sustained largely favorable cropping conditions across northern and western agricultural zones of East Africa.

21 Aug 2019 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Nyal town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, one of the largest swamps in the world. Nyal is a key location for people travelling to and from Central and Southern Unity and nearby islands. Since the start of the crisis, Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from Unity and Jonglei States have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources.

21 Aug 2019 description

In Numbers

28,233 mt of food and nutrition assistance distributed*

US$ 3.29 m in cash-based transfers made*

US$ 189.3 m six months (June - November 2019) net funding requirements

3.2 m people assisted* *in May 2019

Operational Updates

20 Aug 2019 description

Background

The Logistics Cluster facilitates the coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community. Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve the decision making of humanitarian organisations in South Sudan.
Where logistics gaps are identified, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a Provider of Last Resort by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Operational Highlights

19 Aug 2019 description

Food insecurity expected to worsen at the peak of the lean season in many areas

Key Messages

19 Aug 2019 description

HUMANITARIAN FIGURES

6.96 million (Approximately 50%) of the South-Sudanese people are severely food insecure (World Health Organisation)

Only 38.8% Of OCHA'S Humanitarian Response Plan for South Sudan has been met. It targets 5.7 million of the 7.1 million who require aid in the nation. The total requirements for the project are approximately $1.5 bn and $584,575,128 has been met so far.

19 Aug 2019 description

Objective:

To increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises in Greater Equatoria.

Key partners:

Boma, Kapoeta and Torit state Ministries of Agriculture, Forestry, Animal Resources, Fisheries and Cooperative Development; Boma, Kapoeta and Torit state Ministries of Housing and Physical Infrastructure; Torit Municipal Council and various national and international Non-governmental Organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

15 895 households and more than 10 000 households indirectly.

19 Aug 2019 description

Objective:

To increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises in Greater Equatoria.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, two financial service providers, and 20 national and international Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs).

Beneficiaries reached:

96 200 households (577 200 people); 13 percent of 740 000 households reached by the overall ERLP.

Activities implemented:

19 Aug 2019 description
report GOAL

By Miriam Donohoe, Senior Communications Manager, GOAL

Another hot day dawns in the dusty, sprawling Tierkadi Refugee Camp in Gambella, Western Ethiopia, just 50 kilometres from the border with South Sudan.

19 Aug 2019 description
interactive World Food Programme
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 19 Aug 2019.

Highlights

16 Aug 2019 description

Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) outcomes likely persist despite ongoing consumption of green harvest

Key Messages

16 Aug 2019 description

After more than five years of conflict, South Sudan remains one of the most food-insecure countries in the world. Ongoing violent conflict; population displacement and restricted movement; and disruption of trade, markets, and cultivation activities have exacerbated food insecurity and humanitarian needs.

SITUATION