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26 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • Phase III scale-up in full swing in Northern Bahr el Ghazal

  • WFP and UNHCR to sign a MOU for cash-based transfers in the Makpandu refugee camp

  • Lengthy tax exemption processes hamper road deliveries of life-saving nutrition commodities from Kenya and Uganda.

Highlights

  • Approximately 189,000 beneficiaries have received life-saving food assistance in Northern Bahr el Ghazal since early August.

26 Aug 2016 description
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  • Heavy fighting broke out in Juba on 7 July; although a ceasefire has since been declared, the situation remains tense and unpredictable. Fighting has also been reported in other parts of the country.

  • Efforts to scale up food assistance to populations facing rising food insecurity are ongoing. In Northern Bahr el Ghazal, air drops of food assistance recently commenced.

25 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Over 1,000 households were visited with hygiene and cholera prevention messages in urban Juba and UN House on 22 August.

• 15,595 children and 3,522 caregivers have been reached with lifesaving messages, including mine risk education, prevention of family separation, appropriate care for children, and cholera prevention since the start of the response.

• School attendance is high in POC3, however, physical space is likely to become a concern as additional families are relocated from Tomping.

25 Aug 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• The State Ministry of Health (SMoH) has reported high rates of malnutrition in West Darfur over the past few months.

• Over 200,000 people have been affected by heavy rain and flooding since early June, according to HAC.

• On 20 August, the first group of 105 South Sudanese refugees was relocated from Khor Omer to Kario camp in East Darfur.

• On 17 August, the UN held a press conference in Khartoum to mark World Humanitarian Day.

Spike in severe acute malnutrition admissions in West Darfur

25 Aug 2016 description

A total of 1,185 IDPs have relocated from the UNMISS base in Tongping to UN House since movements began on 28 July, currently relocations take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The number of IDPs relocating each week is rising, 474 IDPs have relocated in the last 7 days, compared to 381 during the previous 7 days. Cholera remains a key concern at both sites with 129 cumulative cases reported since the start of the outbreak, however case incidence is declining and there have been zero reported deaths.

UNMISS Tongping

CCCM

24 Aug 2016 description

Drastic food price increases further reduce household food access

23 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG announces nearly $138 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Security situation in Juba remains calm following armed clashes in early July

  • Humanitarian organizations respond to IDP needs in Juba, Wau

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• On World Humanitarian Day, humanitarian community pays tribute to 59 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013.

• Armed clashes and ambushes prevent humanitarians from reaching displaced people in Greater Equatoria.

• Humanitarian organizations strive to meet growing needs as the number of internally displaced people increases in Wau town.

• Intermittent fighting has forced thousands of people to flee their homes in central and southern Unity.

23 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

94,693*
South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 14 Aug)

947,383*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 14 Aug (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

973,000
Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)

259,796
Refugees in South Sudan

1.61 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 02 August)

23 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Overview on Education in Emergencies (EiE) in Sudan 2016

North and Central Darfur

The gap in education is still very high with some 3,400 school aged children identified as being in need of learning facilities in Sortony, North Darfur following their recent displacement from Jebel Marra. This translates to 68 temporary classrooms alongside teaching and learning related materials. The government approval for construction of these classrooms was granted after advocacy by UNICEF, sector partners and the Ministry of Education.

23 Aug 2016 description

South Sudan - USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) has contributed an additional USD 17 million to support IOM’s emergency operations across South Sudan, where more than 6.1 million people are in need of humanitarian aid.

With USAID’s support, IOM will continue and expand lifesaving aid operations for more than 605,300 displaced and vulnerable individuals at the UN protection of civilians (PoC) sites in Bentiu and Malakal, as well as in Renk and other high-need locations.

23 Aug 2016 description

Overwhelmed aid agencies in Uganda are armed with insufficient resources to respond to South Sudanese refugees spilling across the border, after renewed violence pushed over 85,000 people into Uganda’s West Nile region since July.

22 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

A total of 242,675
South Sudanese arrivals in Sudan since 15 December 2013.
* This figure does not include a number of South Sudanese living with host communities.

77,322
Number of South Sudanese arrivals residing in the eight sites of White Nile State, based on UNHCR individual registration.

50,621*
Number of South Sudanese arrivals to East Darfur since January 2016.
* As of 14th of August

22 Aug 2016 description
report Xinhua

JUBA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- China has pledged 10 million U.S. dollars aid to help South Sudan respond to humanitarian needs.

Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan Ma Qiang told Xinhua late Saturday the funds will be used to purchase food and non-food items in an effort to immediately rescue lives of thousands in dire humanitarian condition.

Ma said people of South Sudan are at critical humanitarian assistance aggravated by the recent fighting that has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their country to seek refuge in the neighboring countries.

21 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Highlights

 More than 50% of the 240 children identified as missing, separated, or unaccompanied since the start of the Juba crisis have been successfully reunited with their families.

 407 cholera cases have been treated at UNICEF-supported Oral Rehydration Points, with 100 cases referred to the Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) for further treatment.

 Schools in UN House are operating normally; 3,016 children (46% girls) attended classes at Hope Primary School on 16 August. However, lack of space remains an issue in Tomping.

21 Aug 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 1.61 million internally displaced people (OCHA estimates)

  • 751,397 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR estimates)

  • 169,418 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS estimates)

  • 4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity

Highlights

  • Inflation rate hits historic high of 661.3% year-on-year

  • Airdrops out of Ethiopia commence, accelerating the pace of deliveries to Unity and Northern Bahr el Ghazal

21 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 35% for the nonconflictaffected states and 60% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in IDPs and nonconflict-affected areas. A total of 49 (61%) counties countrywide have registered increasing and/or more than expected levels of malaria cases.

• Cholera outbreaks confirmed in four states [Jubek, Terekeka, Jonglei, and East Lakes]. Three suspect cholera alerts are being investigated in Kajo-keji, Nimule, and Fangak.

20 Aug 2016 description
report The Guardian

Anna Patton

The country’s unusual open policy gives refugees land, education and a chance to work – but instability in neighbouring nations is putting pressure on resources

When they fled to Kampala from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in February 2008, Robert Hakiza’s family had food for two months. “The third month was a disaster,” he says. By May, though, his mother and two sisters were out making money. “My sister started selling necklaces,” he says. “At one point, she was keeping the entire family of eight.”