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21 Nov 2019 description

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Good afternoon and thank you for being here.

Thank you also to our Radio Miraya listeners who are tuning in live to this press conference.

I’ll make some opening remarks about the peace process and then I’ll be happy to take your questions.

As we all know, the parties to the peace agreement recently decided to extend the pretransitional period for a further 100 days.

21 Nov 2019 description

POPULATIONS OF CONCERN

297,135 Number of refugees in South Sudan. 92% come from Sudan, 5% from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2% from Ethiopia, and 1% from the Central African Republic.

1.46 million Number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan, 12% of which are staying inside six UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.

219,720 Number of South Sudanese refugees who have returned in a self-organized manner (November 2017-October 2019) 2.2 million remain in neighboring countries

In this issue

20 Nov 2019 description

Summary of Humanitarian Needs

  • TOTAL POPULATION: 11.7M
  • PEOPLE IN NEED: 7.5M

Context and impact of the crisis

20 Nov 2019 description

JUBA - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched emergency assessments in the east and northeast of South Sudan where severe flooding has left thousands of people stranded in inaccessible areas, threatening to make worse an already catastrophic humanitarian crisis. We are urging all organisations to mobilise resources to mitigate the impact of rising flood levels in affected locations, and to ensure adequate attention is given to Pibor, in the east of the country.

19 Nov 2019 description

SITUATION

• An estimated 4.5 million people were projected to face Crisis (IPC 3) or worse levels of acute food insecurity from October through January, according to the August IPC analysis. Large-scale humanitarian food assistance continues to mitigate more severe food insecurity outcomes in several areas of concern, according to FEWS NET. In September, more than two million South Sudanese were reached with food assistance; however, this remains well below the estimated total population in need.

18 Nov 2019 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 17, 2019 (TONJ) - The commissioner of Man-lor County in South Sudan’s Tonj State has appealed for assistance for people displaced by floods in the area.

Paul Mangong was quoted saying all the five payams in the county are heavy flooded by rains that started in August.

Cases of deaths from water borne disease, he said, have also been reported among the flood-affected population.

Over 3,000 households have been displaced, the official said, amidst appeals for the state government and aid agencies to urgently help provide food, water and shelter.

16 Nov 2019 description

In Numbers

4.54 million people facing acute food insecurity from September to December 2019 (IPC)

2.1 million acutely malnourished women and children (HRP)

2.69 million people assisted by WFP in September 2019

1.47 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

2.24 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

180,478 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

15 Nov 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Since July 2019, South Sudan has experienced unusually heavy rainfall and flooding, affecting an estimated 908,000 people. On 27 October, the Government of South Sudan declared a state of emergency in the areas affected by flooding.

• At least 620,000 people need immediate humanitarian assistance. A coordinated response scale-up is ongoing in priority locations, including most recently flooded counties in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile.

15 Nov 2019 description
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Sudan and South Sudan - Version 3
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Technical Annex - version 3

The present Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) was prepared on the basis of financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2019/01000 (Worldwide Decision) and the related General Guidelines for Operational Priorities on Humanitarian Aid (Operational Priorities). The purpose of the HIP and its annexe is to serve as a communication tool for DG ECHO's partners and to assist in the preparation of their proposals. The provisions of the Worldwide Decision and the General Conditions of the Agreement with the European Commission shall take precedence over the provisions in this document.

15 Nov 2019 description
report Save the Children

Families already facing extreme malnutrition now taking refuge in displaced to temporary shelters.

Hundreds of thousands of children and their families – many of whom were already facing extreme malnutrition - have been displaced by heavy rainfall and are now living in temporary, makeshift settlements across South Sudan.

14 Nov 2019 description

Thank you Mr. President and members of the Peace and Security Council.

I welcome this opportunity to brief you on the situation in South Sudan following the decision by the Parties extend for a further 100 days.

I would like to thank President Yoweri Museveni and President Abdalfatah Alburhan for bringing the political leaders together to reach this decision.

14 Nov 2019 description

Between July and October, severe flooding affected more than 908,000 people across parts of Jonglei, Upper Nile, Warrap, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, Lakes, and Central and Eastern Equatoria, where over 3 million people neede assistance even before the torrential rains. An estimated 620,000 people were in need of immediate assistance. The flooding submerged entire communities and rendered basic services and markets destroyed or inaccessible. An estimated 42 nutrition centres suspended their services, making children and women more vulnerable.

13 Nov 2019 description
report ACT Alliance

The South Sudan States of Upper Nile, Jonglei, Unity, Northern Bahr el Gazal and Eastern Equatoria have been seriously affected by flooding, caused by heavy continuous rains.

On October 27, 2019, the government of South Sudan declared the flooding situation a state of emergency in most affected areas. The floods have affected over 900,000 people with estimated 420,000 people displaced and in need of immediate emergency assistance.

13 Nov 2019 description
map UNOSAT

Satellite-detected cumulative water extents, as of 06 November 2019 over Luakpiny/Nasir, Pibor and neighbouring counties in South Sudan

This map illustrates the 5-day cumulative, day-time surface water extent detected over Luakpiny/Nasir, Pibor and neighbouring counties in South Sudan. The extent was derived from VIIRS-NOAA satellite imagery between 2 and 6 November 2019 and includes all pixels with 0-100% open water.

12 Nov 2019 description

While armed conflict has declined in South Sudan since the warring parties signed a peace agreement in September 2018, implementation of the deal is lagging, the political situation remains fragile, and millions remain displaced both inside and outside of the country. Meanwhile, instability in neighboring countries has driven nearly 300,000 refugees into South Sudan. Poor rule of law and easy access to arms has resulted in an increase in inter– and intra-communal violence that continues to force people from their homes. Still, the South Sudanese remain hopeful.

12 Nov 2019 description
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Unity and Jonglei States
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Warrap and Unity States
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Akobo and Pibor Counties
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Unity State (Leer County Focus
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Maban County
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Mayom County
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Pibor County

Severe flooding caused by atypical rainfall across South Sudan has caused temporary displacement and disruption in service provision to more than 900,000 individuals. Through a network of DTM focal points in the field and in coordination with other humanitarian partners and authorities the team has mapped more than 250 locations (villages and neighbourhoods) affected by flooding in the country.

11 Nov 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 66 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

11 Nov 2019 description

Well above-average seasonal rains result in widespread flooding across East Africa

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