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13 Aug 2018 description
Almost one in three of the 158 major violent incidents against aid operations last year occurred in the world's newest nation. Syria, Afghanistan and CAR were listed the next most dangerous.
01 Feb 2018 description
UNHCR and OCHA on Thursday launched a funding appeal for US$1.5 billion to support refugees fleeing South Sudan and for US$1.7 billion for people in need in the country during 2018.
29 Jan 2018 description
As the crisis enters its fifth year, it remains the largest refugee situation in Africa. As of 31 October 2017, there are close to 2.5 million refugees hosted in six asylum countries.
12 Dec 2017 description
As the conflict enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis has continued to intensify and expand due the widespread violence and the deteriorating economic situation.
05 Dec 2017 description
2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview highlights the plight of seven million people who need assistance and protection, even as more than two million have fled to neighbouring countries.
21 Oct 2017 description
More than two million South Sudanese have fled the country so far. Around half a million people could become refugees in the coming year, based on the current arrival trends in the neighbouring countries.
24 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
At the primary school level, South Sudan has the highest rate of out-of-school children with close to 72 per cent of children missing out on education.
10 Feb 2017 description
More than 1.5 million people have been forced to leave South Sudan and seek safety since conflict erupted in 2013. An additional 2.1 million people are displaced inside the country.
19 Jan 2017 description
With regional displacement figures from South Sudan in the first half of 2016 much higher than original projections, the UNHCR had to revise the requirements for 2017.
23 Dec 2016 description
Forty-seven humanitarian partners are seeking a total of US$1.2 bilion for the period January ‐ December 2017, including US$558.2 million for Uganda and US$313.6 million for Ethiopia.
06 Dec 2016 description
An estimated 260,280 people in South Sudan's capital are estimated to be food-insecure. More than 90% of households have reduced the number of meals they eat per day and 53% have spent entire days without eating.
16 Sep 2016 description
With this milestone, South Sudan joins Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia as countries that have produced more than a million refugees, said the UN refugee agency.
12 Aug 2016 description
Some 200,000 individuals have been fleeing new violence in previously stable areas such as Greater Equatoria and Greater Bahr-el-Ghazal.
19 Apr 2016 description
The country's six neighbours – Central African Republic, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda – are reporting rising refugee inflows, at a time when operations to meet their needs are severely underfunded.
12 Aug 2014 description
An estimated 20 million people in the region face acute food insecurity, with most in Crisis and Emergency. The figure compares unfavourably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.
05 Mar 2014 description
The crises in both countries have together caused one of the biggest refugee and IDP situations Africa has seen in recent years, forcibly displacing some 1.8 million people across a region with very sparse support capacities.
07 Feb 2014 description
UNHCR's initial planning figures of 60,000 refugees have been exceeded and increased to 100,000 arrivals. Uganda is also facing a refugee emergency from DR Congo and currently hosts a total of 310,000 refugees.
14 Jan 2014 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
10 Jan 2014 description
The sum comprises $59 million for South Sudan and $40.2 million for CAR till end-March. It follows a joint appeal on 31 December by OCHA for $209 million for South Sudan and a 24 December 100-Day Plan for CAR covering $152.2 million in immediate needs.
18 Mar 2013 description
Sustained gunfire erupted in the northeastern section of the settlement on Saturday night causing several hundred refugees, mostly women and children, to flee their homes.