South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 14 | 08 September 2017

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 08 Sep 2017


• United Nations Secretary General appoints Alain Noudéhou as Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan.

• A mid-year review of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) finds increasing humanitarian needs in South Sudan.

• Humanitarian coordinator a.i. calls for immediate end to attacks on civilians and aid workers in South Sudan.

• South Sudan's cholera outbreak, known for being the longest and deadliest in the nation's history, is now declining.

• Fresh fighting between government and opposition forces is increasing in the Greater Equatoria region.


No. of Internally Displaced People - 1.87 million

No. of refugees in neighboring countries - 2.0 million

No. of people severely food insecure (June-July 2017) - 6 million


$1.1 billion funding received in 2017*

65.7% of appeal funding received in 2017

$1.6 billion requirements for South Sudan 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan

Alain Noudéhou appointed South Sudan Humanitarian Coordinator

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 28 August announced the appointment of Alain Noudéhou of Benin as his Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). He will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Mr. Noudéhou succeeds Eugene Owusu of Ghana, who completed his assignment in July 2017. The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Owusu’s dedicated service with the United Nations in South Sudan.

Currently the Chief of Staff and Director of the Executive Office of UNDP in New York, Mr.
Noudéhou brings to his new position extensive experience in international development and humanitarian affairs (since 2016).

He previously served as United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in China (2014-2016) and United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Zimbabwe (2010-2014). Appointed UNDP Country Director in the United Republic of Tanzania in 2007, he was UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Rwanda in 2004.

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