South Sudan

UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #40, 10 - 23 September 2014

Situation Report
Originally published



  • According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification for September, while the food security situation has improved, the nutrition situation will remain dire for remainder of the year. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM) is likely to remain above emergency thresholds (GAM >15%), as defined by WHO, especially in conflict-affected states. High levels of acute malnutrition are attributed to inadequate food consumption, morbidity, dietary and feeding habits, and severely constrained health and nutrition service delivery.

  • 500,000 people in remote and hard to reach areas, including over 100,000 children under 5, have been reached by the 25 joint UNICEF-WFP rapid response missions to date. During the reporting period, one team undertook a mission to Wathjak, Ulang County, Upper Nile while another is currently deployed in Pathai in Uror County of Jonglei.

  • Since the eruption of the conflict in December 2013 until present, the UN has received more reports of grave child rights violations than in all of 2012 and 2013 combined. Through the MRM, reports of 511 incidents affecting 30,746 children (20,930 boys, 9,284 girls and 532 of unknown sex) have been received, out of which 406 incidents were verified, affecting 13,850 children. Credible reports have been received that child recruitment is ongoing by both sides to the conflict. This includes information about both voluntary and forced recruitment.

1.4 million
People internally displaced since 15 December (OCHA, SitRep #53 dated 18 September, 2014)

Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years

Outside South Sudan 452,900
Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since 15 December 2013 (OCHA, SitRep #53 dated 18 September, 2014)

Priority Humanitarian Funding needs January - December 2014
US$ 151.7 million**