In 2014, with the generous support of our donors, UNICEF and partners have reached 880,000 conflict-affected children with essential, life-saving services. In 2015, UNICEF will appeal for US$ 165.6 million to expand services for 1.7 million children, with a focus on reaching the hardest to reach children and improving the quality and sustainability of services while leveraging opportunities to improve the dire situation for children across the country.
This year, 603,000 people, including over 127,000 children under 5, were reached by 34 UNICEF and partner rapid response missions (RRM). The RRM has been critical to expand UNICEF’s outreach into the most hard to reach areas, providing immediate life-saving assistance to IDPs and host communities that had not received any assistance since the start of the conflict, and building the capacity of community-based networks. The RRM collected data on the nutritional status of children in Greater Upper Nile; 78,000 children under five screened for malnutrition and 2,800 newly identified severely malnourished children referred for treatment.
A rapid response mission is currently underway in Panyikang County in Upper Nile State to address the humanitarian needs of 12,492 people – 9,700 returnees and 2,792 IDPs from Atar in Pigi County, Jonglei State. Five locations were assessed. UNICEF and partners, IMC and Ministry of Physical Infrastructures, have started a rapid response in Pakang and Owachi, providing health, nutrition and WASH services.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
People internally displaced since 15 December
(OCHA, SitRep #67 dated 19 December, 2014)
748,647 Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years
Outside South Sudan
Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since 15 December 2013 (OCHA, SitRep #67 dated 19 December, 2014)
Priority Humanitarian Funding needs January - December 2014
US$ 151.7 million