1.7 million people are facing emergency food insecurity in the country out of which 45,000 people are facing catastrophe or famine in Unity and Jonglei States.
The number of food insecure is expected to rise to 6.0 million during the peak of the lean season.
Fall armyworm crop destruction in Greater Central Equatoria and Greater Bahr El Gazal is likely to impact negatively on harvest prospects for the 2017/2018 agricultural season
Forty community girls schools (CGSs) are conducting classes for 525 girls and 429 boys in Yambio and Nzara counties (former Western Equatoria State) of South Sudan as part of a project on Out of School Children (OOSC) being implemented by UNESCO in partnership with GPE and UNICEF South Sudan. As the target was to enroll 1,000 students, the number of learners shows a 95.4% success rate. The organisation that is overseeing the teaching and learning in the 40 CGSs is Africa Education Trust (AET)
2.485 réfugiés burundais et demandeurs d’asile assistés à Kamanyola, Sud-Kivu.
10.921 réfugiés rwandais rapatriés en 2017
Plus de 1.000 réfugiés sudsoudanais nouvellement arrivés en RDC, enregistrés en septembre
Réfugiés du Burundi
2,485 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers supported in Kamanyola, South Kivu.
10,921 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2017
Over 1,000 newly arrived South Sudanese refugees registered in DRC in September.
Refugees from Burundi
GENEVA – UNHCR’s protection chief urged delegates at a conference in Geneva today to take advantage of plans to strengthen responses to refugee crises to gain long-term improvements in the lives of the displaced and their hosts.
Speaking on the second day of a two-day meeting on how to improve the international response to large movements of refugees, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Türk said that it was critical to think in the longer term from the start of a refugee crises.
UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers
As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded
This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.
The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.
What is CCCM? The common aim of the CCCM Cluster is to improve living conditions of displaced persons in humanitarian crises. The sector facilitates assistance and strengthens protection of the displaced and works with beneficiaries to attain durable solutions. Camp management is cross-cutting in nature and applies to all types of communal settings, including planned camps, collective centers, self-settled camps, reception or transit centers, and entails building relations with the host community.
JUBA, 18 October 2017 – Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, Save the Children, UNICEF and partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families.
The 5,000th child to be reunited with his family was a 17-year-old boy, who had fled Tombura in Western Equatoria and sought refuge in Wau, Western Bahr El Ghazal. The boy was reunited with his mother after being separated for almost four years.
Trócaire and its Caritas partners are supporting South Sudanese refugees who have fled into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to escape persecution and hunger in their conflict-torn, drought hit country. Nelly Maonde, Trócaire Humanitarian Programme Advisor, reports on a recent visit to Biringi refugee camp in Ituri province, north east DRC.
This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.
Maize grain as usual was the most traded commodity in the region followed by dry beans, rice and then sorghum. See Figure 1.
Staple commodity prices especially for maize are expected to remain above last year and five year average prices despite near average harvest in the region with spatial pockets of deficit within and between countries because carryover stocks are low, tightening supplies available for trade.
Sustained assistance needed in Somalia, Ethiopia where below-average Deyr rains are forecast
18 October 2017
Dr Florian Krampe
‘We have succeeded at keeping famine at bay, we have not kept suffering at bay’, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres while briefing members of the UN Security Council on 12 October. Explaining the impediments to an effective response to the risks of famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, and, Guterres named conflict as a root cause of famine.
OSLO, 18 October 2017 | Jan Egeland, Secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council
In the coming weeks South Sudan’s leadership, the opposition, and a cadre of armed groups are expected to come together to reignite peace talks. For the first time in months, an air of possibility floats over the war-ravaged nation.
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Half of all South Sudanese depend on food aid. This is not only because of droughts, but also bloody power struggles. The main victims in this cycle of violence and hunger are women and children.
The United Nations' peacekeeping chief has urged South Sudanese political leaders to bring the country back from the “impending abyss” by making the compromises needed to achieve sustainable peace.
Speaking to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York, the Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, said the security situation in South Sudan remained a cause for serious concern as violent clashes continued around the country.