Refugees and IDPs received material support and training during March 2018.
Individuals received capacitybuilding training during March 2018.
Children, pregnant and nursing mothers screened for nutritional status during the reporting period.
Working with Partners in 2018
■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
US$21 million allocated to support top priority front-line activities
During the first quarter, the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) allocated US$21 million through the 2018 first standard allocation.
Funding went to 62 partners to kick-start top priority front-line activities under the 2018 HRP, at a time when the compounding effects of displacement, disease, food insecurity, malnutrition and protection concerns continue to worsen. Funding was also provided to ensure the continuity of common logistics services.
The month of October was characterised by a respite in fighting across the state of Upper Nile.
This has created opportunities for increased humanitarian access to areas that have been affected by continued fighting or insecurity for the past months such as the counties located on the western bank of the Nile and the counties of the south-eastern portion of the state.
Nevertheless, the humanitarian outlook has yet to improve as the level of access to basic services remains alarmingly low across most sectors.
In March, partners in South Sudan continued to respond to health emergencies including an outbreak of Rift Valley fever, measles and a suspected outbreak of meningitis, in different parts of the country. The outbreak of Rift Valley fever continued to evolve in parts of Lakes, with a total of 40 cases and four related deaths reported in Yirol East, Yirol West and Awerial. However, the suspected meningitis outbreak in Torit, Eastern Equatoria, first reported on 15 February 2018, started to decline, with only two suspected cases reported during March.
This is a live document and is only intended to display tentative transportation plans, based on the best information available at the time of publication. It may be revised or updated (without notice) as the situation changes and new information becomes available.
Résumé narratif des causes, du contexte et des principaux problèmes
Experts say that in 2018, 90% of South Sudan’s population, including more than one million children, will suffer from food insecurity. Terre des hommes is distributing seeds in the besieged city of Yei to increase harvests, supply markets and promote trade.
WFP and FAO joined South Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry at the launch of the 2018 main agricultural season in Yambio on 4 April, highlighting the importance of the planting season in improving the food security situation in South Sudan.
In the first quarter of 2018 , WFP estimates it distributed 60,000mt of food and USD 3 million to over 2.5 million unique beneficiaries in South Sudan.
Four years on from Chibok abduction, UNICEF continues to call for children’s release and immediate end to attacks on schools
ABUJA/NEW YORK, 13 April 2018 – Since 2013, more than 1,000 children have been abducted by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, including 276 girls taken from their secondary school in the town of Chibok in 2014 – UNICEF said today. Four years on from that tragic incident, more than 100 of the ‘Chibok girls’ have yet to be returned to their families and the UN children’s agency continues to call for their release.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) manages the common pipeline for the Shelter and NFI Cluster by procuring, transporting and storing stocks throughout South Sudan. Supplies are accessible to Cluster partners ensuring sectorial coverage of the current and future needs more efficiently.
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 64.0 million
Funding gap 770.9 million