• Aid agencies provide assistance and protection to over 5.4 million of people in South Sudan.
• Renewed fighting in multiple locations of Jonglei and Unity forces thousands of people to flee their homes, with some crossing to Ethiopia as refugees.
• Funding appeal for US$1.5 billion launched to support refugees fleeing the worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan.
• Conflict, hunger and diseases, among other factors, forced more than 700,000 people to flee South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries in 2017.
• In 2017 over 1,159 humanitarian access incidents were reported by humanitarian actors in South Sudan, indicative of increasingly difficult times for aid workers in the country.
• Humanitarian partners working in Malakal PoC site in Upper Nile are stepping up response activities to address the incidence of people attempting suicide.
• The humanitarian community in South Sudan is appealing for US$1.72 billion to provide critical and life-saving assistance to 6 million people in South Sudan.
• The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan welcomes news of the safe return of the six aid workers who went missing in Western Bahr el Ghazal region.
• Humanitarian partners support closure of Melut Protection of Civilians site and voluntary return of IDPs from Bor PoC site.
• More than 45 people were reportedly killed, including six aid workers, in an attack by armed men in Duk County, Jonglei.
• Continued reports of armed clashes in multiple locations of the country in the past weeks, affecting thousands of people.
• Women and girls are experiencing unprecedented levels of violence in South Sudan’s conflict.
• The humanitarian response in the Greater Baggari area, Wau County continues, despite challenges.
• South Sudan’s conflict has left a large number of people with disabilities.
Humanitarian Coordinator welcomes President Kiir's order on free, unimpeded and unhindered movement of humanitarians in the country.
The current harvest season provides meagre respite to hunger crisis as conflict persists.
Heavy fighting in Nimni,
Guit County, forces several aid workers to flee for their safety and abandon critical life-saving aid response.
More than 17,300 IDPs in Kajo-keji flee to new safe locations due to fighting between armed actors.
• Kala-azar has killed at least 52 people and sickened 2,447 so far in 2017.
• Depreciation of the local currency, rising cereal prices and shortages of imported commodities in local markets are affecting the food security and increasing vulnerability.
• Humanitarian organizations continue to experience difficulties accessing many locations in Greater Equatoria region affected by insecurity and conflict.
After over a year of access constraints, humanitarian partners distributed assistance in Greater Baggari area, Wau County.
Increasing dangers to humanitarian workers and assets in Western Equatoria.
Displacement and relocation of aid workers due to fighting in central Unity.
Fighting in Aburoc temporarily halts response, displaces civilians.
No. of Internally Displaced People 1.88 million
• 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.
• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.
In this issue
More than 48,000 people receive food in Yei town.The last distribution of food was in November 2016.
Fall armyworm outbreak affects farms and likely to exacerbate South Sudan’s food crisis.
In the last 13 months, South Sudan has experienced the deadliest cholera outbreak since its independence.
South Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocates $28m to 90 priority projects to provide humanitarian assistance.
Over 9,600 IDPs and host communities receive assistance in Pading, Jonglei.
• Thousands of civilians have been displaced in Longochuk and Maiwut counties, following fighting.
• One hundred humanitarian access incidents were reported in South Sudan in June, the highest number recorded in any month so far in 2017.
• Deaths caused by malaria represent 76.9 per cent of all disease-related deaths recorded so far in 2017.
• Humanitarians are striving to improve the situation of nearly 60,000 internally displaced persons who are living in the protected area and other collective sites in Wau, in extrem
• One year on from the declaration of the cholera outbreak in South Sudan on 18 June 2016, new cases continue to be reported.
• Early warning and mobilization of a large-scale, multi-sectoral humanitarian response have eased famine in Leer and Mayendit counties. However, an unprecedented 6 million people are now severely food insecure.
• Humanitarians continue to ramp-up their response to the needs of tens of thousands of civilians displaced in northern and central Jonglei.
Inter-communal violence and insecurity in May forced thousands of people to flee their homes in Terekeka to seek shelter on the islands of Geimeza.
Cases of cholera confirmed in Tonj East County of Warrap as outbreak approaches one-year mark.
Insecurity and conflict negatively impacted humanitarian operations in May with at least 36 aid workers relocated including from famine-affected areas.
Humanitarian partners have assisted more than 80,000 people in Akobo, Nyirol and Uror counties.
Emergency food assistance has been distributed to more than 17,300 people in Aburoc. Water remains a predominant concern.
An attack on Luom, Mayendit County, in May left homes looted, burned and destroyed, and the area’s Primary Health Centre reportedly looted.
Eleven months on, the cholera outbreak continues to spread, with counties most recently affected increasingly distant from the River Nile.
- Thousands flee fighting on western bank of the River Nile.
- Spike in reports of gender-based violence against women and girls in and around Yei in recent weeks.
- Humanitarians have called on authorities to ensure that any relocation of IDPs is safe, dignified, voluntary and informed.
- More than 100,000 people remain displaced across northern Jonglei.
Upper Nile: Thousands in urgent need
• Humanitarian Coordinator calls on armed actors to uphold their responsibilities under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and ensure the proportionality of their actions.
• Nearly 60 aid workers relocated from Walgak and Waat in northern Jonglei due to intensified armed conflict.
• Cholera spreads to Duk, Ayod and Fangak counties in Jonglei, amidst the longest running outbreak since South Sudan became an independent nation in July 2011.
Humanitarian Coordinator demands perpetrators of attacks against aid workers be held to account.
Aid organizations are working to scale up the famine response in central and southern Unity.
Fighting and insecurity across the Equatorias continue to uproot tens of thousands of civilians.
Thousands of people remain displaced following clashes in Jonglei, which resulted in killings, destruction, gender-based violence and recruitment of child soldiers.
• More than 338,000 people in Leer, Mayendit, Koch and Panyijiar have received humanitarian assistance since localized famine was declared in Leer and Mayendit in South Sudan.
• Cholera cases have been confirmed in Malakal town, bringing the number of counties affected countrywide to 14.
• Heavy clashes between armed groups in Jonglei’s Uror and Nyirol counties forced thousands of civilians to flee.
Humanitarian organizations will target some 5.8 million people across South Sudan with humanitarian assistance and protection in 2017.
Displaced people arrive in Kodok and in Aburoc following clashes on the western bank of the River Nile in and around Wau Shilluk.
Displacement, loss of property and violations against civilians reported by people displaced by fighting in parts of Nasir.
• Fighting in the vicinity of Wau Shilluk and Malakal has displaced civilians and disrupted humanitarian activities.
• More than 52,600 South Sudanese fled to Uganda in January.
• South Sudanese are likely to face extreme levels of food insecurity in an extended lean season from February to July 2017.
• After extensive negotiations, a humanitarian team travelled to the Greater Baggari area, outside Wau town.