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05 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A 5-day Integrated Rapid Response Mission in Baggari has been concluded.

• Conflict and insecurity through out the lean season push some 6.1 million people into hunger.

• Health partners intensified preparedness and response activities agaisnt Ebola in the wake of the Ebola Virus outbreak in DRC.

• Authorities in Greater Aweil area have reported that more than 20,500 households have been affected by floods in the area.

Scaling-up humanitarian response in Baggari area

30 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian workers, donors and embassy staff commemorated World Humanitarian Day 2018.

• At least 128 child soldiers (90 boys and 38 girls) were released by two armed groups in Yambio, Western Eqautoria.

• A humanitarian access survey conducted by partners revealed that access continues to be affected and restricted across the country.

• Nearly 3,500 IDPs relocated to Mangateen from Juba PoC site as a response to security situation.

World Humanitarian Day 2018 in Juba

30 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A demonstration by young people led to violence against humanitarians and assets in Bunj town, Maban County.

• Threatening letter presented by youth in Malakal PoC sites against aid workers from Equatoria region.

• Humanitarian assistance reach thousands of people in central Unity after series of challenges to reache them in July 2018.

• New Guinea worm cases reported in Rumbek Center and Rumbek North counties after Government announced an end to the diease in March 2018.

16 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator call for urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance in Tambura, Western Equatoria.

• Humanitarians call for pause to enable them reach thousands of people as fighting continues in Unity.

• Renewed fighting in Wau’s Baggari area forces thousands of people to flee their homes.

• Partners scale up seed and tools distribution to communities hardest hit by hunger and malnutrition in planting season.

• Up to 2.4 million children not receiving an education in South Sudan.

23 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• UN Humanitarian Chief urges parties to cease hostilities, protect civilians and aid workers.

• Partners scale-up cholera prevention campaigns to mitigate the risk of outbreaks during the current rainy season.

• Detained aid workers released, NGO suspends operation due to insecurity.

• Armed groups release more than 200 children in Pibor.

• Over 20,000 South Sudanese have fled insecurity and hunger to Ethiopia as refugees since January 2018.

FIGURES

30 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Three national aid workers killed and partners suspend operations due to renewed fighting in Unity.

• Seven aid workers released in Lainya County, while ten others are missing outside Yei town in Central Equatoria.

• More than 200 children released by armed groups in South Sudan.

• Over 70 per cent of the civilians returning from displacement find their homes partially or severely destroyed, according to a new study.

23 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator calls for urgent action to avert worsening food crisis in South Sudan.

• Almost two-thirds of the South Sudan population at risk of rising hunger.

• South Sudan declares a Rift Valley fever outbreak in the counties of Awerial, Yirol East and Yirol West, in Lakes.

• A new outbreak of measles has been confirmed in Aweil East County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

• Women most affected by South Sudan conflict.

20 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

18 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

22 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

08 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

27 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

10 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

FIGURES

No. of Internally Displaced People 1.88 million

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

17 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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

28 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

15 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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

28 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

12 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.