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31 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- South Sudan appeals for $12 million to prevent Ebola
- Lack of water displaces thousands of people to Mogos, Kapoeta East, Eastern Equatoria
- Increased food pre-positioning as the rainy season starts
- Humanitarian needs assessed in Maridi, Western Equatoria
- Almost half of displaced people intend to leave Malakal Protection of Civilians site

FEATURE

South Sudan appeals for $12 million to prevent Ebola

22 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 20,000 people displaced in Jur River County
  • Almost half of displaced people intend to leave Malakal Protection of Civilians site
  • Measles outbreak confirmed in 11 counties in South Sudan, upsurge in cases globally
  • United Nations allocates $11 million to help displaced people return home
  • Food insecurity increases, humanitarians urge for scale-up of aid

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

More than 20,000 people displaced in Jur River County

17 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 20,000 people displaced in Jur River County
  • Almost half of displaced people intend to leave Malakal Protection of Civilians site
  • Measles outbreak confirmed in 11 counties in South Sudan, upsurge in cases globally
  • United Nations allocates $11 million to help displaced people return home
  • Food insecurity increases, humanitarians urge for scale-up of aid

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

14 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Almost half of displaced people intend to leave Malakal Protection of Civilians site
  • Measles outbreak confirmed in 11 counties in South Sudan, upsurge in cases globally
  • United Nations allocates $11 million to help displaced people return home
  • Food insecurity increases, humanitarians urge for scale-up of aid
  • Humanitarian access remained constrained in 2018, impacting aid to people in need

ANALYSIS

18 Apr 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • United Nations allocates $11 million to help displaced people return home
  • More than 75,000 children to receive education in emergency services
  • Nearly 20,000 people received Yellow Fever vaccine in Sakura, Nzara County
  • Food insecurity increases, humanitarians urge for scale-up of aid
  • Humanitarian access remained constrained in 2018, impacting aid to people in need

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

03 Apr 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food insecurity increases, humanitarians urge for scale-up of aid
  • Humanitarian access remained constrained in 2018, impacting aid to people in need
  • Thousands of people fled for safety after renewed fighting in Yei Armed group released 120 children in Yambio
  • Aid organizations expand assistance as displaced people return to central and southern Unity

ANALYSIS

20 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • CERF allocated US$2 million for Ebola preparedness activities

  • Measles outbreaks were confirmed in three counties, health organizations strengthened surveillance

  • Inter-communal fighting killed hundreds of civilians and disrupted aid operations across the country

  • Western Equatoria: Humanitarian organizations increased aid as access improved

FEATURE

CERF allocated US$2 million to support critical Ebola preparedness

25 Feb 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Vaccination against Ebola Virus Disease starts in Yambio, Western Equatoria.

• Health organizations have strengthened surveillance and vaccination activities across the country after measles outbreaks were confirmed in three counties.

• Inter-communal fighting kills hundreds of civilians and disrupts aid operations across the country.

• After several months of intensive access negotiations, humanitarians have increased aid operations in Western Equatoria.

Improving Ebola Virus Disease preparedness

31 Jan 2019 description

Highlights
- The humanitarian community in South Sudan appeals for US$1.5 billion to reach 5.7 million people with life-saving assistance.
- Fifteen thousand children remain separated from their families or missing, five years after conflict first broke out in South Sudan.
- The violence in Yei and surrounding areas continues to cause civilians to flee their homes.
- South Sudan joined the rest of the world to mark the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day.

29 Jan 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• South Sudan joined countries around the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

• An inter-agency mission accessed Kajo-Keji from Juba by road, for the first time since 2016.

• The Ministry of Health has declared a Yellow Fever outbreak in Sakure, Nzara County.

• Nearly 250 people were voluntarily returned to Akobo by the Bor Solutions Working Group using UNMISS helicopters.

30 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Fifty-five per cent of the overall population in Juba PoC sites are children and youth under the age of 18.

• Displacement and humanitarian needs continue to rise due to renewed fighting between armed groups in greater Baggari areas.

• Partners have managed to send boats with food items to Ulang County, Upper Nile, for the first time since civil war broke out in December 2013.

• An inter-agency team visited Lirangu to assess the needs of nearly 4,000 displaced people.

30 Sep 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.