• Since the signing of the peace agreement between the government and the opposition groups on 5 August in Khartoum, incidents of armed conflict have reduced significantly. However, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) has accused government and SPLA-iO pro-Machar forces of violating the Permanent Ceasefire, following reported clashes in Unity and Bringi on 19 and 21 August, respectively.
South Sudan, as a priority one country for Ebola virus disease outbreak (EVD) preparedness continues to make progress to enhance capacities for EVD case detection, investigation, response, and prevention.
There is no confirmed case of Ebola in South Sudan.
The national Ebola taskforce meets twice weekly and is coordinating the implementation of the EVD contingency plan.
The number of displaced people rose by 70,000 in August, reaching 1.91 million, as hostilities and inter-communal violence persisted, contributing to movement. Torrential rains hit Aweil and Northern Bahr el Ghazal and created flooding that affected 20,500 households. Towards the end of August, fighting subsided in Baggari, Wau County, Western Bahr el Ghazal. The people that had fled from populated areas face a severe lack of food, shelter and health services. In Unity, fighting persisted, this time in Kuergeng, Koch County, and in Nimni, Guit County.
148,600+ Refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in August 2018.
8,000+ Children early childhood development activities across South Sudan in August 2018.
3,000+ Tree seedlings distributed to refugees and host community across South Sudan in August 2018.
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).
Human African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, threatens millions of people in many countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
South Sudan is one of the countries most affected by sleeping sickness. In 2018, a total of 5 469 people were screened (5 330 actively and 139 passively) for sleeping sickness of which 13 patients were treated.
In an effort towards the elimination of the human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), WHO trained health experts on the use of different diagnostic tools and case management.
141,600+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items across South Sudan.
8,000+ Children early childhood development activities in Unity.
3,000+ Tree seedlings distributed to refugees and host community in Unity.
KEY FIGURES INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
298,881 Refugees inside South Sudan as of 31 August 2018.
1.84 million IDPs in South Sudan including 198,444 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 26 July 2018.
US $809.4 million - Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2018.
Mayom County, located in northwest Unity State, experienced a sharp decline in food security in late 2017 and early 2018. By January, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report projected that even with humanitarian aid, Mayom would likely reach Phase 3 on the IPC scale − a crisis in food insecurity. If humanitarian assistance was not to be provided, the status was expected to deteriorate to emergency levels.
– Life in a tent and the Mangaten domestic refugee camp –
[Original by Takaki IMAI, Manager for Humanitarian Assistance and Peace-Building Group (December 14, 2017); Translated by K. Adachi] The 8th day: 30th of November (Thursday)
Obtained the certificate from South Sudan Relief Restoration Committee (RRC) for distribution of school supplies.
Geneva (ICRC) – The signing of a peace agreement between South Sudan's warring parties is a hopeful sign that a sustainable solution can be found for a conflict that has had tragic consequences for millions of civilians.
It is important that any political solution takes into account the needs of everyday South Sudanese people, especially marginalized groups like women, said Dominik Stillhart, the global director of operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Malaria, a disease endemic in South Sudan with the entire population at risk, continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, accounting for 59% of cases and over 28% of deaths reported in health facilities in 2018. Children under five years and pregnant mothers are the most vulnerable.
– Support of medical supplies such as medicines for malaria to the Gumbo clinic –
[Original by Takaki IMAI, Manager for Humanitarian Assistance and Peace-Building Group (December 8, 2017); Translated by K. Adachi]
I went to Juba in South Sudan on November 23, 2017, listened to the internally displaced people in refugee camps, and gave medical and educational aid. I will report the local situations and our activities in this series, “The Diary from South Sudan.” The 6th day: 28th of November (Tuesday) Support of medical supplies to the Gumbo clinic
• UNMISS and relief organizations relocate 3,500 IDPs from Juba PoC site
• Interagency humanitarian convoy reaches Greater Baggari area
• WFP requests $662 million for food and nutrition interventions in 2019
Juba, 6 September 2018 – In the aftermath of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that started in North Kivu province, on 1 August 2018 and the threat of cross-border spread, South Sudan has heightened its preparedness and response activities.
RUMBEK, South Sudan – More women in South Sudan die during pregnancy and childbirth than in nearly every other country in the world. Yet the vast majority of maternal deaths can be averted with proper antenatal, delivery and postnatal care – services provided by midwives.
Midwives play a critical role in South Sudan’s fight against maternal mortality. But for one midwife in Rumbek, their efforts cut even deeper.
29,000 mt of food and nutrition assistance distributed
USD 2.91 m cash-based transfers made*
US$ 449.39 m six months (September 2018-February 2019) net funding requirements
3.15 m people assisted in July 2018
Ceasefire monitors and an integrated team of the UN Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) have gained access to the conflict-affected counties of Baggari and Mboro near Wau after two months of restrictions due to armed clashes in the area.
The traveling party reached Baggari and Fallajalla on 28 August. The normally fairly busy area, they observed, was now largely deserted, with only a few civilians emerging from overgrown grass, like an exuberant rainbow through the leaden clouds after an overpoweringly soil-soaking South Sudanese downpour.