Quarterly Updates

06 Sep 2013
South Sudan: South Sudan Humanitarian Update May-August 2013


• Hostilities and new inter-communal clashes in Jonglei State further deteriorated the humanitarian situation and tens of thousands of people were displaced. Aid organizations mounted a response operation in several areas of Pibor County following access negotiations with parties to the hostilities.

• Humanitarian operations across South Sudan remained affected by access constraints, including active hostilities, violence against...

20 May 2013
South Sudan: South Sudan Humanitarian Update January-April 2013

Highlights and priorities

• March saw South Sudan and Sudan agree to implement September 2012 Comprehensive Peace Agreements, resulting in the resumption of oil production and an improvement in relations between the two nations. Austerity measures had stunted economic growth over the past year, following the shutdown of oil activities in January 2012.

• Armed hostilities and inter-communal violence continued to cause humanitarian concern, especially in...

12 Feb 2013
South Sudan: South Sudan Humanitarian Update Oct-Dec 2012


• Conflict in Sudan’s Blue Nile and South Kordofan saw 170,000 refugees seeking safety in Unity and Upper Nile states by the end of 2012. Increased arrivals in December highlighted the need to identify additional refugee sites to host newcomers.

• Food insecurity persisted and food assistance was provided to 2.7 million people by year-end. However, slight improvements in access to food as of October indicated that the situation may improve...

18 Jul 2012
South Sudan: South Sudan Humanitarian Update May-June 2012


• Partners responded to rising food insecurity with scaled-up aid. By mid-year, more than 1.6 million people had received food and livelihood support in South Sudan, while the assistance target for the year was doubled to 2.4 million people.

• Austerity measures linked to the shutdown of South Sudan’s oil industry in January, contributed to increasing hardship for millions of citizens.

• Partners in South Sudan responded...

15 May 2012
South Sudan: South Sudan Humanitarian Update for January - April 2012


• Inter-communal violence in Jonglei State left over 170,000 people affected, including tens of thousands displaced. The humanitarian community launched a massive response, now cited as a best practice example for future operations.

• The shutdown of oil production in January, combined with Government austerity measures, raised fears that more South Sudanese could slide into destitution.

• Escalating clashes in northern...