South Sudan has witnessed intermittent civil war since December 2013 and widespread communal and localised violence. As a result, there is widespread insecurity, large-scale internal displacement, and refugee outflow to Sudan and Uganda, as well as largely deteriorated food security. As of Januyary 2020, 7.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.?
The latest peace agreement in South Sudan signed in 2018, also known as the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), has brought a fragile truce and led to the formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) in February 2020. While there has been a reduction in conflict between the government and main opposition, and localised violence has surged as a result of conflict over land and resources, cattle raiding, and reprisal attacks.
The surge in intercommunal violence throughout South Sudan resulted in significant civilian casualties during the first quarter of 2020. In 2020, people living in Jonglei state and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area have experienced recurring violence, displacing more than 60,000 and crippling the food security and livelihoods of growing numbers of people.?These displaced people urgently require food assistance, healthcare and WASH services?Overall nearly 4 million people are displaced, including 1.6 million IDPs and 2.2 million South Sudanese refugees. In addition, South Sudan hosts over 305,000 refugees from Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Central African Republic.?
INFORM measures South Sudan's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster for 2020 to be very high, at 9/10, up from 8.9/10 in 2019. South Sudan's vulnerability is measured at 9.3/10.?
22/02/2021: Residents of Duk county, Jonglei state are cut off from the rest of the state because of flooding. Some local markets were last restocked in June 2020. They are running out of basic commodities and relying on wild leaves and diminishing food aid. Severe flooding has affected South Sudan since last July, with many counties across the country cut off from access to food.?
17/02/2021: Food prices in Wau town, Western Bahr el Ghazal state, continue to rise in 2021. The price of a 50 kg bag of sugar increased since the beginning of the year by 36%, 50 kg of flour by 14%, and 20L of cooking oil by 25%. Some of the constraints to restocking local markets are attributed to poor road conditions and checkpoints costs.?
17/02/2021: A polio vaccination campaign has been suspended in Rumbek North county, Lakes state, after a vehicle carrying health workers for the campaign was caught in crossfire during a cattle raid. Two health workers were killed and one injured. Flooding, population movements, and COVID-19 restrictions have already posed challenges for vaccination campaigns.?
10/02/2021: Some 1,000 people were displaced after an armed group attacked and burnt several villages in Akoka county (Upper Nile state) on 2 February. The attack left 10 people dead and 11 injured. Most of the displaced are staying in and around Akoka town and need shelter, food and livelihoods assistance.?
For information on the impact of COVID-19 in South Sudan, see the paragraph below.
Crisis Severity: 4.3
Humanitarian Conditions: 4.5
Access Constraints: 2
Information courtesy of ACAPS. https://www.acaps.org/
Key Figures - 2020 HPC
- Ensure equal access and needs based assistance to improve the quality of integrated services for populations affected by displacement.
- Enhance outreach response to newly displaced and to unreached displaced population.
- Strengthen inclusive community participation to ensure local ownership, self-governance and self-reliance.
- Improve engagement with vulnerable population with priority on addressing.
- Strengthening community engagement using an integrated approach in South Sudan
- Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Melut IDP collective centres 2019, Upper Nile South Sudan.
- Information management support to CCCM cluster
- Provision of Camp Coordination and Camp Management services to displaced populations in South Sudan
- Strengthened Camp Management and Camp Coordination to displaced population in South Sudan
- Provision of Camp Coordination and Camp Management services to displaced populations in South Sudan (ACTED)
- Camp Coordination and Camp Management for Malakal PoC and mobile CCCM for South Sudan
- Strengthen CCCM activities in Wau collective sites, camp like settings and out of camps to improve delivery of humanitarian services and protection of IDPs through efficient and effective multi-sectoral response in Wau
- Strengthening CCCM response in sites and camp like settings for conflict affected populations in Leer and Mayendit counties, South Sudan
|South Sudan | CCCM Cluster Bi-weekly Situation Report | 16 - 30 September 2018||Mon, 15/10/2018 - 14:43|
|South Sudan | Fuel Efficient Stoves||Thu, 04/10/2018 - 15:38|
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|South Sudan | Fuel Efferent Effective Stoves||Thu, 04/10/2018 - 15:36|
|South Sudan | CCCM Cluster Bi-weekly Situation Report | 01 - 15 September 2018||Sun, 23/09/2018 - 11:59|
14 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange:
- South Sudan Population Movement - [Migrants] - [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration - [2021-02-01T00:00:00 TO 2021-02-28T23:59:59]
- South Sudan Displacement Data - [IDPs, Returnees] - Emergency Event Tracking [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration - [2020-01-01T00:00:00 TO 2020-12-31T23:59:59]
- Eastern and Southern Africa Humanitarian Situation and Response - UNICEF ESARO - [2020-01-01T00:00:00 TO 2020-12-31T23:59:59]
- South Sudan Displacement - [IDPs, Returnees] - Baseline Assessment [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - [2020-07-01T00:00:00 TO 2020-09-30T23:59:59]
- South Sudan - Subnational Population Statistics - FSNMS [Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring Systems], South Sudan National Bureau of Statistics [SSNBS], OCHA, IPC Technical Working Group, Population Working Group [SSPWG], IOM and UNHCR - [2020-11-03T00:00:00 TO *]
- Eastern and Southern Africa Risk Analysis - UNICEF ESARO - [2020-10-31T00:00:00 TO 2020-10-31T23:59:59]
- Eastern and Southern Africa Refugees and IDPs Situation and Response - UNICEF ESARO - [2019-12-31T00:00:00 TO 2019-12-31T23:59:59]
- South Sudan Displacement Data - Site Assessment [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - [2020-02-01T00:00:00 TO 2020-03-31T23:59:59]
- South Sudan - Subnational Administrative Boundaries - South Sudan Information Management Working Group (IMWG), National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), and OCHA - [2018-08-15T00:00:00 TO *]
- South Sudan - Internally displaced persons - IDPs - IDMC - [2011-01-01T00:00:00 TO 2019-12-31T23:59:59]