How FAO is helping communities build resilience and fight malnutrition in South Sudan

Adut Akuei used to go every evening to the hospital to visit little Akol Akot, her three-year old granddaughter, who was seriously malnourished. Adut and her daughter Angong could often only feed her with asida, a dish made out of ground sorghum. She wasn't getting all the nutrients she needed from her food, and the way the food was washed also left her susceptible to food-borne illnesses that stopped absorption…

South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (01 – 15 April 2019)

On 2 April, UNHCR along with partner United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and South Sudan's Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA) undertook a protection needs assessment to Lasu refugee settlement. The approximate population figure is 4,600 (600 refugees and 4,000 IDPs) persons of concern. During the mission, 245 plastic sheets and 5 tents were distributed to 245 extremely vulnerable refugee households (1,295 individuals).Unity UNHCR registered 673 (346F, 327M) new arrivals…

South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (01 – 15 April 2019)

On 2 April, UNHCR along with partner United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and South Sudan's Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA) undertook a protection needs assessment to Lasu refugee settlement. The approximate population figure is 4,600 (600 refugees and 4,000 IDPs) persons of concern. During the mission, 245 plastic sheets and 5 tents were distributed to 245 extremely vulnerable refugee households (1,295 individuals).Unity UNHCR registered 673 (346F, 327M) new arrivals…

South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (16 – 30 April 2019)

In Yei town, UNHCR, in partnership with South Sudan's Commission for Refugee Affairs, issued identity cards to two Nuban refugees to enhance their protection.Upper Nile UNHCR in partnership with Save the Children International (SCI) identified and documented 20 cases (11 women, 9 men) of unaccompanied and separated children (09), children with special needs (10) and a sexual and gender-based violence case (01). In addition, 166 (87 girls, 79 boys) separated…

Kaljaak Payam Rapid Site Assessment (April 2019)

Current contextThe DRC Roving CCCM team covers priority Beyond Bentiu Response (BBR) counties within Unity State; Rubkona, Guit and Koch. The team carries out CCCM activities using an area based approach, working through the CCCM cluster to disseminate information.Activities in Kaljaak on 3 rd and 4 th April included a multi-sector needs assessment in the area, mapping of structures and services, training community leaders on CCCM/CPC and a capacity assessment…

South Sudan: Camp Management and Camp Coordination Cluster – Site Profile | Bentiu PoC, March 2019

ContextBentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site was established in Rubkona county of Unity state in December 2013 where currently 100,441 internally displaced people are seeking protection in the site.Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

South Sudan: Camp Management and Camp Coordination Cluster – Site Profile | Bentiu PoC, March 2019

ContextBentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site was established in Rubkona county of Unity state in December 2013 where currently 100,441 internally displaced people are seeking protection in the site.Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNMISS PoC Update, 15 April 2019

UNMISS Protection of Civilians (PoC) SitesAs of 11 April 2019, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 176,865 including 100,441 in Bentiu, 29,190 in Malakal, 30,882 in Juba UN House, 2,126 in Bor, and 14,226 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau .Source: UN Mission in South Sudan