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Analysis of the situation

Situation overview

Sources: (A) Consolidated Appeal 2011, Consolidated Appeal 2012, Crisis Response Plan Feb 2014. (B) (14 May), Clusters (14 May). (C) Clusters (14 May).

The South Sudan crisis has deteriorated significantly. Violence against civilians has continued, including widespread attacks on women and girls and other gender-based violence. Food security experts warn that the risk of famine is high. Close to 1.4 million people have been displaced from their homes.

Epidemics are a major concern, following a cholera outbreak in Juba. The crisis puts more than seven million people at risk.

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Planning figures for December 2014

  • 7.3 million people at risk
  • 3.9 million people face alarming food insecurity
  • 1.5 million people displaced internally
  • 270,000 Refugees remain in South Sudan
  • 463,000 People have fled to neighboring countries

From Crisis to Catastrophe: South Sudan’s man-made crisis – and how the world must act now to prevent catastrophe in 2015

Report Published on 06 Oct 2014 -

A group of leading aid agencies warned that parts of South Sudan – already the world’s worse food crisis – could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.

Tariq Reibl head of Oxfam programme in South Sudan said: “If famine comes to South Sudan it will come through the barrel of a gun. This is a man-made crisis not one caused by the vagaries of the weather and though humanitarian aid is vital it cannot fix a political problem. The international community is much better at saving lives than it is at helping solve the political problems that put lives in peril. Nine months of the softly-softly approach to peace negotiations has failed. If the international community really wants to avert a famine then it has to make bold diplomatic efforts to bring both sides to end the fighting.”

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South Sudan Crisis Response Plan 2014

Report from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Published on 14 Jun 2014