Coordination

South Sudan: 2020 Humanitarian Response in Review

Author(s)
UN OCHA
Topic
Source
https://unocha.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f2c222dd83de60ecbebe45951&id=cb04d3869d&e=dff69a10a2
Description
Communities across South Sudan, especially women and children, were hit hard in 2020 by the multiple shocks of intensified conflict and sub-national violence, a second consecutive year of major flooding, and the impacts of COVID-19 related restrictions on livelihoods.
Humanitarian organizations worked tirelessly to meet people’s priority needs, guided by three strategic objectives set in the 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). Among the more than 200 HRP partners operating across the country, nearly 60 per cent were South Sudanese non-governmental organizations.
By the end of the year, some 7.3 million women, men and children were reached with some form of assistance or protection through the plan.
The humanitarian response was hampered by sub-national violence, violence against humanitarian personnel and assets, bureaucratic impediments, operational interference, and COVID-19 related restrictions on movement.
The response achievements were enabled by generous donor contributions. The response plan was 65 per cent funded, with US$1.2 billion received toward the $1.9 billion appeal.

South Sudan Regional Refugee Plan: January 2020 - December 2021

Author(s)
UNHCR
Source
https://reporting.unhcr.org/node/27725
Description
South Sudan’s refugee population stands at 2.2 million, the highest on the continent despite the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) in September 2018. The Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity of South Sudan was established on 22 February 2020. While this event marks an important development to improve prospects for viable comprehensive solutions for the millions of South Sudan’s forcibly displaced, several critical issues are still to be resolved during the pre-and transitional phases prescribed by the R-ARCSS.

While some spontaneous returns have been recorded, these are in large part pendular movements prompted by a different set of factors which include dwindling livelihood opportunities in countries of asylum and changing perceptions about security in South Sudan. Over 70 per cent of these returnees have not been able to return to their prior places of habitual residence. UNHCR and its partners in South Sudan do not have access to many return areas due to insecurity. Sample intention surveys conducted in 2019 in all asylum countries have shown that a majority of South Sudanese refugees do not intend to return in the near future. In fact in 2019, over 74,000 South Sudanese new arrivals were recorded in Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic.

Pre-Travel Q14 Procedure, SOPs and Templates

Author(s)
WFP
Topic
Description
The SOP is intended to provide guidance on Q14 to passengers intending to travel interstate out of Juba on essential mission.
- SOP: Pre-Travel Q14 Procedure;
- Q14 Authorization Letter Template;
- Q14 Staff Register Template;
- Q14Tracking Template.