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30 Oct 2015 description

30 October 2015 - Aiming to prevent polio, the second round of a vaccination campaign targeting children under the age of five started in Unity State this week.

UNICEF and the World Health Organisation are conducting the three-day vaccination exercise which will target children at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, as well as those in Bentiu and Rubkona towns.

30 Oct 2015 description

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Norway, Switzerland and of the United States of America issue the following statement in South Sudan:

30 Oct 2015 description

IOM Launches Updated Response Plan for Mediterranean and Beyond

Switzerland - IOM has released an update to its June 2015 response plan “Addressing Complex Migration Flows in the Mediterranean.” It includes a series of proposed interventions to be implemented through December 2016, some of which are already underway, others are still at the planning stage.

30 Oct 2015 description

London/Juba, 30 October 2015 – Spiralling violence in South Sudan’s Unity state is having a devastating effect on the civilian population and leading to an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, according to international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

30 Oct 2015 description

Slow start to rainy season in southern Africa, flooding risks remain in Guatemala, Somalia, and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Persistently below average rainfall since August over several bimodal areas of Côte d’Ivoire,
    Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria has led to an increase in moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions, resulting in drought.

30 Oct 2015 description



  • In response to questions on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the Spokesman said that 26 October, one of Mission’s barges resupplying fuel travelling on the Nile North of Malakal was blocked in Kaka by over 100 heavily armed men affiliated with the SPLA In Opposition who detained the UNMISS peacekeepers and the crew manning the barge. The fuel was looted.

30 Oct 2015 description

Over 197,635 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan
- 122, 554 persons have received humanitarian assistance (specific assistance only)
- Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan
* Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have received 2,496 (IOM)

30 Oct 2015 description

109,575 Total new arrivals from South Sudan

99,623 camp refugee population

9,952 non-camp refugee population

29 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In October, the Government announced that about 8.2 million people in Ethiopia, including 4.6 million children, are in need of emergency food aid, up from the 4.5 million estimated in August.

  • The estimated number of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) for 2015 increased from 302,605 to 350,000.

29 Oct 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 28, 2015 (JUBA) - Authorities in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state are appealing for assistance to help prevent disease outbreaks after its main hospital in the capital, Bentiu reportedly ran out of medical supplies.

“This senseless war in the country has come with negative effects particularly in unity state. It affected normal activities. All roads are insecure and secondly there is flood in the state. This is a flooding season”, the state information minister Peter Makuoth Malual said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

29 Oct 2015 description
  • On 20 October, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) confirmed that the globally coordinated withdrawal of the type 2 component in oral polio vaccine (OPV) should occur in April 2016, specifically in a window from 17 April to 1 May. Countries should intensify their preparatory efforts to switch from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV to meet this timeline.

29 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

JUBA, South Sudan, 29 October 2015 — UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) launched a mass mobilization campaign today that will screen more than a quarter of a million children for acute malnutrition in Warrap state.

More than 3.9 million people are experiencing severe hunger in South Sudan. The recently released Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) has warned that at least 30,000 people are living in extreme conditions and face starvation and death. Some 237,000 children are estimated to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

29 Oct 2015 description

28 October 2015 - The Warrap State Legislative Assembly today pledged to help in accurately informing communities about the role of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Assembly Speaker Madot Dut Deng made the remarks during a one-day awareness and sensitization forum with an integrated UNMISS team, led by State Coordinator Leda Limann, in the state capital Kuajok.

29 Oct 2015 description

(New York, 29 October 2015): The head of Operations at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, has called for more help for people and communities who have faced years of crisis in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia.

“Each of these countries faces a unique set of challenges,” said Mr. Ging. “But in each country, I spoke with people who have had to run from their homes again and again, fleeing successive waves of violence. I met children who have grown up never knowing peace and stability.

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• As of 25 October, the MoH reports 182 suspected cases of viral haemorrhagic fever in Darfur including 103 deaths.

• FAO recommends integrating resilience building in food security response.

• In Red Sea State, about 2,300 people have been affected by floods, according to the SRCS.

• In East Darfur, 5,400 IDPs taking refuge near UNAMID in Labado have returned home.

• In South Darfur, IDPs taking refuge near UNAMID in Khor Abeche need food aid.