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16 Jun 2017 description
report Uganda Red Cross

A Red Cross Perspective with the Emergency Response Module (M40) & Mass Sanitation Model (MSM)

By Irene Nakasiita

16 Jun 2017 description
report World Vision

Nairobi - While students in North America and Europe get ready to celebrate the school holidays, 1.4 million children in East Africa are desperate to resume their education. As the continent commemorates the 2017 Day of the African Child, the focus on protecting children and creating equal opportunities for all, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, could not be more apt for millions of East Africa’s children today.

16 Jun 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 15, 2017 (KAMPALA) – The first batch of 49 health workers from South Sudan has completed diploma courses in Kampala, Uganda.

The batch, which comprised of clinical officers, registered nurses and midwives, completed three years of training at Mengo hospital in Kampala.

The graduates from International Christian Medical and Dental National (ICMDN) Institute of Health Sciences in South Sudan’s Jonglei state relocated to Uganda due to insecurity and conflict.

16 Jun 2017 description

LIATILE PUTSOA

Liatile Putsoa, from Lesotho recently joined UNMISS as a UN Volunteer. In this piece, she shares her personal impressions about her first visit to the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Juba.

16 Jun 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 46 000 personnes vivent dans la précarité sur l’axe Aveba – Bukiringi.

  • Grippe aviaire : mobilisation de fonds pour éviter la propagation hors de l'Ituri et du pays.

  • Regain d’exactions des miliciens dans les provinces du Bas-Uélé, du Haut-Uélé et de lturi.

  • Contraintes logistiques compliquent la livraison de l’aide humanitaire dans le Bas-Uélé.

Aperçu de la situation

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Rainfall continues over most of West Africa and northern East Africa

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

  2. Limited rainfall since March has led to developing moisture deficits across parts of Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and southern Guinea.

16 Jun 2017 description

CONTEXT

South Sudan Displacement Crisis May 2017 Akobo Town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.

16 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

End Exclusion from School for Married, Pregnant Students Show More Services

15 Jun 2017 description
report The Guardian

The rains are now falling, but on a country where people cannot work their fields because of fighting and where food prices are escalating beyond their reach

Gethin Chamberlain in Abiriu

The tape measure wound around the arm of two-year old Apiu tells its own story. Under the traffic light system for measuring undernutrition, green means healthy, amber is for “at risk”. Apiu is deep in the red zone: seriously malnourished. South Sudan is grappling with famine and severe hunger.

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Current Situation

In 2015 Africa experienced its worst drought in 60 years. The unusually strong El Niño weather pattern in 2015-2016, coupled with record-high temperatures, had a catastrophic effect on crops, vegetation, livestock, and water resources. Unfortunately, the drought has continued into 2017 due to lack of significant rainfall.

In addition to the drought, armed conflict, and economic decline has further exacerbated the problem for some countries.

15 Jun 2017 description
report American Red Cross

Inconsistent rainfall, extreme heat, flooding, and low crop yields have led to severe food insecurity for more than 20 million people in east Africa. In response, the American Red Cross has contributed $650,000 to help people struggling to feed their families in two countries, Kenya and South Sudan. The financial contribution is aiding local Red Cross teams in their efforts to save lives.

“My crops were last full four years ago,” says Adumasu Lulalu, one farmer affected by the severe drought. “Since then, there has been almost nothing. It comes and goes.”

15 Jun 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 14, 2017 (BENTIU) – A medical officer at Bentiu hospital has admitted the rise in Malaria cases, but dismissed its outbreak.

“There are cases of malaria, which is alarming, but doesn’t reach the level of outbreak,” Giel Yoach Thidor told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

Bentiu hospital is currently the only congested health center as members of neighboring countries often seek treatment there.

Malaria is a life-threatening blood disease caused by parasites transmitted to humans through the bite of the Anopheles mosquito.

15 Jun 2017 description

REACH calculated the areas more likely to have WASH needs basing the estimation on the data collected between April and May 2017 with the Area of Knowledge (AoK) approach, using the following methodology.

The indicator was created by averaging the percentages of key informants (KIs) reporting on the following for specific settlements:

15 Jun 2017 description

Context

Education indicators in South Sudan were extremely low prior to the outbreak of the current civil war. According to the South Sudan Ministry of Education’s 2011 Statistical Yearbook and 2013 Education and Management Information System (EMIS):

• 73% of men and 84% of women above 15 years of age were illiterate.

• Three out of five school-age children were not enrolled in primary school.

• The pupil-classroom ratio averaged 100.

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • In May, WFP reached 2.5 million people, 73% targeted under the PRRO, including 2 million people with general food assistance, and 64,486 children under five and 27,915 pregnant and nursing women with nutrition assistance. Due to shortage in nutrition commodities impacting malnutrition for prevention and treatment interventions and interruption in food assistance for asset activities with the start Ramadan, WFP was unable to meet its intended targets.

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Highlights

  • The Ethiopia drought response is facing significant funding shortfalls. Available resources are expected to cover needs only until the end of June. If new resources are received now, food commodities will only arrive in the country by August/September.

  • It is expected that the Humanitarian Requirements Document caseloads will be revised upwards after the Belg assessment in May/June due to an overall deteriorating food security situation.