- ‘Sanctity of life paramount,’ UN relief chief says in South Sudan, spotlighting need to protect civilians
- MSF: MSF calls for urgent humanitarian access to Upper Nile state
- HRW: They Burned it All - Destruction of Villages, Killings, and Sexual Violence in South Sudan’s Unity State
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015: Midyear Update
- IOM South Sudan: 2015 Midyear Crisis Appeal
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
According to WHO, as of 26 July 2015, a total of 1,375 cholera cases including 42 deaths have been reported in Juba County and in Bor, Jonglei State for an overall case fatality rate (CFR) of 3.0 per cent. This includes:
IMPACT ON HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
Snapshot 22–28 July 2015
Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.
The United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is pleased to announce the arrival of Eugene Owusu of Ghana as the new Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative to South Sudan.
This year’s outbreak of cholera in South Sudan has claimed 38 lives so far.
First Sentry Report: The Nexus of Corruption and Conflict in South Sudan
As President Obama convened a high-level meeting of regional leaders today in Addis Ababa to discuss the war and crisis in neighboring South Sudan, The Sentry released its first report, The Nexus of Corruption and Conflict in South Sudan, which maps grand corruption's relationship to the escalating emergency.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
It is a reality that armed conflicts continue to define today’s world, with the accompanying toll of death, destruction and suffering.
In South Sudan, the current demand for cooking fuels, and access to these resources, has huge implications for the environment and people’s well-being. The environmental risks associated with fuel wood use in the country are significant, given the damaging, long-term effects of over-exploiting natural forests. With these risks in mind, FAO and the Government of South Sudan launched a one-day consultative workshop on charcoal production and trade to raise awareness on the impact of charcoal production.
While the overall nutrition situation is showing improvement in coastal, North West and South East Counties with an expected decrease in the acutely malnourished children requiring treatment, the nutrition situation is expected to worsen in Isiolo, Garissa, Mandera and Wajir counties as a result of poor rains. The total caseload for acutely malnourished children requiring treatment in the ASAL and urban areas is expected to decrease from 304,083 as of February 2015 driven by improvements observed across ASAL counties.
This weekly Situation Report reflects the preparedness measures currently ongoing to guard against importation of AWD/Cholera outbreak from the Republic of South Sudan. The initial cases reported in South Sudan were traced back to 18 May 2015 and the first cholera case was confirmed on 1 June 2015. Issuance of this Sit Rep is based on WR and Undersecretary/FMoH recommendations in order to keep all stakeholders on the loop in a proactive manner.
The on-going El Niño phenomenon will continue to negatively affect rainfall patterns until the first quarter of 2016.
The relief food beneficiary figure is expected to increase for the remainder of 2015. The HRD midyear review is tentatively scheduled to be launched in mid-August.
Following the cholera outbreak in South Sudan, health partners in Gambella are working with the Government to implement preventive and control measures, including awareness raising and drug pre-positioning by UNICEF.
Juba, 27 July, 2015-- The Embassy of Japan in South Sudan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are pleased to jointly announce the launch of a project in the Republic of South Sudan: “Food Security, Emergency Flood Response and Recovery” implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.
A new ETC site has been established in Old Fangak (Jonglei State).
The ETC organised an IT emergency equipment fair in Juba last week.
Due to funding constraints and prioritisation needs, the ETC will deactivate three data connectivity sites by the end of July.
As of 23 July, the estimated number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 166,142 including 103,913 in Bentiu, 28,663 in Juba UN House, 30,410 in Malakal, 2,289 in Bor, 665 in Melut and 202 in Wau.