- WFP South Sudan Situation Report #88, 31 July 2015
- FAO South Sudan - Situation update 22 July 2015
- ‘Sanctity of life paramount,’ UN relief chief says in South Sudan, spotlighting need to protect civilians
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:
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.
From day one of its existence as an independent nation, South Sudan grappled with the enduring legacy of years of conflict. Risen from a decades-long struggle for its freedom, the world’s youngest country nevertheless saw a tremendous wave of hope among its people, unleashed by South Sudan’s independence in July 2011.
Displacement Hinders Education Response in Sudan
The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 74% unfunded.
Without additional funding millions of children risk seeing their situation worsen. Worst affected are Education and Child Protection.
Multiple crises and years of conflict in Sudan have left some 1.9 million children displaced countrywide. 119,000 refugee children in Sudan have fled conflict in South Sudan since 2013. 3.2 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance this year in what is one of the worst situations for children in the world.
Schools play major role in preventing further spread of the disease
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On 23 June 2015, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of South Sudan declared a cholera outbreak in Juba County. According to WHO, as of the end of the day on 24 June 2015, a total of 237 cholera cases including 19 deaths (case fatality rate of 8 per cent) have been reported from 50 villages in seven payams of Juba County. The cases have been traced back to an initial case reported on 18 May 2015 in Juba PoC. The majority of cases have been reported from the PoC followed by New site, Mangatain IDP site,
Gumbo, Kor William, Gudele 1 and Munuki.
JUBA, South Sudan/NAIROBI, Kenya, 23 June 2015 – Eighteen people, including two children under 5 years of age, have died from cholera in the most recent outbreak to hit South Sudan. The first cholera case was reported on 27 May in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba. Since then, 170 suspected cases have been reported inside the site and in villages across Central Equatoria State.