- South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update 19/2016, 1 - 15 Oct 2016
- OCHA South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 16, 20 Oct 2016
- WFP South Sudan Situation Report #147, 10 Oct 2016
Appeals & Funding
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- IOM South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
- UNHCR: South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal January - December 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
- OCHA South Sudan
- UNHCR South Sudan Situation Information Sharing Portal
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- A man-made catastrophe - A multimedia journey through South Sudan
- Open Data for South Sudan
- International Organization for Migration South Sudan
- Office of the IGAD Special Envoys for South Sudan
- Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC)
- Food Security Cluster: South Sudan
- Logistics Cluster: South Sudan
Global Handwashing Day was celebrated on 15 October. UNICEF is supporting the celebration across the country during the month. In Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBeG), 500 members of 10 school hygiene clubs underwent refresher training in hygiene promotion.
Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.
Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.
Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.
• From 3 September to 2 October 2016, more than 32,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed the border into Gambella Region in western Ethiopia. The refugees are coming at a daily arrival rate of about 1,000. This is a huge increase compared to a total of 2,000 between January and August 2016.
• In August, in response to the drought, 11,279 children in Afar, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray regions benefited from a range of child protection activities aimed at protecting children from child abuse, neglect and gender based violence.
Situation in Numbers
17,712 # of cases of cholera in DRC (DRC Ministry of Health, August 2016) 1,722,082 # of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) (UNHCR, August 2016) 402,905 # of refugees in DRC (UNHCR, August 2016)
As of 3 October, a total of 2,450 cholera cases have been reported, with 37 deaths confirmed. Outbreaks have been confirmed in two new areas, however areas of active transmission are restricted to Juba, Mingkaman and Fangak.
UNICEF supported the Ministry of Health in responding to cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) reported in Blue Nile and Kassala States. Assistance included support to AWD treatment centres, oral rehydration solution (ORS) corners, delivery of vital medical supplies as well as technical support and supplies for case management.
21 children detained for association with armed groups have been released by the Government of Sudan.
31,138 children aged 6 to 59 months have been vaccinated against measles cumulatively since July 2016.
32,027 children aged 6 to 59 months have received Vitamin A supplementation since July 2016.
35 caregivers participated in an induction meeting held by UNICEF partner Lodonga Core Primary Teachers’ College to practice how to use early childhood development (ECD) learning materials while caring for children that have been registered for ECD learning in refugee districts in West Nile.
As of 20 September, a total of 2,143 cholera cases have been reported, including 31 deaths. The total number of cholera cases reported this year has exceeded those in 2015. The case fatality rate (CFR), currently at 1.44 per cent, remains substantially lower than last year, reflecting significant improvements in case management and timely referral.
• 7,500 women and children will benefit from 15 boreholes drilled out of the planned 20 boreholes in Bidibidi settlement, Yumbe district.
• 3,465 caregivers of vulnerable children aged 0-23 months are accessing infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in the refugee hosting districts.
• 20,296 and 40,192 children have been immunized against polio and measles respectively.
• As of 5 September, a total of 1,751 cholera cases have been reported, with 26 deaths. In response to outbreaks in Nimule and Mingkamen, five new oral rehydration points have been established.
• As part of the integrated response in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, 30,487 malnourished children have benefited from WASH kits (containing soap, a bucket, a collapsible jerrycan, and Aquatabs).
• Since early June, more than 200,000 people are affected by heavy rains and flooding, with at least 108,000 children. The most affected states are Kassala,
South Darfur, Al Gezira, Sennar, West Kordofan, Gedaref, South Kordofan and White Nile.
It’s 7AM outside a school in a camp for displaced families in South Sudan, and hundreds of children are arriving — all of them balancing objects on their heads. Some carry empty cans of food aid, others broken buckets and small stoves. These items are not the makings of a science project, but rather will be used as seats in classrooms that consist of little more than thatched walls, dirt floors and perhaps a blackboard.
• As of 25 August, a total of 1,467 cholera cases have been reported, with 25 deaths. Almost all reported cases to date have benefited from UNICEF support.
• UNICEF has launched an intersectoral response mission in Northern Bahr el Ghazal to tackle critical levels of malnutrition, by addressing health, nutrition, and WASH needs of the community.
Background and Context
• While cholera cases have decreased in and around Juba, new cases have been reported in Mingkamen. The situation in Mingkamen IDP site is of concern given crowded areas and lack of sanitation facilities.
• UNICEF has scaled up preparedness and response activities and is using a twofold approach to contain the disease in the areas of active transmission and control spread, while simultaneously preventing the occurrence of outbreaks in other areas at high risk.
NEW YORK, 1 September 2016 – In the top 10 countries with the highest rates of children missing out on primary education, nearly 2 in every 5 children – 18 million - are out of school, UNICEF said today.
Liberia is home to the highest proportion of out-of-school children with nearly two-thirds of primary-aged children not accessing school. The second highest is South Sudan, where 59 per cent of children are missing out on their right to a primary education and 1 in 3 schools is closed due to conflict.
• Preliminary findings from nutrition surveys between May and July 2016 indicate the situation in Turkana, Baringo and West Pokot counties remain critical, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates over 20 percent in parts of Turkana (over 15 percent emergency threshold).
• Over 1,000 households were visited with hygiene and cholera prevention messages in urban Juba and UN House on 22 August.
• 15,595 children and 3,522 caregivers have been reached with lifesaving messages, including mine risk education, prevention of family separation, appropriate care for children, and cholera prevention since the start of the response.
• School attendance is high in POC3, however, physical space is likely to become a concern as additional families are relocated from Tomping.
Overview on Education in Emergencies (EiE) in Sudan 2016
North and Central Darfur
The gap in education is still very high with some 3,400 school aged children identified as being in need of learning facilities in Sortony, North Darfur following their recent displacement from Jebel Marra. This translates to 68 temporary classrooms alongside teaching and learning related materials. The government approval for construction of these classrooms was granted after advocacy by UNICEF, sector partners and the Ministry of Education.
More than 50% of the 240 children identified as missing, separated, or unaccompanied since the start of the Juba crisis have been successfully reunited with their families.
407 cholera cases have been treated at UNICEF-supported Oral Rehydration Points, with 100 cases referred to the Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) for further treatment.
Schools in UN House are operating normally; 3,016 children (46% girls) attended classes at Hope Primary School on 16 August. However, lack of space remains an issue in Tomping.