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27 Aug 2015 description

COORDINATION

Coordination of the child protection (CP) response to Sudanese refugees in South Sudan has been mainly driven by the field. In Gambella, there is a child protection working group (CPWG), and two specific groups on information management and case management. At the camp level, there is a weekly working group which covers CP as well as Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) participates in the CP working group and in the camp level coordination meetings.

26 Aug 2015 description

JUBA - Despite intense insecurity in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) have managed to get urgently needed food and nutrition assistance to tens of thousands of people who had been cut off from relief agencies for months.

26 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Below average/failed Belg rains (the short rains from February-April) is expected to affect the food security of poor households in SNNPR, Oromia, Amhara and in pastoral areas of Afar and Somali regions (Famine Early Warning System Network, FEWSNET).

  • Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia will also increase during the second half of the year following the poor Belg rains and delayed Kiremt rains (long rains from May-September). (FEWSNET)

22 Aug 2015 description

As at 12 August 2015, more than 303,000 children had been reached by child protection interventions in South Sudan since January 2015; these include interventions by 26 partners across 42 Counties in eight States.

20 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Current Situation

According to WHO, as of 17 August 2015, a total of 1,607 cholera cases including 45 deaths, have been reported in Juba County and Bor since the outbreak was declared on 23 June, for an overall case fatality rate (CFR) of 2.8 per cent:

19 Aug 2015 description

2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

In 2015 WASH sector partners planned to sustain and expand water, sanitation and hygiene services to IDP camps, IDP gatherings and their host communities, people affected by malnutrition and to areas at high risk of disease outbreak. Integration with other sectors, such as the provision of WASH services in health facilities, nutrition centers, and child-friendly spaces, will also be improved. The Education sector will assume the lead role for WASH in schools.

HRP Priorities and Targeting:

12 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Peter Crowley

Today marks one year since we have had a case of the wild poliovirus anywhere in Africa, the last having been reported from Somalia with a date of onset of 11th August 2014.

What an extraordinary achievement and what a powerful symbol of the progress that has been made on the African continent over the past generation.