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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #15 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 August 2014)

Highlights:

  • As of 15 August, 189,327 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Over 90 per cent of the new arrivals are women and children and almost 68 percent are children. The current daily average arrival rate is 800. UNHCR estimates that 300,000 refugees will seek asylum in Ethiopia by end of 2014.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #37, 20 - 26 August 2014

Highlights

  • Further heavy rains in Bentiu have meant that most PoCs are now flooded, with people moved from PoC4 to PoC6 where the flooding has been less severe. It has become difficult to find dry land on which latrines can be established. While access to safe water through boreholes and water treatment plants have been maintained, the flooding has caused further latrines to collapse, meaning that there is now one latrine for every 100 people, compared to one latrine for 72 people before the flooding began.

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UNICEF deploys its largest emergency supply operation ever in a single month

UNICEF deployed 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in crises - the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history in a single month.

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UNICEF: Responding to dire emergency in South Sudan, the European Commission adds €5 million toward scale up for children

JUBA, South Sudan, 18 August 2014 – As the crisis in South Sudan deepens, the European Commission, through its Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection department (ECHO), has announced an additional grant to UNICEF of €5 million, bringing its total donation for 2014 to €9.5 million. UNICEF welcomed this latest contribution, which will provide lifesaving support for the hundreds of thousands of children who have been affected by the conflict in the country.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #36, 13 – 19 August 2014

Highlights

  • There has been heavy fighting in Bentiu this week, including very close to the PoCs. The fighting is slowing the humanitarian response in the area, and has stopped supply movements, including essential supplies such as therapeutic foods to treat acute malnutrition.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Conflict: UNICEF Support to South Sudan Refugees in: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda (31 July 2014)

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UN Children's Fund

Since December 2013, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan has resulted in the death of thousands and displacement of more than 1.1 million people. As of late July 2014, at least 431,045 South Sudanese had fled the conflict and sought asylum in neighboring countries; this number is expected to increase to 715,000 refugees by the end of 2014, according to UNHCR planning for most likely scenario (as of July). To date, only 25% of the US$ 67.3 million that UNICEF requires to meet humanitarian needs of refugees in neighboring countries has been received

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Conflict: Sub-regional Funding Priorities, 31 July 2014

As of 31 July, 2014, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan, which began in December 2013, has resulted in the death of thousands, the displacement within the country of more than 1.1 million people, and the cross-border displacement of an additional 431,045 people who have fled to the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. 3 The number of new South Sudanese refugees is expected to almost double by year end.

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South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak Situation Report #11, 6-12 August 2014

Highlights

 As of 9 August, WHO has reported a total of 5,667 cholera cases including 123 deaths for a case fatality rate of 2.2 per cent.

 The total number of reported cases from WHO does not include 65 suspected cases, including one death, in Isohe, Ikotos County in Eastern Equatoria.

 Since the start of the crisis, UNICEF has deployed health, WASH and behaviour change communication staff to Torit, Wau Shiluk, Bentiu, Lopa, Magwi and Nimule to provide technical support.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #35, 6 – 12 August 2014

Highlights

 The living situation for families displaced to Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites (pictured above) continues to deteriorate due to heavy rains and flooding. The conditions have slowed many humanitarian efforts in the sites. Progress in draining the site remains slow as the PoC is situated on low, flat land.

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In South Sudan, response to looming threats of disease and malnutrition is a race against time and the elements

By Suzanne Beukes

BENTIU, South Sudan, 1 August 2014 – Veronica Nyapar Kai plucks the dry reeds from the muddy soil and lays them in a neat pile. For the past few months, these reeds have served as walls for her family’s home.

Now, she dismantles these walls. Today, the family will seek higher ground. Rainy season is in full swing. Many of the houses here, in this camp in Bentiu, in Unity State, have been submerged by floods.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #33, Reporting Period 23 - 29 July 2014

Highlights

  • The Executive Directors of UNICEF and WFP visited South Sudan from 24-26 June, warning that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action. “The world should not wait for a famine to be announced while children here are dying each and every day,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. Nearly one million children under five years old in South Sudan will require treatment for acute malnutrition in 2014.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #32, Reporting Period 16 - 22 July 2014

Highlights:

  • Although slightly improving, the nutrition situation in Bentiu Protection of Civilian site remains of concern. The number of new admissions to outpatient therapeutic programme (OTP) centres in Bentiu POCs decreased from 126 last week to 124 this week. Analysis shows that 60 per cent of registered deaths in the PoC have been children under 6 months old, indicating a need to reinforce infant and young child feeding practices and neonatal care.

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South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak Situation Report #9, 23 July 2014

Situation Overview:

  • As of 22 July 2014, WHO has confirmed a total of 4,765 cholera cases including 109 deaths affecting five states: Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Jonglei and Upper Nile. The case fatality rate for the confirmed cases is 2.3 per cent, above the 1 per cent target.

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Children in South Sudan cannot wait for famine before world acts

If the world fails to provide the help needed right now to accelerate and scale up life-saving food and nutrition efforts, UNICEF estimates that 50,000 children could die from malnutrition this year.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #14 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 July 2014)

Highlights:

  • As of 18 July, 173,752 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Nearly 90 per cent of the new arrivals have been relocated to refugee camps.

  • The SMART nutrition survey is completed in all the three camps. The preliminary findings show high level of malnutrition with GAM rates of 25.8%, 30.3% and 28.0% and SAM rates of 5.7%, 10.0% and 7.8% in Leitchor, Kule and Tierkidi refugee camps respectively.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #31, Reporting Period 9 - 15 July 2014

Highlights

• To date, 606,230 children under five years old have been screened for malnutrition, of which 41,677 (6.9%) were suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 78,565 (13%) from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). Twice as many children will need treatment for SAM this year than last, however, UNICEF has received only 32% of the funds it requires for its nutrition response.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #30, Reporting Period 3 - 8 July 2014

Highlights

  • South Sudan is facing a hunger catastrophe, with the number of children dying of malnutrition-related causes increasing drastically. An estimated 235,000 children under 5 will require treatment for severe acute malnutrition this year, twice as many as last year. To respond to this dire situation, UNICEF and WFP are stepping up rapid response missions to remote areas, as well as increasing partnerships, supplies and technical assistance. UNICEF urgently needs $29.8 million to scale up its nutrition response.