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22 Jul 2016 description
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By Tim Irwin

Children who experienced violent clashes in Juba, South Sudan earlier this month are anxious and afraid. Many require psychological support to help reduce the risk of further distress and disruptions to their well-being.

JUBA, South Sudan, 21 July 2016 – In the battle-scarred capital of South Sudan, children who should be playing are instead worrying about the future and asking when it will be safe to go home again.

20 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

• As of 20 July, 141 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in Juba and Duk (Jonglei), with at least 69 new cases reported in Juba Teaching Hospital on 20 July. The numbers are likely to fluctuate given the circumstances.

• Education activities, which had been temporarily put on hold due to lack of available space, were able to resume in Tomping on 20 July; 650 children have been registered.

20 Jul 2016 description
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JUBA, South Sudan, 20 July 2016 – Amid a rise in the number of suspected cases of cholera in South Sudan, UNICEF is rapidly increasing its response activities.

The Juba Teaching Hospital reported that 69 new suspected cases were admitted on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people being treated in the capital to 112. An additional 29 suspected cases had been reported in Duk Island in Jonglei state. Nationwide, there are now 141 suspected cholera cases with six reported deaths.

20 Jul 2016 description
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Situation in Numbers

1.69 million People internally displaced since 15 December 2013
(OCHA, Humanitarian Snapshot 5 May 2016)

715,228 Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since December 2013
(UNHCR, Regional Refugee Information Portal, dated 15 July 2016)

US$ 154.5 million 2016 South Sudan Humanitarian Action for Children Appeal

US$ 2.9 million Wau Crisis Appeal*

US$ 5.4 million Juba Crisis Appeal*

18 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Response is temporarily suspended outside of Wau town following threats to the safety of humanitarians.
18 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • South Sudan’s Minister of Health advised partners to treat the recent rise in suspected cholera cases as a cholera outbreak, and respond accordingly.
18 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • UNICEF delivered 720,000 litres of water to UN House and along with partners approximately achieved SPHERE standard of 15/l/p/d for the first time since the start of the Juba crisis.

  • 13 new suspected cases of cholera reported in Juba on 17 July, increasing the number of people being treated in Juba Teaching Hospital to 33.

Humanitarian Overview

18 Jul 2016 description
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By Gopinath Durairajan

Thousands of people continue to live in United Nations displacement sites in Juba, South Sudan, after fleeing intense battles that first erupted in the city a week ago today. Despite a ceasefire that continues to hold, many are still too frightened to return home.

16 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Twenty suspected cases of cholera have been reported, and testing is ongoing. A cholera outbreak response is in process, with a focus on both prevention and control.

  • Nutrition screening undertaken among 387 displaced children in Tomping suggests a global acute malnutrition rate in the site is 18%.

  • There is a lack of space for education and psychosocial support activities, with a further influx of internally displaced persons to Tomping on July 16.

Humanitarian Overview

16 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • A total of 134 missing, separated, or unaccompanied children have been registered as part of family tracing and reunification efforts.

  • On 15 July education activities resumed under trees for 250 displaced children in Tomping, facilitated by the distribution of school-in-a-box and early childhood development kits.

  • The distribution of water, previously highlighted as a critical concern, continues unhindered to UN House and Tomping.

15 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 100,000 liters of water were delivered to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in UN House on 14 July, responding to a critical need following disruption over humanitarian access for water provision.

  • The distribution of Nutrition supplies was extended to other IDP locations including Al Shabah Hospital and St Theresa in Kator.

  • Recreational kits are being distributed alongside early childhood development kits and child friendly space kits in order to meet the psychosocial needs of affected children.

14 Jul 2016 description
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JUBA, South Sudan, 13 July 2016 – UNICEF and partners are providing urgent life-saving assistance to thousands of people displaced by last weekend’s heavy fighting in Juba.

Four trucks of supplies were dispatched from UNICEF warehouses and taken to a UN displacement site in Juba as soon as movement became possible in the city earlier today. High-energy food bars were also distributed in two churches where families have gathered.

14 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • With the ceasefire currently holding, on 13 July, UNICEF teams were able to visit UN House and Tomping; 438 children under five were provided with four-day emergency food rations.

  • Four trucks of supplies were dispatched on 13 July, including WASH, health, and nutrition supplies. Distribution is expected to continue on 14 July.

  • Humanitarian access for water provision remains a challenge. Very little amount of water was delivered through water trucking to affected populations in UN House since 9 July.

12 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 51 Water User Committees were formed in Maaji, Ayilo II, Olua I & II and Oliji settlements to improve operation & maintenance of water points serving a total of 27,387 people, mostly refugees from South Sudan in June, 2016.

  • Over 5,200 children were immunized against Polio and Measles in Rhino Camp Refugee settlement, Arua District in June 2016.

12 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Although fighting has now engulfed the capital of Juba, UNICEF activities continue in other parts of the country, and the response in Wau is well underway.
  • Over 12,000 children have been screened for malnutrition within and outside Wau town, with a severe acute malnutrition rate of approximately 2.5%, and a global acute malnutrition rate of approximately 9.7%.
  • Over 2,200 primary health care consultations have been provided, with malaria representing the major cause of morbidity.

Humanitarian Overview

On Friday 24th June, …

10 Jul 2016 description
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NAIROBI, 9 July 2016 – UNICEF is deeply alarmed by the renewed violence in South Sudan and calls on all parties to respect humanitarian principles and provide unrestricted access to civilians in need.

After nearly three years of war, civilians are bearing the brunt of the conflict in South Sudan, with women and children facing the greatest dangers and hardships. As the country marks its fifth year of independence, the lives of millions of children continue to be marked by suffering and upheaval.