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24 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR distributed medicines and medical supplies to all refugee camps in South Sudan, which will suffice for the next six months.

  • There were 772 new arrivals at the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (POC) site, mostly women and children from Rubkkona and Mayom counties (Unity State) who said that they were fleeing inter-communal fighting and lacked food.

24 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • As at 23 April 2015, Kakuma had received 45,697 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 20 April, 182,384 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.9% of the registered population.

24 Apr 2015 description

The United States announced the commitment of more than $16 million in new humanitarian assistance for nutrition, shelter, water and health services for people suffering from the ongoing effects of the conflict that began in South Sudan in December 2013.

24 Apr 2015 description

Switzerland - In 2013, there were about 198 million malaria cases in the world and an estimated 584,000 deaths from the disease. The countries endemic for malaria are also some of the poorest countries in the world. The burden of malaria on the poor, including migrants and displaced populations in these countries further fuels the cycle of poverty. IOM works with governments and partners, mostly in Africa and Asia, to ensure universal access to health care, including malaria prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment services among migrants and hard-to-reach populations.

24 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Anyuak refugees get help: UNHCR is coordinating with WFP on a one-month food distribution to 2,500 Anyuak refugees from Ethiopia in the Alari settlement in Pochalla, Jonglei State, starting this week.

 Medical supplies delivered: UNHCR has completed distribution of various medicines and medical supplies to all refugee camps in South Sudan, sufficient for the next six months.

24 Apr 2015 description
report ACMAD

Climate conditions are favorable for a high vigilance for meningitis cases over eastern Senegal and Gambia, extreme north of Guinea, extreme south of Mauritania, southern Mali and Niger, the whole of Burkina Faso, extreme north of Nigeria and Cameroon, central south of Chad and southeast Sudan.

Moderate vigilance is detected over western Senegal and Gambia, the whole of Guinea Bissau, southern Guinea, northern Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, central north of Nigeria and Cameroon, south of Chad, extreme south of Sudan, northern South Sudan and CAR, and western Ethiopia .

23 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF continues to provide both financial and technical assistance to partners implementing nutrition programmes, with 38,416 children admitted for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) from January to March 2015, a record admission rate for that time period over the last 4 years. This is due to a number of factors which include the scale up of nutrition services and improved stock availability as well as improved monthly reporting of partners.

23 Apr 2015 description

In this issue:

  • WHO SS Celebrates International Women’s Day in Style
  • WHO Trains Rapid Response Teams to Enhance Ebola Preparedness
  • Rising to the Challenge: Going the extra mile to save lives
  • WHO and Partners Rally to Fight Cerebro Spinal Meningitis in South Sudan
  • Global Polio Eradication Initiative Alive and Active in South Sudan
  • WHO News in Brief
23 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• An estimated 2,240 people return to Habila town, South Kordofan, to find their homes destroyed.

• Aid agencies can now access some 6,300 IDPs in Morlanga village, Central Darfur.

• Inter-tribal fighting in North Darfur’s Mellit locality displaces some 4,500 people to Kuma town, according to local authorities.

• Measles cases in Sudan have reached 1,730 with 22 deaths, according to the latest report from the MoH.

22 Apr 2015 description

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has more than 3,100 local staff and 340 international staff working in South Sudan, responding to a wide range of medical emergencies. MSF is also running programmes to provide healthcare to the South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries as part of its response to the humanitarian crisis.

22 Apr 2015 description

Juba, 21 April 2015: “Since Independence, the United Nations and its agencies, such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), have worked in support of the people of South Sudan and key institutions of the world’s youngest country. Our work has continued throughout the crisis which has enveloped the nation since December 2013.

21 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • According to the Humanitarian Requirement Document released in March, 2.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance in 2015.

  • The food security situation has stabilized in most parts of the country in January 2015 with the completion of the Meher harvest season (November – January).

21 Apr 2015 description

General Overview

  • Completeness for weekly reporting in week 15 of 2015 was 82% compared to 91% in week 14 of 2015 and 84% in week 15 of 2014.

  • ARI, malaria, AWD, ABD and suspect measles are the top causes of morbidity among IDPs.

  • In week 15 of 2015, ARI was the top cause of morbidity among IDPs with a proportionate morbidity of 19% and incidence of 55 cases per 10,000 population, which represents an increase in comparison to week 14 of 2015.

21 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hostilities and criminality continue to result in widespread displacement and additional humanitarian needs

  • Health authorities report new suspected and confirmed measles cases; an ongoing vaccination campaign aims to reach 7.9 million children by May

  • USAID/OFDA support, including emergency water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance, targets displaced and conflict-affected populations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Apr 2015 description

General Overview

  • Completeness for weekly reporting in week 14 of 2015 was 91% compared to 73% for the corresponding week of 2014.

  • ARI, malaria, AWD, ABD and suspect measles are the top causes of morbidity among IDPs.

  • During week 14 of 2015, ARI was the top cause of morbidity among IDPs and registered a proportionate morbidity of 17.4% and incidence of 46 cases per 10,000 population.

21 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners support over 144,455 South Sudanese refugees of which 87 per cent are women and children including 12,793 in Arua, 33,381 in Kiryandongo, 91,743 in Adjumani and 7,538 in Kampala.

  • A Polio house to house immunisation campaign was carried out amongst the refugees and host communities. According to the U-report Poll, 82% of respondents indicated that Polio vaccinators came to their home to vaccinate all the children under five years.

21 Apr 2015 description

HUMANITARIAN STRATEGY

Context

Humanitarian needs in Sudan are considerable and remain important in scope. Despite years of assistance humanitarian needs are acute and in some cases are expanding. These are predominantly caused by conflict which, in turn, drives displacement and food insecurity.

21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

21 Apr 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Over 1.5 million people have been displaced inside South Sudan. Currently, 2.5 million people face severe food insecurity and this number is expected to rise as the lean season unfolds.

The immediate aims of the aid operation are to save lives, protect the rights of the most vulnerable - including their freedom of movement, and to protect, restore, and promote livelihoods. As the planting season approaches, supporting people's freedom of movement and their ability to plant and tend their animals safely is a key priority.

20 Apr 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • IOM assisted the return of nearly 170 Ethiopians from Yemen. IOM evacuated nearly 300 people from more than 20 countries through the humanitarian bridge to Khartoum. Direct flights from Sanaa to Ethiopia are also expected to begin in the coming days.

  • The Government allocated resources to procure 5000MT of maize to cover shortfalls in the first round relief food ration.