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The survival struggle of a South-Sudanese single mother

Forced to flee violence and struggling to feed her three children, the inspiring story of Cuaca sheds some light on the bravery of the displaced South Sudanese population, who are surviving against all odds. Our partners at UNICEF bring her story.

The remoteness of Cuaca’s new home makes it a hard place to raise her three children. There are no roads, markets, hospitals or schools. Two of the four wells in the village are broken, while the population that depends on this water has doubled.

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There has been a noted increase in the number of malaria cases in Warrap State

Report
Miraya FM

The Director General of Kuajok hospital, Dr. Ring Chiman, says six people have died from malaria this month alone.

Chiman blames the increase on the pools of water that serve as breeding grounds for the malaria causing mosquitoes.

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Rapid Assessment Report in South Sudan, Jonglei State - August 2014

Executive Summary

Since the crisis that broke out in December, 2013 in South Sudan, 1.3 million people are estimated to remain internally displaced across the country and just 449,000 people have fled the violence to neighboring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 IDPs sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan. This translates to one in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict began.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #44, 8 - 21 October 2014

Highlights

  • The Social Mobilization Campaign for mass screening of children under 5 for malnutrition in Juba County was officially launched on 14 October, with screening, referral and treatment now currently ongoing. The Social Mobilization Campaign, part of the Joint WFP-UNICEF Nutrition Scale Up, is spearheaded by the State Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF. This campaign aims to screen 590,175 children under 5 years old for malnutrition in Juba County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States.

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Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (S/2014/708)

The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2155 (2014), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 November and requested that I report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate every 60 days.

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 42 | 13 - 19 October 2014 [EN/AR]

Highlights

  • Three UNAMID peacekeepers were killed in Korma, North Darfur, an area where an estimated 18,300 displaced people are taking refuge

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan Liberation Army – Abdul Wahid in western Jebel Marra leads to temporary relocation of some displaced people to Nertiti town

  • An estimated 125,000 new displaced people in SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan will be facing increasingly dire food security conditions this year and through 2015, according to SKBNCU

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 13 - 19 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: 12 IOM staff trained on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.

  • Ethiopia: Close to 63,000 refugees need to be relocated from the camps and transit centres to Okugu Refugee Camp.

  • Kenya: IOM and UNHCR have provided transportation assistance to 32,452 refugees since 15 December 2013.

OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Kala-azar trend is at its seasonal peak with more than 5,200 cases and 158 deaths reported this year

Report
Miraya FM

Most of the cases have been reported from Lankien, Chuil, Walgak and Malakal.

According to the South Sudan disease surveillance, displacement of non-immune populations to endemic areas, malnutrition, poor housing, late detection and diagnosis of cases, have been blamed for the latest escalation of the disease.

WHO is supporting implementing partners with case management supplies and adequate stockpiles have been assembled in endemic states of Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile.

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South Sudan: Health Cluster 3W - Ongoing Activities (as of 25 September 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ethiopia + 2 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 20 October 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • More than 200 Eritrean refugees cross the Ethiopian border each day. The sudden spike in arrivals since September cause congestion at the reception centre.

  • Localized heavy rains since September produced flooding in Afar, SNNP and Somali regions, triggering displacements, and loss of lives and livelihoods.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Operational update of South Sudanese situation in Ethiopia (10 - 16 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 190,083 individuals. The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has dropped with commencement of rains in various locations in region.

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 40 (1-15 October 2014)

Highlights

  • IOM is operating 5 high powered pumps to evacuate water from Bentiu PoC and over 180,000 sandbags have been deployed to mitigate flooding.

  • As of 9 October, Crisis Response Plan (CRP) partners have served 152,487 households with non-food items (NFI) and 53,242 households with shelter.

International Organization for Migration:

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Floods displace hundreds of people in Rumbek East County

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Miraya FM

Floods triggered by heavy rains have caused widespread destruction across vast strips of land in Rumbek East County.

Mapuot Manuer Kok, the Rumbek East County Commissioner, says nearly 700 households have been displaced and several children have been admitted to hospital suffering from malaria.

The commissioner says the displaced persons urgently need of food, shelter and medicine.

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Kenya + 1 other
Safe Solar Systems for Kakuma Refugee Camp

PRESS RELEASE, Nairobi, 15 October 2014

Today is the Global Hand Washing day and it is a great day to highlight a new partnership!
With safe, warm and clean water from Solvatten, we are improving health and hand hygiene in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

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Act now to stop famine in South Sudan

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Caritas

People caught in conflict in South Sudan are at a serious risk of famine by early next year unless action is taken now. The Caritas confederation has launched an emergency appeal for €2.5 million, (US$3 million) to help over 50,000 of the neediest people.

Donate to the appeal

“Many people are in a dire situation, especially those trapped in conflict areas,” says Gabriel Yai, director of Caritas South Sudan.

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Give South Sudan’s children a healthy start! Republic of South Sudan launches mass nutrition screening

JUBA, 14 October 2014 – The South Sudan National and State Ministry of Health, Sanitation and Environment, UNICEF and WFP today kicked off a new outreach and a mass-screening campaign to address the nutrition crisis, which UNICEF says is threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.