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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.

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Floods displace hundreds of people in Rumbek East County

Report
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.

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 41 | 6 - 12 October 2014 [EN/AR]

UNHCR estimates that up to 165,000 refugees might seek shelter in Sudan by the end of 2014, but it has received the lowest level of funding of all the countries involved in the crisis response.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Sudan + 1 other
Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard (30 September 2014)

OVERVIEW

A total of 6.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Since the beginning of 2014, fighting between Government security forces and armed movements have led to the internal displacement of an estimated over 400,000 people in Darfur. Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has led to almost 100,000 people crossing the border into Sudan. Heavy rains and floodings that began in late July 2014 have affected some 277,085 people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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"At Night I Lie Awake Thinking of Those Who Did Not Survive"

More than 1.5 million people are currently displaced from their homes in South Sudan after conflict swept through the country in the wake of a political crisis in December 2013. Many displaced families in remote areas have no access to health care and humanitarian relief is scarce. In September, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical specialist Maartje Hoetjes flew by helicopter to one of South Sudan’s more remote areas to meet displaced families and assess their health status. She tells their stories here.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Sectors Indicators Matrix: Gambella Emergency Response (as of 01-October-2014 )

This matrix is prepared and published monthly, representing what happened in various sectors in the particular reference month. This indicators matrix is a step towards showing a comprehensive picture of the current situation in Gambella region and establishing a basis for initial trend and gap analysis.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 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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Korea Engineers repair “boggy” Bor-Juba road

13 October 2014 - Seeking to improve a vital route connecting Bor, Jonglei State, with the South Sudanese capital Juba, UNMISS South Korean engineers have been repairing the road for several weeks.

Speaking from the Koreans’ Bor office, Public Information Officer Jin Wan Park said they began working on the road, the only land route connecting the two capitals, on 1 September. Repairs should be complete before the end of the year.

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Ethiopia + 2 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 13 October 2014

KEY EVENTS

Relief food beneficiaries in nutrition hotspot priority two and three woredas did not receive the fifth round release food ration due to due to delays in the 2014 HRD mid-review.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Uganda + 1 other
ACT Alliance Appeal: Operation support for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda – UGA141 (Extension and Revision 1)

Report
ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 1,055,182

Less pledges/contributions: US$ 872,021

Balance Requested: US$ 183,161

Geneva, 13 October 2014 Dear Colleagues,

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Operational update of South Sudanese situation in Ethiopia (2 - 9 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 189,539 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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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 6 - 12 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: Bentiu PoC completely submerged due to heavy rains.

  • Ethiopia: Refugees resist attempts to relocate to Okugu Refugee Camp due to ethnic flare-ups.

  • Kenya: Armed bandits still attacking arriving refugees.

OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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