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30 Apr 2016 description
report Save the Children

Dr Nicholas Alusa, member of our Emergency Health Unit

Measles is a highly contagious, horrific disease. If left untreated, in a worst case scenario, it can lead to death.

There’s no specific treatment for measles: all that medics can do is isolate the sufferer, give them vitamin A, and hope for the best.

In high-income countries most people infected with the disease recover in a couple of weeks, very few die. But in developing countries it kills up to one in five.

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The USG announces more than $86 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan on April 27

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches nearly 65 percent of emergency food pre-positioning target as of April 26

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Apr 2016 description

Juba – More than three dozen victims of violence have sought assistance at an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)-supported hospital in Maiwut. The health facility is now providing medical and surgical care to the wounded of recent attacks near Gambella, Ethiopia, where nearly 200 people were killed and more than 100 children abducted.

Many of the 39 men, women and children admitted to the hospital are suffering from gunshot injuries as a result of the mid-April clashes along the Ethiopia-South Sudan border.

28 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 42% for the non-conflict affected states and 68% for the IDP sites.
• New measles outbreaks confirmed in Malakal PoC, Yirol West, and Aweil North counties.
• 48 cases including 10 deaths of suspect VHF reported in Aweil North and Aweil West Counties with 24 December 2015 as the earliest date of onset.
• ARI is the leading cause of morbidity in IDPs.
• TB/HIV/AIDS is the most common causes of mortality.

Special focus on measles

28 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The influx of South Sudanese into Sudan that began in late January 2016 amid ongoing conflict and deteriorating food insecurity continues with some 54,000 arrivals into East and South Darfur and West Kordofan states. Of these new arrivals, 41,774 are residing in East Darfur. 

28 Apr 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Between end January and 24 April 2016, 54,635 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan, according to aid organisations.

• In Central Darfur, about 5,200 IDPs from Jebel Marra have been reported in the Fanga Suk area and Rokero town following inter-agency missions.

• A new report by SKBN CU says renewed conflict between government forces and SPLMN has led to significant internal displacement and increased humanitarian needs in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

27 Apr 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 27, 2016

The United States today announced more than $86 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help conflict-affected people in South Sudan, as well as South Sudanese refugees in the region.

27 Apr 2016 description

GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS

• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.

• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

27 Apr 2016 description

27 April 2016 -- In a country facing ongoing conflict, safe blood transfusions are a life-saving necessity. They are used to treat those suffering from gunshot wounds and conflict-related injuries, but also children suffering from anaemia due to malnutrition often worsened by malaria, survivors of road traffic accidents and mothers who experience excessive blood loss during childbirth are bleeding severely.

27 Apr 2016 description
report Miraya FM

As the world commemorates World Malaria Day today, the National Ministry of Health is calling for more preventive measures to fight the disease.

Malaria is a major public health concern, accounting for about 41% of all visits to health facilities in South Sudan.

Ismail Abdu Nimaya, the Zonal Coordinator for Malaria Control Program in Juba says early diagnosis will go a long way in reducing prevalence rates.

“The strategy should involve early diagnosis and effective treatment, but primarily preventive measures by protecting oneself from mosquitoes,” Nimaya urges.

26 Apr 2016 description
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Khartoum, 26 April 2016. The Governments of Denmark and Ireland have donated $2.8 million and $3.2 million respectively, to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) that will fund critical life-saving projects prioritised by humanitarian organisations in Sudan.

26 Apr 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Trois années de conflit ont aggravé les taux déjà élevés d’insécurité alimentaire et de malnutrition.

  • Les enfants déplacés retrouvent le chemin de l’école

  • L’épidémie de méningite a tué 26 personnes dans la région nord.

  • Légère baisse (3 %) du nombre de PDI.

CHIFFRES

# de PDI 421 283

# de réfugiés à l’extérieur du pays 466 091

# de personnes ayant besoin d’une aide 2,3 M

# de personnes touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire

26 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Robin Nandy

In conflict-affected regions, children miss out on life-saving vaccines

Anyone with access to a TV, or even a smartphone has unlimited access to images of the destruction that armed conflict causes around the globe. We can see details of the ways war and violence threaten and disrupt children’s lives.

25 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· More than one million people – 20 percent of them children under the age of 5 – have now received life-saving assistance from UNICEF, WFP and their partners in South Sudan through 82 joint emergency missions to communities hardest-hit by conflict. As the long rainy season begins, UNICEF and WFP will continue to reach remote communities. The agencies are also working to establish or reopen, wherever possible, permanent humanitarian services to communities who are without access to food, healthcare, nutrition, education and clean water.

25 Apr 2016 description

KEY FACTS

  • Since late January 2016, there has been a surge in the number of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan. Approximately 54,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in East and South Darfur and West Kordofan in just over two months. East Darfur has received about 43,000 of these new arrivals.

  • New arrivals are mostly coming from South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Warrap states due to worsening food insecurity and ongoing conflict in the area, and arrive in Sudan in urgent need of food, humanitarian assistance and protection.

25 Apr 2016 description

JUBA - More than one million people – 20 percent of them children under the age of 5 – have now received life-saving assistance from UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and their partners in South Sudan through 82 joint emergency missions to communities hardest-hit by conflict.