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27 Feb 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 993,006

Balance Requested: US$ 991,075

Geneva, 25 February 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Since more than 12 months hostilities have affected the South Sudanese population, steaming from a power struggle between the incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar. On the evening of the 15th December 2013 violence erupted in Juba when Mr. Kiir accused Mr. Machar of staging a coup. This violence has since prevailed.

26 Feb 2015 description

24 February 2015 - Striving to reach zero polio infections, the South Sudanese Ministry of Health, UNICEF and other partners today launched a vaccination campaign in the Upper Nile State capital Malakal.

“This time we are going to target 3,500,000 children across the country to be vaccinated in two rounds,” said national Minister of Health Dr. Riek Gai Kok.

He added that the round beginning today would continue until 27 February, and another round of vaccinations would take place from 24 March to 27 March.

26 Feb 2015 description


  • Child recruitment: Scores of children abducted last week in Upper Nile State are reportedly undergoing military training, UNICEF said on 24 February. 'Witnesses have said they are in a training camp,” near Wau Shilluk town (20 km northeast of Malakal), said John Budd, UNICEF communications officer for South Sudan.

26 Feb 2015 description
  • The fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus was convened last week. Outcomes and the Committee’s final report will be made available on www.polioeradication.org.
25 Feb 2015 description


  • The humanitarian situation remains fluid and unpredictable with the health response concentrated in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites.

  • WHO prepositioned 42 metric tonnes of life saving drugs in the 10 states. The supplies are adequate to treat 208,400 people.

  • WHO participated in a rapid health assessment in Jal Payam, Jonglei State to assess the humanitarian needs of the affected population.

25 Feb 2015 description


  • By 22 February, aid agencies identified over 41,000 new IDPs in Darfur. This includes 37,000 new IDPs in North Darfur and another 4,000 people in Central Darfur.

  • Aid agencies continue to provide new IDPs in North Darfur with assistance; however, sanitation challenges remain in several locations.

  • An inter-agency mission was conducted in South Kordofan’s, which hosts an estimated 88,800 IDPs and close to 9,000 South Sudanese refugees.

24 Feb 2015 description

General Overview
9 – 15 February, 2015
 - Completeness for weekly reporting in week 07 of 2015 was 81% compared to 93% for the corresponding week of 2014.
- Malaria, ARI, AWD, ABD and suspect measles are the top causes of morbidity among IDPs.
During week 07 of 2015, ARI was the top cause of morbidity among IDPs and registered a proportionate morbidity of 18% and incidence of 62 cases per 10,000 population.

24 Feb 2015 description

Health crises in Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria need US$1 billion

24 February, 2015 Geneva – Raging conflict and beleaguered health services are threatening the health of tens of millions of people across the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria. To respond, the World Health Organization today called on the international community to provide $US1 billion to support its on-going efforts – and those of partners – to treat, immunize and provide the wide range of life-saving health services needed to populations in need.

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.

23 Feb 2015 description


  • As at 19 February 2015, Kakuma had received 45,201 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 15 February, 180,138 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.7% of the registered population.

23 Feb 2015 description

In 2014, the Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) allocated some US$18.3 million, covering a wide range of responses from treatment of malnutrition, to emergency water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, NFI and agriculture projects. During the year, significant support was also provided to refugees particularly to South Sudanese asylum seekers that crossed the border seeking for protection and humanitarian assistance. In addition, support to common services including the humanitarian air service and common pipelines for nutrition programmes were funded.

23 Feb 2015 description
report Miraya FM

The Ministry says a total of 43 cases have been reported to the Cholera Treatment Center.

A rapid response team has increased surveillance. Hygiene promoters have also been trained and equipped with health education messages.

The Director General for preventive health services, Dr. John Rumunu, says that the main challenges faced by the team include access to affected areas, poor communication networks and weak health infrastructure.

23 Feb 2015 description


The United States Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) visited El Redis 1, Jouri and Al Kashafa in White Nile State this week with the UNHCR Deputy Representative as part of their mission to Sudan. The mission also met with the Deputy Governor and State Emergency Committee of White Nile State, confirming a pledge of USD 6.2 million for 2015.

23 Feb 2015 description

When Margaret Dudu, a 30-year old mother of two, visited her mother in Gumbo on the outskirts of Juba, she intended to stay for a few days then return home and resume her life.

22 Feb 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

1. Situation overview

The situation remains relatively calm countrywide, but unpredictable. Intermittent clashes and intercommunity fighting were reported in some parts of the country.

The Government and opposition have signed a peace agreement in Addis Ababa under the mediation of the Intergovernmental Agency for Development (IGAD) and the international community to end the conflict that caused 1.5 million people internally displaced and may leave about 6.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance by the end of 2015.

21 Feb 2015 description


● The national “Back to Learning” campaign was launched this week. 50 per cent of the children to be reached -some 200,000 children - are in the three conflict affected states of Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile.
● Needs assessments are being conducted in the counties surrounding the Bentiu PoC to determine needs and organize response.
● Bentiu PoC has seen a new influx of people during January 2015, with a trend of 525 individuals per day in January compared to 325 people arriving per day in December

20 Feb 2015 description

As the crisis in South Sudan enters its second year, the ICRC and the South Sudan Red Cross continue to work hard to provide relief to hundreds of thousands affected by the situation, including:

  • Providing surgeries and treatment for weaponwounded people, as well as supplies, logistical and technical support to local medical facilities;

  • Providing food and essential household items, including tents and tarpaulins, for displaced people and others affected by conflict and armed violence;

20 Feb 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1 . The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2187 (2014), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 May 2015 and requested that I report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate by no later than 16 February 2015. The report provides an update to my previous report (S/2014/821), dated 18 November 2014, covering developments from that date to 10 February 2015.

II. Political developments South Sudan peace process

19 Feb 2015 description
  • The fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus is convening this week. Outcomes and the Committee’s final report will be made available on www.polioeradication.org.