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29 Nov 2015 description


• Over 4 million children vaccinated against polio through Sudan’s national immunization campaign.

• Pastoral families in Darfur, West and South Kordofan, Kassala, Red Sea and Gedaref states are at risk of livestock losses due to poor pastures caused by low rains.

• National campaign combating child marriage in Sudan launched on 25 November.

• In 2015, an estimated 31,000 people have been affected by floods in Sudan.

National polio vaccination campaign reaches 4 million children in Sudan

28 Nov 2015 description
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  • IOM health teams continue to respond to the malaria epidemic

  • Mobile response teams reach vulnerable populations in Jonglei’s Canal County

  • IOM trains IDPs on psychosocial support at the Bentiu PoC site

27 Nov 2015 description


  • The humanitarian community continues to report worsening security conditions and increasing access constraints across South Sudan. In October, the UN recorded 78 access incidents negatively affecting relief operations in South Sudan, including increasing reports of criminality in the capital city of Juba.

27 Nov 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 180 000 personnes sinistrées par des inondations dans les provinces de la Tshopo et du Haut-Uele.

  • Un afflux des ressortissants du Soudan du sud signalé dans les deux Uele.

Aperçu de la situation

27 Nov 2015 description

Key messages

  • More than 10 years since the start of the Darfur conflict, violence and insecurity continue to cause displacement, despite the Doha Peace Agreement1 . More than 2.5 million people live internally displaced in Darfur due to the fighting between government forces and rebel groups and intertribal conflict. Since the beginning of the year, 223 000 people were uprooted from their homes.

26 Nov 2015 description
  • The emergency committee of the International Health Regulations (IHR) has met for the seventh time and assessed that the international spread of polio continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). They also expanded the temporary recommendations to outbreaks of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus, due to the importance of stopping all types of poliovirus as we near the finish line of polio eradication. Learn more about cVDPVs.

26 Nov 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, Nov 26 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) singed Thursday a KD 3.5 million (USD 11 million) loan agreement with South Sudan's government to contribute in building a hospital for women and children in Juba.

In a press statement, the Fund said that the project will support the development of the health sector in South Sudan and will meet the increasing need for good quality health care services for women and children in the city of Juba.

26 Nov 2015 description


  • Completeness for weekly reporting was 54% for the non-conflict affected counties and 88% for the IDP sites.

  • Malaria was the commonest cause of morbidity in both non-conflict affected counties (42%) and IDP sites (47%).

  • Malaria epidemics reported in three states (Warrap, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, and Western Bahr el Ghazal) and two

  • IDP sites (Bentiu and Malakal PoCs).

  • Five suspect measles cases reported from Juba county (1) and Bentiu PoC (4).

26 Nov 2015 description

The objective of the mission was to conduct initial reconnaissance on the identified sites to understand the severity of the situation and to set the stage for the more in-depth assessment and surveillance in the field.

The specific objectives were:

To identify a number of enumerators to be trained at a later date

To get clear estimated population numbers of the nearby settlements that will be used in determining the sampling strategy for periodic assessments

To conduct an aerial observation of the areas being assessed

26 Nov 2015 description
report Miraya FM

The National Ministry of Health has made steady progress towards the eradication of guinea worm from South Sudan.

The Ministry received four cases this year, compared to seven cases the same time last year. The cases were detected in Eastern Equatoria, Lakes, Warrap and Western Barh el Ghazal states.

Makio Samuel, the Director of the guinea worm eradication program in the National Ministry of health attributed the progress to the combined efforts of the ministry and development partners.

26 Nov 2015 description
report Plan

Plan International is responding to the needs of children as the impacts of the weather phenomenon El Niño worsen. In the Horn of Africa, where the impact is severe, it’s not just food that’s running out - it’s time.

Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, are expected to be worst affected, leaving children at risk of death, malnutrition, trauma and emotional distress.

25 Nov 2015 description

Key messages

  • One of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises continues to unfold in South Sudan. After more than 20 months of fighting, a peace agreement was signed in August, but there is still no sign of peace in the country.

  • More than 2.2 million people are displaced due to the civil war. They have fled both within South Sudan and to neighbouring countries. The majority of refugees are children.

25 Nov 2015 description


  • 736,317 Total number of refugees
  • 37,859 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
  • 52.8% Percentage of women and girls 60.1% Percentage of Children
24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

24 Nov 2015 description
report AngliCORD

Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.

20 Nov 2015 description

An exceptionally severe malaria season is again hitting South Sudan and the Abyei Special Administrative Area, with a dramatic increase in cases. But with few health facilities in this remote area, people with severe malaria often end up dying quiet deaths in their villages. MSF is working with local communities to put an end to preventable illness and deaths, with a community-based test and treat programme to provide early malaria treatment for people living in distant rural areas.

19 Nov 2015 description
  • In 2015, wild poliovirus transmission is at the lowest levels ever, with fewer cases reported from fewer areas of fewer countries than ever before. In 2015, 56 wild poliovirus cases have been reported from two countries (Pakistan and Afghanistan), compared to 290 cases from nine countries during the same period in 2014.

19 Nov 2015 description


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employs more than 2,937 South Sudanese staff and 329 international staff to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide free and high quality healthcare to people in need 18 projects in 7 out of 10 states in the country and the Abyei Special Administrative Area.

18 Nov 2015 description

Overcrowded and substandard living conditions are jeopardising the health of people sheltering in the UN’s Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Patient numbers at MSF’s hospital in Malakal are three times higher than they were five months ago, while the number of sick children under the age of five has increased fivefold.