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29 May 2016 description

Overview:

  • In February 2016, HAC commissioner in Ed Deain informed the humanitarian community of the arrival of South Sudanese (SS) in Khor Omer IDP camp in Ed Deain. The arrivals of SS were reported in March 2016 by HAC and SRCS in the different localities of East Darfur State. Due to inaccessibility to these areas, the humanitarian assessment was delayed until 10-11 May 2016.

28 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Acute malnutrition has reportedly caused the death of a number of children and elderly people from Blue Nile, in a refugee camp in South Sudan during the past week. UNHCR has relocated the first Sudanese refugees from Yida camp.

Other children are suffering from the shortage of food and nutritients, a camp coordinator in Yusuf Batil told Radio Dabanga.

“There is a severe shortage of food and medicines in the camp. Hopefully humanitarian organisations will speed up the delivery of aid and medicines,” the coordinator said.

28 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

27 May 2016 – Dr. Catherine Buzmion-Cheong, a United Nations peacekeeper, was working in Liberia when the first case of Ebola was confirmed in the West African nation.

“The Ebola epidemic was unprecedented,” Dr. Buzmion-Cheong told the _UN News Centre_ from the capital, Monrovia, which is the headquarters for the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). “Initially, the lack of training and supplies, plus the stigma and the fear attributed to the Ebola virus disease hampered a lot of the critical intervention.”

27 May 2016 description
report Medair

A measles outbreak is sweeping through Aweil North County, Northern Bahr El Ghazal State [Lol State]. An alarming number of children have died from suspected measles and local clinics report confirmed cases. Medair is responding with a county-wide emergency vaccination campaign.

27 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Population of UNMISS PoC site in Bentiu town, Unity State, decreases by nearly 15 percent in recent months.

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches approximately 1.5 million people with food and nutrition support in April.

Key Developments

27 May 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats.

This issue covers the period 22-28 May 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, outbreak of yellow fever and Polio.

27 May 2016 description

South Sudan - In response to an increase of measles cases, IOM South Sudan is teaming up with health agencies to vaccinate vulnerable people against the disease. IOM recently led vaccination campaigns for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bentiu and Malakal and additional campaigns are in progress.

26 May 2016 description

Attacks on Health Care

Attacks on health care in emergency situations disrupt the delivery of essential health services, endanger care providers, deprive people of urgently needed medical attention, and undermine our long term health development goals.

WHO collaborates closely with others to better understand the problem, bring attention to the issue, and find solutions that can prevent attacks; protect health facilities, workers, transport and supplies; and ensure the continued provision of health care despite such attacks.

24 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura visited South Sudan from 6 to 9 May to encourage the Government to uphold its commitments to addressing sexual violence outlined in the Joint Communique signed in October 2014 and the Unilateral Communique signed in December 2014 by the then SPLA-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar. UNICEF is supporting the Government in developing an implementation plan while continuing to work with civil society actors in prevention and response to sexual violence.

23 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Approximately 5.8 million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance, the 2016 HNO reports

  • Ongoing insecurity continues to constrain access and needs verification in Jebel Marra

  • More than 4 million people will face at least Crisis levels of food insecurity between March and September 2016

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 May 2016 description

56% Of refugees in Uganda are under the age of eighteen

120,208 Refugees and asylum-seekers living in Adjumani Refugee Settlement, Uganda’s largest settlement

2% Of refugees in Uganda are elderly (over the age of 60)

25,873 Refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in Uganda in the first two months of 2016

Solutions Outlook

21 May 2016 description

This week the Italian Development Cooperation (IDC) in collaboration with UNOPS announced a donation of two vehicles to the Italian NGO, Doctors with Africa, CUAMM

CUAMM has been supporting the strengthening of local health systems in South Sudan since 2007, helping to improve the delivery of basic and emergency healthcare services across the country.Dr. Dario Mariani, an IDC representative, attended the handover event in the presence of UNOPS Head of Programme, Richard Martin Schroeder, and CUAMM Deputy Country Manager, Paolo Ferrari.

20 May 2016 description
  • Close to 640 000 people in Kenya are food insecure and more than 80% of these live in the country’s arid regions. Inter-clan conflict, insecurity and disease outbreaks also continue to destabilise many people’s lives in addition to drought. This year’s El Niño has led to torrential rains and floods causing damage and fatalities across the country.
  • Kenya hosts nearly 600 000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia and the Great Lakes region.
19 May 2016 description

Between late December 2015 and early May 2016, the National IHR Focal of South Sudan notified WHO of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever syndrome.

As of 9 May, a total of 51 suspected cases, including 10 deaths, had been reported from the counties of Aweil North (45 cases, including 10 deaths) and Aweil West (6 cases). No health care workers had been reported among the cases. The majority (74.5%) of the suspected cases are below 20 years of age. The last recorded death dates back to 28 February.

19 May 2016 description

KEY FACTS

  • Since late January 2016, there has been a surge in the number of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan. As of 12 May, about 45,500 refugees had arrived in East Darfur, of whom some 28,100 are in Khor Omer IDP camp.

19 May 2016 description

Key messages

  • The worsening humanitarian situation and the suffering of the people of South Sudan have reached unimaginable proportions. The country ranks second in the European Commission's Global Vulnerability and Crisis Assessment index (after the Central African Republic). South Sudan was the world's most fragile State in 2014 and 2015 (Fragile States index).

18 May 2016 description

In South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) supports the Ministry of Health and works with 67 Health Cluster partners to provide health services within a country disrupted by conflict. Since December 2013, conflict has displaced some 2.3 million people, including 1.6 million internally displaced persons.

“South Sudan is a country that is affected by complex emergencies resulting from prolonged conflict, climate change, a broken health system and outbreaks of communicable diseases,” said Dr Abdulmumini Usman, WHO Representative in South Sudan.

18 May 2016 description

Depuis 2013, la République centrafricaine fait face à une crise humanitaire majeure. Plus de 2,3 millions de personnes ont besoin d'aide. Environ 418.638 personnes sont toujours déplacées dont 52.633 à Bangui. Cette crise a contraint environ 467.468 personnes à se réfugier au Cameroun, au Tchad, en République démocratique du Congo et en République du Congo.