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01 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 29 July 2015, Kakuma had received 46,315 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The transit centre has been temporary closed due to insecurity at the border.

31 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 30 July 2015, a total of 1,383 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 3.04%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,268 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.23%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 115 cases including one death (CFR 0.87%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

31 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity continues to result in displacement and restrict humanitarian access

  • The GoRSS indefinitely suspends humanitarian barge transport, impeding the transport of relief commodities

  • Health actors record a decline in the weekly caseload of new cholera cases since June

31 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen crisis

Since the scale up of the conflict in March, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies. One in two people – nearly 13 million people – are now struggling to find enough to eat, and half of them are on the brink of starvation.

31 Jul 2015 description

Description: In 2014, significant flows of migration to, through and from the Middle East and North Africa continued unabated. Ongoing conflict, economic stagnation, and political turmoil were main drivers of migration, though motives for movement remain complex. Irregular migration – especially for vulnerable or under-protected people such as unaccompanied minors, women and sexual minorities – exposed migrants to an array of risks as they attempted to attain physical safety and economic stability.

31 Jul 2015 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employs more than 2,800 South Sudanese staff and around 275 international staff to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide free and high quality healthcare to people in need.

30 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 29 July 2015, a total of 1,429 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 2.94%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,314 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.12%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 115 cases including one death (CFR 0.87%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

30 Jul 2015 description
  • 24 July marked one year since a child was last paralyzed by wild poliovirus in Nigeria. Final laboratory results on all specimens for the full 12 month period are expected by September 2015, which, if clear for poliovirus, may lead to Nigeria being removed from the list of polio-endemic countries. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative commends the hard work of the Nigerian government, partners, religious and community leaders, and health workers for such strong progress towards stopping polio.

30 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 28 July 2015, a total of 1,411 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 2.98%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,297 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.16%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 114 cases including one death (CFR 0.87%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

30 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• WHO has secured funding for emergency response missions and the establishment of 10 temporary emergency clinics in areas at risk of cholera.

• The number of new South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has exceeded the response planning figure of 196,000.

• An estimated 3,350 people in Mellit town, North Darfur, are in need of assistance.

• Some 780 families have been affected by heavy rains and floods in Kalma camp, South Darfur.

30 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More police for Lasu: UNHCR, with the assistance of the Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA), has managed to secure an extra 15 police for Lasu refugee settlement in Central Equatoria State, bringing the total to 27 (no women). They were due to arrive on 28 July.

  • Solarized boreholes: 14 boreholes in the 4 refugee camps in Upper Nile State, i.e. 38 per cent of all motorized boreholes in the camps, are now solarized.

30 Jul 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 29, 2015 (WAU)-18 students on the midwifery training program graduated from the Health Science Institute in South Sudan’ Western Bahr el Ghazal state on Wednesday.

The students who comprised of 10 males and 8 females were awarded certificates in midwifery upon successfully completing the three year intensive training program.

Speaking at the occassion held in the state capital, Wau, the Western Bahr el Ghazal health minister, Isaac Clerto said the midwives will positively impact on communities.

30 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The general security situation in Gambella Region has been calm. In Jewi camp, the relevant authorities made significant progress in maintaining law and order; 10 suspected thieves were arrested.

  • South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Ethiopia at a daily average rate of 255 individuals. They entered Ethiopia through the Pagak, Akobo, Burbiey and Raad entry points. Level 1 registration at Raad and level 2 registration at Akobo was completed for 137 new arrivals that came through the Raad entry point.

29 Jul 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

BARATUKU/KIRYADONGO, Uganda – Two brave South Sudanese refugees are defying expectations and speaking frankly about their decision to use family planning. After surviving conflict and enduring a perilous journey to Uganda, they are unwilling to allow social pressure to interfere with their families or their futures, they said.

“I would like to return to school and complete my education,” Mary Acon, 24, told UNFPA. “I will not conceive when I am not ready.”

28 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Current Situation

According to WHO, as of 26 July 2015, a total of 1,375 cholera cases including 42 deaths have been reported in Juba County and in Bor, Jonglei State for an overall case fatality rate (CFR) of 3.0 per cent. This includes:

28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

28 Jul 2015 description

This year’s outbreak of cholera in South Sudan has claimed 38 lives so far.