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20 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Around 1.4 million people are displaced within South Sudan. Another 448,500 have fled to neighboring countries.
  • Acute respiratory infection surpassed malaria as the main cause of illness among displaced people.
  • The conflict has caused unprecedented displacement of millions of cattle
    from conflict-affected areas into areas outside usual pastoral lands, altering disease patterns.

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year

20 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18 December 2014 – Peace negotiations between the South Sudanese government and the Opposition resumed on Thursday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. IGAD special envoy General Lazarus Sumbeiywo of Kenya called on the parties to demonstrate the necessary political will during the fresh round of talks to end what he described as a “year of horror and tragedy”. The two conflicting parties have engaged in fresh clashes recent weeks, in violation of a cessation of hostilities agreement signed in January and recommitted to in May.

18 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 3.4 milion children under-5 years were vacinated against polio during the National Immunisation Days (NID) in November, surpasing the 3.2 milion target. Meanwhile, the final round of NIDs for 2014 tok place from 2 to 5 December.

  • The first round of a polio immunisation campaign targeting children under-15 years in the thre conflict-afected states of Jonglei, Unity and Uper Nile began on 5 December.

18 Dec 2014 description

"We must learn from each other" says Dr Nehal Hefny, Programs and Projects Coordinator at the Egyptian Red Crescent Society. The latest newsletter of the Health Care in Danger project features a variety of articles including updates about the project, the field case study of Nepal and two interviews with experts working in the field.

18 Dec 2014 description

The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) has allocated $60 million to get the humanitarian response for 2015 off to a timely start. The money will support aid agencies to take maximum advantage of the onset of South Sudan’s dry season, during which aid agencies plan to use roads to deliver aid to as many people as possible.

17 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• UNHCR has registered 115,572 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.

• HAC estimates that 14,000 people are reportedly displaced and may require humanitarian aid in West Kordofan following intra-communal violence in late November.

• Dengue fever cases in North Darfur have reached 132, including three deaths.

• The People with Special Needs (PWSN) project is targeting an estimated 15,000 people in North Darfur with assistance in 2014.

FIGURES

Displaced people in Sudan 2.9 million

17 Dec 2014 description
report UN Population Fund
  1. Situation overview

The situation remains unpredictable but there was no fighting during the reporting period.

Intertribal tensions continue to exist in Malakal, however UNFPA continues to provide front line staff .
Midwives will be returning in the next reporting period and a new GBV speci al ist has arrived in Juba and will begin work in Malakal shortly.

Although there is currently no fighting in Bentiu the situation remains very tense and the threat of an attack is now a constant concern.

17 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A dengue fever outbreak in Sudan’s Darfur region had resulted in 137 reported cases as of December 14.

  • Hostilities continue to result in deaths and injuries in Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N)-controlled parts of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

  • Conflict-affected individuals from South Sudan continue to arrive in Sudan.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• One year after the conflict began, children are still under daily threat in South Sudan. Over 1.9 million people, over half of whom are children, have fled their homes. The health system has been weakened, with outbreaks of polio, cholera and kala-azar reported. 400,000 children have been forced out of school and an increase in grave child rights violations were recorded over past years.

16 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.

15 Dec 2014 description
report UN Population Fund

Situation overview

The situation is tense country wide as the one year anniversary of the conflict approaches.
Monday D ecember 15 mark s one year si nce fighting broke out in Juba. Security measures have been taken to control crowds in the likely event of street protests and general unrest .

During the reporting period there was an outbreak of heavy fighting in Nassir, Upper Nile State between the go vernment troops and armed youth.

15 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 10th December 2014, Kakuma had received 44,575 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,336. As at 8th December 177,821 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.

15 Dec 2014 description
report UN Population Fund

15 December 2014

JUBA/NEW YORK – No reliable figures chart the current suffering of women and girls in South Sudan. But one can reliably say that the new country is one of the worst places on earth for their health and well-being. Many girls, like Regina Awol Deng suffer days of agonizing labour pains for lack of timely emergency care, endangering their lives.

Not so long ago, when the country became independent in July 2011, hopes were high for a brighter future after Africa’s longest-running civil war.

15 Dec 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 14, 2014 (JUBA)- The European Union (EU) has, in response to South Sudan’s rapidly deteriorating health situation, availed €11million to enhance the sector.

Ambassador Stefano De Leo, head of the EU delegation in the country said this during a health policy review workshop it organised in partnership with the health ministry.

“There is an increase in support funds compared to the previous years due to the urgent and fragile situation in the country,” he said.

The EU further pledged commitment to support the health sector.

15 Dec 2014 description
report CARE

A year ago, South Sudan’s frail healthcare system was struggling. One year on from the conflict that began on December 15 last year, the diagnosis has become critical.