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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia: IOM’S South Sudan Refugee Relocation 9 September, 2014

BACKGROUND

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Quick facts: What you need to know about the South Sudan crisis

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Mercy Corps

South Sudan should be a country full of hope just three years after gaining independence. Instead, it’s now in the grip of a massive humanitarian crisis. Nearly 4 million people are at risk of starvation and some areas are facing possible famine.

But the alarming food crisis in South Sudan isn’t the result of drought — it’s man-made. Political conflict has caused massive displacement, raging violence and dire food shortages.

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Malakal women learn effects of domestic violence and abortion

12 September 2014 - In an effort to curb increasing instances of domestic violence and abortion in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Malakal, UNMISS conducted a one-day forum there for women.

The aim of the forum was to raise awareness about the effects of domestic violence and abortion.

“Domestic violence and abortion are becoming major problems in the PoC, so this forum aims at creating awareness on the effects and possible ways to avoid these problems,” said UNMISS Gender Officer Batricia Paul.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 53 (as of 11 September 2014)

Highlights

● The Humanitarian Country Team visited Lankien, Jonglei State where there was a spike in kala-azar cases.

● Security concerns in Bentiu, Unity State resulted in the suspension of fixed-wing flights to Rubkona and surrounding counties. Living conditions within the PoC site remained dire.

● Since 26 August, 10 cases of rape were reported at Bentiu PoC site. All incidents occurred when women left the site to gather wood or go to the market.

● Cholera continued to decline, with only 28 new cases in the previous week.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 36 (4 -10 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Biometric registration is ongoing in the Bor PoC

  • CCCM State Focal Point Training in Juba

  • Rapid Response team deploys multi sector assessment teams in Pajok and Makog

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Suspected cases of cholera have been reported in Lobonok Payam of Juba County in Central Equatoria State

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Miraya FM

So far seven people have died and 40 people are receiving treatment.

The State Surveillance Officer, Yona Kenyi, says samples of infected persons have been sent to Kenya for confirmation.

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The challenges for child survival when disease strikes

Conflict, hunger, cholera, and now an outbreak of kala azar – it seems that South Sudan has had an extraordinary number of public health emergencies this year. Its fragile health system has been struggling to cope with one calamity after another.

What is kala azar?

Properly known as visceral leishmaniasis, kala azar or black fever is the world’s second-biggest parasitic killer, and there are no effective measures for prevention (apart from trying to avoid sandfly bites) and little in the way of reliable treatment.

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UNMISS Update, 11 September 2014

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

  • As of 9 September, the estimated number of civilians seeking safety in ten Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 99,553 including 29,306 in Juba (Tomping and UN House), 17,119 in Malakal, 4,123 in Bor, 47,214 in Bentiu, 578 in Wau, 1,174 in Melut, 28 in Nasser, and 11 in Rumbek.
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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 36 | 1 - 7 September 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Kalma camp, South Darfur 336 cases of Hepatitis E were confirmed following laboratory tests in Khartoum.

  • Tensions remain high between displaced people and Government authorities in Kalma camp.

  • UNHCR supplies held at customs in Port Sudan have been released. These supplies will benefit more than 79,000 people.

  • SRCS appeals for $2.6 million to provide to assistance to over 223,000 people affected by floods in Sudan.

FIGURES

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Somalia + 4 others
Horn of Africa: Polio Campaign Awareness Map (as of 11 Aug 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 1-7 September 2014

Highlights

South Sudan: Strategically placed CTS trucks continue to help partners across the country

Ethiopia: In August, IOM provided transportation assistance to 8,151 refugees from Akobo, Burbiey, Matar and Pamdong by road, air, and water to way stations and camps.

Uganda: IOM intensifies hygiene promotion campaigns in Moyo district.

Overview

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South Sudan + 4 others
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #39, 3 - 9 September 2014

Highlights

  • The total number of reported new admissions to the therapeutic feeding programme for the management of SAM stands at 54,573 children aged 0-59 months from January 2014 to date.

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World + 7 others
9 September 2014: World events

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MEXICO – Severe weather
• Heavy rainfall affected the south-western United States of America on 8 September, causing flash floods that killed two people in southern Arizona. Floods were also reported in Nevada and southern California. The heavy rains were caused by the remnants of Tropical Cyclone NORBERT that affected parts of western Mexico last few days, killing three people (media).
Sources: GDACS, NOAA, REDLAC, Media (1, 2, 3)

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ARC Deploys International Team to Combat Cholera Epidemic as South Sudan Braces for Famine

Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee assembles international experts to fight worst disease outbreak since December start of violence

Contact: Chris Berger 800-875-7060 chrisb@archq.org

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World + 48 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September

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Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

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Four children have died and 46 people are receiving treatment for Kalazar in Akoka county, Upper Nile state

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Miraya FM

Akoka County Commissioner Daniel Your says the county is facing a shortage of drugs to treat the disease.

Daniel Your Kalazar: "Currently we have a problem of Kalazar disease. Three weeks ago, the epidemic outbreaks and a number of patients were admitted to the hospital. We have drugs but they are inadequate. At the beginning the number of affected people was 35 and yesterday it reached up to 46. The disease is increasing day after day. Four children died and the affected cases among children aged less than seven months as a result of not being able to eat.”

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Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (A/69/212)

The present report is submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to its resolution 68/147 on the rights of the child, in which it requested the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to submit a report to the Assembly on the activities undertaken in discharging her mandate and on the progress achieved in advancing the children and armed conflict agenda.

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08 September – Open Debate Security Council Statement

Madame President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

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Jonglei health ministry confirms Kala-azar disease outbreak

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Sudan Tribune

September 7, 14 (BOR) - The health ministry in South Sudan’s Jonglei state has reported an outbreak of Kala-azar in its remote Akobo and Nyirol counties.

"We have heard of the upsurge of the disease in Langkien where a big number of people are affected. Other cases were reported in Akobo, but our health team [have’] not gained access to those locations,” a doctor at Bor civil hospital told Sudan Tribune on Sunday.