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30 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

Today, six new cholera cases have been reported in Juba County. As of 29 August 2015, a total of 1,681 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.74%) have been reported in South Sudan. In Juba County, a total of 1545 including 45 deaths (CFR 2.91%) from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 136 cases including one death (CFR 0.74%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County. Table 1 and Figure 1.

30 Aug 2015 description

JUBA, South Sudan – 30 August (UNHCR) – Japan's Ambassador to South Sudan, Kiya Masahiko, wrapped up a one-day visit to Upper Nile's Maban County on Thursday to show solidarity with the refugees and appreciate the impact of Japan's aid contribution on refugees' living conditions. He was accompanied by UNHCR Country Representative, Ahmed Warsame, and a delegation of local authorities and partner organizations.

28 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

Today, two new cholera cases have been reported in Juba County. As of 27 August 2015, a total of 1,668 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.76%) have been reported in South Sudan.

In Juba County, a total of 1538 including 45 deaths (CFR 2.93%) from seven Payams. In Bor, 130 cases including one death (CFR 0.77%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County. Table 1 and Figure 1

28 Aug 2015 description

Summary Indicators

South Sudan is a landlocked country of approximately 640,000km2 . It was formed in 2011, gaining independence from Sudan. It is bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic. Abyei region is claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, with its final status pending negotiations between the two countries (CIA Factbook, 2015). The country is divided into 10 states, with the capital being Juba.

27 Aug 2015 description

Appeal History:

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 30 December, 2014 for CHF 1,050,574 for 9 months to support Ethiopia Red Cross provide assistance to some 34,365 persons to reduce the health risks of the South Sudan refugee population and host communities in Gambela through the provision of first aid and community-based health in Leitchour camp, Ningnang and Pagak entry points.

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 150,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the national society to respond.

27 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

Today, six new cholera cases have been reported in Juba County. As of 26 August 2015, a total of 1,666 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.76%) have been reported in South Sudan. In Juba County, a total of 1536 cases including 45 deaths (CFR 2.93%) from seven Payams. In Bor, 130 cases including one death (CFR 0.77%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County. Table 1 and Figure 1.

27 Aug 2015 description

General Overview
10 - 16 August 2015
 Completeness for weekly reporting in week 33 of 2015 was 89% as compared to 81% in week 32 of 2015 and 75% in week 33 of 2014.

27 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 9,500 IDPs in Central Darfur’s Guldo town finally receive food aid.

• 6,600 South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State still need emergency shelter and household supplies.

• 114,000 South Sudanese refugees who arrived in Sudan since mid-December 2013 have received some form of humanitarian assistance.

• 22,000 people displaced due to inter-tribal conflict in North Darfur’s Mellit area need aid.

27 Aug 2015 description
report Voice of America

Jessica Berman

When it comes to a vaccine to prevent cholera, one dose may be as good as two. That is the finding of a new study whose authors say the strategy would make a new vaccine that is in short supply go further.

The World Health Organization is stockpiling 2 million doses of a recently licensed oral cholera vaccine to prevent the severe diarrheal illness.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

26 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

Today, seven new cholera cases have been reported in Juba County. As of 26 August 2015, a total of 1,659 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.77%) have been reported in South Sudan. In Juba County, a total of 1529 including 45 deaths (CFR 2.98%) from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 130 cases including one death (CFR 0.77%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County. Table 1 and Figure 1

26 Aug 2015 description

JUBA - Despite intense insecurity in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) have managed to get urgently needed food and nutrition assistance to tens of thousands of people who had been cut off from relief agencies for months.

26 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Below average/failed Belg rains (the short rains from February-April) is expected to affect the food security of poor households in SNNPR, Oromia, Amhara and in pastoral areas of Afar and Somali regions (Famine Early Warning System Network, FEWSNET).

  • Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia will also increase during the second half of the year following the poor Belg rains and delayed Kiremt rains (long rains from May-September). (FEWSNET)

26 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

Today, four new cholera cases have been reported in Juba County giving a total of 1519 including 45 deaths (CFR 2.96%) from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 130 cases including one death (CFR 0.77%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

26 Aug 2015 description

It’s a late on a clear Wednesday morning and a boat coasts across the water toward the small village of Kuemdoc, on the shore of the Phom El Zaraf river. A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) flag flutters to the side.

A crowd of people are gathered on the riverbank, waiting under a tree, sheltering from the hot, South Sudanese sun. Others hastily make their way toward the shore as they spot the boat coming in.

People here know this boat. It’s their ambulance.

26 Aug 2015 description

What is a survival kit?

A survival kit is a collection of essential, multi-sectoral lifesaving items that improve people’s ability to survive in field locations, where they are cut off from accessto basic items.

These populations are often on the run, hiding, or unable to move due to the rainy season. A survival kit might include any combination of critical loose items from various sectors, primarily food security and livelihoods, health, shelter and nonfood items (S-NFI), nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

25 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

Summary

In the 10 weeks since it began its work, the Panel of Experts on South Sudan has travelled extensively within South Sudan and to Ethiopia, Kenya, the Sudan and Uganda. Throughout, the Panel has consulted the parties prosecuting the war and those most affected by it, including internally displaced persons, tribal and community leaders, civil society organizations, humanitarian actors and peacekeepers. The report represents the preliminary findings of that research.