The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 190,083 individuals. The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has dropped with commencement of rains in various locations in region.
Today is the Global Hand Washing day and it is a great day to highlight a new partnership!
With safe, warm and clean water from Solvatten, we are improving health and hand hygiene in Kakuma Refugee Camp.
People caught in conflict in South Sudan are at a serious risk of famine by early next year unless action is taken now. The Caritas confederation has launched an emergency appeal for €2.5 million, (US$3 million) to help over 50,000 of the neediest people.
JUBA, 14 October 2014 – The South Sudan National and State Ministry of Health, Sanitation and Environment, UNICEF and WFP today kicked off a new outreach and a mass-screening campaign to address the nutrition crisis, which UNICEF says is threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.
A total of 6.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Since the beginning of
2014, fighting between Government security forces and armed movements have led to the internal
displacement of an estimated over 400,000 people in Darfur. Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has led
to almost 100,000 people crossing the border into Sudan. Heavy rains and floodings that began in late
July 2014 have affected some 277,085 people.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
More than 1.5 million people are currently displaced from their homes in South Sudan after conflict swept through the country in the wake of a political crisis in December 2013. Many displaced families in remote areas have no access to health care and humanitarian relief is scarce. In September, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical specialist Maartje Hoetjes flew by helicopter to one of South Sudan’s more remote areas to meet displaced families and assess their health status. She tells their stories here.
This matrix is prepared and published monthly, representing what happened in various sectors in the particular reference month. This indicators matrix is a step towards showing a comprehensive picture of the current situation in Gambella region and establishing a basis for initial trend and gap analysis.
13 October 2014 - Seeking to improve a vital route connecting Bor, Jonglei State, with the South Sudanese capital Juba, UNMISS South Korean engineers have been repairing the road for several weeks.
Speaking from the Koreans’ Bor office, Public Information Officer Jin Wan Park said they began working on the road, the only land route connecting the two capitals, on 1 September. Repairs should be complete before the end of the year.
The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 189,539 individuals. The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has dropped with commencement of rains in various locations in region.