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29 Jul 2016 description

UNHCR redeploys staff from other parts of the country while partner organizations set up new health clinics to cope with the influx.

By: Michael O’Hagan | 28 July 2016

ADJUMANI, Uganda – On a rainy day in northern Uganda, Esther Ojabajon surveys the small plot of land that is now her home. Her children pull up handfuls of the tall grass, burning it to prepare the land to build a shelter of wood and tarpaulin.

28 Jul 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 28, 2016 (JUBA) – At least seven people have died from recent Cholera outbreaks in South Sudan and about 340 cases of the disease registered in recent weeks, the health ministry said.

A World Health Organization (WHO) statement issued on Wednesday also confirmed the early suspected cases of Cholera in different parts of the young nation, saying 10 samples from patients tested positive for Vibrio Cholera Ivana in a public health laboratory.

28 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • GoS, UN release 2016 HRP, calling for $952 million in humanitarian assistance
  • June and July flooding affects more than 17,500 people
  • UNSC renews UNAMID mandate through June 2017
  • More than 4.4 million people face acute food insecurity through at least September

Key Developments

  • The USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) projects that more than 4.4 million people in Sudan will face acute food insecurity through the end of the June-to-September lean season.
28 Jul 2016 description

Facts & Figures

Since fighting erupted in December 2013:
- More than 1.61 million internally displaced people according to UN estimates
- Over 200 000 people seeking refuge at UN Mission compounds (UNMIS)
- Over 831 000 South Sudanese refugees & asylum seekers in neighbouring countries (UNHCR)
- 55 aid workers killed by warring parties (UNOCHA)
- About 4.8 million people experiencing food shortages
- Number of refugees from neighbouring countries in South Sudan: over 263 000 (UNHCR)

Other facts

28 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Cholera response continues in Juba as cases increase
  • IOM provides emergency aid to displaced in Juba and Wau
  • Thousands remain cut-off from aid south of Wau town

IOM teams continue lifesaving humanitarian activities across South Sudan, where more than 6.1 million people are in need of assistance. Since December 2013, the crisis has displaced 2.3 million people, including 717,300 who have fled to neighbouring countries and more than 1.61 million others who remain internally displaced.

28 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 120 cases of Acute Jaundice Syndrome in Sortony, North Darfur.

  • Funding challenges for mobile health clinics supporting IDPs in Blue Nile State.

  • South Sudanese refugees in East Darfur to be relocated.

  • Almost 43,000 people affected by rains and flooding in parts of Sudan.

FIGURES 2016 HRP

Displaced people in Sudan (as of Dec 2015) - Up to 3.2 million

Displaced people in Darfur (as of Dec 2015) - Up to 2.6 million

28 Jul 2016 description

The European Commission has today announced €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan, bringing the total support from the Commission to €103 million for 2016.

The funding comes as the humanitarian situation worsens in the country, with 15 000 people displaced following the eruption of renewed fighting in the capital Juba earlier this month.

27 Jul 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

JUBA, South Sudan – On July 7 ferocious violence erupted in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, two days before the fifth anniversary of the country’s independence. Hundreds of people were killed or wounded, tens of thousands were displaced, and women became targets of sexual violence. Yet amid the bloodshed heroes emerged, like midwife Aber Evaline, who stood her ground to do what she does best: protect the lives of women and newborns, even under gunfire.

27 Jul 2016 description

People affected

35 000 people displaced by a fresh wave of violence in July
1.6 million displaced prior to the escalation of the conflict
4.7 million people in need of health services

Impact on the health sector

28% facilities damaged, 10% closed
30% health workers have fled, 2% have been injured
162 cases of cholera
915 cases of measles
26 770 cases of malaria

27 Jul 2016 description

Health: Movement to Ngisa clinic is still restricted due to insecurity.
This week, a new clinic was established in Nazareth to serve IDPs and the host community. Routine vaccination of children and women of reproductive age or pregnant continued at the Cathedral and SSRC sites. Vaccination services will start at Nazareth next week.

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP provided critical assistance as the Government of Uganda opened up a new village complex, to resettle South Sudanese refugees within the Adjumani settlement in northern Uganda.

  • WFP has so far assisted 3,000 refugees and Ugandans in the host communities with training and storage tools for reduced post-harvest food loss.

  • WFP is providing a protection ration to families with children, pregnant women and new mothers affected by moderate acute malnutrition in the Karamoja region.

26 Jul 2016 description
  • 64 cases reported foem Gorom area of Rejaf are not shown on the map

  • No location data available for 3 cases

26 Jul 2016 description

In coordination with the Inter-Cluster Working Group, the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster continues to advocate for non-creation of new camp-like settings in Juba. Humanitarian interventions should be aimed at providing temporary emergency assistance that will not serve as a pull factor for IDPs to remain in the sites. OCHA reports that 14,084 people remain displaced by the insecurity in Juba. Of these, 10,838 people are sheltering in the UN Tong Ping and UN House bases. An estimated 3,246 IDPs are staying in Don Bosco collective center in Gumbo.

26 Jul 2016 description

Weekly picks

AFGHANISTAN

On 23 July in Kabul, two explosions during a peaceful protest of Shiite Hazaras killed 80 and injured another 231 civilians --the deadliest attack in the capital since 2001. IS claimed responsibility for the attack, which risks to increase tensions between the Shias and the Sunnis.

UGANDA

26 Jul 2016 description

Juba, 25 July 2016 - In a move to prevent a cholera outbreak from spreading, the Ministry of Health of South Sudan with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and health partners are ramping up disease surveillance and treatment efforts. Across the country, 271 cholera cases have been reported, including 14 deaths since 12 July 2016.

26 Jul 2016 description

Statement to the Third Preparatory Committee of Habitat 3, given by Hugo Slim, Head of Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In an urbanizing world, armed conflict and violence are urbanizing too.

Cities like Aleppo and Fallujah are being destroyed. Their civilian populations are facing displacement, siege and impoverishment. In South Sudan, people in Juba, Wau, Bentiu and Leer are living in similarly desperate conditions.

26 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Ministry of Health (MoH) has confirmed the cholera outbreak.
    As of 25 July, a total of 294 suspected cholera cases including 17 deaths have been reported nationwide, with the majority reported in Juba County.

  • Latrines in the UN House Protection of Civilian (POC) sites are filling up fast as a result of the regular rains; keeping up with desludging of the latrines is a key to maintain adequate sanitation.
    UNICEF is addressing it with intensified desludging work.

26 Jul 2016 description

Fighting in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, from 7 to 11 July left hundreds of people dead or injured and tens of thousands displaced, mostly women and children. Humanitarian partners estimate that more than 36,000 people were displaced at the height of the fighting and had sought shelter in various locations throughout Juba. This includes more than 10,800 people hosted in the UNMISS sites, in addition to the more than 28,000 people who have been sheltering in the UN protection of civilians (PoC) sites in Juba before the recent fighting began.