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22 Jul 2016 description
report Miraya FM

As many as two thousand HIV and AIDS patients in Ezo County of Western Equatoria, have be left without treatment, as a free distribution programme of ARV is disrupted by insecurity.

Ngbapai Moses, an HIV Counsellor working with the Catholic Medical Mission Board in Ezo, said on Thursday that its difficult to bring the life-saving antiretroviral (ARV), because the road linking the County was blocked by an armed group last month.

Ngbapai said the drug shortage is already having severe consequences on some patients.

15 Jul 2016 description

MSF OPERATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE MEDICAL NEEDS IN SOUTH SUDAN

HIGH MEDICAL NEEDS IN ALL PROJECT LOCATIONS

15 Jul 2016 description
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Revised appeal overview

Agencies launch revised appeal for South Sudan refugees amid concerns the numbers could pass the 1 million mark this year

Nairobi, 15 July 2016 (UNHCR) - The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the 1 million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to Ann Encontre, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the South Sudan situation.

07 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Completeness for weekly reporting was 47% for the non-conflict affected states and 94% for the IDP sites.

  • Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in IDPs and nonconflict affected areas.

  • Malaria cases in Bentiu PoC and Malakal PoC exceeded expected levels in the week.

  • Two RDT positive suspect cholera cases were reported from Lologo and Jebel Kujur in Juba.

  • There were no new suspect hemorrhagic fever case reported from Aweil.

27 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2252 (2015), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 31 July 2016 and requested me to report on the implementation of the mandate every 60 days. It covers developments from 1 April to 3 June 2016 and contains recommendations for the renewal of the mandate.

II. Political and economic developments

Peace process

27 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.

24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

22 Jun 2016 description

WFP works with a wide range of national and local first responders, including community based organizations, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. 75 percent of WFP’s food assistance is delivered together with NGOs. Around 800 of WFP’s more than 1,000 NGO partners are national and local NGOs. These organizations are often the first to respond to crises and remain in the communities they serve before, after and during emergencies.

15 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Agile, resilient and sustainable supply chains for children

Improving accessibility, bridging financial gaps, generating savings and strengthening supply chains with governments

or 70 years, securing the health and wellbeing of children around the world has been at the heart of everything UNICEF says and does.

08 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Although the food security situation in Kenya has improved in 2016, from 1.1 million to 639,400 people food insecure following two consecutive above-average rainy seasons, disease outbreaks, insecurity, flash flooding and a refugee crisis continue to present humanitarian needs and challenges.

  • By 23 May 2016, a total of 15,421 cholera cases with 243 deaths (CFR=1.6%) had been reported nationally. A total of 162 cases of measles and two cases of Yellow Fever have also been reported.

06 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS - 15–31 MAY 2016

  • UNHCR and FAO join efforts to enhance refugees’ food security - UNHCR and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) completed distribution of seeds and agricultural tools to 200,000 refugees and their host communities across South Sudan to help them become more self-sufficient in a country facing a serious food crisis.

05 Jun 2016 description

27 May 2016 – The UNMISS Rwanbat contingent and the Mission’s medical clinic have provided one day mobile clinic services to Muruwari village, the neighboring community of the UNMISS-Torit camp, to commemorate the International Peacekeepers’ Day. Nearly 300 men and women received HIV /Aids awareness, blood pressure test and health advice.

The Rwandan Doctor Eric Nsengiyumva advised the community to know their status and this will help in planning to live longer.

04 Jun 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 3, 2016 (YAMBIO) – Six HIV/AIDS patients have died and many others have their health status deteriorating in Tombora county of Western Equatoria state due to the recent strike of health workers in the area.

Western Equatoria is the mostly affected state with HIV/AIDS in the whole of South Sudan.

Health workers have been on strike for the past three weeks due to non-payment by the government of their five months salaries, leaving patients lying in hospital beds without drugs to sustain or improve on their health conditions.

18 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sudan refugees outflow intensifies - In the first two weeks of May, 2,114 Sudanese refugees from South Kordofan State arrived in Yida, bringing the number of new arrivals since 1st January 2016 to 6,748. This represents an increase by 124 percent compared to the previous two weeks. They reported hunger, aerial bombardments and ground attacks as the main reasons for fleeing to South Sudan. UNHCR provided them, inter alia, with registration, reception assistance and transportation to Ajuong Thok.

13 May 2016 description
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Executive Summary

2016 is set to be an important year for a programming shift in the Kenya refugee operation. Reorientation from traditional care and maintenance in the camps, towards truly solutions-oriented programming, is starting to take root in response to the new circumstances and unprecedented global challenges.

12 May 2016 description

There is a book kept under lock and key at all times in the tented HIV and TB ward of MSF’s hospital in Bentiu, South Sudan. It doesn’t look like much: its blue ink has started to fade and its pages emit a strong smell of must, mold and swamp water.

27 Apr 2016 description

GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS

• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.

• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

19 Apr 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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(covering the period from 3 February to 31 March 2016)

I. Introduction

13 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Newly elected Central African President Faustin Archange Touadera was officially sworn into office on March 30, and named his former campaign director as his Prime Minister. The second round of legislative elections was conducted peacefully on March 31 with only a few minor incidents reported across the country.

  • The Population Movement Commission (CMP) set the total number of IDPs at 421,283 at the end of February 2016 as compared to 435,165 the previous month, or a decrease of 13,882 people (3%).