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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 13 - 19 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: 12 IOM staff trained on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.

  • Ethiopia: Close to 63,000 refugees need to be relocated from the camps and transit centres to Okugu Refugee Camp.

  • Kenya: IOM and UNHCR have provided transportation assistance to 32,452 refugees since 15 December 2013.

OVERVIEW

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Uganda + 1 other
ACT Alliance Appeal: Operation support for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda – UGA141 (Extension and Revision 1)

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ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 1,055,182

Less pledges/contributions: US$ 872,021

Balance Requested: US$ 183,161

Geneva, 13 October 2014 Dear Colleagues,

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MSF Responds to Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever in Uganda

On September 29, a Ugandan man, about 30 years old and presenting symptoms of hemorrhagic fever, died in a hospital in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. On October 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the man's blood tests had revealed Marburg fever. MSF, which has been working in Uganda since 1986, is currently mobilizing its teams in preparation for a response.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 6 - 12 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: Bentiu PoC completely submerged due to heavy rains.

  • Ethiopia: Refugees resist attempts to relocate to Okugu Refugee Camp due to ethnic flare-ups.

  • Kenya: Armed bandits still attacking arriving refugees.

OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 57 (as of 9 October 2014)

Highlights

  • Heavy rains on 5 October in Bentiu flooded 199 latrines, setting back progress on water and sanitation in the site. Engineers were on the ground pumping water out of the site.

  • Cholera continued to decline, with only 3 new cases during the previous week. Kala-azar rates were about triple what they were the same period last year.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Marburg virus Disease - Uganda

10 October 2014

On 5 October 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda notified WHO of a confirmed case of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in Kampala, Uganda.

The confirmed case was a healthcare worker who had onset of disease on 11 September 2014 while working at Mengo Hospital, Kampala. The case presented to Mpigi District Health Center on 17 September 2014, and transferred to Mengo Hospital, Kampala, on 23 September 2014. On admission the case presented with symptoms including fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea and died on 28 September 2014.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 35 (29 September – 03 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report found that 2.2 million people are currently in crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity and around 2.5 million people could be facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity between January and March 2015.

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Rutshuru: les autorités locales préoccupées par la fièvre Marburg déclarée en Ouganda

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Radio Okapi

Un cas de la fièvre hémorragique à virus de Marburg a été confirmé en Ouganda, qui partage une longue frontière avec la RDC. Et déjà, un homme est mort le 28 septembre dernier, après avoir contacté ce virus proche de celui d’Ebola, selon les médias ougandais.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 01–07 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #38, 01 October 2014

Highlights

  • Ongoing heavy rainfall has resulted in further flooding, which is limiting access and creating health and sanitation concerns in several camps in Ethiopia.

  • Nutrition screening among newly arrived South Sudanese refugees in Kenya indicates an increase in the number of children under five suffering from acute malnutrition.

  • Resourcing remains a serious concern with food stocks low in all operations. The Kenya and Sudan operations face critical resource shortfalls.

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Uganda monitors 8 after death from Ebola-like Marburg virus

KAMPALA – 6/10/2014 – A total of eight people who earlier got into contact with the Marburg confirmed case have developed signs of the disease. The Ministry of Health has taken samples from the eight suspects and are being investigated at the Uganda Virus Research Institute. Among the suspects include four from Mpigi, two from Kasese and two from Kampala district. Preparations are underway to quarantine the suspects as a preventive measure for the spread of the disease.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 30 September - 5 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: New IOM maternity clinic is now operational and operating 24 hours/7 days a week.

  • Ethiopia: During this reporting period, IOM has constructed 65 shelters in Kule Refugee Camp.

  • Uganda: IOM is distributing 115 solar charged lights to vulnerable households in Ayilo, Baroli and Baratuku settlements.

OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan + 5 others
South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #55 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $83 million for emergency response assistance

  • Despite improving food security conditions, South Sudan faces one of the world’s worst food security crises

  • Land works and aid lead to incremental improvements at civilian protection site in Bentiu town, Unity State

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