Sudan conveys its readiness for WHO verification for certification
11 January 2017 | Geneva
In 2016, a total of 25 human cases of dracunculiasis1 (guinea-worm disease) were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO); Mali reported zero cases for the first time.
• Fighting in Yambio has displaced over 7,000 people.
• The South Sudan Humanitarian Fund has allocated nearly $11 million to support dry season response in the Greater Equatoria region.
• Malaria topped all diseases in 2016 as the leading cause of death and morbidity.
• The 2016 cholera outbreak has spread to 10 counties, with cases confirmed in Panyijiar.
• Clashes between refugees and host community in Maban County displaced civilians and disrupted humanitarian operations
ADJUMANI DISTRICT, Uganda – Things looked bad for the family of Flora and Patrick Anduga in war-ravaged South Sudan. The couple increasingly feared for the safety and welfare of their two children – and the baby they were expecting.
The country is years into a grinding conflict, which has left nearly 5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
7,984 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan between the 4th and 10th of January. After a significant reduction in the number of new arrivals towards the end of 2016, the arrival rate has again increased, with a daily average of 1,140 new arrivals.
The majority of South Sudanese refugees arrive in Uganda through informal border points, with 13 refugees arriving in Uganda through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 5,389 South Sudanese refugees have reached Uganda through the DRC to date.
One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has affected more than 51 million people and placed more than 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in 10 countries in the region.In 2016, more than 1 million children were targeted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and water shortages, protection concerns and the deterioration of basic social services remain key concerns.
Total people in need: 2.4 million
Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 1.5 million
Total children to be reached in 2017: 1 million
Total people in need: 432,430
Total children (<18) in need: 244,560
Total people to be reached in 2017: 352,820
Total children to be reached in 2017: 225,450
Ongoing conflict displaces populations, exacerbates humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity
Health actors respond to measles outbreak in Wau
South Sudanese refugees continue to flee to neighboring countries
Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) officials deported four relief workers in recent weeks, raising concerns regarding restrictions on humanitarian organizations.
Uganda is host to over 589,573 South Sudan refugees and asylum seekers since 2014; out of which 64% are children.
130,915 South Sudanese children aged 6 to 59 months have been vaccinated against Polio since January 2016.
This year, 3,341 (1,475 boys and 1,866 girls) children born to refugee parents from South Sudan have been registered through the National Mobile Vital Recording system (MVRS). This ensures their right to identity and is a gateway to access services where identification documents are required.
2,103 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan between the 28th of December and the 3rd of January. The arrival rate has decreased significantly, with a daily average of 300 new arrivals.
Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding.
Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration.
Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).
Number of new arrivals between the 21st and 27th December 2016
Daily average of new arrivals between 21st and 27th of December 2016
The cycle of violence and unrest that Burundi has been experiencing since April 2015 has become protracted. An estimated 110,000 people are displaced and 325,000 have fled to neighbouring countries.1 Communities are experiencing the erosion of coping mechanisms, with chronically high levels of food and nutrition insecurity, as well as recurring flooding and displacement. The protection crisis is disproportionately affecting children, who make up approximately half of Burundi’s population.
346,255 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 30 November 2016
**USD 180.6 million"" requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)
As of end of September 2016, more than 2.7 million people had fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out in December 2013, with over 1.7 million internally displaced people inside the country and 1 million who had fled as refugees to neighbouring countries. This represents an increase of about 200,000 people newly displaced. There were about 202,020 people sheltering in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in United Nations bases.
REGIONAL STRATEGIC OVERVIEW
Paul Montgomery, Julie Hennegan, Catherine Dolan, Maryalice Wu, Laurel Steinfield, Linda Scott
Poor menstrual knowledge and access to sanitary products have been proposed as barriers to menstrual health and school attendance. In response, interventions targeting these needs have seen increasing implementation in public and private sectors. However, there has been limited assessment of their effectiveness.
REGIONAL STRATEGIC OVERVIEW