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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #54 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Efforts to improve living conditions continue at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • Health actors are responding to an increase in the number of reported cases of kala-azar disease in endemic areas of the country

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 37 (11 -17 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM launches a new protection program to provide psychosocial support to conflict affected populations with the PoCs

  • Biometric Registration exercises completed in both the Bor PoC and Juba Tongping and UN House PoCs

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WHO: South Sudan Emergency Response Situation Report # 37 (28 August – 17 September 2014)

Highlights

  • The security situation remained calm in most parts of the country. A tribal clash resulting to over 30 fatalities was recorded in Tonj East County, Warrap State.

  • The cholera outbreak continues to decline with fewer cases being reported weekly.

  • Cases of visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) continue to increase, mostly in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States.

  • To date health partners have carried out 2,455,532 medical interventions since January 2014.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 53 (as of 11 September 2014)

Highlights

● The Humanitarian Country Team visited Lankien, Jonglei State where there was a spike in kala-azar cases.

● Security concerns in Bentiu, Unity State resulted in the suspension of fixed-wing flights to Rubkona and surrounding counties. Living conditions within the PoC site remained dire.

● Since 26 August, 10 cases of rape were reported at Bentiu PoC site. All incidents occurred when women left the site to gather wood or go to the market.

● Cholera continued to decline, with only 28 new cases in the previous week.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 36 (4 -10 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Biometric registration is ongoing in the Bor PoC

  • CCCM State Focal Point Training in Juba

  • Rapid Response team deploys multi sector assessment teams in Pajok and Makog

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Suspected cases of cholera have been reported in Lobonok Payam of Juba County in Central Equatoria State

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Miraya FM

So far seven people have died and 40 people are receiving treatment.

The State Surveillance Officer, Yona Kenyi, says samples of infected persons have been sent to Kenya for confirmation.

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IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 1-7 September 2014

Highlights

South Sudan: Strategically placed CTS trucks continue to help partners across the country

Ethiopia: In August, IOM provided transportation assistance to 8,151 refugees from Akobo, Burbiey, Matar and Pamdong by road, air, and water to way stations and camps.

Uganda: IOM intensifies hygiene promotion campaigns in Moyo district.

Overview

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #39, 3 - 9 September 2014

Highlights

  • The total number of reported new admissions to the therapeutic feeding programme for the management of SAM stands at 54,573 children aged 0-59 months from January 2014 to date.

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World + 7 others
9 September 2014: World events

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MEXICO – Severe weather
• Heavy rainfall affected the south-western United States of America on 8 September, causing flash floods that killed two people in southern Arizona. Floods were also reported in Nevada and southern California. The heavy rains were caused by the remnants of Tropical Cyclone NORBERT that affected parts of western Mexico last few days, killing three people (media).
Sources: GDACS, NOAA, REDLAC, Media (1, 2, 3)

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ARC Deploys International Team to Combat Cholera Epidemic as South Sudan Braces for Famine

Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee assembles international experts to fight worst disease outbreak since December start of violence

Contact: Chris Berger 800-875-7060 chrisb@archq.org

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Operational Update 28th August - 3rd September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kakuma experienced more rains from 2nd to 3rd September. Parts of the camp were flooded, some access roads to the camp were cut off and even parts of the UNHCR office compound were flooded.

  • Refugees were unable to access some service points such as food distribution centres in Kakuma 1 and 3 which were flooded. One river was so flooded that accessibility to Kakuma 2, 3 and 4 was disrupted for several hours.

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #53 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief agencies focus on drainage improvements to address flooding at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • Food and nutrition assistance mitigate food insecurity in some areas; concerns for risk of deteriorating conditions in 2015 persist

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Tackling cholera outbreaks in South Sudan

By Chiran Livera, IFRC and Marial Mayom, South Sudan Red Cross

South Sudan is currently battling a cholera outbreak. Since mid-May cholera outbreaks or alerts have been reported in seven of South Sudan's ten states with, as of mad-August, 5,859 reported cases and 127 deaths. The South Sudan Red Cross has mobilized and trained hundreds of volunteers to spread messages about cholera prevention through home visits and through the use of radio and mobile cinema.

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MSF Treats 3,300 Cases of Cholera, Immunizes 200,000

A significant decline in the number of new cholera cases in South Sudan in recent weeks has prompted Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to scale down its cholera operations. Instead it will redirect resources towards other unmet health needs in the country, where more than 1.7 million people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #38, 27 August - 2 September 2014

Highlights

  • An integrated measles, polio and vitamin A campaign is underway in the three conflict-affected states. So far, 23,826 children have been vaccinated against polio and 23,570 against measles in and around Malakal while 2,802 children have been reached with polio vaccine and 2,504 with measles vaccine in Bor PoC and town.

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South Sudan: Complex Emergency Emergency Appeal 6 months update Appeal n°: MDRCF017

Summary:

The internal conflict that started in the capital city of Juba in South Sudan on 15 December, 2013 rapidly spread to other parts of the country, with worst affected states being Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile.

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

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 + 3 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep 25 – 31 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

South Sudan: Peace is in sight as warring leaders sign ceasefire deal.

Ethiopia: IOM has moved a total of 171,794 refugees from both Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions, since December 2013.

Uganda: IOM has supported 2,897 households with WASH sensitization and latrine construction.

Sudan: IOM has tracked and registered 47,008 South Sudanese Refugees since the onset of the crisis.

OVERVIEW

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South Sudan Crisis Blog #1

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Islamic Relief

Amir Manghali, Regional Desk Coordinator for East Africa, blogs from Juba on the conditions facing displaced families in Mahad camp.

On 20 August, I visited Mahad IDP camp, together with Rose Juru Joushua, our Senior Programme Officer in Islamic Relief South Sudan.