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21 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 34% IDSR sites and 68% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria remains the leading cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs. Transmission in most counties that had experienced upsurge in cases has reduced to expected ranges.

• 10 new measles cases reported from Wau PoC during the week.
Measles IgM positive cases confirmed in Aweil South (4); Gogrial West (4); and Wau PoC (4). 7 Rubella IgM positive cases in Wau PoC.

20 Feb 2017 description
report Save the Children

More than one million children in war-torn South Sudan risk starvation, Save the Children is warning, as a famine is declared in the country’s Unity State.

The latest government and Famine Early Warning Systems figures predict that 4.9 million people (nearly half the country’s population) will be in a food crisis across the country, many of them close to famine level, between now and April. This includes at least one million children. That figure is expected to jump to 5.5 million people at the height of the lean season in July.

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian organizations will target some 5.8 million people across South Sudan with humanitarian assistance and protection in 2017.

  • Displaced people arrive in Kodok and in Aburoc following clashes on the western bank of the River Nile in and around Wau Shilluk.

  • Displacement, loss of property and violations against civilians reported by people displaced by fighting in parts of Nasir.

16 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Intense fighting along the west bank of the Nile in Upper Nile has been persistent through the first two weeks of February, resulting in the displacement of the entire population of Wau Shilluk, some 30,000 people. Currently, 16,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in Renk, en route to crossing the border into Sudan.

16 Feb 2017 description

In just over 20 years, Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) has become one of the largest and most active non-profit humanitarian organizations based in Central Europe. Headquartered in Warsaw, PAH works around the world to reduce suffering caused by various humanitarian crises. Rooted in human rights and driven by the guiding principles of humanitarianism, impartiality, and neutrality, Polish Humanitarian Action strives to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable communities during all phases of a humanitarian crisis.

15 Feb 2017 description

In January 2017, renewed fighting in Upper Nile and the Equatorias displaced thousands of civilians. In all, over 58,000 South Sudanese sought refuge in neighbouring Uganda in January alone, mainly from Yei, Morobo, Lainya and Kajo-Keji. In Western Equatoria, about 4,000 people fled to Yambio town and another 3,000 displaced to Makpandu, Rimenze Church and Kasia Boma following attacks on Bazungua, Bazumburo, Bodo, Gitikiri and Rimenze villages, north of Yambio town.

14 Feb 2017 description

IOM CONSOLIDATED APPEAL PLAN

The 2017 South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) appeals for USD 1.6 billion to target 5.8 million people for assistance. Developed in line with the HRP and the framework of the IASC Clusters, IOM’s 2017 CAP requests USD 76,852,706. The appeal highlights emergency humanitarian assistance based on IOM’s existing capacity, focusing on the most urgent needs of the affected population.

13 Feb 2017 description

Humanitarian needs & key figures

Over the past year, the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan has deepened and spread, affecting people in areas previously considered stable and exhausting the coping capacity of those already impacted. Three years on from the outbreak of conflict in December 2013, nearly 7.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection across the country as a result of armed conflict, inter-communal violence, economic crisis, disease outbreaks and climatic shocks.

13 Feb 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 12, 2017 (RUMBEK) – 14 people have died of a Cholera-related disease in South Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state, an official said.

Minister of Health said that at least 14 people have dead in cases suspected to be cholera.

“We have 14 death cases related to Cholera in Shambe, Lang-matot and Adior,” the state health minister, Achol Marial, disclosed.

“The death record in Shambe is 7 people and 7 others were in Lang-matot, which makes the total of 14 dead people,” he added.

07 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Completeness for weekly reporting was 45% IDSR sites and 72% for the IDP sites.

  • Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs. Transmission in most counties that had experienced upsurge in cases has reduced to expected ranges.

  • Measles transmission is ongoing in Wau PoC where at least 59 cases were reported in week 3 of 2017.

  • Cholera transmission is on the decline in Northern Liech and Southern Liech.

03 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes in Upper Nile prompt IOM to temporarily suspend relief activities

  • GoRSS lifts government restrictions on humanitarian activities in Panyijiar

  • Health actors respond to ongoing cholera and measles outbreaks

  • Displaced populations continue to flee to Uganda and neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Fighting in the vicinity of Wau Shilluk and Malakal has displaced civilians and disrupted humanitarian activities.

• More than 52,600 South Sudanese fled to Uganda in January.

• South Sudanese are likely to face extreme levels of food insecurity in an extended lean season from February to July 2017.

• After extensive negotiations, a humanitarian team travelled to the Greater Baggari area, outside Wau town.

02 Feb 2017 description

20 January 2017, Juba, South Sudan – Public health laboratories are a critical component of communicable disease detection, prevention, and control. However, access to reliable laboratory testing remains limited in in sub-Saharan African countries including South Sudan.

For efficient and improved quality of laboratory service delivery, WHO South Sudan supported the Ministry of Health to harmonize and strengthen the capacity of the laboratory personnel on basic and advanced laboratory diagnostic techniques from 16 to 20 January 2017.

02 Feb 2017 description

PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016 6.1M

PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016 5.1M

PEOPLE REACHED BY THE END OF Q3 2016 4.2M

01 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Humanitarian access remains highly restricted in Greater Equatoria and southern areas of Unity, affecting the delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance. There has been an escalation of violence in the last two weeks and heavy fighting has been recorded in the Greater Equatoria region and Upper Nile state, severely affecting civilians.

27 Jan 2017 description

Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese received food in 2016

Renewed violence in 2016 severely affected the lives of thousands in South Sudan. Many people lost their lives, while others were forced to flee from their homes, leaving everything behind and often losing contacts with their loved ones.

27 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 33% for the routine Reporting sites(IDSR) and 75% for the IDP sites(EWARS)

• Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs. Transmission in most counties that had experienced upsurge in cases has reduced to expected ranges.

• Measles transmission is ongoing in Wau PoC where at least 72 cases were reported in week 2 of 2017.

• Active cholera transmission is ongoing but declining in Northern Liech and Southern Liech; and UN House PoC.