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18 Jan 2017 description
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January 18th , 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently completed a number of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects in the states of Central Equatoria and Northern Bahr El-Ghazal, the Republic of South Sudan.

Benefiting up to 84,600 people, these deliveries are part of a whole scheme undertaken by QRCS and Adeso, an African charity and development agency, with funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).

16 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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

FIGURES

13 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 32% for the nonconflict states and 66% for the IDP sites. Overall completeness for weekly reporting in 2016 was 45% in the nonconflict areas and 69% in the IDP sites.

• Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs. Transmission has returned to normal in most counties.

• Cholera case confirmed in Panyijiar and another six cases confirmed in UN House PoC. Active transmission is ongoing in Northern and Southern Liech states.

12 Jan 2017 description

To support efforts to limit cholera transmission and at the request of the Ministry of Health, IOM and partners have rapidly scaled up cholera response activities in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site and in Bentiu town and surrounding villages. The multi-sector response is being led by the Health and WASH Clusters. IOM Health, WASH and Camp Management teams work closely with partners to ensure a coordinated response.

10 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total population in need: 8 million

Total children in need (<18): 4.3 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 3.3 million

Total children to be reached in 2017: 2.4 million

09 Jan 2017 description

978
Cholera casess recorded
in Bentiu PoC as at 30 December

59
IDPs trained in fire
prevention and control in Bor PoC

29,021
Wau PoC:
December population count <1% increase

UN House PoC 3: Health clinic closed

National CCCM Cluster

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) officials deported four relief workers in recent weeks, raising concerns regarding restrictions on humanitarian organizations.

06 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 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.

06 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Humanitarian access in the Greater Equatoria region is severely restricted due to insecurity, significantly impacting the ability of humanitarian organizations to deliver life-saving assistance.

03 Jan 2017 description

Situation Update

Cholera outbreaks were confirmed in 9 (32%) of 28 states countrywide. The affected states include Imatong, Eastern Lakes, Jubek, Terekeka, Jonglei, Western Bieh, Northern Liech, Southern Liech; and Eastern Nile. Suspect cholera cases were reported in Mayendit, Panyijiar, and Ayod.

03 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • Completeness for weekly reporting was 29% for the nonconflict states and 78% for the IDP sites.

  • Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs. In the 26 (33%) counties affected by malaria; the cases have continued to decline.

  • Active cholera transmission continues in Bentiu PoC, which also currently has the highest cumulative attack rate; thus highlighting the need to enhance cholera response in Northern and Southern Liech states.

28 Dec 2016 description

PAH’s Emergency Responses in South Sudan

South Sudan has been facing serious challenges since its independence. The conflict (on going since December 2013) renewed after the July 2016 fighting in Juba. The regions that were viewed as peaceful in the past years, mainly the Greater Equatoria states and Western Bar El Ghazal State, as well as Greater Upper Nile are experiencing huge violence. The conflict is causing a massive displacement of people.

28 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 22% for the nonconflict states and 72% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs. In the 26 (33%) counties affected by malaria; the cases have continued to decline.

• Cholera outbreaks confirmed in nine states with active transmission in Northern and Southern Liech states. Transmission has subsided in all the other affected states.

• 72 suspect measles cases reported from Wau PoC, Gogrial West, and Kiir Adem in Aweil North.

28 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 39% for the nonconflict- affected states and 92% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs. In the 26 (33%) counties affected by malaria; the cases have continued to decline.

• Cholera outbreaks confirmed in nine states with active transmission in Bentiu PoC. Transmission has subsided in all the other affected states.

• 40 suspect measles cases reported from Wau PoC, Gogrial West, and Aweil South.

28 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 45% for the nonconflictaffected states and 69% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in nonconflict-affected areas while ARI is the top cause of morbidity in the IDPs. In the 26 (33%) counties affected by malaria; the cases have continued to decline.

• Cholera outbreaks confirmed in nine states with active transmission in Bentiu PoC. Transmission has subsided in all the other affected states.

28 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 44% for the nonconflict-affected states and 94% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in nonconflict-affected areas while ARI is the top cause of morbidity in the IDPs.

• In the 26 (33%) counties affected by malaria; the cases have continued to decline.

• Cholera outbreaks confirmed in nine states. Active transmission continued to be reported in Bentiu PoC where children <2 years and individuals that did not receive oral cholera vaccine are the most affected.

22 Dec 2016 description

During November, the refugee outflow to neighbouring countries continued, with an average of 2,480 South Sudanese arriving in Uganda daily, the majority from the Greater Equatoria region. At the same time, fighting continued to drive internal displacement. In Central Equatoria, several thousand people fled from locations such as Morobo, Lainya and Yei to Kajo-Keji, while in Western Equatoria insecurity in Yambio caused the temporary displacement of some 750 people.