A total of 12 counties in (28%) of 32 states countrywide have confirmed cholera outbreaks. The most recent cases were confirmed in Bor South, Jonglei state on 9 February 2017. Suspect cholera cases are being investigated and responded to in Adior, Shambe, and Langmatot in Yirol East county; Panyagor in Twic East county; and Moldova in Duk county. During week 6 of 2017, a total of 12 samples from Bor South, Fangak, and Bentiu PoC tested positive for cholera (Table 3). Cumulatively, 171 (37.3 %) samples have tested positive for Vibrio Cholerae inaba in the National Public Health Laboratory as of 10 February 2017.
Cumulatively, 5,995 cholera cases including 146 deaths (65 facilities and 81 community) (CFR 2.45%) have been reported in South Sudan with Active cholera transmission is ongoing in the counties of Yirol East,Awerial, Panyijiar, and Bor. Suspect cholera cases are being verified/investigated in Duk( Padiet, Mamour Cattle Camp, Amiel and Dorok) , In Ayod(Gorwai, Jiech, Pajiek, Lowi, Haat & Pultupi), in Old Fangak (Juaibor & Torch) and Juba Town (WHO, Govt. South Sudan, 6 April 2017)
THE CRISIS Northern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for US$4.4 billion by July to avert “catastrophe” in parts of Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen.
• Humanitarian Coordinator calls on armed actors to uphold their responsibilities under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and ensure the proportionality of their actions.
• Nearly 60 aid workers relocated from Walgak and Waat in northern Jonglei due to intensified armed conflict.
• Cholera spreads to Duk, Ayod and Fangak counties in Jonglei, amidst the longest running outbreak since South Sudan became an independent nation in July 2011.
Distinguished friends from the media, Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you so much for the time taken to join us at the press briefing. Most importantly, thank you for your outstanding contribution and support to our humanitarian and development work here in South Sudan.
18 April 2017 – Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United Nations officials who have just returned from the area.
Speaking to journalists in New York, John Ging, from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said that situation in Somalia was “very fast moving” with more than 6.2 million people in need of food and water, and at risk for cholera and measles.
The proportion of health facilities that reported this week was 81.1% reflecting a 2.6% decrease in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 12.9% (15/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 62.1% (72/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Similar to the previous week, Kagadi district had ≤ 40% of its health facilities reporting. Timeliness of reports was at 79.0% (reports sent through phone (mTRAC) on Monday). The district level performances in Week 11 have been presented in the figures below:
In week 10 of 2016, all 112 (100%) districts reported. Average reporting rate was maintained at 74.4%. 10 districts had (100%) all of their health facilities reporting; 53 districts (47%) achieved the national target of 80% reporting. Only one (1) districts had less than 30% of the health facilities reporting this week. The district level reporting completeness week 10 has been presented in Figure 1.
The proportion of health facilities that reported was 81.4% reflecting a 7.8% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 15.5% (18/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 60.3% (70/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Only one Kagadi district; had ≤ 40% of its health facilities reporting this w eek. The district level performances in Week 9 have been presented (Figure 1&2)
The proportion of health facilities that reported was 84.1% reflecting a 3.4% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 16.4% (19/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 67.2% (78/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Kampala and Kagadi districts had ≤ 40% of their health facilities reporting this week. The district level performances in Week 8 have been presented in the figures below:
During Week 7 of 2017, the proportion of health facilities that reported was 81.3% reflecting a 7.8% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 11.2% (13/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 61.2% (71/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80% (Figure 1and 2)
During Week 5 of 2017, the proportion of health facilities that reported was 82.4% indicating a 4.4% increase in comparison to the same week in 2015. Only 19% (22/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 60.3% (70/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Only one district, Kagadi had ≤ 40% of their health facilities reporting this w eek. The district level performances in Week 5 have been presented in the figures below:
The proportion of health facilities that reported during week 2 was 85% reflecting a 25.1% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 18% (21/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 70% (81/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Three districts; Kampala, Kagadi and Kaberamaido had ≤ 40% of their health facilities reporting this week. The regional level performances as well as district level in Week 2 have been presented in the figures below:
A. Situation analysis
July 2016: In the month following an escalation of violence in South Sudan, 80,354 people cross into Uganda at a rate of approximately 2,592 people per day.
27 July 2016: An inter-agency meeting is held where the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR call upon agencies to urgently mobilize resources and capacities to respond to the refugee humanitarian situation in West Nile.
Violence in Wau displaces at least 13,500 people
Insecurity and attacks against aid workers continue to hinder operations
Biometric registration continues in Panyijiar, Unity
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 39 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 29 ungraded events.
This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of influenza-like illness in Senegal.
As delivered by Ms Reena Ghelani, Deputy Director, OCHA Coordination and Response Division
His Excellency, Mr Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly and Mr Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am delivering this statement on behalf of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O’Brien.
March saw thousands of people displaced in and from South Sudan due to clashes and conflict in multiple locations. In Eastern Equatoria, there was a significant spike in displacement, as people fled from Agoro, Umeo and Panyikwara into Magwi town, as well as from Magwi to Uganda, following additional troop deployments and clashes. Attacks were also reported in Loming, in Torit East, with homes razed forcing more people to flee. In Central Equatoria, tensions remained high around Yei, with multiple reports of attacks on civilians while attempting to carry food into town.
In February, the humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate, culminating in the declaration of localized famine in Mayendit and Leer Counties in Unity on 20 February. Some 100,000 people are facing starvation. and a further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine across the country. There are now 4.9 million severely food insecure people in South Sudan and this number is expected to rise to 5.5 million at the height of the lean season in July.
Armed actors ambush humanitarian convoy, killing six aid workers
GoRSS suspends proposed international worker fee increase
GoS opens new humanitarian corridor from Sudan to South Sudan