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)
About 1.9 million people are internally displaced and 1.7 million have sought refuge in other countries. World Vision calls on all stakeholders to work together and facilitate peace and security throughout the country.
The food security in the country is declining with 5.5 million people severely food insecure. The onset of the rains has added a set of natural barriers, making it difficult to reach people in need of assistance. It is estimated that 70 percent (230,000 people) of the capital, Juba, is food insecure.
Ongoing violence displaces an additional 200,000 people in April
Health actors report suspected cholera cases in Aburoc
USG announces $142 million in new humanitarian assistance
Violence across South Sudan displaced an additional 200,000 people in April, increasing the total number of displaced people to 3.8 million, including 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 1.8 million refugees sheltering in neighboring countries.
Anticipated scope and scale
Floods during the rainy season from June until at least October will affect about 200,000 people, mostly in southern Sudan. Particularly vulnerable are the displaced in southern Sudan, where there are 2.3 million IDPs and about 400,000 South Sudanese, 110,000 of whom arrived in 2017. Floods will damage key WASH infrastructure and increase the caseload of diseases including cholera and malaria. Houses will be destroyed and flooding will damage crops and isolate some localities, driving up food prices.
Mr. President, Members of the Council,
Thank you for the opportunity to brief the Council on the situation in South Sudan and the deployment of the Regional Protection Force.
7940th Meeting (AM)
The national dialogue just launched in South Sudan by President Salva Kiir would only be credible if opposition groups genuinely participated, the senior United Nations official in that country said today, as he briefed the Security Council on the significant military, humanitarian and political challenges facing that nation.
The U.S. is deeply concerned about the famine in South Sudan, as well as the risk of famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. We are one of the largest donors of humanitarian assistance for the people of these countries and will continue to work with other international donors to provide the life-saving aid needed to avert famine and help people in need.
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.
This Emergency Appeal is launched on a preliminary basis and seeks a total of 4,184,769 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) deliver assistance and support 63,540 people (South Sudanese refugees) for 12 months. The response will focus on the following areas of interventions: health; water sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter (including Household non-food items); and National Society capacity building.
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.
Humanitarian agencies are intensifying their efforts to provide clean drinking water to thousands of civilians fleeing fierce fighting in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan as the threat of a cholera outbreak looms.
Period January to December 2017
Current Population 1,769,241 (at 31 March 2017)
Population Planning Figures 2,130,500 Target Beneficiaries2,130,500
Financial Requirements US$ 1,382,909,571
Number of Partners 58
REGIONAL STRATEGIC OVERVIEW
Latest Developments in South Sudan
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 47 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 36 ungraded events.
“We are here, because you are here.” These were words spoken by Kenny Rogers the Humanitarian Affairs Officer for OCHA in Malakal in response to the temporary deployment of peacekeepers from the UNMISS in Aburoc, Upper Nile region. “We left because of the insecurity of humanitarians on the ground and we have returned because there’s a feeling that because troops from the UNMISS RwanBatt, we can safely provide humanitarian assistance once again,” he added.
Over the last two weeks, South Sudanese from the internally displaced persons camp (IDP) in Aburoc in South Sudan have started moving across the border to Sudan. Many arriving at the border crossing are severely dehydrated and in need of emergency medical care.
SRSG Shearer - First can I just highlight the commemoration or the celebration of World Press Freedom Day last week and just praise the efforts of the many journalist that operate here in South Sudan and beyond for their work in covering the issues that we are confronting. It often takes quite courage to do that and I know that people do face some risk. We have for example George Livio, a former employee of Radio Miraya, who has been in detention for three years now.
$22.5 MILLION ALLOCATED FOR FAMINE AND DISPLACEMENT RESPONSE
• Almost 20,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in South Kordofan and White Nile over the past week.
• Food security situation in Sudan slightly improved compared to the same period last year, according to IPC.
• Food insecurity in SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan and among new IDPs in parts of Jebel Mara is a major concern, according to FEWS NET.
• Water supplies to IDPs in Sortony, North Darfur reduced sharply from 13.7 to 8 litres per person daily due to the ground water level drop in the area, according to aid agencies.
In response to a cholera outbreak in Yirol East, IOM began operating four cholera treatment units (CTUs) and five ORPs, including one 24-hour ORP. From February – March 2017, IOM provided cholera case management services to 145 individuals.
Completeness for weekly reporting was 50% IDSR sites and 66% for the IDP sites .
Malaria remains the leading cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas while ARI is the leading cause of morbidity in the IDPs .
A total of 17 suspect measles cases were reported from Juba, Tonj North, Wau and Aweil South.
Active transmission currently reported in Yirol East, Yirol West, Awerial; Duk; Ayod, Fangak,
Pigi, Kodok, and Mayom.