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Affected countries: South Sudan, Uganda
South Sudan’s Minister of Health advised partners to treat the recent rise in suspected cholera cases as a cholera outbreak, and respond accordingly. UNICEF’s Cholera Task Force is fully operational, and measures are being taken to enhance water, sanitation, and hygiene – over 100,000 liters…
Affected countries: South Sudan
The September IPC Food Security and Nutrition Analysis estimated that 2.4 million people would remain in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3), primarily in Unity, Upper Nile, and Jonglei States. Similarly, FEWS NET’s own analysis finds the same areas of concern. (FEWS NET, 30 Nov…
Affected countries: South Sudan
On 23 Jun 2015, the Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of cholera in Juba County. Following the declaration, the national cholera taskforce was mandated to initiate concrete interventions for cholera prevention and control. (WHO/Govt, 22 Jun 2015) By 27 Jun, the number of cases had increased…
Affected countries: South Sudan, Sudan
Sudan In December 2014, an outbreak of measles started in Sudan's Gedarif and Kassala States. Despite a response vaccination campaign being implemented clustered measles cases started to be reported from additional 13 localities in 10 states. By the beginning of March 2015, more than 1,600…
Affected countries: South Sudan
Starting in mid-2014, Kala-azar (Visceral Leishmaniasis) cases started to increase considerably in South Sudan. Kala-azar is endemic in Upper Nile, Unity, Jonglei and Eastern Equatoria states, and the peak season usually starts during or shortly after the rainy season. In 2014, the peak season…
Affected countries: South Sudan
Starting in July 2014, flooding caused by seasonal rainfall started to worsen living conditions in displacement sites in parts of South Sudan. By 31 Jul, large areas of the Bentiu Protection of Civilian Sites in Unity State were under water. (OCHA, 31 Jul 2014) As of 15 Aug, over 68 per cent of the…
Affected countries: South Sudan
On 15 May 2014, South Sudan's Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in Juba, Central Equatoria State, after 18 suspected cholera cases and one death had been reported (Govt, 15 May 2014). By 11 Aug 2014, the number of cases had increased to 5,697, including 123 deaths. (WHO, 15 Aug…
Affected countries: South Sudan
A total of 43 suspected cases of measles were reported in Malakal County in South Sudan's Upper Nile State since August 2013, according to the Upper Nile State Ministry of Health and WHO. A mass measles vaccination campaign was launched targeting over 31,300 children. (OCHA, 29 Sep 2013) The…
Affected countries: South Sudan
Heavy rains starting in the beginning of August 2013 caused damage to houses, crops and basic infrastructure in several of Sudan's northern states. As of 15 Oct, more than 150,000 people were accessed and assessed to be in need of assistance in Jonglei, Lakes, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity,…
Affected countries: South Sudan
On 30 Apr 2013, South Sudan's Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of meningitis in Malakal County, Upper Nile State. As of 27 May, 141 cases and five deaths were reported from Malakal county, two cases from Jonglei state and eight cases from Aweil West county. (WHO, 26 May 2013) An…
Affected countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
In 2013, an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) began in the Horn of Africa. Six cases have been confirmed, four from Somalia (Banadir and Bay region) and two from Kenya (Dadaab in north-­‐eastern Kenya). The first case was confirmed in Somalia on 9 May 2013 and in Kenya on 22 May. This…
Affected countries: South Sudan
Between June and October 2012, heavy seasonal rains caused flooding in several parts of South Sudan (OCHA, 1 Jul 2012), affecting over 313,000 people in 44 of South Sudan's 79 counties, with Jonglei State being the heaviest hit, with flooding displacing over 220,000 people, destroying crops,…
Affected countries: South Sudan
After heavy rains triggered flash floods in and around Agok early September 2011, thousands of households were affected, a significant number of whom were displaced from the Abyei crisis (OCHA South Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 8 Sep 2011). An inter-agency assessment undertaken in Fangak…