As of 2 July 2015, a total of 573 cholera cases including 30 deaths (CFR 5.2%) have been reported from 75nvillages in eight payams of Juba County (Table 1).
The initial cases were traced back to 18 May 2015 in UN House PoC where the first cholera case was confirmed on 1 June 2015. Most of the cholera cases in Gudele 2, Juba 3 PoC, Gumbo, and Gudele 1.
According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 28 June, 396 cholera cases, including 26 deaths, had been reported in Juba County. Interviews with patients admitted to Juba Teaching Hospital with cholera have revealed knowledge gaps on how the disease is spread. Humanitarian partners called for improved access to safe drinking water, latrine use and good personal and food hygiene.
2 July 2015 - A two-day training workshop aimed at equipping journalists with skills and knowledge to report responsibly during conflicts ended today in the Lakes State capital Rumbek.
A total of 13 media professionals from different media houses attended the training, which was organized by UNICEF and non-governmental organization Search for Common Ground (SFCG).
“We want journalists to be mindful, produce balanced stories and create a platform for the voiceless, so that their views will be part of solutions,” said SFCG Acting Country Director Kenneth Ganna-Conteh.
704,816Total number of refugees
36,733 New arrivals in 2015
49.6% Percentage of women and girls
36,109 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
The first food security and nutritional analysis report produced in the year 2015
The May 2015 Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report is the first detailed food security and nutritional analysis report produced by the South Sudan Integrated Food Security Classification Technical Working Group (IPC TWG) in the year 2015.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) wishes to correct factual errors and categorically refute allegations of ethnic bias and political favoritism contained in an article in today’s edition of The Juba Telegraph newspaper.
Describing events through 1 July 2015
the situation continues to deteriorate and over 30,000 civilians are still seeking protection at the UN's 'Protection of Civilians' site in Malakal
two days ago (1st July) there was a shooting attack directed at the UN compound
MSF's nearby hospital received 9 patients wounded in the attack, including women and the elderly
one badly wounded patient died shortly after arrival at the MSF hospital, 3 who were in a critical condition are now stable, the other 5 continue to receive treatment
A helping hand for host communities: UNHCR has long been helping host communities in different ways. By the end of June around 283,000 host community individuals had benefited from interventions by UNHCR and/or its partners (based on information gathered between 1 May and 15 June 2015 by UNHCR).
South Sudan - IOM has received EUR 1 million from the Government of Italy to expand the current psychosocial support for displaced communities seeking protection in UN bases in South Sudan.
More than a year and a half into the crisis, many South Sudanese are unable to safely return home due to renewed conflict and unpredictable security conditions. An estimated 138,600 internally displaced persons (IDPs) continue to seek protection in UN protection of civilian (PoC) sites across the country.
Following a shooting incident in Malakal, Upper Nile state on 01 July 2015, directed at the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received 9 wounded patients, including women and the elderly at its hospital in the PoC. This adds to an already deteriorating humanitarian situation in the state over the last few weeks, which has left the civilian population constantly exposed to episodes of violence, increased numbers of wounded, further displacements, heightening rates of malnutrition and the risk of outbreaks.