South Sudan Emergency preparedness and Humanitarian Action (EHA) - Week 30 (23rd – 29th July) 2012
During the week, WHO;
Participated and supported the MoH Western Bahr el Ghazal to conduct a verification mission for suspected anthrax cases in Wau County
Conducted support supervision visit to Alek Chok settlement camp for the IDPs in Western Bahr el Ghazal State.
Backstopped health facilities in old Fangak county with emergency malaria diagnostic materials, antimalarials and Kalazar drugs to last for three months.
Supported the response in Renk County by backstopping Medair with over 2000 adult doses of antimalarials and sundries to support facilities offering health services to returnees in Renk Upper Nile sate.
1 . Humanitarian situation
The security situation remained relatively stable this week with no major incidents.
During the week, a fourth Gendressa camp was opened. This is to support the decongestion of Jamam camp. The decongestion exercise is however being hampered by heavy rains in the area. It’s hoped that the relocations will help improve hygiene in the camp and the availability of water supply per person per day.
Heavy rains continue to affect the implementation of humanitarian activities in the greater Upper Nile area. Flooding is already being reported in Malakal town and Longichuk county. Other counties are equally on high alert. Likewise in the counties of Duk and Urol, flooding has begun affecting the implementation of social services
In Unity State the number of new population arrivals reduced during this reporting period. however the sanitation levels remain a public health challenge, and preliminary reports indicate that the mortality and severe acute malnutrition level remain on the increase.