June 27 - 2017 ED DAEIN / NYALA / KHARTOUM / DELLING / EL OBEID
The first cases of cholera have appeared in a South Sudanese refugee camp and a village in East Darfur, as five people reportedly died and more than 100 were infected.
Sheikhs in Kriu refugee camp for South Sudanese people, 35 km south of Ed Daein city, reported the deaths of three refugees from cholera. 61 people have been infected.
For Maban, the epicenter of Sudanese refugees, health related issues are one of the greatest fears worrying the local population and humanitarian actors. This fear was worsened with the declaration of cholera earlier this year in parts of the country. ACTED as the water and sanitation and hygiene lead actor in Doro, Kaya and Gendrassa Camps in Maban, took swift action to avert any chances of a break out in the camps and to minimise the risk of diseases.
Inflation: In May 2017, the national consumer price index increased by 334 percent compared to May 2016. The food and non-alcoholic beverage CPI has increased by 382 percent. The month-to-month consumer price index increase from April to May was very high at 40.4 percent.
Juba, 17 June 2017 – The prolonged crises and displacement in South Sudan is negatively impacting the mental health and well-being of everyone affected and can have immediate as well as long-term consequences for individuals, families and communities.
To establish services for people with mental disorders at primary health care (PHC) level, WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health has initiated the process to roll-out and adapt Mental Health Gap Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP HIG) to the context of South Sudan.
UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites
As of 22 June 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 216,956 including 114,537 in Bentiu, 30,551 in Malakal, 38,448 in Juba UN House, 1,940 in Bor, 651 in Melut and 169 in UNMISS base and 30,660 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.
IOM SOUTH SUDAN
IOM began operations in southern Sudan in 2005, establishing the IOM South Sudan Mission after the country’s independence in 2011. The mission is now one of IOM’s largest globally in terms of annual programme expenditures, with 450 staff across nine locations. After the December 2013 crisis, the mission consolidated support to thousands of vulnerable populations and internally displaced persons (IDPs), including those seeking shelter in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites.
by Astrid Zweynert
LONDON, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When he worked as a nurse in his native South Sudan, Joseph Deng saw many women suffering in pregnancy and childbirth, inspiring him to retrain as a midwife to help cut the number of maternal deaths, one of the highest in the world.
High levels of insecurity after South Sudan slipped into civil war in 2013 and escalating fighting since last year have made conditions even more challenging in the impoverished country.
Since June 2016, Western Bahr el Ghazal has experienced multiple incidents of intense conflict in areas of Wau town, and the surrounding areas of Jur river, Wau and Raja counties. Many areas in Western Bahr el Ghazal are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites in Wau town.
In 2014 and 2015, Upper Nile State was the site of some of the most intense conflict in South Sudan. Although the state had enjoyed a period of relative calm in 2016, since January 2017, conflict has reignited across the state. Many areas in Upper Nile are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.
Conflict in Jonglei State broke out in late December 2013, only days after the current conflict began in Juba. Since then, the state has been one of the worst affected by the conflict, and currently hosts the second highest reported numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. Many areas in Jonglei are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.
ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development) is a Pan-African non-governmental organisation that has been working for social justice and development in Africa since 1976. Our work is guided by a number of fundamental values and working principles, chief amongst these is our belief that people themselves are the primary actors in their own development.
National CCCM Cluster
Completing a cornerstone activity of 2017, the Cluster brought together 18 partners from Healthlink, Internews, Danish Refugee Council (DRC), ACTED, UNHCR and IOM with Cluster experts for a CCCM Training of Trainers, which piloted new global CCCM training materials and focused on building skills and strategies to more fully engage displaced persons and local partners in CCCM.
Latest IPC update warns that as many as 6 million people– half the population– face severe food insecurity in South Sudan. Out of these 1.7 million people are at the brink of famine.
WFP integrated rapid response mission (IRRM) teams have increased food assistance in response to the worsening food security in Ayod county, Jonglei state.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sudan and South Sudan to use four Northern Corridors has been extended for one year.
South Sudan presents one of the most logistically challenging operations for humanitarian partners to operate due to a limited road network that deteriorates significantly during the rainy season and widespread insecurity. Furthermore, as a landlocked country, WFP relies on regional ports in Tanzania, Kenya, Djibouti, and Sudan to move food supplies into the country. WFP uses all means necessary to reach populations in need—using road, river and air options where necessary.
Food assistance for assets (FFA) is one of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) key initiatives aimed at addressing the most vulnerable people’s immediate food needs with cash or food transfers and improving communities’ long-term food security and resilience.