Nearly all refugees are women and children escaping stepped-up fighting between forces loyal to president and those loyal to its former vice-president
By Sebastien Malo
NEW YORK, July 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 8,300 refugees fled violence in war-torn South Sudan and crossed into neighboring Uganda in a single day this week, setting a one-day record for this year, United Nations officials said on Friday.
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
On July 9th renewed clashes broke out in the South Sudanese capital of Juba due to a reported power struggle between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in the government and the SPLA opposition.
Fairfield, Conn. (July 22, 2016) - More than 2,000 refugees are arriving in Northern Uganda daily after fleeing the on-going threat of violence in war-torn South Sudan. 90% of the people crossing are women and children, including vulnerable mothers with newborn babies.
Fighting in Juba left hundreds of people dead or injured and tens of thousands displaced.
Sharp increase in suspected cholera cases.
The number of South Sudanese people seeking shelter and safety in Uganda has risen significantly.
One aid worker killed during fighting in Buaw, Koch County.
Partners face challenges to meet growing needs in and around Wau.
Thousands displaced by fighting in Juba
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17 - 23 July 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, influenzas A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) and Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.
Sexual violence, including rape, by soldiers in uniform continues in Juba. The majority of attacks reported are taking place against women leaving the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in search of food and other life-saving needs, including in the immediate vicinity of the PoC gates. Humanitarian agencies have requested additional foot patrols by UNMISS soldiers.
LWF received more than 12,000 people this week
(LWI) – Following violent clashes in South Sudan, thousands of South Sudanese have now arrived in Uganda to seek refuge in the neighboring country.
Most are entering through Elegu collection center at the border between South Sudan and Uganda, which has been managed by The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) since December 2013.
847,964 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 30 June (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
973,000 Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)
266,916 Refugees in South Sudan
1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan
FUNDING (as of 27 June)
USD 573.4 M Requested by UNHCR for the situation
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andreas Needham – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 22 July 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
By: Andreas Needham | 22 July 2016
In Angola, as of 15 July 2016 a total of 3682 suspected cases have been reported, of which 877 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 361, of which 117 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 79 of 125 reporting districts.
The media, being one of the key partners, the Ministry and its partners have implored the media to support their efforts towards strengthening routine immunization coverage countrywide. Journalists from the print, electronic and online media were oriented and sensitized on delivering appropriate educational messages to the public on the benefits of immunization.
July 20, 2016-- On Monday, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (PEPFAR), announced the provisional winners of its $85 million DREAMS innovation challenge to reduce HIV/AIDS rates among adolescent girls and women in sub-Saharan African countries.
Despite Uganda’s generous policy towards refugees, the latest influx is putting the country’s resources under strain.
By: Michael O'Hagan | 21 July 2016
Refugees from South Sudan arrive at a UNHCR collection centre on the South Sudan border in Egelo, Uganda. © UNHCR/Will Swanson
ADJUMANI, Uganda – Lucy Lul says she realised war was coming when she heard there was a convoy of vehicles on the road from Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to Uganda.
identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
NFIs distributed since January 2015
shelters distributed since January 2015
Population of Concern
Total of people of concern 562,357
USD 226,880,884 requested
Dans ce numéro
3,262 Number of new arrivals Wednesday 20th July (as per field reports)
18,149 Number of new arrivals since 7th July 2016 (as per field reports)
33,838* Number of new arrivals registered since 1st January in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)
229,176* Total number of South Sudanese refugees registered in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)
*Figures (not updated daily) according to Uganda Government Refugee Information Management System (RIMS)
In a bid to intensify efforts towards the management of the Malaria epidemic in Northern Uganda, the Ministry of Health is undertaking Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in 10 epidemic districts this September. The exrecise is intended to contribute to the objective of achieving and sustaining protection of at least 85% of the population at risk of malaria through recommended Malaria prevention measures by 2017.
By Cecilia Okoth
KAMPALA - The ministry of health has enough stock of vaccines to cater for South Sudan child refugees who have since last week fled their country due to political instability.
Dr. Henry Luzze, who is the deputy manager of Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunisation, said the immunisation program at the ministry is prepared for all eventualities including migrating populations.
Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony has proven capable of outmaneuvering internal rivals and external military threats for nearly three decades, but his once firm control over the group’s command structure is eroding. LRA groups are scattered across a vast territory, and Ugandan fighters are defecting at a slow but steady rate, demoralized by Kony’s harsh disciplinary measures and lack of vision for the future. At least one group of LRA officers led by Achaye Doctor has splintered and is operating independently of Kony’s command.