South Sudan is a landlocked country of approximately 640,000km2 . It was formed in 2011, gaining independence from Sudan. It is bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic. Abyei region is claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, with its final status pending negotiations between the two countries (CIA Factbook, 2015). The country is divided into 10 states, with the capital being Juba.
UNICEF Response highlights in 2015
• 850,000 people have access to health services and essential medicines in affected areas; a national measles campaign is scheduled for November.
• 10,025 children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition received therapy with a recovery rate of 87%.
• Over 200,000 people have access to safe drinking water and more than 150,000 displaced people have access to latrines in the sites.
Representantes de los países debatieron sobre las nuevas metas de prevención del VIH y cero discriminación para poner fin al sida como amenaza de salud pública para 2030. Acordaron también trabajar en entornos legales favorables para las personas que viven con o son afectadas por el VIH.
Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015
Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.
JOHANNESBURG— Activists are hailing a Botswana court ruling that they say sets a precedent to improve access to HIV treatment across southern Africa.
On Wednesday, the Botswana Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that the government is required to provide foreign prisoners treatment at government expense. The government had earlier refused to treat them. The court also ordered all foreign inmates to receive the same HIV testing as do prisoners who are citizens.
The Tanzania government has given a green light for UNHCR to conduct an assessment of three identified sites in two districts of Kibondo (Nduta) and Kakonko (Karago and Mtendeli). All the three sites were used for refugee camps in the past years.
6000 families are still in mass shelters while all 16 schools that were used for mass shelters have been emptied and learning will resume in the coming few days.
The average influx of refugees from Burundi to Rwanda remains at 150 people per day in the last 15 days. The total number has now reached 75,327.
The relocation of refugees from the reception centres to Mahama camp is progressing well with about 1,000 refugees being relocated daily to Mahama Refugee Camp.
A new refugee camp site (Mahama 1) is being established to accommodate an additional 15,000 refugees. The existing refugee camp will still be called Mahama.
The 1,615,000 people that remain severely affected by flooding and landslides that hit Burma in July and August include thousands of HIV/AIDs patients who have now lost access to antiretroviral therapy, according to an NGO suppling the medication.
Since mid-July, several Boko Haram attacks, as well as preventive evacuation of civilians by Chadian Army, have caused massive displacement of populations in Lake Chad Region. Additional evacuations from the 65 islands have been announced. In July, 21,600 newly displaced people spontaneously settled on 13 small sites in Bagasola, Bol and its surrounding villages. These families are in immediate need of Shelter, NFIs, Food and WASH assistance.
Monrovia, Liberia. Liberia has intensified efforts to rebuild its health services, including maternal and newborn health left exposed as a result of the major Ebola Virus Disease outbreak.
La situation sécuritaire semble s’être stabilisée par rapport aux semaines antérieures.
Distribution des articles ménagers essentiels (AME) pour 3.428 ménages soit 10.317 déplacés tchadiens dans la ville de Bol et ses environs.
In the week to 16 August 2015, there were zero confirmed Ebola cases, down from one case the previous week.
In Tonkolili, UNICEF, in collaboration with its partners ‘Sierra Leone Water Company’ and PACT, delivered 356,000 litres of potable water to 52 quarantined households (approx. 42.5 litres per person daily), benefiting at least 634 people. UNICEF and partners also supported the district council in collection and disposal of solid waste from 51 quarantined households and Masanga hospital.
L’élaboration du rapport intervient après l’adoption du nouveau plan stratégique du PNUD pour l’ensemble des pays en développement couvrant la période 2014-2017. Le rapport annuel est articulé autour des axes stratégiques de ce nouveau plan et rapporte sur entre autres, les efforts en matière de développement inclusifs et durables, de gouvernance, d’égalité des sexes et de résilience. Le rapport qui se veut illustratif des principaux résultats obtenus en 2014 avec l’appui du PNUD, montre aussi des images et des témoignages de bénéficiaires de cet appui.
Bukavu, 19 August 2015 — MONUSCO/South-Kivu HIV/AIDs section proceeds with sensitization sessions on HIV/AIDs pandemic. On Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 August, this section met the ex-combatants of the Democratic Forces of the Liberation of Rwanda at the Walungu transit center.
With DDRRR’s facilitation and cooperation, HIV/AIDs session was held in Walungu for the second group of FDLR ex-combatants, awaiting their relocation, after voluntary surrender.
The total number of confirmed cases rose by three this week to 3,332 from 3,329. Two of the confirmed case were in Matam in Conakry and one was in the Moussayah sub-prefecture of Forécariah. (WHO, Ebola Situation Report, 10-16 August 2015).
The number of confirmed deaths remained at 2,072 this past week with a total count of 2,524 confirmed and probable deaths.