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07 Jul 2015 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

  • As of 6 July, the estimated number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 153,932 including 91,540 in Bentiu, 28,663 in Juba UN House, 30,410 in Malakal, 2,289 in Bor, 665 in Melut and 202 in Wau.
06 Jul 2015 description

Juba, 6 July 2015: Mary Wani frantically waves a paper from the hospital bed where she sits, eager to share the exciting news of her recovery and subsequent discharge from the ward with anyone who will listen to her.

“I am going home,” she says , adding that she feels very strong. The 58-year-old mother of nine has just been discharged from Juba Teaching Hospital, where she was receiving treatment for cholera. The hospital was the first Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) to be designated in the current outbreak.

06 Jul 2015 description

1. Situation Update

More cholera cases are received by CTC at Bor hospital, now from different part of Bor. As of 05 July, 2015, a total of 51 cholera cases with 1 death (CFR 1.9%) have been reported (Table 1).

One case of Pakwau, age 1 year, Female case was admitted at 10AM; on 5/7/2015 and RDT (cholera) positive, received the first start dose of Azithromycin then left against medical advice.

06 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 5 July 2015, a total of 705 cholera cases including 32 deaths have been reported in Juba County and in Bor, Jonglei State In Juba County 654 cases including 31 deaths (CFR 4.7%) have been reported from 75 villages in eight Payams.(Table 1). In Bor 51 cases including 1 death (CFR 1.9%) were reported from Malou (26 cases) and 16 other areas around Bor (see separate Bor Situation Report).

06 Jul 2015 description

3 July 2015 - To improve investigation of cases involving sexual and gender-based violence, South Sudan’s Inspector General of Police officially opened a Special Protection Unit (SPU) headquarters in Juba today.

“This is a very great achievement for our society and for our vulnerable groups who have (not) been receiving justice and … treatment,” said the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) chief, Pieng Deng Kuol.

06 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The country level year on year consumer price index (CPI) reflecting the cost of living increased by 38.4% between May 2014 and May 2015. This trend was underpinned by increasing CPI for food and non-alcoholic beverages increased (+41.1%) and for health services (+77.4%).

06 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • Reduced air operations in Malakal as control switches hands. WFP’s logistical air operations and UNHAS were unable to perform any flights to Malakal this week (with the exception of one Logistics Cluster flight out of Bor) as a result of the changing controlling authority in the area, leading to a lack of security clearances and insecurity.

05 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 4 July 2015, a total of 632 cholera cases including 30 deaths (CFR 4.7%) have been reported from 75 villages 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 Juba have been reported from New site followed by Gudele 2, Juba 3 PoC, Gumbo, and Gudele 1 (Figure 4).

05 Jul 2015 description

Foreword

With divergent analyses of the current context, oscillating between what people think may happen, what we hope may happen and what we fear may happen; much of the current thinking on the ‘crisis’ in South Sudan remains either detached from or inaccessible to the humanitarian community.

04 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 3 July 2015, a total of 610 cholera cases including 30 deaths (CFR 4.9%) have been reported from 75 villages 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 Juba have been reported from New site followed by Gudele 2, Juba 3 PoC, Gumbo, and Gudele 1 (Figure 4).

03 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

  • 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.

03 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

03 Jul 2015 description

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.