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02 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 31 July 2015, a total of 1,396 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 3%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,280 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.2%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 116 cases including one death (CFR 0.86%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

01 Aug 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 31, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has downplayed possibility of a peace agreement soon with the armed opposition faction led by his former deputy, Riek Machar, criticizing the compromise proposal from IGAD-Plus as a designed document to perpetuate the war in the oil rich Upper Nile region.

31 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 30 July 2015, a total of 1,383 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 3.04%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,268 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.23%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 115 cases including one death (CFR 0.87%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

31 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity continues to result in displacement and restrict humanitarian access

  • The GoRSS indefinitely suspends humanitarian barge transport, impeding the transport of relief commodities

  • Health actors record a decline in the weekly caseload of new cholera cases since June

31 Jul 2015 description
  • In Greater Equatoria, production prospects for first season crops to be harvested in August/September are mixed, due to dry weather conditions affecting several areas.

  • Planted area severely reduced in most conflict-affected counties due to worsening security conditions and massive displacement.

31 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· WFP re-engages in Dablual, southern Unity. After months of inaccessibility due to fighting, WFP was able to deploy a Rapid Response Team to Dablual. More than 30,000 vulnerable people were reached with much needed food and nutrition assistance. The Rapid Response Mission, which was completed this week, were visited by WFP Country Director, Joyce Luma, on 25 July. Skirmishes were reported days after the visit, leading to uncertainty over the future of assistance there.

31 Jul 2015 description

JUBA, South Sudan (July 31) - This month UNHCR and South Sudan’s Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA) jointly issued and distributed some 3,400 digital identity cards to refugees in Western Equatoria. This includes nationals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic who fled to South Sudan between 2008 and 2010 to escape attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army. But also some Sudanese refugees from South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

31 Jul 2015 description

Belligerents in the crisis in South Sudan have been given until 17 August 2015 to sign a final peace agreement. This follows a mini-summit with United States (US) President Barack Obama in Addis Ababa on 28 July. Meanwhile, heads of state of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) are expected to meet on South Sudan by the end of August.

August is shaping up to be an important month for South Sudan’s peace talks, which have dragged on since the beginning of 2014 but have done little to halt the conflict.

31 Jul 2015 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employs more than 2,800 South Sudanese staff and around 275 international staff to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide free and high quality healthcare to people in need.

30 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 29 July 2015, a total of 1,429 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 2.94%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,314 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.12%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 115 cases including one death (CFR 0.87%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

30 Jul 2015 description

In December 2013, with unusual alacrity, the African Union (AU) established a commission of inquiry headed by former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo into human rights abuses, which were just beginning in the civil war that had erupted a fortnight earlier in Africa’s newest state, South Sudan. The promptness of the AU had much to do with getting ahead of the game.

This was the AU asserting that Africa would deal with the newest crisis on the continent and that the likes of the International Criminal Court (ICC) need not apply.

30 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 28 July 2015, a total of 1,411 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 2.98%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,297 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.16%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 114 cases including one death (CFR 0.87%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

30 Jul 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 29, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s ruling SPLM party has formed three committees to study a peace proposal document released last week by mediators of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to end the 19-month long civil war in the country.

In a meeting chaired by president Salva Kiir on Wednesday, the SPLM officials in the executive and legislative organs gave the committees 48-hours to report their findings to a plenary.

30 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More police for Lasu: UNHCR, with the assistance of the Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA), has managed to secure an extra 15 police for Lasu refugee settlement in Central Equatoria State, bringing the total to 27 (no women). They were due to arrive on 28 July.

  • Solarized boreholes: 14 boreholes in the 4 refugee camps in Upper Nile State, i.e. 38 per cent of all motorized boreholes in the camps, are now solarized.

30 Jul 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 29, 2015 (WAU)-18 students on the midwifery training program graduated from the Health Science Institute in South Sudan’ Western Bahr el Ghazal state on Wednesday.

The students who comprised of 10 males and 8 females were awarded certificates in midwifery upon successfully completing the three year intensive training program.

Speaking at the occassion held in the state capital, Wau, the Western Bahr el Ghazal health minister, Isaac Clerto said the midwives will positively impact on communities.