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28 Apr 2015 description

24 April 2015 - UNMISS today launched work rehabilitating a primary school in Pariang County, Unity State.

The Mongolian peacekeeping battalion in the state will implement the project, which is funded from the Mission’s Quick Impact Project and is expected to benefit 120 children at the school.

“This is part of programmes aimed at consolidating peace and building confidence in Pariang County where we have operated since the inception of the Mission,” said Acting UNMISS State Coordinator Alain Sitchet.

28 Apr 2015 description

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for South Sudan and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Loej, visited Pibor Town today and met with senior local officials, recently released child soldiers and UNMISS staff members assigned to the Mission’s county support base.

28 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 April 2015

Nepal: The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 25 April has affected 8 million people. As of 28 April, 5,057 people have been reported dead, and more than 8,500 injured. Hundreds of thousands of people are living in tents, while the villages closest to the quake’s epicentre remain inaccessible.

27 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA announces more than $16.45 million in new FY 2015 funding to support the humanitarian response in South Sudan

  • Violence escalates in and around Malakal town, Upper Nile State, triggering additional humanitarian concerns

  • Aid workers continue to face access constraints and dangerous conditions while implementing relief operations in conflict-affected areas of South Sudan

27 Apr 2015 description

Key messages

  • The situation in South Sudan remains among the world's biggest humanitarian crises since the outbreak of civil war in December 2013.
    Over 2 million people have fled their homes, including over half a million who have sought refuge in neighboring countries (70% of them are children). At the same time, the country hosts around a quarter of a million refugees, mainly from Sudan.

24 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

1,757 children released from Cobra Faction since January

JUBA, South Sudan/NAIROBI, Kenya/NEW YORK, 24 April 2015 – More than 280 children (282 boys and 1 girl) have been freed in the final release of children from the Cobra Faction, an armed group in South Sudan.

The release took place in Labrab, a village in a remote corner of Jonglei State. It is the last chapter in a series of releases that have taken place since January and follows a peace agreement between the faction and the Government of South Sudan.

24 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR distributed medicines and medical supplies to all refugee camps in South Sudan, which will suffice for the next six months.

  • There were 772 new arrivals at the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (POC) site, mostly women and children from Rubkkona and Mayom counties (Unity State) who said that they were fleeing inter-communal fighting and lacked food.

24 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • As at 23 April 2015, Kakuma had received 45,697 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 20 April, 182,384 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.9% of the registered population.

24 Apr 2015 description

The United States announced the commitment of more than $16 million in new humanitarian assistance for nutrition, shelter, water and health services for people suffering from the ongoing effects of the conflict that began in South Sudan in December 2013.

24 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Anyuak refugees get help: UNHCR is coordinating with WFP on a one-month food distribution to 2,500 Anyuak refugees from Ethiopia in the Alari settlement in Pochalla, Jonglei State, starting this week.

 Medical supplies delivered: UNHCR has completed distribution of various medicines and medical supplies to all refugee camps in South Sudan, sufficient for the next six months.

23 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF continues to provide both financial and technical assistance to partners implementing nutrition programmes, with 38,416 children admitted for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) from January to March 2015, a record admission rate for that time period over the last 4 years. This is due to a number of factors which include the scale up of nutrition services and improved stock availability as well as improved monthly reporting of partners.

23 Apr 2015 description

In this issue:

  • WHO SS Celebrates International Women’s Day in Style
  • WHO Trains Rapid Response Teams to Enhance Ebola Preparedness
  • Rising to the Challenge: Going the extra mile to save lives
  • WHO and Partners Rally to Fight Cerebro Spinal Meningitis in South Sudan
  • Global Polio Eradication Initiative Alive and Active in South Sudan
  • WHO News in Brief
22 Apr 2015 description

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has more than 3,100 local staff and 340 international staff working in South Sudan, responding to a wide range of medical emergencies. MSF is also running programmes to provide healthcare to the South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries as part of its response to the humanitarian crisis.

21 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • According to the Humanitarian Requirement Document released in March, 2.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance in 2015.

  • The food security situation has stabilized in most parts of the country in January 2015 with the completion of the Meher harvest season (November – January).

21 Apr 2015 description

General Overview

  • Completeness for weekly reporting in week 15 of 2015 was 82% compared to 91% in week 14 of 2015 and 84% in week 15 of 2014.

  • ARI, malaria, AWD, ABD and suspect measles are the top causes of morbidity among IDPs.

  • In week 15 of 2015, ARI was the top cause of morbidity among IDPs with a proportionate morbidity of 19% and incidence of 55 cases per 10,000 population, which represents an increase in comparison to week 14 of 2015.

21 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hostilities and criminality continue to result in widespread displacement and additional humanitarian needs

  • Health authorities report new suspected and confirmed measles cases; an ongoing vaccination campaign aims to reach 7.9 million children by May

  • USAID/OFDA support, including emergency water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance, targets displaced and conflict-affected populations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Apr 2015 description

General Overview

  • Completeness for weekly reporting in week 14 of 2015 was 91% compared to 73% for the corresponding week of 2014.

  • ARI, malaria, AWD, ABD and suspect measles are the top causes of morbidity among IDPs.

  • During week 14 of 2015, ARI was the top cause of morbidity among IDPs and registered a proportionate morbidity of 17.4% and incidence of 46 cases per 10,000 population.