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- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2018
- DR Congo: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2018
- DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018
- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
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October 19, 2018
Over 69,000 people in nine countries will benefit; includes humanitarian response in South Sudan and longer-term agricultural support for families in northern Kenya affected by frequent drought
Over 69,000 people in nine countries will benefit from twelve projects totaling $3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in August and September
Clarifying the roles of the African Union (AU) and subregional organisations is a central element of the AU reforms. It is key in terms of managing expectations about what the AU can or cannot do, as well as coordinating Africa’s responses to avoid duplication of efforts. But this issue is also divisive, and it is unclear whether AU member states will reach a concrete decision on a division of labour at the upcoming extraordinary summit on reforms in Addis Ababa on 17 November.
Juba 15 October, 2018 – South Sudan has successfully conducted its first ever laboratory test for Ebola using the emergency management and laboratory infrastructure developed with support from WHO as part of emergency preparedness.
Gbudue State of South Sudan consists of Yambio and Nzara counties. The State shares border with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Central Africa Republic with links to DRC through trade and returnees from DRC who constitute a risk for EVD importation. Although the security situation in the state is reportedly improving, intensifying preparedness activities is vital including state level advocacy to the lower level such as chiefs, community and religious leaders.
South Sudan with support from WHO and partners has heightened the preparedness capacities in response to the raised EVD risk assessment from high to very high.
The WHO Representative to South Sudan, Dr Olushayo Olu led a team to Yei River state to reinforce the WHO’s commitment to establishing an ETU in Yei River state and also opened a WHO field office to coordinate the EVD preparedness activities.
By JONATHAN KAMOGA
A wave of insecurity and political unrest hit the Great Lakes region early in 2016: South Sudan had plunged into yet another war, Burundi was cracking down on dissidents following a botched coup, while the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic were also in turmoil.
The wars in these countries forced an influx of refugees into Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. Uganda hosts more than one million refugees from South Sudan and another 300,000 from DR Congo.
The region’s leaders are now looking to end the conflict.
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WHO has elevated the risk assessment of EVD spread in the region from “High” to “very High”. This implies that South Sudan and other three neighboring countries (Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) have to develop and test operational readiness for a potential EVD response.
Two additional screening sites i.e. Nimule River Port and Yei Airport have started entry screening of travelers, given the a total number of screening sites to 10.
Despite ongoing peace negotiations, clashes between belligerents continue, resulting in further displacements.
2 486 563 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries
298 881 Refugees in South Sudan
1 903 650 South Sudanese IDPs (incl. IDPs in PoCs in respective states)
198 202 South Sudanese IDPs in PoCs
How the Logistics Cluster in South Sudan is working to prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus
Over the last three months, the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been escalating, resulting in the World Health Organization declaring the EVD outbreak in DRC as a Level 3 emergency.
In the village of Akrogbode, grandmother Ana Mario is collecting clean water from a borehole for her family.
She has defied the fear and trauma caused by the ongoing conflict in this Western Equatorian community to remain with her family while hundreds of others have fled. Many have crossed nearby borders as refugees to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and the Central African Republic.
The ongoing conflict and violence in South Sudan in the first half of 2018 further contributed to the continued internal displacement and outflow of refugees, further exacerbating the humanitarian situation.
WHO has elevated the risk assessment of EVD spread in the region from "High" to "very High". This implies that South Sudan and other three neighboring countries countries (Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) have to develop and test operational readiness for a potential EVD response.
Four additional screening sites i.e. Nimule River Port and Yei River state, Yei Airport, Kaya, and SSRC offices have started entry screening of travelers.
2.47 MILLION SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES
South Sudan continues to make progress on Ebola virus disease outbreak (EVD) preparedness through enhancing capacities for EVD case detection, investigation, response, and prevention.
This week, multiple engagements at different levels have continued to advocate, sensitize and mobilize stakeholders and communities to pull all efforts and resources together towards achieving this goal.