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22 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

5 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 198 cholera / AWD cases and 3 deaths with an average Case Fatality Rate of 1.5%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Kenya accounts for 58 % (115) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Burundi at 18.7 % (37).

22 Jan 2019 description

Uganda gives refugees the right to work and freedom of movement through its self-reliance model. The model has been widely praised as one of the most progressive refugee policies in the world. New research by Alexander Betts, Imane Chaara, Naohiko Omata, and Olivier Sterck explores what difference the self-reliance model makes in practice. Which aspects work, under what conditions, and for whom? In order to answer these questions, they compare outcomes for refugees and host community members in Uganda and Kenya, neighbouring countries with contrasting refugee policy frameworks.

22 Jan 2019 description

Uganda gives refugees the right to work and freedom of movement through its self-reliance model. The model has been widely praised as one of the most progressive refugee policies in the world. New research by Alexander Betts, Imane Chaara, Naohiko Omata, and Olivier Sterck explores what difference the self-reliance model makes in practice. Which aspects work, under what conditions, and for whom? In order to answer these questions, they compare outcomes for refugees and host community members in Uganda and Kenya, neighbouring countries with contrasting refugee policy frameworks.

22 Jan 2019 description
report IRIN

By Sam Mednick

Decades of war left almost half the population with post-traumatic stress symptoms and little mental health care

It has been more than a year since government soldiers attacked Mary Poni’s house in the South Sudanese town of Yei. They raped her elder sister and decapitated her father – part of a harrowing string of events that would eventually push her to attempt suicide, twice.

Read more on IRIN.

21 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

21 Jan 2019 description

By EMMANUEL KELE

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Head of Office in Aweil, Ataklti Hagege Hailu has urged the signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCISS) to commit themselves to the agreement for the brighter future of the country.

Addressing a peace rally in Wanyjok organized in honor of welcoming the advance team of South Sudan Patriotic Movement Army Commander, General Agany Abdel Bagi, Mr. Hailu said the era of fighting was over.

21 Jan 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Scaled-up response urgently required to more than 250,000 IDPs in Western Ethiopia

• Durable Solutions as nexus opportunity in Somali region: Lessons from SDC

• New law grants nearly a million refugees to exercise more rights in Ethiopia

• Nearly 36 million children in Ethiopia are poor and lack access to basic social services: report

• Humanitarian funding update

Humanitarian Coordianator calls for a scale-up response to displacement crisis in Western Ethiopia

21 Jan 2019 description

1. Highlights

  • 40 health care workers from 20 private health-care facilities were trained on EVD case detection, isolation, and referral and reporting in Jubek State.

  • The distribution of EVD case definition posters and fliers to the States will start this week.

  • Nineteen screening points are operational. About 1,054,723 people entering South Sudan have been screened. The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts the screening with support from WHO, IOM, SCI, WVISS and CAUMM.

21 Jan 2019 description

By JACOB RUAI

Communities of Mala village in Guit County have set up peace committees to spearhead reconciliation efforts internally and with their neighbours.

The committees were established at a peace and reconciliation conference, attended by cattle-camp youth, traditional leaders, women, and local authorities.

21 Jan 2019 description
  • In early January, inter-community fighting between two sub-clans of the Nuer community (Gajiok vs Gajaak) broke out in Kule refugee camp, spreading to Tierkidi and Nguenyyiel camps in Gambella Region, Ethiopia. An unknown number of people were killed or injured and several thousand displaced. The Gajiok sub-clan have reportedly left the Kule camp following the burning of their shelters. 800 have fled to Pamdong reception centre and others to areas within the host community.

21 Jan 2019 description

By Janet Adongo

It’s all systems go in Upper Nile, South Sudan, following the completion of the rehabilitation of a main supply route linking Malakal to Melut – two hundred and five kilometres away.

It took Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan a little under two months to complete the task as part of its mandate to protect civilians and support the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

21 Jan 2019 description

As of 17 January 2019, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 193,219 including 114,330 in Bentiu, 29,190 in Malakal, 32,134 in Juba UN House, 2,177 in Bor, and 116 in UNMISS base and 15,272 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.

21 Jan 2019 description

In December, the number of people displaced by violence and conflict was 1.87 million. About 3,800 civilians, mainly women and children, returned to southern Unity. They came from Lakes, Jonglei, Juba, Bentiu PoC site and Khartoum in Sudan, following the relatively improved security in southern Unity. In northern Unity, inter-communal fighting in Mankien killed 17 people. There was also inter-communal fighting in Boma, Jonglei between Murle and Kachipo communities. The incident was linked to a series of revenge attacks over the past several weeks.