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21 Mar 2018 description

In 2017, the IOM Health Unit served more than 600,000 individuals across South Sudan, including residents of three Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites.

21 Mar 2018 description

In 2017, MHPSS continued to off er counseling, psychological first aid, referrals, home visits and support group services to 14,743 children and 30,050 adults in four Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites and five IDP Collective Centers in the Wau area. IOM also expanded MHPSS interventions to host communities in 2017. In cooperation with the Ministry of Child, Gender and Social Welfare, IOM built a Social Center to provide comprehensive social work services in Wau town.

21 Mar 2018 description

In 2017, Shelter-NFI Cluster (IOM as Cluster Lead Agency) provided assistance to aff ected populations in need of S/NFI assistance across South Sudan through shelter construction, rehabiliation, and upgrading; NFI distribution; and the coordinated mobile and static responses of 23 S/NFI humanitarian partners.

21 Mar 2018 description

The Migration Management Unit supports the government of South Sudan to manage migration challenges and protect vulnerable migrants

Policy Development

21 Mar 2018 description

76,294 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in February 2018.

3,308 New arrivals registered in Unity in February 2018.

9,142 Refugees received meningitis vaccination in Ajuong Thok in February 2018

Working with Partners in 2018

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

20 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

2.3 million children in need
4.8 million people
# of people who need Humanitarian Assistance
(Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017)

1.1million children internally displaced
2.3 million people
# of internally displaced people
(Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017)

468,218 South Sudanese
refugee children
767,570 people
# of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan in total

20 Mar 2018 description


National CCCM Cluster

Camp-like settings: On the 13th March 2018 the National CCCM Cluster initiated discussions on Camp-like settings as previously agreed during the National CCCM Cluster meeting. It was agreed that initially the cluster will dene site typologies, identify suitable sites for assessment around Juba, create a pilot tool for initial assessments and conduct a joint assessment trip.


20 Mar 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Listeriosis in Namibia
Cholera in north-east Nigeria
Cholera in Malawi
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

19 Mar 2018 description

Violence in Djugu Territory (Ituri Province), escalated and forced a large number of Congolese to flee to neighboring territories and the city of Bunia, while others crossed Lake Albert by boat to Uganda.

Two new UNHCR Field Offices, in Bondo and Monga, were opened to provide better protection and assistance to new arrivals from the Central African Republic in remote areas of Bas-Uele Province.

19 Mar 2018 description

Camp site extensions granted in East Darfur and White Nile.

WASH construction resumes in Dar Batti, West Kordofan after work stoppage by local authorities in Fall 2017.

Violence against refugees observed in Al Lait, North Darfur in following protection monitoring.

Key Developments

19 Mar 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Une crise alimentaire menace toute la province de l’Ituri à la suite de l’insécurité à Djugu.

Aperçu de la situation

19 Mar 2018 description

In Numbers

6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)
1.6 million people assisted by WFP in January 2018
1.9 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.4 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
203,980 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)


  • WFP has dispatched a total of around 86,000mt of assorted food commodities so far in 2018

  • The first Logistics Cluster coordinated barge for 2018 arrived in Malakal on 3 March

16 Mar 2018 description

Kyaka II settlement was established in 2005 to receive the remaining population of Kyaka I following the mass repatriation of Rwandan refugees the same year. After this movement, Kyaka I was closed after 21 years of operations. Renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in mid-December 2017 led to a new refugee influx into Uganda, with an estimated 17,000 new refugee arrivals in Kyaka II.
This brought the settlement's population to roughly 44,988 as of early March 2018.

Gaps & Challenges

16 Mar 2018 description

Kyangwali refugee settlement was established in the 1960s to accommodate Rwandan refugees. After many Rwandans repatriated voluntarily in 1994, the settlement has hosted mostly Congolese refugees. Since the start of a new refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in mid December 2017, Kyangwali's population has nearly doubled from 36,713 in December 2017 to 68,703 in March 2018, putting a heavy strain on existing services. Many new humanitarian partners have arrived in the settlement to respond to the emergency.

Gaps & Challenges

16 Mar 2018 description

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 909,301 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 28 February 2018.

In the first two months of 2018, 15,097 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, including 7,202 in February. They include more than 10,700 from South Sudan and more than 3,700 from Eritrea.

16 Mar 2018 description


IOM provides life-saving assistance to vulnerable communities, displaced populations and famine and disease affected populations.

15 Mar 2018 description


14 Mar 2018 description


↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

14 Mar 2018 description


The Logistics Cluster facilitates coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community. Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve decision-making of humanitarian organisations in South Sudan. Where logistics gaps are identified, the Logistics Cluster, through its lead agency WFP, acts as a ‘provider of last resort’ by offering Common Logistics Services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Operational Highlights

13 Mar 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W2 2018

  • Completeness for IDSR reporting is 61% at county level and 81% for the IDP sites.

  • A total of 16 alerts were reported, of which 56% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 40 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 19 non-cases; and 12 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cattle).