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15 Jan 2019 description

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 905,831 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 August 2018.

Approximately 231,000 of all the refugees in Ethiopia, have gone through the comprehensive (L3) registration, helping to develop a system to better manage and assist refugees.

14 Jan 2019 description

Gideon Sackitey/Filip Andersson

An incapacitated hospital is a sad sight. After five years out of service, it gives disgrace a face. Unless, of course, Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan comes to the rescue. Such has been the fortunate fate of the Jonglei Health Institute in Bor.

Applauding at a ceremony to mark the re-opening of the Institute, Joyce Akol, perhaps daydreaming of one day donning a shiny white nurse outfit, smiled for a long while standing in the crowd, ostensibly signaling her approval.

09 Jan 2019 description

1. Highlights

  • About 2,160 doses of vaccine were delivered to South Sudan and stored in the ultra-cold freezer at -800 C.

  • The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine was delivered during the reporting week.

  • UNICEF has finalized the editing of all the SoPs and waiting for the authorization to print.

  • Eighteen screening points are operational. The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts the screening with support from WHO, IOM, SCI, WVISS and CAUMM. About 944,720 people entering South Sudan have been screened.

08 Jan 2019 description

This case study is part of a collaborative project carried out by Joint Learning Initiative and UNHCR, which aims to generate locally grounded evidence and identify examples of good practices of local faith community-led responses to refugees across 6 countries: Honduras, Mexico, Uganda, Germany, Bangladesh, and Lebanon.

For more information please contact: olivia@jliflc.com

07 Jan 2019 description

Children continue to pay a high price in today’s global conflicts. The recruitment and use of children remains a hallmark of war and the UN Secretary-General’s 2018 annual report, released in June, listed 56 non-state armed groups and seven state armed forces for recruiting and using child soldiers in 2017.

03 Jan 2019 description
report IRIN

These 10 crises and trends will help shape our coverage in 2019. Here’s why they have our attention and should demand yours.

Read more on IRIN.

01 Jan 2019 description
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January 1 st, 2019 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has concluded its medical convoy to the White Nile State, Sudan, with 55 surgeries and 400 medical examinations for the local community and the refugees from South Sudan.

Over seven days, the medical team worked on a daily basis, from early in the morning to late at night. The convoy covered the costs of transportation for patients to and from the hospital, accommodation, medical examinations, surgeries, and medications.

31 Dec 2018 description

January: Pushing for access in Syria

Despite enormous challenges, OCHA and other humanitarian organizations continued to press for access in war-torn Syria, reaching an average of more than 5 million people in need each month in 2018. Syria continued to face protection and access challenges in areas such as Idlib, eastern Ghouta and southern Syria. More than 1.5 million people were newly displaced in 2018 as the crisis entered its eighth year.

31 Dec 2018 description

In 2018, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent responded to 34 emergencies in 22 countries across Africa where millions were affected by natural disasters, epidemics, population movement, complex emergencies and food insecurity.

31 Dec 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • The newly constructed Infectious Disease Unit was opened by His Excellency, Gen. Taban Deng Gai, The Vice President of South Sudan.

  • A suspected Ebola case was reported in Yambio and investigated by the RRT. The sample was negative for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

  • WHO shared all the SOPs with UNICEF for review and an edit The edited SOPs will be shared to the MOH for final review and approval.

29 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, le 28 décembre 2018 – Des millions d’enfants vivant dans des pays touchés par des conflits armés voient leur avenir menacé tandis que les parties belligérantes continuent de bafouer leurs droits et que les dirigeants du monde échouent à leur demander des comptes, a déclaré l’UNICEF aujourd’hui.

28 Dec 2018 description
report Theirworld

Billy Briggs

We look at some of the catastrophes and outrages that caused millions of children to have their education disrupted this year.

One in four of the world’s school-age children - over 500 million - lives in countries affected by humanitarian crises such as conflicts, natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

28 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Widespread violations against children in conflict continue in shocking year-on-year trend

NEW YORK, 28 December 2018 – The futures of millions of children living in countries affected by armed conflict are at risk, as warring parties continue to commit grave violations against children, and world leaders fail to hold perpetrators accountable – UNICEF said today.

24 Dec 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • The newly constructed Infectious Disease Unit was opened by His Excellency, the Vice President of South Sudan.

  • A suspected Ebola case was reported in Juba and investigated by the RRT. The sample was negative for EVD.

  • All the SoPs for the technical working groups are ready for printing.

  • Eighteen screening points are operational. The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts the screening with support from WHO, IOM, SCI, WVISS and CAUMM. About 714,441 people entering South Sudan have been screened.

21 Dec 2018 description

Juba 20 December 2018 – The Yellow Fever outbreak in South Sudan was declared on 29 November 2018 in Sakure payam, Nzara County, Gbudue state.

Since the reporting of the outbreak, the Ministry of Health and partners have scaled up preparedness and response activities to mitigate and control possible spread. These activities entailed conducting follow up epidemiological; entomological; and laboratory investigations in addition to providing supportive clinical care to symptomatic cases by national rapid response team.

21 Dec 2018 description

Juba 20 December, 2018 – A new multi-purpose, Infectious Diseases Unit was officially opened today 20 December by His Excellency Gen. Taban Deng Gai; the First Vice President of South Sudan.

20 Dec 2018 description


Uganda has received more than a million refugees from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last two years. War, conflict and drought are pushing families and unaccompanied children to flee neighboring countries. Girls and boys are being pushed to the edge. And their future is at risk.

19 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council


At its seventy-sixth meeting, on 18 December 2018, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in South Sudan (document S/2018/865) agreed to convey the following messages through a public statement by the Chair of the Working Group.

18 Dec 2018 description

Following the declaration of EVD outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the threat of cross-border spread, South Sudan has therefore been categorized as a priority 1 country alongside other countries like Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi to enhance preparedness and operational readiness based on the proximity to the outbreak area as well as the capacity to manage EVD outbreaks.

18 Dec 2018 description

Milscent Moyo
MSF Midwife and Maternity and Neonate Supervisor
Milscent Moyo, from Zimbabwe, just completed a six-month assignment at Aweil State Hospital, South Sudan, where MSF operates one of the few maternity wards where a woman can safely give birth in former Northern Bahr El Ghazal State.