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29 Sep 2017 description

Rainfall decreases in West Africa, while heavy rains continue in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Inconsistent and below-normal rainfall since mid-August has increased moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness for parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Recent heavy rains have caused the Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria to flood. Reports indicate that 100,000 people were displaced by flooding and many crops have been destroyed. Continued rain will keep rivers high.

29 Sep 2017 description

New cholera alerts

New Fangak: A new cholera alert involving at least eight suspect cholera cases with no deaths was reported by MSF-France on 26 September 2017. The MSF clinic in New Fangak has treated and discharged eight suspect cholera cases since 26 Sept 2017. The verification of additional suspect cases in Phom, Nyalual, and Wangrietha is underway. Samples have been obtained for laboratory testing.

General cholera trends

28 Sep 2017 description

CERF enables fast, flexible and needs-based support for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. The UN General Assembly established the fund in 2005 to provide timely assistance in crises. Since its operational launch in 2006, CERF has developed a reputation for its ability to kick-start humanitarian action, scale up the response to emergencies and serve as a lifeline for people struggling to survive in the world’s most underfunded crises.

28 Sep 2017 description

The newly arrived Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou presented his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Excellency Deng Alor Kuol, in Juba on Thursday.

28 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 105,000 people in Deribat (East Jebel Marra) are in need of humanitarian assistance.

• AWD cases have nearly reached 34,000—including 774 related deaths—across 18 states in the country since August 2016.

• The 2017 HRP is only 38% funded, affecting humanitarian operations and the lives of people in need.

• Over 461,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan since midDecember 2013.

105,000 people in the Deribat area, East Jebel Marra locality, need assistance

28 Sep 2017 description

Key Messages
- Rainfall was above average during September over much of Sudan, northeastern South Sudan, and the western and central highlands of Ethiopia, which has generally been the case since the start of the season in June. In Sudan, localized areas are expected to face below average production due to mid-season dryness and severe flooding, while Fall Armyworm remains a concern in some areas of Ethiopia.

28 Sep 2017 description

Muna Tesfai

“They should not suffer in silence.”

That is the message for women who suffered harassment, intimidation, rape and other violence from the Minister for Information and Telecommunication in the Lakes region of South Sudan.

28 Sep 2017 description

Juba, 28 September 2017— the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Access to Justice project in collaboration with Human Rights Initiative launched a pocket guide on Wednesday "Legal Provisions Relating to Gender Equality and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan" with a consensus on the need to transform and scale up the country’s gender legal framework, to enhance the protection of women and girls against discrimination, forced marriage and gender-based violence.

27 Sep 2017 description

ZENEBE TEKLEWOLD

Dominic Deng had been sick for three days without any hope of treatment when he received the welcome news that a special clinic would be held in his village by Bangladeshi peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

Dominic was so relieved to be able to access medical care that he arrived early with his six-year old son for the clinic at the Aweil Jedid Primary School in Wau.

27 Sep 2017 description

Indian peacekeepers have provided much-needed veterinary support to farmers in Renk, including treating animals for diseases and educating their owners about how to breed and raise healthy cattle.

In South Sudan, cattle are a symbol of status and wealth. Most pastoral communities breed livestock for subsistence, living off their milk and meat, as well as to meet social obligations such as creating strategic alliances with their stock or paying dowries.

27 Sep 2017 description

THIJS VAN LAER

“Their priority is not the people of Somalia,” a Somali woman who had recently fled to the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya said about peacekeepers in her home country. “It is the government and themselves.”

27 Sep 2017 description

SITE UPDATES

National CCCM Cluster

With the departure of DRC from Melut at the end of July 2017, IOM and UNHCR are in discussions to find a more permanent solution for CCCM coverage. Currently both IOM and UNHCR have deployed staff to support with the coordination.

Wau

27 Sep 2017 description

The 2017 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) partners are requesting US$804 million to assist 4 million people in need across the country. As of 24 September 2017, HRP 2017 partners received $304 million – representing only 38% of the total amount. This low funding is set to have an immediate and dire impact on the lives and well-being of thousands of people humanitarian partners are serving in Sudan.

27 Sep 2017 description

LIATILE PUTSOA There will be no second chances for any United Nations personnel found guilty of committing sexual exploitation and abuse as a fresh campaign is launched to prevent and respond to this kind of misconduct in South Sudan.

27 Sep 2017 description
report World Vision

• Aid organisation reaches three million people in six months
• Hundreds of thousands of children severely malnourished, need urgent treatment to survive
• Funding for the responses at 60%

Wednesday, September 27

NAIROBI – More than 15 million children in East Africa continue to face lifelong risks to their lives and wellbeing due to ongoing drought and conflict warns World Vision six months after the aid agency began responding to the crisis.

27 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is quickly running out of funds to provide food and nutrition assistance to 1.1 refugees living in the settlements. The operation requires USD 70.7 million for the next six months (September 2017 – February 2018).

  • WFP is providing protective rations during the lean season to households with people receiving nutrition assistance for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition to reduce ration sharing and subsequently improve MAM treatment recovery rates.

Operational Updates

27 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP has assisted 4.2 million people since the beginning of the year. This is the highest number of people served by WFP in South Sudan. In July alone, WFP served 2.9 million people.

  • Farming cooperatives supported through WFP purchase for progress (P4P) initiative in Western Equatoria delivered 100 mt of sorghum to WFP for distribution to vulnerable food insecure people in the region.

27 Sep 2017 description

25 September 2017, Juba – The Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), other government ministries/agencies and partners including FAO, UNICEF and IOM completed the self-assessment of the implementation of International Health Regulations (2005) and Global Health Security Agenda(GHSA). The Self-assessment is in preparation for the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of the International Health Regulations (2005) a key component of the IHR monitoring framework.