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11 Apr 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Since the outbreak of conflict in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states in 2011, an estimated 200,000 Sudanese have become refugees in South Sudan, with most of them staying in Pariang and Maban Counties in Unity State and Upper Nile state. Due to the continued influx of refugees, the relocation of refugees between camps, coupled with episodes of displacement due to inter-communal violence in Maban, substantial information gaps remain on the immediate humanitarian needs in these camps.

11 Apr 2018 description

JAMES OHISA ITUBI

Refugees who fled ongoing violence are beginning to return to the villages of Bungu and Ganji in the Eastern Equatorian region of South Sudan in the hope of rebuilding their homes and planting their crops before the rainy season starts.

A patrol led by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan visited the area with support from Ethiopian peacekeeping troops to assess the situation facing the local community and those returning to the area after being displaced by the conflict which erupted in 2013.

11 Apr 2018 description

145,000+ Refugees and IDPs received material support and training during the reporting period.

1,600+ Individuals received capacitybuilding training during the reporting period.

32,000+ Children, pregnant and lactating women screened for nutritional status during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

292,31 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 March 2018.

1.85 million IDPs in South Sudan including 202,776 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 19 March

10 Apr 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize rose in March for the third consecutive month and averaged more than 10 percent above their levels in December 2017. Prices were mainly supported by concerns over the impact of prolonged dryness in key-growing areas of the United States of America and Argentina, coupled with strong demand. International rice prices remained relatively stable.

10 Apr 2018 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

As of 5 April 2018, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 202,154 including 113,310 in Bentiu, 24,417 in Malakal, 39,405 in Juba UN House, 2,296 in Bor, and 147 in UNMISS base and 22,579 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.

10 Apr 2018 description

Juba – In the coming days, IOM will begin the second round of an oral cholera vaccination campaign in Malakal and Wau, South Sudan. The first round in March reached over 60,400 people above one year of age.

10 Apr 2018 description

(Juba, 10 April 2018): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudehou, has strongly condemned the killing of an aid worker in Bentiu, Unity, and called for the immediate and unconditional release of seven others abducted by an armed group in Morobo County,
Central Equatoria.

10 Apr 2018 description
report Cordaid

A colleague of Hope Restoration South Sudan, a national NGO and Cordaid partner, was shot and killed on April 7, during an ambush on a Cordaid vehicle. The attack took place in Rubkona County of Unity State, during a joint humanitarian mission.

Both Hope Restoration South Sudan and Cordaid are shocked and deeply saddened by this serious security incident. We extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of the staff member who was killed. We are providing psychological support to the survivors.

ATTACKED WHILST ON A HUMANITARIAN MISSION

10 Apr 2018 description

JAMES OHISA ITUBI

Refugees who fled ongoing violence are beginning to return to the villages of Bungu and Ganji in the Eastern Equatorian region of South Sudan in the hope of rebuilding their homes and planting their crops before the rainy season starts.

A patrol led by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan visited the area with support from Ethiopian peacekeeping troops to assess the situation facing the local community and those returning to the area after being displaced by the conflict which erupted in 2013.

10 Apr 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The government’s Strategic Reserve Corporation has prepositioned 160,151 metric tons (MT) of sorghum in Kassala and North Darfur.

  • A joint mission to Otash IDP camp in South Darfur assessed the needs of some 1,200 IDPs from East Jebel Marra.

  • UNHCR and COR have distributed non-food items to over 6,300 South Sudanese refugee families in Khartoum.

  • Japan donates $1.2 million to assist returnees, South Sudanese refugees, IDPs and host communities.

FIGURES 2018

10 Apr 2018 description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is gravely concerned that South Sudan’s civil war continues to fuel horrific levels of violence in which civilians are injured and killed and property vital to their safety and survival is destroyed.

“My wife was shot,” said Ruey. “My children were shot…I was also shot. All of us became vulnerable.”

Ruey, his wife Nyalual, and two of their children were all injured by gunfire when fighting flared around their village near Nassir in February. One of the children—a seven-year-old boy—died as a result of the gunshot wound.

10 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

▪ The Government of Ethiopia and UNOCHA launched the Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) for Ethiopia appealing for US$1.66 billion to provide support for 7.9 million people in need.

▪ In January 2018, 26,004 children were treated for severe acute malnutrition, with 94.9 per cent cured.

09 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief agencies report high equipment registration fees and restrictions on NGO staff movement

  • USAID partners deliver emergency food, health, and other assistance

  • DART assesses conditions, response activities in Bor and Kapoeta South

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 Apr 2018 description

(9 April 2018. New York)

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a contribution of USD 9.3 million to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action (UN VTF) from the Government of Japan to undertake critical humanitarian mine action programming in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and South Sudan. Japan is one of the largest donors to the UN VTF providing over USD 132 million since 2010. In addition to its financial support, UNMAS benefits from the provision of Japanese in-kind personnel.

09 Apr 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 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Lassa fever in Nigeria

  • Listeriosis in South Africa

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

09 Apr 2018 description

This is a live document and is only intended to display tentative transportation plans, based on the best information available at the time of publication. It may be revised or updated (without notice) as the situation changes and new information becomes available.

09 Apr 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

Cholera inter-season:

In 2018 still no reported cholera cases as per week 14 after the end of the outbreak declaration. In 2016/2017 a total of 20,438 cholera cases with 436 deaths (CFR=2.13%) were reported during 85 weeks of outbreak started on June 2016.