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15 Nov 2017 description

BONN – A compelling new report about the impact of climate change on global food security has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Sweden.

How Climate Change Drives Hunger was unveiled today at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference - known as COP23 - which is being held in Bonn, Germany.

15 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Overview

Conflict in Jonglei State broke out in late December 2013, only days after the current conflict began in Juba. Since then, the state has been one of the worst affected by the conflict, and currently hosts the second highest reported numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. Many areas in Jonglei are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.

15 Nov 2017 description

2,100,716* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 Oct (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

641,911** South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 Oct

279,160 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.87 million IDPs as of 30 September

Regional Highlights

15 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Overview

On 8 July 2017, fighting broke out in Juba between the government-led SPLA and former opposition SPLA-IO. Since then, the states of Greater Equatoria have seen fighting spread to other towns and villages throughout the region, displacing hundreds of thousands South Sudanese across the borders into Uganda and Kenya. Many areas in Greater Equatoria are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.

15 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Overview

In 2014 and 2015, Upper Nile State was the site of some of the most intense conflict in South Sudan. Although the state had enjoyed a period of relative calm in 2016, since January 2017, conflict has reignited across the state. Many areas in Upper Nile are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.

14 Nov 2017 description

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held to mark the beginning of a major project by Korean engineers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to repair the main road from Bor to Mangalla in the conflict-affected Jonglei region.

The 125-kilometre roading network is the only route connecting the town of Bor to the country’s capital, Juba. It provides vital access for local motorists as well as humanitarian agencies providing assistance and traders transporting products to communities across the Jonglei region.

14 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 106,005 cholera / AWD cases and 1639 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 12 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda,
Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Of the countries reporting,
Somalia accounts for 74% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 16%.

14 Nov 2017 description

Juba, 13 November 2017: The worsening security situation in South Sudan, along with increased population movement, reduced health system functionality, disruption of health services, surveillance, outbreak response systems, and other disease control measures, led to an increased risk and vulnerability to more frequent disease outbreaks.

14 Nov 2017 description

Juba, 08 November 2017: WHO South Sudan in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH), UNICEF and other partners, conducted a Polio Outbreak Simulation Exercise (POSE) from 7 to 8 November 2017 at Juba Landmark Hotel to renew the commitment and evaluate South Sudan’s preparedness and capacity to respond to potential Polio event /and outbreak, outline strategies/guidelines and establish standards and timeline for response.

13 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) has been declining for six consecutive weeks with only 50 new cases in the past week, and one related death. The case fatality rate (CFR) has declined from average 30 deaths per week to less than two in the last three to four weeks. Currently, only three states report active case transmissions. The focus in now on updating the current plan to increase the investment on preparedness and prevention while continuing the important ongoing response.

13 Nov 2017 description

Sudan is one of the world’s least developed nations, with 4.8 million people requiring humanitarian assistance. Hunger and instability in neighboring South Sudan have also caused a major influx of South Sudanese refugees seeking shelter in Sudan, with over 460,000 arriving since December 2013 and more likely to arrive in the coming months.

  • Multiple years of conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states and Darfur has created 2.3 million food-insecure, internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sudan.

13 Nov 2017 description

Context

Wau POC area adjacent to UNMISS was established in June 2016, following violence in and around Wau town, making it the most recently established POC in South Sudan. It is also the most congested POC in the country, with registered population of 39,165 IDPs sheltering on just 200,000 m2 of land.

13 Nov 2017 description

Context

Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site was established in December 2013 with 112,140 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area