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13 Nov 2017 description

Overview

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been sheltering at the Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site since December 2013. There are currently 112,140 IDPs seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working with the communities to improve the living conditions in the site.

13 Nov 2017 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Plague in Madagascar

Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Cholera in Tanzania

Cholera in north-east Nigeria

Necrotizing cellulitis/fasciitis in São Tomé and Príncipe

Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

13 Nov 2017 description

568.8 M required for 2017 including special situations
215.6 M contributions received, representing 38% of requirements
353.2 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures are displayed in USD

13 Nov 2017 description

Juba Gumbo Park FMP

  • Demographic data: 1,753 individuals were recorded transiting Juba Gumbo Flow Monitoring Point (FMP) during the reporting period (up from 1,600 the previous week). 914 individuals (52%) were children of which 186 were under five years old (11%). 728 individuals were between the ages of 5 and 17 years (42%). The majority of the transiting population were women (1,050 women making up 60%) while 703 men were recorded transiting Juba Gumbo Park (40%).

13 Nov 2017 description

CONTEXT

Akobo Town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.

13 Nov 2017 description

In October, fighting between government and opposition forces was reported in Kajo-keji (Central Equatoria), Mundri and Maridi (Western Equatoria), Koch and Guit (Unity) forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. Due to clashes in Kajo-keji, over 17,000 displaced people in Keriwa, Ajio and Logo camps re-displaced to new locations and across the border to Uganda. According to health partners, the deadly tropical disease kala-azar had killed at least 52 people and sickened 2,447 in South Sudan.

13 Nov 2017 description

Summary of Distribution

  • Where was the distribution held and how was it organised?

  • What and how were beneficiaries informed?

  • How was equal access ensured for men, women, girls and boys?

  • How was order maintained during the distribution?

The distribution was held in Pibor town near the airstrip by INTERSOS with the help of RRC of Pibor town, Local Authority and village chiefs of Pibor South community; and hired casual workers aided the distribution of this loose NFIs items.

13 Nov 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 12, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese activists have launched a campaign to end the suffering of thousands of people that are denied the Sudanese nationality after the independence of South Sudan particularly those whose mothers are Sudanese.

After South Sudan independence in 2011, Sudanese authorities withdrew the nationality of South Sudanese that are born in Sudan. Also, those who are from a South Sudanese father have been arbitrarily deprived of nationality.

13 Nov 2017 description

Summary of Distribution

  • Where was the distribution held and how was it organised?

  • What and how were beneficiaries informed?

  • How was equal access ensured for men, women, girls and boys?

  • How was order maintained during the distribution?

13 Nov 2017 description

(Juba, 13 November 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou, has welcomed President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s decree ordering free, unimpeded and unhindered movement of humanitarian organizations in the country.

13 Nov 2017 description

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Geert Geut, and the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in South Sudan, Serge Tissot, signed an arrangement for a contribution of $6 million by the Netherlands to FAO today, for the pool-funded Emergency Livelihood and Resilience Programme in South Sudan in 2018.

13 Nov 2017 description

Donation from Pope Francis provides seeds to grow nutritious food

13 November 2017, Yei SOUTH SUDAN - Hungry families in South Sudan will be able to make ends meet thanks to vegetable-growing kits funded by a donation from Pope Francis. The kits come as the food security situation is forecast to worsen in coming months.

13 Nov 2017 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

  • As of 09 November 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 209,885 including 112,140 in Bentiu, 24,424 in Malakal, 38,113 in Juba UN House, 2,532 in Bor, 651 in Melut and 169 in UNMISS base and 31,856 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.
13 Nov 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 12, 2017 (EL-OBEID) - Local officials in North Kordofan state Sunday said all arrangements have been completed to resume relief operations in South Sudan through a new route connecting the state with the neighbouring country.

Three United Nations agencies declared an outbreak of famine in the young nation in February, saying an additional 1 million people were are the brink of starvation.