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09 Nov 2017 description

The October - December 2017 IPC Analysis for Sudan classified 18 states and 179 localities.

  • 50 localities (62% of the total population) were classified in IPC Phase 1 (Minimal), given the acceptable levels of food consumption for most of the pupulations, availability of food for the diversity of sources of income, diversification of food sources and stability in livelihoods.

09 Nov 2017 description

Refugees from South Sudan have been arriving in Uganda at an average rate of 35,000 a month this year

  • More than a million South Sudanese refugees are in Uganda
  • Delays and funding cuts means many are desperate for food
  • Some have gone back to forage and been killed

By Jason Patinkin

PALORINYA, Uganda, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Oliver Wani found sanctuary from South Sudan's civil war in a Ugandan refugee camp. But when the food ran out, he returned home only to be killed in the conflict he had fled.

08 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Ellie Kealey

“That child could have been dead by morning,” UNICEF Health Officer Christopher Otti Ajumara tells me. “If we hadn’t come here today, he could have died.”

We are in Ajuong Thok in northern South Sudan, having just visited the home of Lina, 20, a mother of three. Her nine month old son, Mapir, became ill with malaria five days ago and is exhibiting danger signs. This is the first time he has been treated. “I kept thinking, when tomorrow comes, the child will be okay,” Lina said.

08 Nov 2017 description

With more than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen facing or at risk of famine, US$379 million in coordinated allocations from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) were critical to the scale up of humanitarian action in those countries in the first half of 2017.

08 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On 19 October, 2017, the Uganda Ministry of Health officially declared Marburg Viral Disease (MVD) outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International concern. By 31 October, three cases and three deaths were reported in Kween and Kapchorwa districts. The current outbreak remains localized. UNICEF supports the social mobilisation, WASH and logistics components of the MVD response.

08 Nov 2017 description

Juba, 04 November 2017: The Ministry of Health and the National Bureau of Statistics, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Population Services International, UNICEF and partners will conduct the 3rd Malaria Indicator survey (MIS) from 20 November to 10 December 2017. This survey implemented under the Global Fund grant for malaria will target 5 600 households in 280 out of 10 000 enumeration areas across the country.

07 Nov 2017 description

Thank you, Mr. Vice-President.
Mr. Vice-President,
Excellencies,
Distinguished delegates,
Ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour to present the annual report of the Human Rights Council to this General Assembly. I would like to begin by congratulating the fifteen recently elected Members of the Human Rights Council. I have full confidence that all Members will work hard to uphold the promotion and protection of human rights.

Mr. Vice-President,

07 Nov 2017 description

Juba – Thousands now have access to HIV/AIDS counselling, testing, and treatment in South Sudan since the International Organization for Migration (IOM) completed the roll out of comprehensive services at the Bentiu, Malakal and Wau Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites in October 2017, benefiting an estimated population of 171,000 people, as well as the host community.

07 Nov 2017 description

SITE UPDATES

National CCCM Cluster

Participating in the OCHA-led 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) development process, the Cluster engaged members to agree on strategic objectives, sector-specific activities, and funding structures for the year ahead.

Wau

PoCAA: CCCM relocated IDPs into 29 newly built shelters in Zone A, completing the first phase of a major decongestion and site rehabilitation effort reaching 15,280 individuals in 3,230 households.

07 Nov 2017 description

South Sudan

Despite having entered the harvest season, there are still some 4.8 million people food insecure in South Sudan. This represents a 1.4 million increase compared with the same time period last year, an indication of a worsening food security situation for 2018.

Some households in Wau and Ayod counties are experiencing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5). GAM rates of more than 30% were identified in several areas of Western Bahr el Ghazal.

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07 Nov 2017 description

Juba – Thousands now have access to HIV/AIDS counselling, testing, and treatment in South Sudan since IOM completed roll-out of comprehensive services at the Bentiu, Malakal and Wau protection of civilian (PoC) sites in October 2017, benefiting an estimated population of 171,000 people, as well as the host community.

In 2016, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis were the leading causes of mortality in the PoC sites, where people are often unable to access health facilities outside the sites due to protection concerns or destruction of public infrastructure.

07 Nov 2017 description

Juba Gumbo Park FMP

  • Demographic data: 1,414 individuals were recorded transiting Juba Gumbo Flow Monitoring Point (FMP) during the reporting period (up from 733 the previous week). 717 individuals (51%) were children of which 184 were under five years old (13%). 533 individuals were between the ages of 5 and 17 years (38%). The majority of the transiting population were women (825 women making up 58%) while 589 men were recorded transiting Juba Gumbo Park (42%).

07 Nov 2017 description
report Direct Relief

Uganda has received over 1 million South Sudanese refugees alone since July 2016, with over 80 percent being women and children. The surge of refugees is due to the recent spread of armed conflict throughout South Sudan, which shares a border with Uganda to the south.

When violence broke out in 2013, fighting was initially contained to specific regions. In July of 2016, this began to shift and conflict spread into new regions, displacing millions.

06 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USUN Ambassador visits Juba, meets with key stakeholders, advocates for peace

  • WFP reaches 4.6 million people with food assistance to date in 2017

  • IPC Technical Working Group reports Famine risks will persist during 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Nov 2017 description
report ALIMA

Early each morning, medical teams from ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) load up a small truck with lifesaving medications and supplies, and drive as long as two hours into remote communities in South Sudan’s Aweil State, to provide primary health care to local populations. The biggest concern at the moment: malaria.

06 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 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Dengue fever in Senegal

Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

Plague in Madagascar

Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Yellow fever in Nigeria

Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic