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22 Nov 2017 description

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 61%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 78%.

Alert

A total of 20 alerts were reported, of which 70% have been verified. 1 alert was risk assessed and 1 required a response.

Response

A total of 66 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0%) were reported. The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 21,520 cases and 441 deaths (CFR 2.0%).

22 Nov 2017 description

UNESCO is collaborating with various UN agencies and media associations to implement a new project aimed at strengthening the role of media in national dialogue and ongoing peacebuilding initiatives for lasting peace and sustainable development in South Sudan.

22 Nov 2017 description

Good morning.

Thank you for joining this press briefing today. My first formal encounter with you since arriving in Juba two months ago.

I wish to give an update on three points: the humanitarian outlook, protection of civilians and the UNCT Cooperation Framework with South Sudan.

22 Nov 2017 description

A new SOS Children’s Villages programme will improve livelihoods and gender relations between host communities and the growing number of refugees

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda will launch a programme to help the surging number of refugees in the country’s southwest, with a focus on vulnerable local and refugee families.

22 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • One hundred and eighty-three new arrivals were registered in the BenishnagulGumuz Region (Assosa) while the Gambella Region reported no new registrations during the reporting period. In Gambella, 175 individuals, including 24 who missed the last relocation convoy, have signed up to relocate to Gure-Shembola camp (Assosa) in the next convoy.

22 Nov 2017 description
  • New national policy helps refugees legally document life events, including births, deaths, marriages and divorces.

  • 73,857 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since 1 January. The majority have reportedly fled conflicts.

  • Refugees in Addis Ababa continue to be L3 registered. This will allow them to better access rights in line with the NY Declaration.

Update On Achievements

Operational Context

22 Nov 2017 description
  • Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 889,071registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 October 2017.

  • Since January 2017, 103,263 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (over 73,000), Eritrea (over. 20,700) and Somalia (over 6,600).

  • Ethiopia is a pilot country for the CRRF and works closely with Government and partners to improve the lives of refugees and host communities.

22 Nov 2017 description

Juba, 21 November 2017: The conflict coupled with the country's worsening economic crisis have more than doubled the cost of delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services. Lack of access to clean water and sanitation is a public health concern in South Sudan.

21 Nov 2017 description

SITE UPDATES

National CCCM Cluster

In alignment with the CCCM cluster 2018/2019 Strategy, the cluster through its partners finalized and completed its submission to OCHA for the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for South Sudan

Wau

PoCAA: In order to enhance site layout and access within the camp, CCCM dismantled 18 illegal structures constructed along camp roads.
Decongestion exercise continued with a relocation of 31 households (170 individuals).

21 Nov 2017 description

In March 2017 the Food Security Information Network (FSIN)1 sounded the alarm globally to call the attention to a looming famine putting the lives of more than twenty million people at risk across four conflict and drought affected countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Northern Nigeria, reaching into the countries around the Lake Chad Basin. Despite consolidated efforts by humanitarian actors to avert famine, the situation in these countries is, according to FAO, still only one step below famine.

21 Nov 2017 description

MACH SAMUEL

Korean peacekeepers are helping boost security and economic activity in the conflict-affected town of Bor by installing solar-powered LED lights so that residents have the confidence to move around and carry out their business safely.

21 Nov 2017 description

DAVID MAJUR AWUOU MAJAK

Murle leaders have welcomed a call for reconciliation and signed a declaration resolving to work towards peace and development beyond ethnic and political divisions.

The peace declaration was signed at the conclusion of an historic peace and reconciliation conference supported by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in the Jonglei region.

21 Nov 2017 description

KRASIMIRA ANTIMOVA

Members of Parliament within the Jubek Transitional Legislative Assembly have committed to working in partnership with the UN Mission in South Sudan to build durable peace.

A two-day forum was organised by UNMISS for the 21 members of the Legislative Assembly to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), an agreement between UNMISS and the Government signed in 2011.

21 Nov 2017 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 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including: