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17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

The total caseload of South Sudan refugees in DRC as of 30 June 2017 is 80,775. In the first half of the year, refugees from South Sudan continued to arrive into DRC, namely in Ituri and Haut Uele province. As of 30 June 2017, 13,542 refugees had arrived in the first semester of 2017, against 61,125 arrivals in 2016.

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

In Ethiopia, asylum-seekers from South Sudan continue to arrive. In total, 36,414 persons newly registered as refugees through July 2017. This raises the total registered South Sudanese population to 380,818. Some 85% of new arrivals originated from Upper Nile State, 14% from Jonglei State, and 1% from Unity State. Women and children continue to represent the majority of new arrivals at 84%, while children under 18 years at 66%. Additional refugees have voluntarily chosen not to register.

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

The borders, Nadapal with South Sudan remained open and the Immigration authorities have allowed South Sudanese applicants to enter. With the steady flow, 12476 new arrivals were registered in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement from January until the end of 30 June. The South Sudanese population represents the largest group in Kakuma including Kalobeyei.

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

In the first semester of 2017 alone, 316,782 new refugees from South Sudan sought safety in Uganda citing fears of physical and sexual violence, political uncertainty, forced recruitment of children, looting and conflict-induced famine as reasons for fleeing their country of origin. In May 2017 the RRP planning figure was revised upwards from 300,000 to 400,000 refugees to reflect the higher rate of arrivals in the first quarter of the year compared to initial projections.

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

  • Wildlife anthrax in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

16 Oct 2017 description

Key Findings

  1. The majority of internally displaced persons (IDPs) do not intend to return to their pre-displacement locations.

  2. There are no functioning schools in the IDP settlements in Lainya and Wonduruba and the children are not attending school.

  3. Two of the seven locations assessed are inaccessible to humanitarian agencies as they are controlled by opposition groups and accessible only to local chiefs.

16 Oct 2017 description

Guerra y hambre

Las guerras disparan hambre.

Por primera vez en 20 años el hambre vuelve a aumentar. Detrás de esta ruptura en la tendencia positiva está la mano del hombre. Concretamente la mano que dispara armas y hambre en más de 40 países. Seis de cada 10 personas con hambre en el mundo viven en zonas de conflicto. Y la amplia mayoría de niños y niñas desnutridos (122 de 155 millones) lo están por la guerra.

16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A “National Integrated Food-Cash Relief Plan” was released on 5 October in an effort to streamline the ongoing humanitarian response in line with the new approach to food/cash relief assistance.

  • The Government and partners are developing an ‘HRD Status Update’, highlighting all outstanding 2017 HRD MYR requirements against revised sector requirements to address new needs since August.

15 Oct 2017 description
  • 11,055 Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in September 2017.

  • 904 Refugees, IDPs and partners received capacity training across South Sudan in September 2017.

  • 1,009 Refugees newly arrived in Yida refugee settlement in September 2017.

Working with Partners

  • UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Flooding causes at least 24 deaths, affects approximately 100,000 people across Sudan

• 2017 HRP receives only 38 percent of requested funding

• An estimated 105,000 people need humanitarian assistance in a newlyaccessible area of Jebel Marra

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description

By Mach Samuel

Thousands of families already struggling because of ongoing violence in Pibor are in desperate need of further assistance after severe flooding washed away houses, livestock, and farmland in the Jonglei region of South Sudan.

Torrential rain has caused major damage across the region with the combination of a stream bursting its banks and the overflow from the Kengen, Lothila and Kubal rivers causing massive floods across Pibor.

13 Oct 2017 description

By Liatile Putsoa

The cries of babies echo in the hospital waiting room.

Children pressed against their mothers stare up at the nurse calling out the names of patients, desperate to see the doctor.

Surrounded by devastation following the outbreak of civil war in 2013, Bentiu State Hospital is the only state-run hospital in the Unity region in northern South Sudan.

Stretched for resources, the healthcare facility treats up to 500 patients a day.

13 Oct 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Environ 31 250 réfugiés ciblés par l’assistance du PAM en octobre.

  • Plus de 369 000 personnes déplacées internes enregistrées au troisième trimestre.

Aperçu de la situation

13 Oct 2017 description

Juba – IOM is currently distributing essential relief supplies to approximately 3,800 families in South Sudan’s Lainya County. The distribution will continue through mid-October 2017.

Thousands had fled from Lainya and neighbouring areas in 2016 as fighting spread south from the country’s Juba toward the Equatoria region, with includes Lainya. While many people crossed the border to refugee camps in neighbouring Uganda, thousands fled to remote areas within South Sudan.

13 Oct 2017 description

Context

Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site was established in December 2013 with Site location 115,020 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.

Current priority needs

  • Maintaining the civilian character of the PoC
  • Addressing congestion in the PoC
  • Malaria prevention and treatment
13 Oct 2017 description

Juba, 13 October 2017: Communicable diseases pose a major public health challenge in South Sudan and cause significant levels of illness, disability, and death for a country also caught in the current conflict.

South Sudan’s weak public health systems aggravate the situation to effectively respond to largely preventable disease outbreaks. Frequent disease outbreaks are driven by multiple factors, including conflict leading to displacement of people and overcrowding and poor environmental conditions.

13 Oct 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

73,307 South Sudanese arrivals between 1 January and 30 September 2017

416,886 Total South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia as of 30 September 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • All the estimated 30,000 new arrivals, who crossed into Ethiopia over the past weeks through the Gambella Region, were relocated to the extension site in Nguenyyiel camp.

13 Oct 2017 description
  • Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 883,546 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 30 September 2017.

  • Since January 2017, 100,034 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (over 73,000), Eritrea (over. 18,000) and Somalia (over 6,500).

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