Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
- South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2013
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- Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore following two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan
- South Sudan investigates the suspected Viral Haemorrhagic Fever outbreak in Yirol East, Eastern Lakes State
- The struggle to survive South Sudan’s hunger season
- WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 51: 16 - 22 December 2017 (Data as reported by 17:00; 22 December 2017)
LOS ANGELES/LONDON – In the wake of three years of ongoing conflict and political turmoil in South Sudan, more than 100,000 people now face starvation and death in Leer and Mayendit counties, and more than one million additional people in Greater Unity region are on the brink of famine, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification update recently released by the Republic of South Sudan, the United Nations, and humanitarian agencies.
Tensions in Juba between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)—loyal to South Sudan President Salva Kiir—and First Vice President Riek Machar’s forces, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO), erupted into violence in the past week. On July 7, SPLA and SPLA-IO forces entered into an altercation in the Juba suburb of Gudele. The confrontation culminated in the death of multiple SPLA soldiers and the wounding of one SPLA-IO soldier. Statements from both parties blame the other for opening fire first.
July 11, 2016
Los Angeles/London—The maternity wing of International Medical Corps’ hospital in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Juba, South Sudan, was hit by shelling today amidst escalating violence that is endangering the lives of thousands of people who fled into the camp for safety. No staff or patients were injured, but the attack forced International Medical Corps’ team to relocate critical patients to another facility inside the UN base.
LOS ANGELES/LONDON—International Medical Corps is providing lifesaving medical care in response to an outbreak of violence in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan that left at least 18 people dead and forced some 26,000 ethnic Nuer and Shilluk and 4,000 Dinka people to flee their shelters. No International Medical Corps staff were harmed, but its primary health clinics, operating theater, post-operative rooms, and facilities for nutrition and gender-based violence services were all damaged in the fighting and medical supplies were looted.
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12th – 22nd February, 2014
Within weeks of the conflict in South Sudan beginning, Nora Hellman, an Emergency Room Nurse in Montana, USA, was on her way to join the International Medical Corps team in Malakal. With our clinic set-up days after Malakal once again became accessible, Nora flew there in late-January. Last week, fighting broke out once again in Malakal and the clinic where Nora works saw nearly 300 people in the first days.
We asked her some questions when she had a spare moment about how her first month in Malakal has been.
When did you get to Malakal?
March 3, 2014 – Los Angeles, Calif. – International Medical Corps continues to be on the ground in South Sudan to provide humanitarian assistance amid ongoing violence in the country. Since early January, more than 11,000 individuals have been seen by International Medical Corps health staff in Awerial, Malakal, and Juba.
Senior Communications Officer
January 16, 2014 - Los Angeles, Calif. – Amid ongoing violence in South Sudan, International Medical Corps teams are providing emergency medical care in and around the capital of Juba. Despite the highly unstable security situation, International Medical Corps is providing primary health care (PHC) services at the UN House camp for displaced families and establishing a surgical unit at a hospital in Juba. Health teams are reporting high levels of respiratory infections, malaria and acute diarrhea in vulnerable communities displaced by the violence.
The Nutrition situation in South Sudan has remained precarious over the years owing to chronic food insecurity. The populations displaced from South Kordofan and Blue Nile states from 2011 owing to conflict, were installed into camps in the Maban county and high levels of malnutrition among the children was described as a humanitarian crisis. A survey conducted by Médecins sans Frontières -Belgium (MSF-B) in Batil camps subsequently in August 2012, revealed Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rate of 39.8%.
By Sonia Lowman, Communications Officer
By Sonia Lowman, Communications Officer, International Medical Corps
April 4, 2012— Dr. Aaron Harries got the “travel bug” young—listening to his high school teacher reminisce about his own journeys in the 1970s. At age 17, Aaron organized a trip for 3 of his friends to backpack across Europe for 5 weeks. He went on to become a doctor and extend his love of travel to volunteer medical trips in post-crisis and developing countries. Aaron, now age 36, has been to over 70 countries—including 3 trips volunteering with International Medical Corps.
January 8, 2013 - Los Angeles, Calif. – An outbreak of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) has been confirmed in refugee communities in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan which hosts over 110,000 refugees in camps. Many of the refugees are Sudanese women and children fleeing conflict and hunger in neighboring Blue Nile State of Sudan. HEV causes an infection of the liver and can be transmitted by consuming water and food contaminated with feces – it generally spreads in places with poor hygiene.
October 26, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. – An outbreak of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) has been confirmed in refugee communities in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan which currently hosts over 110,000 refugees in camps. Many of the refugees are Sudanese women and children fleeing conflict and hunger in neighboring Blue Nile State of Sudan. HEV causes an infection of the liver and can be transmitted by consuming water and food contaminated with feces – it generally spreads in places with poor hygiene.
By Dr. Solomon Kuah, Emergency Doctor Volunteer
September 20, 2012—They cannot remember how old they are or how long they have been married. They say this does not matter to most people in the Blue Nile anyway. They just care about their five children and being able to stay together through the constant fleeing from and oppression of war. Fidelity in marriage, it seems, is in part measured by violence.