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21 May 2013 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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%.

07 Jan 2013 description

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.

29 Oct 2012 description

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.

20 Sep 2012 description

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.

14 Sep 2012 description

In response to an outbreak of Hepatitis-E Virus (HEV) confirmed this week in Maban County, South Sudan, International Medical Corps rolled out an Outbreak Preparedness and Response Strategy for HEV and other potential outbreaks such as cholera and shigella in Gendrassa refugee camp. HEVcauses 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. To date, there have been 31 confirmed cases of HEV throughout camps in Maban and 16 deaths recorded with the number of cases increasing daily.

13 Aug 2012 description

Margaret Aguirre, our Director of Global Communications, shares her experiences traveling through South Sudan.

“When the Antonovs came we had to run.”

Sitting under the shade of a tree, 20-year-old Gisma recounts her terrifying ordeal, fleeing bombings in her village of Kukur in Sudan’s Blue Nile State. She is cradling her 2-year-old daughter, Amna, who’s been battling a cold and fever. Amna slowly drifts to sleep as Gisma continues her story.

05 Jul 2012 description

July 5, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. –A rapidly rising South Sudanese refugee population is facing a nutrition and disease crisis, as conflict and hunger in neighboring Blue Nile State of Sudan continue to drive people across the border.

28 Jun 2012 description

June 28, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. – In just two days, International Medical Corps has provided more than 600 health consultations at a health post in Yusuf Batil refugee camp in Upper Nile State, South Sudan. Here, a rapidly rising South Sudanese refugee population is facing urgent health, nutrition and disease prevention needs, as conflict and hunger in neighboring Blue Nile State of Sudan continues to drive people across the border. Malnutrition levels are alarmingly high among refugees, the majority of them women and children.

26 Jun 2012 description

By Peter Medway, Director of Operations, International Medical Corps UK

June 25, 2012— International Medical Corps is providing lifesaving health, nutrition and sanitation services to the refugees who have recently arrived in South Sudan, no matter the weather or challenges of the remote location. The realities of delivering that help can sometimes seem overwhelming when we find ourselves knee-deep in mud and cut off from supplies by the rains.

17 May 2012 description

May 17, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. – International Medical Corps has deployed an Emergency Response Team to address the humanitarian needs of returnees arriving from Sudan to South Sudan. Acute malnutrition and a high level of morbidity have been flagged as risks among the returning population.

11 May 2012 description

Jaya Vadlamudi
Senior Communications Officer
310.826.7800
jvadlamudi@InternationalMedicalCorps.org

May 10, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. – International Medical Corps is deploying an Emergency Response Team to address the humanitarian needs of returnees arriving from Sudan back into South Sudan. Acute malnutrition and a high level of morbidity have been flagged as risks among the returning population.