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19 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

  • Aiming at reducing costly air operations, WFP is delivering assistance to Ganyiel, in Unity, through a new tested delivery mechanism which uses boats, canoes, SHERP vehicles and trucks.

  • WFP estimated a reduction of USD 2 million in operational costs during the second half of 2018 thanks to its beneficiary authentication process.

  • WFP South Sudan Logistics Team was voted WFP’s Best Team of 2018 globally.

In Numbers

18 Jan 2019 description

Contents
18 Editorial
19 Application of social science in the response to Ebola, Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
23 Lessons learnt from Ebola virus disease surveillance in Équateur Province, May–July 2018
28 Preventing the international spread of Ebola virus by comprehensive, risk-informed measures at points of entry and compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005)

16 Jan 2019 description

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo persists and continues to be closely monitored. Since our last report on 8 January 2019, 33 additional EVD cases (32 confirmed and 1 probable) and 25 deaths have been reported.

09 Jan 2019 description

1. Highlights

  • About 2,160 doses of vaccine were delivered to South Sudan and stored in the ultra-cold freezer at -800 C.

  • The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine was delivered during the reporting week.

  • UNICEF has finalized the editing of all the SoPs and waiting for the authorization to print.

  • Eighteen screening points are operational. The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts the screening with support from WHO, IOM, SCI, WVISS and CAUMM. About 944,720 people entering South Sudan have been screened.

08 Jan 2019 description

1. Situation update

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo persists and continues to be closely monitored. Since our last report on 1 January 2019, 17 newly confirmed cases have been reported.

03 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• No Ebola case has been reported in Uganda despite the persistent influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and regular trade activities across the DRC/Uganda border. This is largely attributed to the intensive Ebola prevention and preparedness efforts by the Ministry of Health and partners, including UNICEF. Over 100,000 people, including 35,000 children, were reached with messages on signs, symptoms, prevention and control of Ebola by UNICEF and the Uganda Red Cross Society.

31 Dec 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • The newly constructed Infectious Disease Unit was opened by His Excellency, Gen. Taban Deng Gai, The Vice President of South Sudan.

  • A suspected Ebola case was reported in Yambio and investigated by the RRT. The sample was negative for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

  • WHO shared all the SOPs with UNICEF for review and an edit The edited SOPs will be shared to the MOH for final review and approval.

28 Dec 2018 description
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

28 Dec 2018 description

We asked aid agencies to name their three priorities for 2019

by Emma Batha

LONDON, Dec 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies are bracing for a challenging new year as they tackle protracted conflicts from Yemen to Central African Republic and get to grips with escalating crises such as the mass exodus of Venezuelans fleeing turmoil at home.

27 Dec 2018 description

Operational Updates

• Whilst overall access has improved in the context of the peace agreement, insecurity in areas of former Western Bahr el Ghazal and Central Equatoria continue to prevent WFP and other humanitarian organizations from reaching people in need. Though with caution, WFP is optimistic that increased dialogue between warrying parties will help enhance access and thus enable the humanitarian community to reach the most vulnerable population of South Sudan. Concerns remain with regards to continuous crime and banditry across the country.

24 Dec 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • The newly constructed Infectious Disease Unit was opened by His Excellency, the Vice President of South Sudan.

  • A suspected Ebola case was reported in Juba and investigated by the RRT. The sample was negative for EVD.

  • All the SoPs for the technical working groups are ready for printing.

  • Eighteen screening points are operational. The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts the screening with support from WHO, IOM, SCI, WVISS and CAUMM. About 714,441 people entering South Sudan have been screened.

21 Dec 2018 description

Juba 20 December, 2018 – A new multi-purpose, Infectious Diseases Unit was officially opened today 20 December by His Excellency Gen. Taban Deng Gai; the First Vice President of South Sudan.

18 Dec 2018 description

Following the declaration of EVD outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the threat of cross-border spread, South Sudan has therefore been categorized as a priority 1 country alongside other countries like Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi to enhance preparedness and operational readiness based on the proximity to the outbreak area as well as the capacity to manage EVD outbreaks.

17 Dec 2018 description
report European Union

Bruxelles, le 12 décembre 2018

La Commission européenne a adopté onze nouveaux programmes en faveur de la Corne de l'Afrique au titre du fonds fiduciaire d'urgence de l'UE pour l'Afrique.

15 Dec 2018 description

Overview

Fifty-two humanitarian access incidents were reported in November with the largest number (42 per cent) occurring in Jonglei and Unity. The twelve conflict related incidents (23 per cent) impeded humanitarian operations in Unity, Jonglei, Warrap and Lakes resulting in the relocation of staff, and delay or suspension of humanitarian activities. Eleven incidents (21 per cent) were significant in severity, including violent incidents against personnel and movement restrictions.

Impact

14 Dec 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • A suspected Ebola case was reported in Renk (Abayok PHCC) on 03/12/2018 and investigated by the RRT. The sample was negative for EVD.

  • Similarly, a specimen collected from Yambio hospital on 04/12/2018 tested negative for EVD.

  • Ultra-Cold Freezer for Ebola vaccine storage was received.

  • The SoPs for the technical working groups have been finalized except logistics TWG.