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19 Jul 2018 description

Khartoum/Nairobi/Geneva, 19 July 2018 – Tens of thousands of people displaced by the conflict in South Sudan are in “desperate” need of humanitarian assistance and care, says the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy.

Mr Sy was speaking following a visit to Sudan’s White Nile State, near the border with South Sudan and home to 150,000 people displaced by the conflict.

19 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In March 2018, approximately 2.55 million people were food insecure1 , down from 3.4 million as from August 2017. The record-high March to May rains resulted in significant improvement of food security and nutrition status in the second quarter of 2018. Massive flooding across 40 out of 47 counties, affected 800,000 people and displaced 291,171 (approximately 47% children) and 186 killed by mid-May 2018

• A total of 114,543 acutely malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 31 May 2018 with UNICEF support.

19 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

Fifty-nine access incidents were reported in June, with the majority (66 per cent) occurring in Unity, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Central Equatoria and Jonglei. 68 per cent of the organizations reporting being affected are INGOs and over recent months, incidents involving violence against aid workers and assets have remained the majority, at around 60 per cent. Again this month, aid operations in Western Bahr el Ghazal have continued to be impeded by blockages and bureaucratic challenges – a situation which has persisted since the start of 2018.

19 Jul 2018 description

In June 2018, thousands of people were forced to flee their homes due to hostilities in several parts of the Country. In Central Equatoria, about 20,700 IDPs were reported in Yei town- this follows fighting in several locations in Yei County and nearly 3,100 people were displaced from Kupera to Lainya following harassment and looting by armed elements. In Western Equatoria, some 18,500 IDPs were registered in Tambura; they fled fighting in Nagero, Nagero County.

19 Jul 2018 description
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Today MSF runs 468 projects in 71 countries. Over the years, our medical humanitarian organisation has expanded from a small group of doctors and journalists to a global movement with almost 40,000 staff. However, after 47 years of operations, our fundamental mission and values remain unchanged: to provide essential medical care for those who need it most, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.

Our operations in Palestine are not as large as those in some other countries, however, they have always been significant.

19 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$15 million to support the scale-up of assistance for the Gedeo-West Guji displacement crisis in Ethiopia.

UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$15 million to Ethiopia

18 Jul 2018 description

Harriet Baldwin meets with First Vice President.

The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, has visited South Sudan to call on all parties to find an urgent solution to the conflict which is causing extreme man-made suffering across the country.

During her visit, Mrs Baldwin made clear that the UK will not tolerate ongoing human rights abuses happening in the country, and urged South Sudan’s leaders to demonstrate that they are committed to peace by abiding by the ceasefire they signed in Khartoum.

18 Jul 2018 description

2014 Camp opened in 2014

15 lt Litres of water distributed per person per day

Refugee Central Committee in place to address multi-sectorial issues

62% Of the population is under the age of 18

All refugees Individually registered with ration cards

Education Schools are opened and run by Plan International Permanent primary and early childhood schools are available, including CFS and Youth Centre

OVERVIEW

18 Jul 2018 description

2015 Camp opened in 2014

15 lt Litres of water distributed per person per day

Refugee Central Committee in place to address multi-sectorial issues

62% Of the population is under the age of 18

All refugees Individually registered with ration cards

Education Schools are opened and run by Plan International Permanent primary and early childhood schools are available, including CFS and Youth Centre

OVERVIEW

18 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

The Okugo Refugee Camp is located in the southern part of Gambella region, Western Ethiopia, and hosts South Sudanese refugees of whom majority come from Jonglei state fleeing ethnic conflict. The main ethnic groups are Agnuak (59), Murle 38%) and others (3%). The refugees are mainly farmers and pastoralists.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

17 Jul 2018 description

NIGER

At least 100 houses collapsed in Tahoua after heavy rainfalls hit the city on 15 July. There is little information available on needs although damages are said to be extensive. In 2018, at least 170,000 people are expected to be affected by floods during the rainy season, usually ranging from June to October.

Similar heavy rains are also affecting the bordering state of Katsina in Nigeria, where at least 44 people were killed, 20 people have been reported missing and 500 houses have been damaged in the city of Jibia.

17 Jul 2018 description

The outbreak of conflict between armed groups in South Sudan’s Deim Zubier town on the first week of April displaced thousands of civilians to multiple locations in the western parts of the country. Due to the rapid onset of conflict, little is known about the displacement routes or needs of the affected populations.

17 Jul 2018 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 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian crisis in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E outbreak in Namibia

  • Cholera outbreak in Cameroon

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

16 Jul 2018 description

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

16 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator call for urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance in Tambura, Western Equatoria.

• Humanitarians call for pause to enable them reach thousands of people as fighting continues in Unity.

• Renewed fighting in Wau’s Baggari area forces thousands of people to flee their homes.

• Partners scale up seed and tools distribution to communities hardest hit by hunger and malnutrition in planting season.

• Up to 2.4 million children not receiving an education in South Sudan.

15 Jul 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

Michael Mulpeter

Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has had a domino effect on the nation's health. Here, David Traynor, Concern's Programme Quality Coordinator explains what is being done to remedy this, with support from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

Conflict: The cause of malnutrition

13 Jul 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Ongoing conflict in Jonglei continued to negatively affect humanitarian needs among the population in the first quarter of 2018. Clashes between armed groups and pervasive insecurity, particularly in northern Jonglei caused displacement among affected communities, negatively impacting the ability to meet their primary needs.

13 Jul 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Rift Valley fever in Uganda
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.

  • For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

12 Jul 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

According to REACH data, reported adequate access to food and services increased slightly over the first quarter of 2018 in Unity State. Nonetheless, incidents of conflict, in particular counties such as Koch1 , environmental and security challenges that undermined livelihoods, and an increasing reliance on humanitarian assistance suggest that populations in parts of Unity State will remain vulnerable in the coming lean season.