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
Most read reports
- Women’s Representation Vital to Realizing South Sudan Revitalized Agreement, Peacekeeping Chief Tells Security Council
- Sudan dispatches humanitarian caravans to S. Sudan
- South Sudan Displacement Crisis: Nyal Port Monitoring - Panyijiar County, Unity State, South Sudan (October 2018)
- UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report, 1 - 31 October 2018
- 2018 South Sudan Regional RRP: Regional Overview of South Sudan Refugee Population as of 31 October 2018
1. Situation update
The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and remain confident that the outbreak can be contained, despite ongoing challenges. On the evening of 16 November 2018, an armed group attacked the MONUSCO base in Boikene District in the city of Beni, close to the residences of UN Ebola responders. Response operations in Beni were briefly paused and resumed (not to full functionally) on 18 November 2018.
• Internal conflicts on the increase: At least 9 million people have been displaced within their borders as a result of inter-communal conflict and violence. This has been most notable in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. This makes conflict, the largest driver of displacement – with children often witnessing or experiencing horrific violence, exploitation and abuse.
At least 37 civilians were killed during the attack of an IDP settlement in Alindao town, Basse Kotto prefecture. Some 20,000 people were newly displaced as large parts of the camp were burnt down and tensions remain high between UPC fighters and Anti-Balaka militias in the area. Needs include shelter, food, and NFIs.
• Peace celebrations commemorating the Revitalized Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) took place on 31 October in Juba. Participants included Presidents of Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and the Prime Minister of Egypt, as well as representatives of the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Ongoing conflict in Jonglei continued to negatively affect humanitarian needs in the second quarter of 2018. The onset of the peak lean season saw deteriorating food security conditions in many locations across the state.
Clashes between armed actors and pervasive insecurity, particularly in the Greater Akobo area caused displacement among affected communities, negatively impacting the ability of populations to meet their primary needs.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in northeastern North Kivu province. With the number of cases surpassing 300, it is now the country's largest-ever Ebola outbreak.
Latest figures - information as of 18 November 2018; figures provided by DRC Ministry of Health
366 TOTAL CASES
319 CONFIRMED CASES
167 CONFIRMED DEATHS
Poverty, food insecurity, undernutrition and income inequality remain high in Kenya, particularly in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). The drought-prone nature of the ASALs has exacerbated vulnerabilities and has led to chronic emergency responses, driven by high food insecurity and acute malnutrition rates.
The killing of four government officials in late September in Benishangul-Gumuz Region aggravated already existing ethnic tensions resulting in a large-scale intercommunal conflict displacing approximately 200,000 people along the Benishangul-Gumuz-Oromia border.
A polio vaccination campaign was successfully conducted in five zones of the Somali region between 23-26 September, reaching 486,816 children under 5 years of age.
In South Sudan, ICRC has been reconnecting families for over 30 years through satellite phone calls and Red Cross Messages – letters that share news between family members.
Phone calls are offered in various displacement sites where the Red Cross is present as well as whenever teams carry out an activity—like a distribution of food or household items—where communication channels are inexistent. The phone calls are free to anywhere in the world and last three minutes long for each person.
Eastern Lakes continued to be affected by intercommunal violence and cattle raids, particularly in areas near county borders. Throughout the third quarter of 2018, most indicators remained relatively low but stable, which suggests that critical barriers to access to food and basic services persisted in the region. Furthermore, food insecurity remained high, particularly in Yirol East and Yirol West Counties, as the lack of rain further added to the challenges in crop production between July and September 2018.
In October, the number of displaced people continued to rise to 1.97 million people. A total of 32,113 displaced people were registered in Juba’s two Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites, marking an 18 per cent drop since 2016 figures. Almost half of the decrease is due to the relocation of 3,379 people following inter-communal tensions in September. Civilians were reported to have been displaced from Minyori following continued fighting around Yei, Central Equatoria. Of those displaced, more than 629 have been identified in Yei town.
On 10 November, a commercial vessel reached the port of Misrata, carrying 95 refugees and migrants who were intercepted at sea in the attempt to reach Europe, and who subsequently refused to disembark onto Libyan soil.
On 14 November, a total of 14 individuals, including a woman and a three-month-old baby, voluntarily disembarked the vessel, while the remaining 81 individuals have to date stayed aboard the ship.
Food security conditions improve in Kenya, decreasing the food-insecure population to approximately 700,000 people
March-to-May long rains result in extensive flooding, affecting an estimated 800,000 people
The USG provides more than $131.4 million in FY 2018 humanitarian funding
The health, education and safety of millions of children around the world is threatened because they don’t have a decent toilet at school or at home, according to WaterAid’s State of the World’s Toilets 2018 report.
Lowest new arrivals in 2018 so far, following steady decline since January.
First round of ‘find-and-treat’ nutrition campaign starts in South Kordofan.
Expansion of livelihoods programming for refugees and host communities in White Nile.
TOTAL INTER-AGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED FOR SUDAN UNDER THE REVISED 2018 REGIONAL REFUGEE RESPONSE PLAN (RRRP)
USD 294.8 M Funded 26% 77.1 M