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07 Feb 2018 description
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- UNICEF’s Humanitarian Appeal for Children 2018 is 20 per cent funded. UNICEF and partners will not be able to respond to the urgent needs of children and women experiencing emergency situations in 2018 if additional funding is not secured.
- Over 3,300 Congolese refugee children (1,737 girls and 1,604 boys) were immunised against measles as they crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

30 Jan 2018 description
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The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.

29 Jan 2018 description
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  • In 2017, UNICEF and partners worked with the Government to fulfil the rights of children affected by an unprecedented influx of refugees, disease outbreaks, natural hazards and food insecurity.
    Nutrition, health, child protection, HIV/AIDS, education and WASH services were supported for affected children and women.

  • UNICEF reinforced systems at national and district levels to improve capacity to respond to emergencies, including scaling up high impact health and nutrition, WASH, education and child protection interventions.

22 Jan 2018 description
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  • In 2017, Kenya faced multiple humanitarian challenges which included the severe drought, disease outbreaks, refugee influx, flash flooding, industrial strikes by health workers, resource-based conflict and elections-related insecurity.

  • A total of 77,586 severely malnourished children (98% of annual target) and 145,565 moderately malnourished children (75% of annual target) were admitted for treatment in 2017 (Recovery rate for SAM: 78.6% and MAM: 82%). This is a 35% increase in SAM admissions compared to 2016.

12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

11 Jan 2018 description



283,409 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 December 2017.

1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 209,898 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 31 December 2017

US $883.5 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2017.

Operational Context


Achievements and Impact


04 Jan 2018 description
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Total people in need: 2.3 million

Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million

Total people to be reached: 1.6 million

Total children to be reached: 983,000 million

04 Jan 2018 description
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Total people in need: 3.96 million

Total children (<18) in need: 1.8 million

Total people to be reached: 1.6 million

Total children to be reached: 1.1 million

02 Jan 2018 description


129,727 number of consultations provided in IOM Static clinics in Malakal PoC, Bentiu PoC, Wau PoC and Renk

39,931 number of consultations provided by IOM’s Health Rapid Response Teams (RRT)

275,016 individuals reached with health education

939 Number of births attended by skilled birth attendants

37,746 number of children under 5 screened for nutrition

18 Dec 2017 description
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  • UNICEF’s Child Protection response remains underfunded with only 14 per cent of humanitarian funding needs met; this has affected the delivery of critical child protection services, especially psychosocial support.

  • UNICEF reached nearly 15,000 children in Kween and Kapchorwa districts with health communication activities to support the containment of the Marburg Outbreak. No new cases have emerged.

15 Dec 2017 description

813 IDPs were assisted to return or relocate to their places of choice from Protection of Civilians site in Bor and Melut

13,200 refugees received ID cards in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

26,623 children screened to determine their nutrition status



13 Dec 2017 description

Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in November 2017.

New arrivals registered in South Sudan in November 2017.

Refugees’ children received Vitamin A in Upper Nile in November 2017

Working with Partners

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

13 Dec 2017 description


World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

09 Dec 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 30 000 personnes de la région d’Opienge contraintes au déplacement.

  • Plus de 25 000 élèves ciblés par la cantine scolaire dans les territoires d’Irumu et de Mambasa.

  • Une aide multisectorielle de TROCAIRE pour les réfugiés et les communautés hôtes.

Aperçu de la situation

06 Dec 2017 description

East Africa’s economic growth is among the fastest in the world and its countries are becoming increasingly integrated and interdependent. USAID supports regional institutions, including the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and their member states to address issues that require collaboration between countries.

06 Dec 2017 description

Juba, 1 December 2017: With the theme “Right to Health”. ‘Everyone with the Right to Realize the highest attainable standard of Health without Stigma and Discrimination’, the national commemoration of the World Aida Day was officiated by H.E the Vice President, James Wani Igga on 1 December 2017 at Nyakuron Cultural Center in Juba.

04 Dec 2017 description


In an effort to step up the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS, voluntary counselling and testing was offered to mark World AIDS Day in Wau, in northwestern South Sudan.

UN peacekeepers and health partners set up mobile voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) stations in residential and public areas around the town including the main market area.

The public was encouraged to test and people living with HIV to seek treatment to avoid complications.

04 Dec 2017 description


The call for all South Sudanese to know their right to health and their HIV status so they can receive treatment if necessary was at the heart of events held in Malakal to mark World AIDS Day.

In the protection of civilians site next to the United Nations base in Malakal, thousands of people came together on World AIDS Day to watch educative dramatic performances, cultural songs, and sports events focusing on the impact of HIV/AIDS and calling for communities to accept those who are affected by the virus.

04 Dec 2017 description


While progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS has been made, “it is not good enough, people are still dying,” says the head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

Speaking at the World AIDS Day commemoration at the UN base in Juba, David Shearer, who is the Special Representative to the Secretary-General, says that while great strides have been made to test and treat people for HIV in South Sudan, there is still a lot that has to be done to combat the “disease that affects everybody, including children”.