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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

ZENEBE TEKLEWOLD

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

NYANG TOUCH

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

LIATILE PUTSOA

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”.

02 Dec 2017 description

Highlights
- WFP strongly condemns violence against civilians and humanitarian workers in the most recent fighting in Duk Payuel village.
- WFP, alongside FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security kicked off a state level training workshop on the fall army worm (FAW).
- WFP and partners commemorate the 2017 World Aids Day under the theme “Right to Health”.

01 Dec 2017 description

For people in rural South Sudan, HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy (ART) can be nearly impossible to obtain. Moving between villages is extremely difficult and the war has forced many to flee to isolated locations. But in Yambio County (southwest of the country), things are different. Mobile and same day testing and treatment, provided by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), is improving the lives of people coping with HIV.

17 Nov 2017 description

Juba – Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is endemic in South Sudan, where years of crisis have increased the vulnerability of women and girls. The scale of violence against women and girls in conflict and humanitarian settings is increasingly recognized as one of the most concerning human rights violations.

To better understand knowledge of gender-based violence and improve prevention and response in South Sudan, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with partners, undertook a large-scale study of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) related to GBV.

16 Nov 2017 description

The following information provides a snapshot of some of the activities undertaken by IOM offices in the East and Horn of Africa Region during October 2017.

Highlights:

  • Vulnerable families in Lainya, Central Equatoria, receive relief assistance

  • PoC sites to benefit from comprehensive HV and AIDS services

IOM DISTRIBUTES RELIEF ITEMS TO VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN LAINYA, CENTRAL EQUATORIA

15 Nov 2017 description

2,100,716* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 Oct (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

641,911** South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 Oct

279,160 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.87 million IDPs as of 30 September

Regional Highlights

12 Nov 2017 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il couvre la période du 26 octobre au 8 novembre 2017. Le prochain rapport sera publié vers le 22/11/2017.

Faits saillants

  • Un conflit foncier entraîne des pertes humaines et des déplacements de personnes.

  • PEAR Plus assistera plus de 200 000 personnes dans trois zones de santé.

Aperçu de la situation

08 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On 19 October, 2017, the Uganda Ministry of Health officially declared Marburg Viral Disease (MVD) outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International concern. By 31 October, three cases and three deaths were reported in Kween and Kapchorwa districts. The current outbreak remains localized. UNICEF supports the social mobilisation, WASH and logistics components of the MVD response.

07 Nov 2017 description

Juba – Thousands now have access to HIV/AIDS counselling, testing, and treatment in South Sudan since the International Organization for Migration (IOM) completed the roll out of comprehensive services at the Bentiu, Malakal and Wau Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites in October 2017, benefiting an estimated population of 171,000 people, as well as the host community.

07 Nov 2017 description

Juba – Thousands now have access to HIV/AIDS counselling, testing, and treatment in South Sudan since IOM completed roll-out of comprehensive services at the Bentiu, Malakal and Wau protection of civilian (PoC) sites in October 2017, benefiting an estimated population of 171,000 people, as well as the host community.

In 2016, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis were the leading causes of mortality in the PoC sites, where people are often unable to access health facilities outside the sites due to protection concerns or destruction of public infrastructure.

28 Oct 2017 description

2,096,139* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 Sept (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

637,455* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 September

279,160 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.87 million IDPs as of 30 September

Regional Highlights

11 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 1,355,764 refugees are being hosted by Uganda as of end August. 61 percent of the refugees are children under 18 years of age and 82 percent are women and children. Of the total, 1,021,903 people are refugees from South Sudan.

  • The second rainy season reached its peak in the month of September in most parts of the country causing destructive flooding, landslides, wind and hailstorms affecting plantations, crops and displacing people in the 13 affected districts.

03 Oct 2017 description

Update on global programmes

A. Introduction

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

This study reviews the laws, policies and related frameworks in 23 countries in East and Southern Africa that create either impediments to, or an enabling environment for, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRHR). The assessment resulted in the development of a harmonized regional legal framework, which translates international and regional legal provisions into useful strategies. It gives recommendations based on applicable core legal values and principles, gleaned from a range of conventions, charters, political commitments, guidelines and declarations.