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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
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.
Achievements and Impact
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
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
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
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.
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
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.