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20 Feb 2018 description

Juba, 19 February 2018 – Following an alert of suspected food poisoning on 18 February 2018, where one community death and an influx of over 400 patients were admitted at Bor State Hospital, and several others in private facilities within Bor town, WHO and the health cluster quickly mounted a response to support the Ministry of Health to treat those who were admitted.

18 Feb 2018 description

JANET ADONGO

The World Food Programme (WFP) has accomplished a historical feat by delivering a first load of aid by boat. The barge transported some five hundred metric tons of food on the Nile River from Renk to Malakal for further distribution in other Upper Nile areas struck by food shortages.

The four-day inaugural trip is considered a success by the head of the UN agency’s office in Upper Nile, Callixte Kayitare, who says there is more to come.

16 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP has delivered 4,000mt of food to over 200,000 people in four counties through the integrated rapid response mechanism (IRRM).

  • The first test barge in 2018 from Renk to Malakal was successfully completed on 13 February.

  • Construction of the road to the Kuajok bridge (Warrap) has been completed.

  • There has been an increase of deliveries from the Northern Corridor in Sudan with convoys carrying 14,700mt of food.

Situation Update

16 Feb 2018 description

JACOB RUAI The United Nations Mission in South Sudan is financing the renovation and expansion of the airstrip in Rubkona County in the Unity region. When completed, the airport will greatly facilitate the access of humanitarian partners to assist the population in the area.

More than 100,000 people are sheltering at the UN protection of civilians site in Bentiu, where they are receiving food and other essential support from a variety of humanitarian actors.

15 Feb 2018 description

Nairobi, 15 February 2018- Sometimes, the choices migrants make is dependent on the information, or lack of it, that is available to them. Being informed in a timely and accessible manner remains vital if migrants are to make the right or informed decisions. To ensure this, IOM, the UN Migration Agency has rolled out a mobile app called MigApp to empower migrants in East and Horn of Africa.

09 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Annual lean season begins early across South Sudan

  • GoRSS declares end of cholera outbreak

  • Clashes continue despite cessation of hostilities agreement

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Due to drought and large-scale displacement in the southern and southeastern lowland areas of Ethiopia, humanitarian needs remain significant.

  • Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with 892,555 registered refugees and asylum seekers, 58 percent of whom are children.

08 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • With the confirmation of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), in Yirol East, Lakes State, UNICEF has been providing support in the overall coordination of investigation and response activities being carried out by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) through a multi-sectoral taskforce. UNICEF launched a media and community risk communications campaign people with information on risk factors, symptoms and preventive measures.

07 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- 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.

06 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP conducted registrations and food distributions to 18,000 people in the Baggari area, Western Bahr el Ghazal.

  • The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) process is currently ongoing with the participation of the Government of South Sudan and food and nutrition sector partners.

Situation Update

01 Feb 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHAS scheduled to resume regular flights to South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

  • With UN Darfur Fund support, 30 health facilities in Darfur will be rehabilitated, improving health care services to more than 3 million people.

  • In 2017, almost 520,000 children in Sudan received their first measles vaccination.

  • MSF-Switzerland MUAC screening in Kario site indicates malnutrition rates well below global thresholds.

  • Some 3,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan during 1-15 January.

01 Feb 2018 description
report Logistics Cluster

The Logistics Cluster facilitated the biggest inter-agency convoy of 2017; 99 vehicles, transporting cargo on behalf of nine organisations, left Juba on 15 December en-route on the Western corridor with multiple final destination points. This corridor is extremely important to the humanitarian community as it provides access to a number of locations and it especially important for dry season prepositioning as it will close almost completely during the rainy season.

31 Jan 2018 description

Overview

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) manages the common pipeline for the Shelter and NFI Cluster by procuring, transporting and storing stocks throughout South Sudan. Supplies are accessible to Cluster partners ensuring sectorial coverage of the current and future needs more efficiently.