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27 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • During April, WFP and partners reached around 2.6 million people by delivering a total of over 24,000mt of food in South Sudan.
    Cash-based transfers consisted of USD 2.5 million.

  • WFP and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed a beneficiary data sharing agreement on 21 May, with the purpose of facilitating the provision of humanitarian assistance to beneficiaries and enhancing its efficiency. This is the first step for biometric integration between the two agencies.

24 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The visiting top UN humanitarian official Mark Lowcock urged the international community to step up support to the humanitarian response to 7.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan.

  • Nation-wide fuel shortages that started in March continue to impact humanitarian operations in Sudan.

  • Sudan’s Ministry of Health confirmed 745 cases of measles as of 4 May 2018.

  • Staple food prices increased in April – FPMA Bulletin.

23 May 2018 description

Date of information: 20 May 2018

1. Situation update

Grade 3
Cases 51
Deaths 27
CFR 52.9%

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to evolve. Since the last external situation report on 18 May 2018, six additional cases with two deaths have been reported. On 20 May 2018, two new suspected cases and one new death of a confirmed case have been reported in Wangata Health Zone. Six cases (previously reported) in Iboko Health Zone have been confirmed.

21 May 2018 description

This is a live document and is only intended to display tentative transportation plans, based on the best information available at the time of publication. It may be revised or updated (without notice) as the situation changes and new information becomes available.

18 May 2018 description

Date of information: 18 May 2018

1. Situation update

Grade 3
Cases 45
Deaths 25
CFR 56%

Context

17 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Refugees continue to arrive from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In the reporting period, around 1,100 refugees from DRC arrived every week compared to 683 in March 2018. 5,095 new refugee arrivals from South Sudan came to Uganda in April compared to 6,397 received in March but slightly higher than 4,947 refugees received in February 2018.

• 82% of all new refugees in Uganda are women and children.

16 May 2018 description

Although insecurity prevails in many parts of South Sudan, there are clear pockets of stability where a resilience building and livelihoods approach is essential to strengthening local communities’ and farmers’ capacities. In these areas, WFP is implementing Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) to meet short term hunger gaps while helping households build resilience against future shocks and stresses.

15 May 2018 description

Date of information: 14 May 2018

1. Situation update

Grade 2
Cases 41
Deaths 20
CFR 48.8%

On 8 May 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Bikoro Health Zone, Equateur Province. This is the ninth outbreak of Ebola virus disease over the last four decades in the country, with the most recent one occurring in May 2017.

Context

15 May 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This update is requesting a no-cost three months extension (new end date: 16 August 2018). This extension will allow the deployment of a DCPRR Delegate from the region and a RDRT to Sudan to support the Sudanese Red Crescent (SRCS) to review humanitarian context and inform operational strategies such as revision of emergency appeal or convert into country operational plan. The emergency appeal operation is currently underfunded (3%) while the needs on the ground remain high.

13 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On 17 April, 248 children were released from SPLA-iO and former South Sudan National Liberation Movement (SSNLM) in Bakiwiri, Western Equatoria State, bringing the total number children released from armed forces/groups in 2018 to 596, including 211 girls.

12 May 2018 description

Highlights

• WFP has so far prepositioned 105,000 mt - equivalent to 75 percent of the 140,000 mt target and is now racing against time to complete the exercise before the onset of the main rainy season.
WFP is pre-positioning food before many communities become inaccessible by road during the rainy season which cuts access to 60 percent of the country.

09 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

▪ Floods in the Somali region have affected approximately 163,500 people, with much of the affected area now inaccessible. UNICEF is scaling up its health, water, sanitation and hygiene activities to help prevent and quickly respond to disease outbreaks in affected communities.

▪ In Gedeo Zone, SNNPR, and West Guji, Oromia a conflict was re-ignited between ethnic Gedeo and Guji (Oromos) resulting in 300,000 people being displaced (unconfirmed). A joint multi-agency assessment led by Government is yet to be conducted.