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16 Apr 2018 description

In March, partners in South Sudan continued to respond to health emergencies including an outbreak of Rift Valley fever, measles and a suspected outbreak of meningitis, in different parts of the country. The outbreak of Rift Valley fever continued to evolve in parts of Lakes, with a total of 40 cases and four related deaths reported in Yirol East, Yirol West and Awerial. However, the suspected meningitis outbreak in Torit, Eastern Equatoria, first reported on 15 February 2018, started to decline, with only two suspected cases reported during March.

12 Apr 2018 description

$834.9 million
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 64.0 million
Funding gap 770.9 million

11 Apr 2018 description

145,000+ Refugees and IDPs received material support and training during the reporting period.

1,600+ Individuals received capacitybuilding training during the reporting period.

32,000+ Children, pregnant and lactating women screened for nutritional status during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

292,31 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 March 2018.

1.85 million IDPs in South Sudan including 202,776 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 19 March

10 Apr 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize rose in March for the third consecutive month and averaged more than 10 percent above their levels in December 2017. Prices were mainly supported by concerns over the impact of prolonged dryness in key-growing areas of the United States of America and Argentina, coupled with strong demand. International rice prices remained relatively stable.

09 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Lassa fever in Nigeria

  • Listeriosis in South Africa

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

06 Apr 2018 description

6,397 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda during the month of March, at an average daily rate of 208, bringing the total number to 1,053,598.

Refugees report fleeing primarily out of fear of being killed by fighters from either side of the conflict inside South Sudan. Other reasons of flight include, hunger and lack of social services.

Despite the ceasefire agreement signed in December 2017 between the warring parties in South Sudan, the humanitarian situation remains unpredictable.

Operational Context

02 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

31 Mar 2018 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region. This is an important staple in Sudan and Somalia as well as in other marginal agricultural areas of the region.

30 Mar 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Sorghum makes important contributions to national food supply in the counties covered in this report, accounting for the majority of grain production in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia (82, 76 and 55 percent, respectively), and smaller amounts in Ethiopia and Uganda (18 and ten percent, accordingly). Sorghum accounts over half of grain consumption in South Sudan and Sudan and nine to 18 percent in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Uganda, respectively.

30 Mar 2018 description

3,000+ Refugees and IDPs received material support and training during the reporting period.

1,269 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period.

6,000 Tree seedlings raised in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

287,375 Refugees in South Sudan as of 28 February 2018.

1.8 million IDPs in South Sudan including 203,980 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites

US $809.4 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan situation in 2018.

28 Mar 2018 description

2,446,218* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 Jan (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)

19,064* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in January, based on field reports as of 31 January

286,256 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.9 million IDPs as of 31 Jan

KEY FIGURES *

63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

4.63 million Total population of concern (South Sudanese refugees, South Sudanese IDPs and refugees inside South Sudan)

26 Mar 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

24 Mar 2018 description

Summary Points
- White maize grain was as usual, the most regionally traded commodity between October and December 2017 because of increasing supply from the previous June-to-July, and ongoing November-to-January harvests (see Figure 1). Recurrent conflict-related trade disruptions from southern to northern markets in South Sudan encouraged alternative imports from Sudan in the north.

23 Mar 2018 description

Overview of the South Sudan situation

2.18 million
People internally displaced and non- South Sudanese refugees in South Sudan*
2.4 million
South Sudanese refugees hosted in neighbouring countries**
85%
Of South Sudanese refugees are women and children
7
Countries covered in this Appeal

*As of end December 2017: source HCT / UNHCR
**As of end December 2017: source UNHCR

23 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator calls for urgent action to avert worsening food crisis in South Sudan.

• Almost two-thirds of the South Sudan population at risk of rising hunger.

• South Sudan declares a Rift Valley fever outbreak in the counties of Awerial, Yirol East and Yirol West, in Lakes.

• A new outbreak of measles has been confirmed in Aweil East County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

• Women most affected by South Sudan conflict.

22 Mar 2018 description
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Mensajes claves

Mensajes claves

Estimaciones globales sobre la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en 2017

• Alrededor de 124 millones de personas en 51 países se enfrentan a una situación de Crisis de inseguridad alimentaria o peor (equivalente o superior a la fase 3 del IPC/CH) y requieren una acción humanitaria urgente para salvar vidas, proteger los medios de vida y reducir los niveles de hambre y desnutrición aguda.