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17 May 2018 description

While Africa has seen tremendous progress towards access to immunization, one in five African children still lack access to all the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended life-saving vaccines, a threat not only to the health of families, but also to the strength of economies and equity in African societies.

27 Mar 2018 description
report BioMed Central

Monica RullEmail authorView ORCID ID profile, Sophie Masson, Nicolas Peyraud, Marco Simonelli, Alexandre Ventura, Claire Dorion, Francisco J. Luquero, Florent Uzzeni and Iza Cigleneki
Conflict and Health 201812:11
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0147-z© The Author(s). 2018

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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.

15 Dec 2017 description

Juba, 15 December 2017: the World Health Organization (WHO) is expanding on its partners’ engagement mechanisms to address critical barriers in reaching vulnerable persons including women and children with life-saving interventions in besieged and hard-to-reach areas, where access and restrictions on movement severely hinder the ability of populations to get health services.

25 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Escalated conflict and security restrictions have significantly affected UNICEF’s ability to reach many areas with critical assistance in 2017. In response, the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) was scaled up at the beginning of the year in an effort to reach the most vulnerable populations in hard to reach locations. Since January, 27 RRM missions have taken place reaching 498,461 people with live-saving support.

19 Jul 2017 description

Appeal History and Background

• Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): on May 20, 2015, 178,980 Swiss francs were initially allocated from IFRC’s DREF to support the National Society set up the operations in five states.

• An Emergency Appeal was launched on 10 July 2015 for 3,934,859 Swiss francs to assist 389,930 beneficiaries for 12 months.

08 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

JUBA, 8 July 2017 – Ahead of the sixth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, the hopes and dreams for the children of this fledgling nation have not materialised, UNICEF said today. Calling the situation in South Sudan, a catastrophe for children, the UN Children’s Fund said children continue to bear the brunt of conflict and collapsing essential services.

04 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • An updated Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) was released in June, highlighting that food security has deteriorated further in South Sudan. The severely food insecure population has grown to 6 million (from 4.9 million in February) and accounts for about 50 per cent of the total population. An estimated 1.1 million children are estimated to be acutely malnourished.

03 Jul 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, six Grade 1, and twenty five ungraded events.

30 Jun 2017 description

The South Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocated $81.3 million during 2016 to 211 top priority projects under the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), agreed on through rigorous collective prioritization.

The SSHF continued to be an important provider of timely funding to address the most urgent priorities within the HRP:

  • 84 per cent of funds ($67.9 million) were allocated through two standard allocation rounds, and 16 per cent ($13.4 million) through the reserve window.

30 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF and partners supported the treatment of 7,342 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) (853 of these were children under the age of 18) in the hardest hit White Nile state.

29 Jun 2017 description

Highlights
- At the start of the year, IOM was conducting an average of 1,000 consultations per week. At the height of the latest escalation in fighting in April, that number more than doubled. IOM responded by recruiting more clinical staff and mobilizing resources to cover the increased needs.

29 Jun 2017 description

In East Africa, DEC aid agencies are working around the clock to respond to the deepening crisis caused by ongoing conflict and drought. While lives are being saved, the number of those in need of humanitarian assistance is increasing due the severity of the crisis – from 22 million people across South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia three months ago when the DEC appeal launched to 23 million today. 

28 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• One year on from the declaration of the cholera outbreak in South Sudan on 18 June 2016, new cases continue to be reported.

• Early warning and mobilization of a large-scale, multi-sectoral humanitarian response have eased famine in Leer and Mayendit counties. However, an unprecedented 6 million people are now severely food insecure.

• Humanitarians continue to ramp-up their response to the needs of tens of thousands of civilians displaced in northern and central Jonglei.

27 Jun 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 40 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and twenty five ungraded events.

26 Jun 2017 description

IOM SOUTH SUDAN

IOM began operations in southern Sudan in 2005, establishing the IOM South Sudan Mission after the country’s independence in 2011. The mission is now one of IOM’s largest globally in terms of annual programme expenditures, with 450 staff across nine locations. After the December 2013 crisis, the mission consolidated support to thousands of vulnerable populations and internally displaced persons (IDPs), including those seeking shelter in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites.