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25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

11 Jun 2018 description

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) extended its services in cholera hotspots in South Sudan, a region particularly affected due to recurring conflicts and natural disasters. In 2017 PAH’s Emergency Response Team raised large-scale public awareness on the importance of using latrines and was able to reach 15,895 beneficiaries giving them access to dignified, safe, clean and functional excreta disposal facilities. 43 functional sample latrines were constructed, principally in public institutions such as health centers, schools and market places.

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

11 May 2018 description

Juba, 11 May 2018 – To reduce the risk of cholera outbreaks in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO), with the Ministry of Health and partners, is targeting to immunize 854,469 people against cholera in South Sudan’s endemic ‘hot spots’ in the first half of 2018.

07 May 2018 description

Two million people in five African countries to be protected against cholera

A spate of cholera outbreaks across Africa has prompted the largest cholera vaccination drive in history, with more than two million people across the continent set to receive oral cholera vaccine (OCV).

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 15,042 cholera / AWD cases and 237 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.6%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

19 Apr 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

Cholera inter-season: In 2018 still no reported cholera cases as per week 14 after the end of the outbreak declaration. In 2016/2017 a total of 20,438 cholera cases with 436 deaths (CFR=2.13%) were reported during 85 weeks of outbreak started on June 2016.

19 Apr 2018 description
report CHS Alliance

In June last year Medair, one of our member organisations, averted a deadly cholera outbreak in South Sudan by timely response that addressed the needs of communities.  

Medair in South Sudan

Medair has been present in Renk since 2011, providing integrated health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. Although Medair works in several communities around Renk through Integrated Community Case Management and Care Groups, the projects are focused on three IDP/returnee settlements; Abayok, Payuer, and Wonthow.

09 Apr 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

Cholera inter-season:

In 2018 still no reported cholera cases as per week 14 after the end of the outbreak declaration. In 2016/2017 a total of 20,438 cholera cases with 436 deaths (CFR=2.13%) were reported during 85 weeks of outbreak started on June 2016.

09 Apr 2018 description

2017 at a Glance

South Sudan is a challenging environment; however WHO continues to play its role in ensuring the people of South Sudan have access to health services. Through the support of government, donors, partners and community leaders in dedicating their time and resources the most vulnerable people in South Sudan were reached.

07 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF, in coordination with partners, responded to a suspected Meningitis outbreak (173 suspected cases; 31 deaths reported) in Eastern Equatoria, first reported 15 February. UNICEF supported with case management through the provision of essential drugs/supplies, establishing a treatment center, and community engagement and social mobilization through UNICEF’s partner (South Sudan Red Cross) whose trained volunteers conducted house-to-house sensitizations on meningitis and community surveillance.

05 Apr 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

Cholera inter-season:

In 2018 still no reported cholera cases as per week 12 after the end of the outbreak declaration. In 2016 / 2017 a total of 20,438 cholera cases with 436 deaths (CFR=2.13%) were reported during 85 weeks of outbreak started on June 2016.

28 Mar 2018 description

Key Messages
- In the period May to July 2018, an estimated 7.1 million (63% of the population would face crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity conditions, of which 155,000 are estimated to be in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance.

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

Abstract

21 Mar 2018 description

PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2017: 7.6 M

PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2017: 6.2 M

PEOPLE REACHED BY THE END OF 2017: 5.4 M

In 2017, South Sudan’s conflict was in its fourth year, with civilians continuing to bear the brunt of a crisis marked by displacement, hunger and disease. Nearly 4.3 million people – one in three South Sudanese – have been displaced, including more than 1.8 million who are internally displaced and about 2.5 million who are in neighbouring countries. About 700,000 people left South Sudan in 2017.

16 Mar 2018 description

EMERGENCY MOBILE TEAM INTERVENTIONS

IOM provides life-saving assistance to vulnerable communities, displaced populations and famine and disease affected populations.

09 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners supported the release of 311 children (87 girls) associated with armed groups in Yambio, Western Equatoria state – the first release by any armed group in South Sudan in almost three years. These children are being supported to reintegrate back to their communities. This is the first phase of a process that is expected to see 700 children released from armed groups and forces in Yambio in the coming months.