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20 Feb 2018 description
  • Completeness for IDSR reporting is 69% at county level and 82% for the IDP sites.
  • A total of 15 alerts were reported, of which 40% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 28 suspect human cases including 5 confirmed; 3 probable; 12 none-cases; and 8 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cow).
  • Measles response completed in Cueibet where the reactive vaccination campaign administrative coverage was 58,842 (87%).
20 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Aid agencies provide assistance and protection to over 5.4 million of people in South Sudan.

• Renewed fighting in multiple locations of Jonglei and Unity forces thousands of people to flee their homes, with some crossing to Ethiopia as refugees.

• Funding appeal for US$1.5 billion launched to support refugees fleeing the worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan.

12 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of the end of cholera outbreak in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Angola

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

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.

08 Feb 2018 description
  • Completeness for IDSR reporting is 63% at county level and 77% for the IDP sites.
  • A total of 5 alerts were reported, of which 20% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 26 suspect human cases including 3 confirmed; 3 probable; 4 none-cases; and 16 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cow).
07 Feb 2018 description

Juba, South Sudan, 07 February 2018 – South Sudan declared the end of its longest and largest cholera outbreak on Wednesday (February 07), with no new cases of cholera reported in over seven weeks.

The fight against cholera in South Sudan has involved a range of partners working together to enhance surveillance, deploy rapid response teams to investigate and respond to cases, provide clean water, promote good hygiene practices and treat cholera patients.

05 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

    • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

    • Lassa fever in Benin

    • Lassa fever in Nigeria

    • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Uganda

    • Rift Valley fever in South Sudan

05 Feb 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W3 2018

• Completeness for IDSR reporting is 59% at county level and 77% for the IDP sites.

• A total of 29 alerts were reported, of which 28% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

• Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 20 suspect human cases including 3 confirmed; 3 probable; 4 none-cases; and 10 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cow).

03 Feb 2018 description

Epidemic Trends and Updates
- There is no active cholera transmission in any of the 24 counties where cholera has been confirmed in 2017.
- Two confirmed cases reported retrospectively in Juba in week 50 and are consistent with sporadic transmission.
- Current activities entail – updating cholera plan, catching up on pending second round oral cholera vaccine campaigns, and addressing the underlying risk factors by improving access to safe water and improved sanitation facilities.

02 Feb 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation and Needs of Children in South Sudan

As of end of December, UNICEF received US$169.8 million, against its US$181 million appeal (83 per cent funded). With this assistance UNICEF delivered assistance to 2.3 million people, of whom 2.1 million were children.

01 Feb 2018 description
report IRIN

Tonderayi Mukeredzi

Southern and East African countries are facing a severe cholera outbreak that is exposing the failure in public sanitation and the impact of government neglect.

Last year, there were more than 109,442 cholera cases resulting in 1,708 deaths in 12 countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR), according to the UN children’s agency, UNICEF.

Read the full report on IRIN

31 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A famine was declared in early 2017 in South Sudan – the first famine declaration anywhere in the world in six years. Although localized famine had subsided by the middle of the year due to a strong, well-coordinated response by UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies, some 4.8 million people remained severely food insecure by the end of 2017. This number is likely to go up with an earlier-than-expected start to the lean season in 2018.

31 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

AVANT-PROPOS
Action humanitaire pour les enfants en 2018

L’année 2017 a été impitoyable pour les enfants.

Aujourd’hui, un enfant sur quatre dans le monde vit dans un pays en conflit ou ravagé par des bouleversements majeurs. Près de 50 millions de filles et de garçons ont dû fuir de chez eux en raison de violences, de la pauvreté ou de catastrophes naturelles.

Ces chiffres soulignent une réalité alarmante : l’impact des crises humanitaires sur les enfants a atteint des niveaux effroyables.

30 Jan 2018 description
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UNICEF seeks $3.6 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in catastrophic humanitarian crises

  • 117 million people living through conflict and disaster lack access to safe water
  • 84 per cent of appeal for children in countries affected by violence and conflict.

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 30 January 2018 – UNICEF appealed today for $3.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 48 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 51 countries in 2018.

30 Jan 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.