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15 Sep 2017 description

Executive summary

In June 2017, an outbreak of Cholera was confirmed in Tonj East County (UNICEF, 2017). Latest update as of 21st August 2017 indicates cumulative case numbers of 1,431 with 44 deaths (Tonj SMOH, 2017). The outbreak is concentrated in Tonj East but has also been reported in neighboring Counties of Tonj North and Tonj South. 1 CTC, 4 CTUs and 2 ORPs were set up for case management by CHD and CCM teams.

12 Sep 2017 description

In August, the number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighboring countries reached the 2 million mark, the highest number of refugees since South Sudan gained independence in 2011. Of those, 1 million are in Uganda. In August, thousands fled fighting in Yei, Kajo-keji, Kapoeta North, Mundri West, Morobo and Maridi counties. More people also fled to Ethiopia and Sudan following clashes in Aburoc and Pagak in Upper Nile during the month.

11 Sep 2017 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 45 events in the region. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Cholera in Borno State, Nigeria

• Necrotising cellulitis/fasciitis in São Tomé and Príncipe

• Humanitarian crisis in the Central Africa Republic

• Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania

• Cholera in Chad

• Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire.

08 Sep 2017 description

Increased influx of new arrivals to South Darfur continues in August.

Acute watery diarrhea outbreaks in White Nile and East Darfur refugee camps have been contained.

Biometric registration in El Meiram, West Kordofan completed, with registration now underway in Kharasana.

  • 5,846 Total new arrivals in August 2017

  • 182,100 Total new arrivals in 2017 so far

  • 459,811 South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Sudan since December 2013.

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• United Nations Secretary General appoints Alain Noudéhou as Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan.

• A mid-year review of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) finds increasing humanitarian needs in South Sudan.

• Humanitarian coordinator a.i. calls for immediate end to attacks on civilians and aid workers in South Sudan.

• South Sudan's cholera outbreak, known for being the longest and deadliest in the nation's history, is now declining.

07 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Malnutrition rates remain high as South Sudan approaches the end of the lean season, with the number of people targeted for humanitarian assistance in 2017 having increased from 5.8 million to 6.2 million as per the mid-year review of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). UNICEF dispatched US$ 2.3 million worth of nutrition supplies in August to address the current critical situation.

06 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Malnutrition rates remain high as South Sudan approaches the end of the lean season, with the number of people targeted for humanitarian assistance in 2017 having increased from 5.8 million to 6.2 million as per the mid-year review of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). UNICEF dispatched US$ 2.3 million worth of nutrition supplies in August to address the current critical situation.

06 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 100,780 cholera / AWD cases and 1496 deaths (CFR: 1.5%) have been reported in 12 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include: Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda. Somalia accounts for 76.6% of the total cases reported in the outbreak in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.7%.

04 Sep 2017 description

WHO IN SOUTH SUDAN

The World Health Organization provides leadership on critical health issues and technical support to the Ministry of Health of South Sudan and partners to achieve the overarching goal of promoting and protecting the health status of the people of South Sudan, as outlined in the 12th General Program of Work (GPW).

04 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

So far this year, at least 140 million people across 37 countries have been left in need of humanitarian aid. But most of them will not get it

03 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Overview

There is a general declining trend in cholera cases in the country over the past three weeks. Although the cholera outbreak has affected a total of 23 counties (nearly 30 per cent of the total number of counties in South Sudan) across the ten states to date; currently, only ten counties are reporting active transmission.

01 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN records more than 130 humanitarian access incidents in July, a 30 percent increase from June

  • WFP reaches 4.2 million beneficiaries to date in 2017, exceeds 2016 total

  • South Sudanese refugees surpass 1 million in Uganda, exceed projections in Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • In July, relief organizations recorded the highest number of monthly humanitarian access incidents in South Sudan since 2016, underscoring the arduous operating environment.

29 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children living in fragile situations are four times more likely to lack access to basic drinking water

NEW YORK/STOCKHOLM, 29 August 2017 – More than 180 million people do not have access to basic drinking water in countries affected by conflict, violence and instability* around the world, UNICEF warned today, as World Water Week gets under way.

28 Aug 2017 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 49 events in the region.

This week, three new events have been reported:

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Mauritania and cholera in Burundi and Chad. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Cholera in Kenya

• Hepatitis E in Niger

• Floods/mudslide in Sierra Leone

25 Aug 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation and Needs of Children in South Sudan

UNICEF works in South Sudan with over 150 partners (including both CSO and Govt) to provide nutrition, health, WASH, education and child protection services, with priority to live saving interventions for the population most affected by the humanitarian crisis.

25 Aug 2017 description
  • Increased influx continues to South Darfur with 2,900 refugees arriving in beginning of August.

  • Acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) among refugee communities has been contained in East Darfur, and South and West Kordofan.

  • Activities resume d in Al Waral camp following security incident on 1 August.

  • 4,338 New arrivals in August so far

  • 180,592 Total new arrivals in 2017

25 Aug 2017 description

Contents
477 Cholera vaccines: WHO position paper – August 2017
498 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-June 2017

Sommaire
477 Vaccins anticholériques: Note de synthèse de l’OMS – août 2017
498 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-juin 2017

22 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cholera remains a public health emergency in South Sudan. Cumulatively, 19 742 cholera cases including 355 deaths (Case fatality Rate 1.8 per cent) were reported in 24 counties since June 2016 with 11 counties still having active transmission of the disease.