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08 Dec 2017 description

Situation of Education in the Current Conflict and Humanitarian Context

08 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• More than 45 people were reportedly killed, including six aid workers, in an attack by armed men in Duk County, Jonglei.

• Continued reports of armed clashes in multiple locations of the country in the past weeks, affecting thousands of people.

• Women and girls are experiencing unprecedented levels of violence in South Sudan’s conflict.

• The humanitarian response in the Greater Baggari area, Wau County continues, despite challenges.

• South Sudan’s conflict has left a large number of people with disabilities.

05 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Targeted violence and armed clashes result in aid worker and civilian deaths

  • WFP convoy transports emergency food assistance from Sudan to Aweil, South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Dec 2017 description

HUMANITARIAN NEEDS & KEY FIGURES

As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis has continued to intensify and expand, on a costly trajectory for the country’s people and their outlook on the future. The compounding effects of widespread violence and sustained economic decline have further diminished the capacity of people to face threats to their health, safety and livelihoods.

People in need of assistance and protection number 7 million, even as more than 2 million have fled to neighbouring countries.

04 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

• Nutrition and food security remain critical challenges across South Sudan. About 4.8 million people or around 45 per cent of the total population are severely food insecure with 25,000 in humanitarian catastrophe. This is 1.4 million more than at the same time last year. The post-harvest gains expected during this time have provided little relief.

01 Dec 2017 description

Epidemic Trends

  • Cholera transmission reported in two counties [Juba and Budi] in the last four weeks [44- 47, 2017] with a total of 21 new cases including one death (Table 1).

  • There was no new laboratory confirmed case in week 47 (Table 4).

01 Dec 2017 description

Large-scale Emergencies continue in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Ethiopia

Key Messages

  • Conflict and drought are driving very high assistance needs in East Africa and Yemen, with more than 35 million people likely to require humanitarian assistance by May 2018. Sustained, large-scale humanitarian assistance is needed to protect livelihoods and mitigate the potential for loss of life.

01 Dec 2017 description

Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) outcomes likely exist despite ongoing harvest

Key Messages

01 Dec 2017 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 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- Microcephaly in Angola
- Cholera in Zambia
- Dengue fever in Burkina Faso
- Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Humanitarian crisis Nigeria
- Yellow fever in Nigeria

30 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH SECTOR

  • The MoH launched a new ‘Treat All’ and HIV Testing guidelines to end AIDS. South Sudan also joins the countries in Africa to have implemented Treat All recommendations among adults and adolescents in more than 50% of treatment sites in the country.

27 Nov 2017 description
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The members of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan, whose mandate was extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2353 (2017), have the honour to transmit herewith the Panel’s interim report, which was submitted in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution 2353 (2017), by which the provisions of paragraph 12 (e) of resolution 2290 (2016) were renewed.

The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) on 27 October 2017.

24 Nov 2017 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 47 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

23 Nov 2017 description

Epidemic Trends
- Cholera transmission reported in two counties [Juba and Budi] in the last four weeks [43- 46, 2017].
- Out of the 26 samples tested in the week, 16 (62%) were positive by culture. All positive samples were from New Bongo (a new focus of transmission in Juba) (Table 4).

22 Nov 2017 description

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 61%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 78%.

Alert

A total of 20 alerts were reported, of which 70% have been verified. 1 alert was risk assessed and 1 required a response.

Response

A total of 66 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0%) were reported. The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 21,520 cases and 441 deaths (CFR 2.0%).