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22 Jul 2016 description

In coordination with the Inter-Cluster Working Group, the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster continues to advocate for non-creation of new camp-like settings in Juba. Humanitarian interventions should be aimed at providing temporary emergency assistance that will not serve as a pull factor for IDPs to remain in the sites.

20 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As of 20 July, 141 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in Juba and Duk (Jonglei), with at least 69 new cases reported in Juba Teaching Hospital on 20 July. The numbers are likely to fluctuate given the circumstances.

• Education activities, which had been temporarily put on hold due to lack of available space, were able to resume in Tomping on 20 July; 650 children have been registered.

20 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

JUBA, South Sudan, 20 July 2016 – Amid a rise in the number of suspected cases of cholera in South Sudan, UNICEF is rapidly increasing its response activities.

The Juba Teaching Hospital reported that 69 new suspected cases were admitted on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people being treated in the capital to 112. An additional 29 suspected cases had been reported in Duk Island in Jonglei state. Nationwide, there are now 141 suspected cholera cases with six reported deaths.

20 Jul 2016 description

HelpAge International is very concerned about the situation of older people after new outbreaks of violence and internal displacement in South Sudan.

Fresh fighting broke out in the capital Juba on 8 July, as the country marked its fifth independence day. The violence left as many as 42,000 people internally displaced in different parts of the city (350kb - PDF), with a number attempting to cross over to neighbouring Uganda. Of these, some 12,800 remain displaced in and around Juba.

20 Jul 2016 description

In the week following a recent round of fighting in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams treated more than 2,700 patients in four clinics across the city. The organization has also been supplying clean drinking water in Juba and performing surgeries for people more seriously wounded during the violence.

20 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity in Juba displaces 15,300 people

  • IOM supports response to suspected cholera cases in Juba

  • Humanitarian needs remain high in Wau

IOM teams continue lifesaving humanitarian activities across South Sudan, where more than 6.1 million people are in need of assistance. Since December 2013, the crisis has displaced 2.3 million people, including 721,500 who have fled to neighbouring countries and more than 1.61 million others who remain internally displaced.

20 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

1.69 million People internally displaced since 15 December 2013
(OCHA, Humanitarian Snapshot 5 May 2016)

715,228 Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since December 2013
(UNHCR, Regional Refugee Information Portal, dated 15 July 2016)

US$ 154.5 million 2016 South Sudan Humanitarian Action for Children Appeal

US$ 2.9 million Wau Crisis Appeal*

US$ 5.4 million Juba Crisis Appeal*

20 Jul 2016 description
report Miraya FM

Juba city council is paying close attention to the water supplied to resident of Juba city, amid fears of cholera in Juba town.

On Tuesday, Juba city council issued an order directing water suppliers to distribute clean and safe water to the residents.

Speaking with Radio Miraya, the deputy Mayor of Juba City, Ater Yel, said water suppliers have been advised to avoid fetching and distributing water directly from the river Nile.

The deputy mayor warned that his office will not hesitate to take action against any supplier that defies this directive.

19 Jul 2016 description

Weekly picks

SOUTH SUDAN
Up to 30 suspected cases of cholera are reported at Juba teaching hospital as of 18 July. At least one person has died. The emergence of cholera is likely linked to the sudden arrival of 12,000 of IDPs in UN bases, where sanitation facilities are poor, after the violence that took place in the city between 7 and 11 July.

19 Jul 2016 description

Speaker: Fadéla Chaib, WHO Spokesperson
Date: 19 July 2016

In response to the crisis in South Sudan, WHO works with its partners to ensure that the population continues to access basic health services. The situation endured by displaced people, where inadequate access to water and sanitation services have resulted in poor living, hygiene and sanitation conditions resulting in threats of outbreaks.

19 Jul 2016 description

South Sudan - IOM medical staff are responding to an upsurge of suspected cholera cases in Juba and providing emergency medical care to civilians displaced by last week’s fighting in South Sudan’s capital.

On 17 July, the South Sudan Ministry of Health issued an alert after 30 suspected cholera cases and one death were reported in Juba. Thirteen of the cases tested positive after rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) and are undergoing culture testing for confirmation. Additional cases were reported in Duk County and Terekeka.

19 Jul 2016 description

CCCM: At the UNMISS site, IOM supported WFP to do a registration for food distribution.
Coordination meetings with the community leadership continue. The site layout for the extension area near to the UNMISS site are being finalised this week. Assessments have pinpointed decongested areas for first relocation activities, and support teams trained. All internal and perimeter roads are now complete, water systems installed and functional and the food distribution area finished. Platforms for Rub Halls for storage in the UNMISS compound are being constructed.

19 Jul 2016 description

Within the overall ICWG response following the crisis in Juba, CCCM cluster continues to advocate for non-creation of camp like settings. All interventions should be aimed at temporary emergency response that will not attract IDPs into staying in current displacement sites.

Total displacement reported by OCHA is 15,311 of which 10,838 are in UNMISS Tongping and UN House. The 4,473 IDPs reported in several non PoC displacement sites will not be supported by CCCM cluster with the understanding that most if not all will return home as they gain confidence in the security.

18 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • South Sudan’s Minister of Health advised partners to treat the recent rise in suspected cholera cases as a cholera outbreak, and respond accordingly.
18 Jul 2016 description
report Miraya FM

The death of one person and admission of 30 people at Juba Teaching Hospital has prompted a warning from the Ministry of Health urging the public to be alert for possible cholera.

The alert cited cases of acute watery diarrhea – suspected cholera cases reported by the County Health department in Juba on 7th May 2016.

According to the Ministry of health, here has been a new cluster upsurge of suspect cases reaching a cumulative of 30 cases admitted and one death on 16th July 2016.

18 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF delivered 720,000 litres of water to UN House and along with partners approximately achieved SPHERE standard of 15/l/p/d for the first time since the start of the Juba crisis.

  • 13 new suspected cases of cholera reported in Juba on 17 July, increasing the number of people being treated in Juba Teaching Hospital to 33.

Humanitarian Overview

18 Jul 2016 description

Within the overall ICWG response following the crisis in Juba, CCCM cluster continues to advocate for non-creation of camp like settings. All interventions should be aimed at temporary emergency response that will not attract IDPs into staying in current displacement sites.

Total displacement reported by OCHA is 12,799 of which 10,138 are in UNMISS Tongping and UN House. The 2,661 IDPs reported in several non PoC displacement sites will not be supported by CCCM cluster with the understanding that most if not all will return home as they gain confidence in the security.

17 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 31% for the nonconflictaffected states and 39% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in IDPs and nonconflict-affected areas.

• Malaria cases in Bentiu PoC and Northern Bahr el Ghazal exceeded expected levels in the week.

• 36 suspect cholera cases including 2 deaths reported in Juba.

• There were no new suspect hemorrhagic fever case reported from Aweil.

• During the week, malaria was the leading cause of mortality in IDPs.

16 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Twenty suspected cases of cholera have been reported, and testing is ongoing. A cholera outbreak response is in process, with a focus on both prevention and control.

  • Nutrition screening undertaken among 387 displaced children in Tomping suggests a global acute malnutrition rate in the site is 18%.

  • There is a lack of space for education and psychosocial support activities, with a further influx of internally displaced persons to Tomping on July 16.

Humanitarian Overview