South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016Ongoing
As of 5 May 2017, cholera outbreaks have been confirmed in 19 counties in South Sudan. The most affected counties are located along the River Nile. This suggests vehicle-borne transmission from contaminated water in affected counties.
Cumulatively, 7,735 cholera cases, including 246 deaths (76 facilities and 170 community) (CFR 3.23%), have been reported in South Sudan since the initial case was reported on 18 June 2016. Nine out of 19 counties ever affected since June 2016 are considered to have active transmission, having reported cholera cases in the past four weeks. (WHO, Govt. South Sudan, 5 May 2017)
IOM SOUTH SUDAN
IOM began operations in southern Sudan in 2005, establishing the IOM South Sudan Mission after the country’s independence in 2011. The mission is now one of IOM’s largest globally in terms of annual programme expenditures, with 450 staff across nine locations. After the December 2013 crisis, the mission consolidated support to thousands of vulnerable populations and internally displaced persons (IDPs), including those seeking shelter in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites.
National CCCM Cluster
Completing a cornerstone activity of 2017, the Cluster brought together 18 partners from Healthlink, Internews, Danish Refugee Council (DRC), ACTED, UNHCR and IOM with Cluster experts for a CCCM Training of Trainers, which piloted new global CCCM training materials and focused on building skills and strategies to more fully engage displaced persons and local partners in CCCM.
KENYA, SOMALIA, ETHIOPIA, SOUTH SUDAN, UGANDA REGIONAL WASH GROUP FEBRUARY 2017
(Juba, 22 June 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu, today welcomed the findings of the latest Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) data which highlight that early warning and the mobilization of a large-scale, multi-sectoral humanitarian response, have eased famine in Leer and Mayendit counties, and prevented it in Koch and Panyijiar counties, in South Sudan.
United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan have been praised by the most senior UN official in the country for a “nimble and pro-active” response in support of humanitarians dealing with an emergency.
David Shearer, the Head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, was speaking in Aburoc in the Upper Nile region where up to 25,000 people had taken refuge from conflict.
The village, which numbered some 5,000 people before the arrival of the displaced people, was lacking in water, food and health services.
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 May
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 May 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
Refugees in South Sudan (31 May)
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 230,482 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site
Already unprecedented food assistance needs grow further; risk of Famine persist
Over 1.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in South Sudan and neighboring countries. Since the beginning of the conflict in December 2013, CERF has allocated nearly $263 million. With CERF support, UN agencies and partners have delivered $97 million worth of live-saving assistance in South Sudan and nearly $165 million to South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries.
Reporting period: 1 – 31 May 2017
Cholera remains a high public health concern with outbreaks reported in several counties. Cumulatively 5 081 cases and 169 deaths reported in 10 out of the 80 counties.
Conflict continues to causes wide-spread displacement of people in several States requiring a number of health responses.
South Sudan - An estimated 5.5 million people in South Sudan are facing severe food insecurity and malnutrition due to conflict and a collapsing economy. Families’ coping mechanisms are declining as many communities face multiple displacements and reduced access to crops, markets and basic services.
The Government of Japan is providing USD 1 million to support IOM’s efforts to mitigate the impact of severe food insecurity on families across South Sudan through lifesaving health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) assistance.
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 40 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and 25 ungraded events.
Inconsistent rainfall, extreme heat, flooding, and low crop yields have led to severe food insecurity for more than 20 million people in east Africa. In response, the American Red Cross has contributed $650,000 to help people struggling to feed their families in two countries, Kenya and South Sudan. The financial contribution is aiding local Red Cross teams in their efforts to save lives.
“My crops were last full four years ago,” says Adumasu Lulalu, one farmer affected by the severe drought. “Since then, there has been almost nothing. It comes and goes.”
1. Following the independence of South Sudan on 9 July 2011, the Economic and Social Council, through its resolution 2011/43, expressed interest in working with partners in addressing the extensive humanitarian, peacebuilding and development challenges facing the country. The present report is the sixth on South Sudan submitted to the Council since the country’s independence.