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25 Sep 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 120-day 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) concerning South Sudan on 6 September 2017.

25 Sep 2017 description
report IRIN

Samuel Oakford

Intense frustration is building across the aid community that despite its best efforts it has been unable to dent the catastrophic levels of suffering in South Sudan, worsened by war and a political class that doesn’t seem to care.

"Every year we gather and we hold this meeting on South Sudan,” International Organization for Migration chief William Swing said at UN headquarters last week. “The conclusion is always the same: It cannot get any worse. And each year we come back – in fact it has gotten worse.”

24 Sep 2017 description

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 65%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 72%.

Alert

A total of 18 alerts were reported, of which 28% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

22 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

The issue of hunger has aroused great interest among the international community when famine was declared in South Sudan last February. Since then, the United Nations has declared the famine situation officially over. However, the root causes of hunger, and therefore of potential famine situations, are still there. The number of food insecure people is increasing.

22 Sep 2017 description

Understanding context and conflict drivers related to forced displacement and conditions for voluntary return

22 Sep 2017 description

Coordination of cholera response

The National cholera task force is coordinating the overall cholera response. The task force meetings convene weekly on Wednesdays from 2 pm in the WHO conference hall in Juba. Also, the cholera coordination meeting in Juba Teaching hospital holds on Monday starting 11 am in the Postgraduate School.

Surveillance and case management updates

Cholera alerts

22 Sep 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 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

• Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Cholera in Nigeria
• Lassa fever in Nigeria
• Yellow fever in Nigeria
• Measles in Uganda
• Floods/mudslide in Sierra Leone

21 Sep 2017 description

Today, the United States announced more than $575 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to nearly $2.5 billion for these four crises since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017.

20 Sep 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation and Needs of Children in South Sudan

UNICEF works in South Sudan with over 137 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.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 102,010 cholera / AWD cases and 1548 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 11 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76.1% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.8%.

19 Sep 2017 description

18 September 2017, Juba – The World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and partners are scaling up the emergency response in the flood affected areas of Aweil West and Aweil North Counties of former Norther Bahr el Ghazal State, and Maban County of former Upper Nile State.

17 Sep 2017 description

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 59% . Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 74% .

Alert

A total of 20 alerts were reported, of which 30% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

Response

A total of 17 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 20,563 cases and 378 deaths (CFR 1.8% )*.

15 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM continues response to cholera outbreak across country

  • DTM completes biometric verification at Malakal PoC site

  • IOM hands over MHPSS programme in Bor to ALARM