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02 Jun 2017 description
  • PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1 M

  • PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1 M

  • PEOPLE REACHED BY THE END OF Q4 2016: 5.1 M

02 Jun 2017 description
  • PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1 M

  • PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1 M

  • PEOPLE REACHED BY THE END OF Q4 2016: 5.1 M

In the fourth quarter of 2016, South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis continued to deepen and spread, with continued clashes and displacement in Unity, Jonglei and the Greater Equatoria region, and the spread of diseases, including cholera, measles and kala-azar.

01 Jun 2017 description

Epidemic Trends

Cholera confirmed in Kapoeta South after four of six samples tested positive for Vibrio cholerae on 5 May 2017 Table 3. Table 1 summarizes reported cases (confirmed or suspected), admissions and deaths during the current reporting period, and cumulatively, by affected county and state. Currently, 9 (47%) out of 19 counties ever affected (since June 2016) have reported cholera cases in the past 4 reporting periods (weeks) and are considered to have active transmission Table 1.

30 May 2017 description

SUDAN

The number of new South Sudanese refugees in 2017 so far (137,000) has surpassed the total for all of 2016, bringing the current total to 417,000. Malnutrition rates are high. In White Nile state, where there are 122,000 South Sudanese refugees, 40% of those in camps are food insecure. A cholera outbreak in the state since April has led to at least 2,750 suspected cases and 49 deaths.

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SYRIA

30 May 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Patients with cholera, or 'acute watery diarrhoea', are reportedly being transferred to the capital of Sudan. The cases come from White Nile state, where the disease has taken-on epidemic proportions.

Information from doctor colleagues has led Dr Syed Ginat to believe that several hospitals in Khartoum have received cases of watery diarrhoea from White Nile state; in the military hospital, the academic hospital, Ibrahim Malik hospital, and Omdurman hospital.

29 May 2017 description
  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

28 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners have assisted more than 80,000 people in Akobo, Nyirol and Uror counties.

  • Emergency food assistance has been distributed to more than 17,300 people in Aburoc. Water remains a predominant concern.

  • An attack on Luom, Mayendit County, in May left homes looted, burned and destroyed, and the area’s Primary Health Centre reportedly looted.

  • Eleven months on, the cholera outbreak continues to spread, with counties most recently affected increasingly distant from the River Nile.

26 May 2017 description
report World Vision

KEY MESSAGES

  • About 1.9 million people are internally displaced and 1.7 million have sought refuge in other countries. World Vision calls on all stakeholders to work together and facilitate peace and security throughout the country.

  • The food security in the country is declining with 5.5 million people severely food insecure. The onset of the rains has added a set of natural barriers, making it difficult to reach people in need of assistance. It is estimated that 70 percent (230,000 people) of the capital, Juba, is food insecure.

25 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence displaces an additional 200,000 people in April

  • Health actors report suspected cholera cases in Aburoc

  • USG announces $142 million in new humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Violence across South Sudan displaced an additional 200,000 people in April, increasing the total number of displaced people to 3.8 million, including 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 1.8 million refugees sheltering in neighboring countries.

25 May 2017 description

Anticipated scope and scale

Floods during the rainy season from June until at least October will affect about 200,000 people, mostly in southern Sudan. Particularly vulnerable are the displaced in southern Sudan, where there are 2.3 million IDPs and about 400,000 South Sudanese, 110,000 of whom arrived in 2017. Floods will damage key WASH infrastructure and increase the caseload of diseases including cholera and malaria. Houses will be destroyed and flooding will damage crops and isolate some localities, driving up food prices.

25 May 2017 description

Mr. President, Members of the Council,

  1. Thank you for the opportunity to brief the Council on the situation in South Sudan and the deployment of the Regional Protection Force.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12840

Security Council
7940th Meeting (AM)

The national dialogue just launched in South Sudan by President Salva Kiir would only be credible if opposition groups genuinely participated, the senior United Nations official in that country said today, as he briefed the Security Council on the significant military, humanitarian and political challenges facing that nation.

24 May 2017 description

The U.S. is deeply concerned about the famine in South Sudan, as well as the risk of famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. We are one of the largest donors of humanitarian assistance for the people of these countries and will continue to work with other international donors to provide the life-saving aid needed to avert famine and help people in need.

22 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

19 May 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal is launched on a preliminary basis and seeks a total of 4,184,769 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) deliver assistance and support 63,540 people (South Sudanese refugees) for 12 months. The response will focus on the following areas of interventions: health; water sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter (including Household non-food items); and National Society capacity building.

19 May 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In February, the humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate, culminating in the declaration of localized famine in Mayendit and Leer Counties in Unity on 20 February. Some 100,000 people are facing starvation. and a further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine across the country. There are now 4.9 million severely food insecure people in South Sudan and this number is expected to rise to 5.5 million at the height of the lean season in July.

19 May 2017 description

JANET ADONGO

Humanitarian agencies are intensifying their efforts to provide clean drinking water to thousands of civilians fleeing fierce fighting in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan as the threat of a cholera outbreak looms.