"Health authorities and partners, with the support of WHO, were able to detect and control the spread of Marburg virus disease within a matter of weeks,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.
Refugee management has been integrated into the National Development Plan, shifting the focus from a solely humanitarian approach to recognising the connection between humanitarian and development needs.
South Sudan is now the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis, with more than 1.8 million refugees – including one million children – having sought safety in Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, DRC and CAR.
Total displacement from South Sudan into the surrounding region is now 1.6 million people. The rate of new displacement is alarming, representing an impossible burden on a region that is fast running short of resources to cope.
In what is now Africa’s largest refugee crisis, more than half a million people have escaped from South Sudan, the majority into Uganda. 86% are women and children arriving terrified, hungry and often alone.