South Sudan

South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 66 (as of 12 December 2014)

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Highlights

● Partners finalized the planning process for 2015. The Humanitarian Response Plan for 2015 seeks $1.8 billion to assist 4.1 million people.

● Fighting continued to be reported in Fangak, Jonglei State, displacing thousands of people to different locations.

● Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS were the most common causes of death during the month of November in displacement and Protection of Civilian sites.

● Fourth round of nationwide polio immunization campaign reached 2,431,388 out of the targeted 3.3 million children.

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year

3.5 million People reached with humanitarian assistance *

1.91 million People displaced by conflict since December 2013

$600 million Required for life-saving assistance by February 2015

Situation Overview

Fighting persisted in Fangak County, Jonglei State with reports indicating that people continued to fl ee the violence to different locations. As of 8 December, an estimated 43,200 people were displaced in Old Fangak town. Of these, an estimated 25,000 were newly-displaced from the areas of New Fangak and Pigi/Canal, with reports of continued arrivals. There were unverifi ed reports of people moving from Fangak County into Ayod County within Jonglei State.

In Upper Nile State, Malakal town remained relatively calm over the past week but exchange of gunfi re was reported in Nasir County. Fighting was also reported northeast of the area of Renk bordering Sudan. Inter-communal tensions remained high in Rumbek town, Lakes State. On 9 December, one person was reportedly killed in Makuric village near the hospital in Lakes State. Persistent insecurity in this area disrupted activities at an aid agency warehouse.

Although no new cholera cases have been reported in the last two weeks, health partners remained vigilant with surveillance ongoing. The number of suspected cases of measles continued to decline, due to a series of measles vaccination campaigns, which were conducted to contain outbreaks in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps and in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites within UN bases. Aid agencies highlighted that Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS were the most common causes of death in November in IDP and PoC sites, accounting for fi ve of the 14 deaths early November (36 per cent) and three of the 12 deaths in the last weeks of November (25 per cent). This highlights the need to strengthen HIV and AIDS services in the sites.

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