South Sudan

UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #27, 11 - 18 June 2014

Situation Report
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- The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate in Bentiu as thousands of new IDPs seek protection in the UNMISS base, bringing the total number of IDPs in the PoC to 46,000. Child mortality is on the rise, access to safe drinking water and sanitation remains insufficient and heavy rains and strong winds are further compounding the response. UNICEF and partners continue to scale-up the provision of WASH interventions, and are in parallel implementing an integrated community-based child survival strategy to reduce child mortality.
- A total of 1,720 cholera cases including 37 deaths (Case fatality rate of 2.2%) has been reported since April 25, 2014. Confirmed cases have been reported from Juba, Yei and Kajo-Keji in Central Equatoria State, Kaka in Upper Nile and Lainya and Mundri East in Western Equatoria State. Suspected cases from Torit and Nimule Hospital are being verified.
- On 8 June, mutinous SPLA soldiers attacked an SPLA detachment near Falagalla along the Wau to Tambura road. This road remains "Red, No Go" for the UN.
- A total of 133 ALP learners (115 female and 18 male) for all 4 levels received supplies and access education in emergency in Bor.