The poor health and nutritional status of new arrivals in the Bentiu PoC has contributed to increased deaths among children under-five, from 18 to 24, mostly due to preventable diseases such as diarrhoea, pneumonia, malnutrition, and malaria. UNICEF and partners are scaling up the integrated WASH, health and nutrition response inside the PoC to address this, and looking at expanding the response in affected locations throughout Unity State.
As of 25 June, 2,194 cholera cases have been reported across the country, including 54 deaths. The case fatality rate remained above emergency threshold levels at 2.4%. So far, the epidemic is active in Central Equatoria, while some cases have also been confirmed in four other states (Upper Nile, Western Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria and Jonglei). UNICEF continues to work with other partners to respond to the epidemic.
The lack of salaries and incentives for teachers is having a detrimental effect on learning in many locations. For example, schools at Bor PoC and Dimtoma in Melut have closed and education activities are completely interrupted due to teachers refusing to work without receiving payment. The Cluster partners are looking at sustainable ways in which this can be resolved.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
People internally displaced since 15 December (OCHA, SitRep # 41 dated 20 June, 2014)
Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years
Outside South Sudan
Estimated refugees in neighbouring countries (OCHA, SitRep # 41 dated 20 June, 2014)
Priority Humanitarian Funding needs January - December 2014
US$ 151.7 million