The deteriorating situation in Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) site is of great concern with the provision of humanitarian assistance significantly disrupted. Over the past weeks, insecurity has increased, with humanitarian staff threatened and assaulted when delivering services in the PoC, greatly affecting the provision of WASH, education and child protection services in the site.
In response to the two cases of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus that were confirmed in Bentiu PoC, UNICEF, WHO and partners undertook a vaccination campaign in the PoC from 13 to 15 November. The campaign reached 22,968 children 0-15 years old, or 92 per cent of the estimated target population. A second campaign is planned for 3-5 December 2014.
UNICEF and the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) met with Senior Commanders from an armed group which is integrating into the SPLA. The Commanders advised that they had around 3,000 children to release and that the integration process is planned to begin in the immediate future. It is expected that large scale education, psychosocial and community based interim care services will be required.
UNICEF and partners are supporting children to take their end of year Primary 8 (P8) exams, including 780 students who sat exams in Jonglei state during the reporting period in government and opposition-held areas.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
People internally displaced since 15 December (OCHA, SitRep #62 dated 14 November, 2014)
Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years
Outside South Sudan
Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since 15 December 2013 (OCHA, SitRep #62 dated 14 November, 2014)
Priority Humanitarian Funding needs January - December 2014
US$ 151.7 million