• Relative calm provided UNICEF and partners the opportunity to assess and begin an immediate response to the needs of IDPs in Bentiu town. Of 129 children screened for malnutrition, 2.3 per cent were suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 10.1 per cent from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). Children identified with malnutrition were referred for treatment.
• UNICEF-supported a national conference on “Promoting Learning Spaces as Zones of Peace: A Call for South Sudan” which resulted in a communique committing to support Learning Spaces as Zones of Peace signed by the Ministers of Education and Youth as well as the Chairman of the Education Parliamentary Committee.
• UNICEF and WASH Cluster partners, in collaboration with national and state governments, celebrated the World Toilet Day during the week of 19 November reaching 200,000 people, including school children, with key sanitation and good hygiene promotion messages.
• UNICEF, WFP and partners undertook a rapid response mission to Buaw in Koch County, Unity State reaching 17,249 people including 3,158 children under 5 who had been cut off from basic services, including health and education, since the conflict began in December. Over 592,000 people, including 125,000 children under 5, have been reached by 32 joint UNICEF-WFP missions to date.
Situation in Numbers
1.43 million People internally displaced since 15 December
766,133* Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years
Outside South Sudan
479,388 Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since 15 December 2013
Priority Humanitarian Funding needs
January - December 2014
US$ 151.7 million**