South Sudan

UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #48, 3 - 16 December 2014

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• One year after the conflict began, children are still under daily threat in South Sudan. Over 1.9 million people, over half of whom are children, have fled their homes. The health system has been weakened, with outbreaks of polio, cholera and kala-azar reported. 400,000 children have been forced out of school and an increase in grave child rights violations were recorded over past years.

• The total number of reported new admissions to the therapeutic feeding programme for the management of severe acute malnutrition stands at 85,133 children aged 0-59 months from January 2014 to date. The overall nutrition situation in most parts of the country remains above emergency levels (global acute malnutrition above 15 per cent); these areas include Upper Nile, Unity, Northern Bahr Ghazal, Jonglei and parts of Warrap.

• The fourth round of Polio national immunization days (NIDs) in 2014 reached 2,431,388 of the 3,000,000 targeted children under 5 years in the seven stable states from 2-5 December, according to initial reports.

• Almost 600,000 people, including over 132,000 children under 5, have been reached by the 33 joint UNICEF-WFP rapid response missions to date. The latest mission to Tuarkei, Mayom County, Unity State, reached 7,467 people, including 1,378 children under 5, who had been cut off from basic services, including health and education, since the conflict began in December last year.

1.43 million People internally displaced since 15 December (OCHA, SitRep #66 dated 16 December, 2014)

766,133 Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years

Outside South Sudan
483,030 Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since 15 December 2013 (OCHA, SitRep #66 dated 16 December, 2014)

Priority Humanitarian Funding needs January - December 2014 US$ 151.7 million**