South Sudan

UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #73, 19 November - 3 December 2015



  • Wau Shilluk West Primary School reopened after eight months of closure due to insecurity. There are now 865 children (52 per cent girls) registered and 15 volunteer teachers and 3 support staff on board.

  • During the November round of National Immunization Days, 2,309,253 children under 5 were vaccinated against polio (104 per cent coverage) in the seven less-affected states. The response to the circulating vaccine derived polio virus (cVDPV2) outbreak, confirmed in October 2014 and May 2015, also continues, with 1,644,577 children vaccinated in Warrap, Lakes, Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile.

  • UNICEF and partners joined the global commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and International Human Rights Day, using these days to highlight gender and GBV issues in South Sudan.

  • Since the beginning of the year, 45 nutrition SMART surveys have been completed. Of these, 29 areas demonstrated the prevalence of global acute malnutrition above the 15 per cent WHO emergency threshold, with the highest prevalence of acute malnutrition reported in Bentiu PoC (34.1 per cent), Mayom (30 per cent), Abiemnom (26.5 per cent), Gogrial West (29.1 per cent) and Twic (25.6 per cent). UNICEF and partners have treated 118,585 severely malnourished children under 5 this year.