South Sudan

UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #80, 12 - 28 February 2016

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• UNICEF has taken a lead role in the emergency response since the outset of fighting in Malakal PoC – releasing supplies, deploying staff and supporting partners:

o Two mobile clinics are fully set up and operational by UNICEF implementing partners IMC and IOM. In addition to mass casualty management, both centres are providing consultations for common illnesses, immunization, ANC, and delivery services. From 21-23 February, 1,332 consultations were conducted.

o Nutrition services have resumed with 16 children newly admitted.

o A confidential space has been created within the IMC’s temporary health facility for GBV survivors.

o UNICEF provided the supplies for 48 latrines and is increasing hygiene promotion. UNICEF will lead the WASH response in Malakal Town; a SWAT is under construction.

o A Child Helpdesk has supported 96 temporarily separated children. Psychosocial support activities are on-going.

• The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology with UNICEF support launched the Back to Learning (BTL) 2 Campaign in Juba with over 4,000 children in attendance. Speakers highlighted the need for massive investment in education sector to ensure that all children have access to quality education. BTL 2 will target 590,000 children in 2016.

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

1.69 million
People internally displaced since 15 December 2013
(OCHA, Humanitarian Snapshot dated 10 February 2016)

907,447*
Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years

Outside South Sudan

631,693
Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since 15 December 2013 (UNHCR, Regional Refugee Information Portal, dated 19 February, 2016)

Priority Humanitarian Funding needs January - December 2016
US$ 154.5 million

*Disaggregated data is yet to be made available, as registration has not been completed across the country. Children under 18 years have been calculated based on census

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

Over 2.3 million people have fled their homes since December 2013, 1.69 million of whom remain displaced inside South Sudan. According to UNMISS, the estimated number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites is 197,689 including 119,476 in Bentiu, 27,950 in Juba UN House, 47,033 in Malakal, 2,289 in Bor, 700 in Melut and 234 in Wau.

Fighting which broke out in the Malakal PoC on the night of 17 February and continued intermittently throughout 18 February has had a wide-ranging impact on humanitarian operations, with health, nutrition, WASH and education services affected. UNICEF and partners have taken a lead role in the response to arising needs, as detailed throughout the report. Violence was also experienced in parts of Western Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Jonglei States, after a month of relative calm.