South Sudan

UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #90, 15 - 28 July 2016

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SITUATION IN NUMBERS

1.69 million People internally displaced since 15 December 2013 (OCHA, Humanitarian Snapshot 5 May 2016)

717,302 Estimated new South Sudanese refugees since December 2013 (UNHCR, Regional Refugee Information Portal, dated 22 July 2016)

US$ 154.5 million* 2016 UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) Appeal

Highlights

• After the heavy clashes in Juba between 7-11 July, the security situation across the country continues to be calm but tense and unpredictable. The number of people newly displaced in Juba since the recent outbreak of violence is reportedly 12,088, of which 10,838 are located in the UNMISS sites. This is in addition to the nearly 28,000 displaced who were living in the Protection of Civilian (POC) sites in Juba prior to the crisis.

• The Ministry of Health has declared a cholera outbreak. After 31 samples tested positive for Vibrio Cholera in the National Public Health Laboratory, outbreaks have been confirmed in Juba,
Terekeka and Duk Counties. As of 29 July, 564 cases including 21 deaths have been reported.

• Due to limited funding, family tracing and reunification (FTR) services have been suspended, focusing primarily on unaccompanied children and separated children with additional significant protection concerns.

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

In parallel to the increasing insecurity, the economic situation has severely deteriorated, with a dramatic drop in the value of the South Sudanese pound and inflation estimated at close to 300 per cent. The rising costs of goods is exacerbating food insecurity, with the recent integrated food security phase classification (IPC) update suggesting that up to 4.8 million people are food insecure. Child malnutrition is a key concern; according to Food Security Nutrition Monitoring System survey data, global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates are above the 15 per cent WHO emergency threshold in seven out of 10 states. UNICEF and partners have already admitted about 113,000 for treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM), representing nearly 70 per cent of the 2016 targeted caseload. Food Security Nutrition Monitoring System survey data indicates the highest GAM rate in Northern Bahr el Ghazal (33.3 per cent), followed by Unity (26.2 per cent), Warrap (23.1 per cent),
Western Bahr el Ghazal (20.6 per cent), Jonglei (17.7 per cent), Upper Nile (16.7 per cent) and Eastern Equatoria (15.2 per cent).