Sudan

Humanitarian action in Southern Sudan weekly bulletin, week 37, 14 - 20 Sep 2008

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Situation Report
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SUMMARY/HIGHLIGHTS

- Polio campaign planned for Juba Town, 25th - 27th September (see Section I).

- UNMIS/RRR warns of secondary displacement from Sakure (see Sections I & III).

- Planning for next return season continues as season approaches (see Section III).

- NFI needs met for the 5,292 households in Aweil Town (see Section IV, NFIs).

I. FOCUS ON SECURITY AND HUMANITARIAN ACCESS

Western Equatoria State (WEQ): - Insecurity arising from the activities of armed elements has necessitated the raising of the road stretch from Yambio to Sakure, Yambio Gangura/Nabiapai/Border and Gangura/Mbata Sindan/Border to be raised to Security Level 3 with effect from 19 September 2008. Armed escorts are mandatory. Movement should be cleared by UN area security coordinator for Yambio.

On 18th September 2008, the area of Sakure (southwest of Yambio along the DRC border) was raised to Security Level 4 with effect from 18 Sept 2008. This followed insecurity arising from an attack on the SPLA post there by suspected LRA militias.

II. CURRENT ISSUES

Polio campaign planned for Juba Town, 25th - 27th September 2008

There has been a confirmed Polio case in Juba town. In response to that the Government of Southern Sudan in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF and other partners will conduct a Polio campaign from 25 to 27 September to immunize all children under five years of age.

All parents who have children under five years of age are requested to get the polio vaccinations for their children. Vaccinators will visit house to house from 8 am to 4 pm during the three-day campaign.

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