Global Emergency Overview Weekly Picks, 27 September 2016

from Assessment Capacities Project
Published on 27 Sep 2016 View Original

Weekly picks


Between 3 and 22 September, an estimated 17,000 new refugees arrived from South Sudan. An estimated 1,000 people are arriving each day, fleeing insecurity and food shortages.


An outbreak of Rift Valley fever has affected at least 60 people and killed 23 in the border region with Mali. The disease has spread to 28 villages in three communes in Tchintabaraden, Tassara, and Abalak. Pastoralists are particularly vulnerable to infection.


UNICEF reports 28.1% GAM and 9.1% SAM in Aweil North, Northern Bahr el Ghazal. This is among the highest level of malnutrition ever recorded in South Sudan.