- Cholera transmission reported in two counties [Juba and Budi] in the last four weeks [43- 46, 2017].
- Out of the 26 samples tested in the week, 16 (62%) were positive by culture. All positive samples were from New Bongo (a new focus of transmission in Juba) (Table 4).
Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 61%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 78%.
A total of 20 alerts were reported, of which 70% have been verified. 1 alert was risk assessed and 1 required a response.
A total of 66 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0%) were reported. The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 21,520 cases and 441 deaths (CFR 2.0%).
UNESCO is collaborating with various UN agencies and media associations to implement a new project aimed at strengthening the role of media in national dialogue and ongoing peacebuilding initiatives for lasting peace and sustainable development in South Sudan.
Thank you for joining this press briefing today. My first formal encounter with you since arriving in Juba two months ago.
I wish to give an update on three points: the humanitarian outlook, protection of civilians and the UNCT Cooperation Framework with South Sudan.
Juba, 21 November 2017: The conflict coupled with the country's worsening economic crisis have more than doubled the cost of delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services. Lack of access to clean water and sanitation is a public health concern in South Sudan.
National CCCM Cluster
In alignment with the CCCM cluster 2018/2019 Strategy, the cluster through its partners finalized and completed its submission to OCHA for the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for South Sudan
PoCAA: In order to enhance site layout and access within the camp, CCCM dismantled 18 illegal structures constructed along camp roads.
Decongestion exercise continued with a relocation of 31 households (170 individuals).
Korean peacekeepers are helping boost security and economic activity in the conflict-affected town of Bor by installing solar-powered LED lights so that residents have the confidence to move around and carry out their business safely.
DAVID MAJUR AWUOU MAJAK
Murle leaders have welcomed a call for reconciliation and signed a declaration resolving to work towards peace and development beyond ethnic and political divisions.
The peace declaration was signed at the conclusion of an historic peace and reconciliation conference supported by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in the Jonglei region.
Members of Parliament within the Jubek Transitional Legislative Assembly have committed to working in partnership with the UN Mission in South Sudan to build durable peace.
A two-day forum was organised by UNMISS for the 21 members of the Legislative Assembly to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), an agreement between UNMISS and the Government signed in 2011.
CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY
Nyal Town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei states have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources.
Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people traveling to and from nearby islands.
UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites
- As of 16 November 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 209,885 including 112,140 in Bentiu, 24,424 in Malakal, 38,113 in Juba UN House, 2,532 in Bor, 651 in Melut and 169 in UNMISS base and 31,856 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.
A feasibility study of low-literate community health workers treating severe acute malnutrition using simplified tools and protocol in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, South Sudan
Malnutrition underlies nearly half of all deaths among children under the age of five. Despite this burden, 90% of malnourished children still cannot reach the life-saving treatment they need. We believe that the treatment can be brought directly to them.
Juba, November 16, 2017- 25 South Sudan women leaders, representing women’s peace networks met with the Troika’s Special Envoys to South Sudan, Mr. Christopher Trott (UK), Mr. Erling Skjoensberg (Norway and Mr. Paul Sutphin (USA) and accompanied by HE, Ambassador of UK to South Sudan, Ms. Alison Blackburne, to present their position on the proposed revitalization of the 2015 Peace Agreement, general concerns on the peace process in South Sudan. The meeting was facilitated and hosted by UN Women Country in South Sudan.
Juba – Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is endemic in South Sudan, where years of crisis have increased the vulnerability of women and girls. The scale of violence against women and girls in conflict and humanitarian settings is increasingly recognized as one of the most concerning human rights violations.
To better understand knowledge of gender-based violence and improve prevention and response in South Sudan, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with partners, undertook a large-scale study of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) related to GBV.