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20 Mar 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Listeriosis in Namibia
Cholera in north-east Nigeria
Cholera in Malawi
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

20 Mar 2018 description


The Wau collective sites were established in June 2016 following violent clashes in and around Wau town. Currently there are four Collective Centers, Cathedral, Nazareth, Lokoloko and St. Joseph. Since then the protection centres have been protecting thousands of people. A fifth collective site, ECS was established in February 2017 hosting IDPs mainly from Jur River following clashes in the area. In April 2017, all IDPs were evicted from ECS and the site closed, with some IDPs being moved to Masna, 7km south of Wau town.

20 Mar 2018 description


Wau POC area adjacent to UNMISS was established in June 2016, following Site location violence in and around Wau town, making it the most recently established POC in South Sudan. It is also the most congested POC in the country, with registered population of 39,165 IDPs sheltering on just 200,000 m2 of land.

20 Mar 2018 description


Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. It is also fast becoming the most progressive on the continent in responding to forced displacement. If properly implemented, Ethiopia’s version of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework – which combines development and humanitarian aid – will benefit both refugees and host communities.

20 Mar 2018 description


Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site was established in December 2013 with 112,829 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

20 Mar 2018 description


Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been sheltering at the Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site since December 2013. There are currently 112,829 IDPs seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working with the communities to improve the living conditions in the site.

19 Mar 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative


Renk town is located in Renk County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with Sudan. Since independance in 2011, Renk has become a major destination and transit point for returnees from Sudan and, since the beginning of the current conflict in 2013, for internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing conflict in Upper Nile State.

19 Mar 2018 description

This is a live document and is only intended to display tentative transportation plans, based on the best information available at the time of publication.

It may be revised or updated (without notice) as the situation changes and new information becomes available.

19 Mar 2018 description


The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has successfully executed the installation of a solar power system at the Maar Primary Health Care Centre in the Jonglei area.

As one of its quick impact projects, the peacekeeping mission contracted a local non-governmental organization called Participatory Humanitarian Action for Resilience and Recovery to purchase and install the equipment, to a cost of 50,000 USD.

19 Mar 2018 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

As of 15 March 2018, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 202,776 including 112,829 in Bentiu, 24,417 in Malakal, 38,579 in Juba UN House, 2,296 in Bor, and 147 in UNMISS base and 24,508 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.

19 Mar 2018 description

Violence in Djugu Territory (Ituri Province), escalated and forced a large number of Congolese to flee to neighboring territories and the city of Bunia, while others crossed Lake Albert by boat to Uganda.

Two new UNHCR Field Offices, in Bondo and Monga, were opened to provide better protection and assistance to new arrivals from the Central African Republic in remote areas of Bas-Uele Province.

19 Mar 2018 description

Camp site extensions granted in East Darfur and White Nile.

WASH construction resumes in Dar Batti, West Kordofan after work stoppage by local authorities in Fall 2017.

Violence against refugees observed in Al Lait, North Darfur in following protection monitoring.

Key Developments

19 Mar 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Une crise alimentaire menace toute la province de l’Ituri à la suite de l’insécurité à Djugu.

Aperçu de la situation

19 Mar 2018 description

In Numbers

6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)
1.6 million people assisted by WFP in January 2018
1.9 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.4 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
203,980 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)


  • WFP has dispatched a total of around 86,000mt of assorted food commodities so far in 2018

  • The first Logistics Cluster coordinated barge for 2018 arrived in Malakal on 3 March

19 Mar 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

March 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan's refugee commissioner Hamad al-Gizouli said arrangements are underway to transfer the South Sudanese refugees to new areas outside of the capital, Khartoum.

Speaking at a workshop on the outcome of a recent survey about the status of South Sudan refugees on Sunday, al-Gizouli said South Sudanese refugees are present in all Sudanese states which pose a real challenge to the government.