Juba 6 July, 2018 – South Sudan is prone to emerging and re-emerging disease outbreaks which necessitate prompt and safe management of laboratory specimens to ensure accurate and timely confirmation of the causative agent such as Ebola Virus to guide the response.
However, the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of IHR (2005) core capacities for South Sudan conducted in 2017, revealed that capacity for biosafety and biosecurity needed strengthening and the gaps identified addressed.
Juba, 17 July 2018 – To ensure maintenance critical immunization system functions and prevent the collapse following the ramp down of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) support, the Ministry of Health with support from WHO held a one-day meeting with key donors and other stakeholders including UNICEF.
Juba, 19 July 2018 – To mitigate the risk of cholera outbreaks in cholera transmission hotspots in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) secured over 562 000 doses of oral cholera vaccine in 2018 to conduct pre-emptive campaigns.
The 466 460 doses of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) received from the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) in 2018 are for a 2-dose mass vaccination campaign in Torit, Yirol East, Yirol West and Panyijiar.
Trump administration to allow some 500 Somali immigrants to remain in the US for at least another 18 months.
Washington said it arrived at the decision considering the "ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions" in Somalia.
Somalis in the US were first deemed eligible for the special status in 1991 when their country erupted into civil war.
By KEVIN J KELLEY
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo 20th July, 2018: The Regional Inter-Ministerial Committee comprising the Minister of Foreign Affairs from the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), are to meet in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo on 21st July, 2018 to analyze political and security situation in the region and receive a report from the ICGLR National Coordinators on the proposed restructuring of the ICGLR.
535.730 réfugiés en RDC.
99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales.
781.697 réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.
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535,730 refugees in DRC.
99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas.
781,697 DRC refugees in Africa.
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7.1 million people facing severe food insecurity between May-July 2018 (IPC February 2018)
2.6 million people assisted by WFP in May 2018 1.76 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.47 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR) 202,776 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)