Cholera inter-season: In 2018 still no reported cholera cases as per week 14 after the end of the outbreak declaration. In 2016/2017 a total of 20,438 cholera cases with 436 deaths (CFR=2.13%) were reported during 85 weeks of outbreak started on June 2016.
For the young women of Rumbek, education is a lifeline.
It offers them a chance to escape the cycle of violence in South Sudan and reach their full potential. However, they struggle to learn amidst ongoing conflict and the dire economic situation, which puts pressure on them to contribute to their families’ efforts to survive.
In June last year Medair, one of our member organisations, averted a deadly cholera outbreak in South Sudan by timely response that addressed the needs of communities.
Medair in South Sudan
Medair has been present in Renk since 2011, providing integrated health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. Although Medair works in several communities around Renk through Integrated Community Case Management and Care Groups, the projects are focused on three IDP/returnee settlements; Abayok, Payuer, and Wonthow.
On 11 April 2018, members of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan were briefed by the Panel of Experts on South Sudan in connection with the Panel’s final report, which was submitted in pursuance of paragraph 2 of resolution 2353 (2017).
During a six-day-long patrol, staff members of the UN Mission in South Sudan were told by communities in Yirol and Mingkaman in the Eastern Lakes area that they want to be able to listen to the news and other programmes aired by Radio Miraya, the peacekeeping mission’s radio station in the country.
YAMBIO, South Sudan, 18 April 2018 – More than 200 children were released by armed groups in South Sudan on Tuesday. This was the second release of children in a series, supported by UNICEF, that will see almost 1,000 children released from the ranks of armed groups in the coming months.
US$21 million allocated to support top priority front-line activities
During the first quarter, the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) allocated US$21 million through the 2018 first standard allocation.
Funding went to 62 partners to kick-start top priority front-line activities under the 2018 HRP, at a time when the compounding effects of displacement, disease, food insecurity, malnutrition and protection concerns continue to worsen. Funding was also provided to ensure the continuity of common logistics services.
The month of October was characterised by a respite in fighting across the state of Upper Nile.
This has created opportunities for increased humanitarian access to areas that have been affected by continued fighting or insecurity for the past months such as the counties located on the western bank of the Nile and the counties of the south-eastern portion of the state.
Nevertheless, the humanitarian outlook has yet to improve as the level of access to basic services remains alarmingly low across most sectors.
Delegations will find in the annex the Council conclusions on South Sudan, as adopted by the Council at 3613rd meeting held on 16 April 2018.
Council Conclusions on South Sudan
The Malakal Protection of Civilian site (PoC) was created at the beginning of 2014 to offer temporary protection to the population of the area who were caught up in fighting in South Sudan´s Upper Nile region. But four years on, the difficult living conditions, the loss of hope, feelings of enclosure, as well as limited livelihood opportunities have had an effect on the mental health of those who are trapped inside. For most, leaving the site is not an option.
MSF runs mental health services within the PoC.
(MissionNewswire) Father David Tulimelli, parish priest at the Salesian St. Vincent de Paul parish which operates Don Bosco Gumbo, has dedicated his life to the youth of South Sudan. He has been a witness to the young country’s troubles and was praised in 2016 for his efforts to assist those who were internally displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. Fr. Tulimelli fed 4,000 in that year as the country’s refugee crisis intensified.
In March, partners in South Sudan continued to respond to health emergencies including an outbreak of Rift Valley fever, measles and a suspected outbreak of meningitis, in different parts of the country. The outbreak of Rift Valley fever continued to evolve in parts of Lakes, with a total of 40 cases and four related deaths reported in Yirol East, Yirol West and Awerial. However, the suspected meningitis outbreak in Torit, Eastern Equatoria, first reported on 15 February 2018, started to decline, with only two suspected cases reported during March.
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.