The overall nutrition situation in the 3rd quarter of the year remained critical and the forecast suggested further deterioration.
Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2014, more than a million people have fled to safety in Uganda. South Sudanese refugees have been warmly welcomed by the African nation. When refugees arrive, they are given vaccinations, a warm meal, even a plot of land and the resources to begin constructing their new home. And the support doesn’t stop there: CARE is training women leaders in the community to form savings groups, start businesses, and be healthcare workers.
Refugees’ children receiving Vitamin A in Upper Nile during the reporting period.
Refugees received ID cards in Upper Nile during the reporting period.
Unaccompanied Children placed under foster care during the reporting period.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
278,965 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 October 2017.
- 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%).
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.
Following the beginning of the conflict in South Sudan in 2013, the town of Wadakona, Manyo County, has been contested by various armed actors until March 2015, when it fell under government control.
Since then, spillovers of fighting in closeby areas of Manyo County has reached Wadakona on occasions, further triggering displacement. In February 2017, fighting reached Wadakona and remaining civilians were evacuated to Renk.1 Most recently, in June 2017, fighting took place in the nearby towns of Ghabat, Kuek and Kola.
11,055 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in October 2017.
4,350 Tree seedlings planted across South Sudan in October.
3,308 Refugee children attended child friendly space and community centres in October 2017.
Working with Partners
UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Humanitarian Coordinator welcomes President Kiir's order on free, unimpeded and unhindered movement of humanitarians in the country.
The current harvest season provides meagre respite to hunger crisis as conflict persists.
Heavy fighting in Nimni,
Guit County, forces several aid workers to flee for their safety and abandon critical life-saving aid response.
More than 17,300 IDPs in Kajo-keji flee to new safe locations due to fighting between armed actors.
Situation and Needs of Children in South Sudan
UNICEF works in South Sudan with over 137 partners (including both CSO and Govt) to provide nutrition, health, WASH, education and child protection services, with priority to live saving interventions for the population most affected by the humanitarian crisis.
IDPs within the host community at locations up to four hours walk from the centre of Wiechjol.
There are no health facilities at all six IDPs sites. The closest functioning health facility is located 11 hours away on foot in Lankien.
There are boreholes at four out of six of the assessed IDPs sites (no boreholes in Donykhan and Pangaw).
Stagnant water is used for drinking, cooking and washing.
Since June 2016, Western Bahr el Ghazal has experienced multiple incidents of intense conflict in areas of Wau town, and the surrounding areas of Jur river, Wau and Raga counties. Many areas in Western Bahr el Ghazal are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites in Wau town.
Conflict in Jonglei State broke out in late December 2013, only days after the current conflict began in Juba. Since then, the state has been one of the worst affected by the conflict, and currently hosts the second highest reported numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. Many areas in Jonglei are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.
2,100,716* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 Oct (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)
641,911** South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 Oct
279,160 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.87 million IDPs as of 30 September
On 8 July 2017, fighting broke out in Juba between the government-led SPLA and former opposition SPLA-IO. Since then, the states of Greater Equatoria have seen fighting spread to other towns and villages throughout the region, displacing hundreds of thousands South Sudanese across the borders into Uganda and Kenya. Many areas in Greater Equatoria are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.