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.
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.
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.
DAVID MAJUR AWUOU
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.
1. Background & Rationale
JUBA, South Sudan, 16 March 2018 – Thousands of children have been provided with life-saving humanitarian aid as a result of a European Union donation to UNICEF South Sudan worth more than eight million euros (approx. USD 10 million).
The funding has been used to provide services such as psychosocial support, life-saving vaccines and nutritional supplements. In the area of nutrition alone, the ECHO funding has enabled over 160,000 children to be treated for severe acute malnutrition.
Juba, 15 March 2018 – Access to adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in health care facilities (HCFs) is essential for the provision of quality care.
In South Sudan, WASH in HCFs is one of the neglected areas within the health systems. Thus, establishing WASH in HCFs is crucial to prevent the risks of health care acquired infection among health care facility staff, patients, caregivers and the wider community.
EMERGENCY MOBILE TEAM INTERVENTIONS
IOM provides life-saving assistance to vulnerable communities, displaced populations and famine and disease affected populations.
IOM is implementing a diverse humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. IOM provides support to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs)— including those seeking shelter in UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) protection of civilian sites (PoCs)—and other vulnerable populations, including host communities, across the country.
“Time is Now: press for Progress to Transform Women and Girls Living in Rural Areas’’
It’s 8am, and the MSF compound in Akobo, eastern South Sudan, is a hive of activity. In front of the logistics tent, staff carefully load tables, chairs, floor mats, septic boxes, medicines and other supplies into the back of a vehicle. Nearby, the Project Coordinator manages to simultaneously gulp down a cup of coffee while mumbling into a dusty handset radio. With still-unbuttoned life jackets resting squarely on their shoulders, a team of clinical officers, nurses, and community health workers discuss the day’s strategy.
Major Epidemiological Developments W2 2018
Completeness for IDSR reporting is 61% at county level and 81% for the IDP sites.
A total of 16 alerts were reported, of which 56% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 40 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 19 non-cases; and 12 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cattle).
49,000+ Refugees verified in Yida
18,000+ refugee children enrolled in primary school in Upper Nile
~6,000 children Benefited from Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme in Doro, Gendrassa and Kaya camps in Upper Nile
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
287,375 Refugees in South Sudan as of 28 February 2018.
1.8 million IDPs in South Sudan including 203,980 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 22 February 2018
In February 2018, Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) analysis estimated that in the worst case scenario, 6.3 million people, or 57 per cent of the population of South Sudan, would be severely food insecure from February to April 2018. In Unity, Jonglei, Upper Nile, and Central Equatoria, which are affected by recurring outbreaks of violent conflict and displacement, the proportion of people suffering from severe food insecurity ranges from 52 to 62 percent - more than half the states' combined population.
Juba, 12 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries has declared a Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreak today (12 March) in Yirol East, Yirol West and Awerial Counties of Eastern Lakes State.
UNICEF and partners supported the release of 311 children (87 girls) associated with armed groups in Yambio, Western Equatoria state – the first release by any armed group in South Sudan in almost three years. These children are being supported to reintegrate back to their communities. This is the first phase of a process that is expected to see 700 children released from armed groups and forces in Yambio in the coming months.
In the world’s 7th riskiest country for child birth, UNICEF and partners are trying to immunize all women of child-bearing age against tetanus, so that mothers and newborns don’t succumb to the vaccine-preventable, disease.
By Pavithra S Rangan
NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
People in South Sudan Requiring Humanitarian Assistance
2018 Humanitarian Response Plan – December 2017
People in Need of Food Assistance in South Sudan
IPC Technical Working Group – January 2018
1.82 million IDPs in South Sudan OCHA – January 31, 2018
Individuals Seeking Refuge at UNMISS Bases UNMISS – March 1, 2018