UNICEF South Sudan Situation Report 19 January 2017

January 19, 2017

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Highlights

• Insecurity in Greater Equatoria continues to aggravate the already fragile humanitarian situation, with recent military activity around Yambio causing mass population displacement. Humanitarian access in the region is severely restricted.

• For the first time during the dry season there has been a resurgence of cholera cases. Between 1 and 12 January, 33 new cases were reported at the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, but no deaths reported. UNICEF is re-engaging with partners to respond.

• UNICEF, WHO and the national Ministry of Health (MoH) have planned a measles immunization campaign for February. However, an additional US$ 1 million is required for the campaign to commence.