UNICEF South Sudan Situation Report-30 September 2017

September 30, 2017

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>In September, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Jonglei states experienced
flooding as a result of heavy rains. UNICEF together with partners responded
to over 20,000 households affected by the flooding in Northern Bahr el
Ghazal with provision of supplies, including household water treatment
products and water containers. However, the WASH sector continues to face
a significant funding gap (54 per cent).
>The nutrition situation in the country remains critical, despite the
commencement of the harvest. In September, UNICEF was part of a multiagency
team that deployed to Baggari, Western Bahr el Ghazal, where
reports indicated a deteriorating nutrition situation with global acute
malnutrition (GAM) rates at 29.2 per cent. A total of 676 children received
treatment for moderate and severe acute malnutrition.
>During this reporting period, schools opened for the third and final term of
this academic year. With a high number of new students returning to school,
UNICEF has now passed its annual target of providing 300,000 children and
adolescents with access to education in emergencies.