UNICEF South Sudan Situation Report 31 March 2017

April 6, 2017

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Highlights

  • UNICEF continues to deploy rapid response missions to famine-affected areas of Unity state, as access restrictions are preventing the delivery of regular services.
  • The water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation in Nasir and Maiwut counties, Upper Nile is critical following ongoing insecurity that has displaced 37,000 households to Jikmir, Makak, Wangding and Nyatot. UNICEF is supporting access to safe water and sanitation for the displaced population.
  • Following reports of over 1,200 cases of chicken pox in Wau town since the beginning of the year, UNICEF is providing primary healthcare kits and antibiotics for management, and will meet with WHO and partners early next week to develop strategies to curb the spread of the infection.