Humanitarian Health Action

South Sudan conflict and outbreaks - donor update

31 August 2016 -- Severe shortages of medicines, payment of health worker salaries and operational costs for running hospitals and ambulance services have been impacted by the recent conflict. The health system in South Sudan is near economic collapse. WHO is concerned about the overall health needs of the people of South Sudan, especially the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Juba, Wau and other States as a result of the recent hostilities.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

South Sudan: Cholera and conflict - donor alert

WHO/J. Ebrahim

22 July 2016 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Cluster partners are responding to an outbreak of cholera on top of escalating violence in South Sudan, with 162 cases of the disease reported in Duk and Juba Counties as of 22 July. This is in a country already facing a long-standing crisis. Some 1.6 million people were already displaced and 4.7 million were in need of health services prior to the recent escalation of the conflict. WHO is appealing for greater financial support for the health response to this crisis.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

From safe blood transfusions in South Sudan to hospital equipment for Yemen: Wide-ranging support from Japan

27 April 2016 -- In a country facing ongoing conflict, safe blood transfusions are a life-saving necessity. They are used to treat those suffering from gunshot wounds and conflict-related injuries, but also children suffering from anaemia due to malnutrition often worsened by malaria, survivors of road traffic accidents and mothers who experience excessive blood loss during childbirth are bleeding severely.

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South Sudan - WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

Health Cluster requirements
US$ 110 000 000 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 17 573 457

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