Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Health Situation report on the Emergency Response in South Sudan

31 July 2015 -- Increasing cholera cases in Juba and Bor, humanitarian partners are responding to the outbreak (started 23 June 2015). WHO supported Oral Cholera Vaccination campaigns in Bentiu and Juba PoCs, targeting more than 100 000 people. Two more campaigns are planned for Juba and Malakal. One case of type 2 circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in Mayom County, Unity State. Ongoing conflict in parts of South Sudan continues to hinder the delivery of health services as more health facilities are destroyed and looted. Over 1.6 million people continue to be displaced across South Sudan and are in need of humanitarian assistance.