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OCHA South Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin for the period 29 October - 4 November 2012

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OCHA South Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin for the period 29 October - 4 November 2012

Highlights:

  • 9 of 25 suspected cases of Hepatitis E in Yida refugee camp have tested positive, according to UNHCR.
  • Improved access to food in most areas of the country has been reported with the start of the harvest season, according to the latest food security outlook report from FEWS NET.
  • An IOM-supported barge departed Renk in Upper Nile State on 30 October, carrying 880 returnees to Juba.

Situation overview

Humanitarian assistance contined to over 175,000 Sudanese refugees in Unity and
Upper Nile states. As of 29 October, nine of 25 suspected cases of Hepatitis E in Yida
refugee camp in Unity State had tested positive, according to the UN Refugee Agency
(UNHCR). To date, 27 people have died from the disease in Unity and Upper Nile. In
Jonglei State, humanitarian organizations continued to register and prepare the delivery of aid to over 5,600 people displaced by recent fighting between the South Sudan army and non-state armed actors. In Renk in Upper Nile, humanitarian partners organized the movement of 880 returnees to Juba, due to arrive in the capital in mid-November. Food for the journey and medical screening was provided to all returnees prior to departure. On the food security front, the latest FEWS NET report indicates that the food security situation has improved with the start of the harvest season.

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OCHA South Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin for the period 29 October - 4 November 2012
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