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Initial Rapid Needs Assessment: IDP camp at UNMISS Compound Bentiu, Rubkona County, Unity State (5 - 6 January 2014)


This IRNA Report is a product of Inter-Agency Assessment mission conducted and information compiled based on the inputs provided by partners on the ground including; government authorities, affected communities/IDPs and agencies


An inter-agency assessment mission representing the clusters health, protection, shelter/NFI and WASH visited the displaced population inside the UNMISS compound in Bentiu, Unity State, to
assess current humanitarian needs and gaps. Main focal point on the ground was the OCHA staff based in Bentiu. The local administration and OCHA estimated that between 7,000 and 8,000 civilians, mostly Dinka, are currently living inside UNMISS compound in Bentiu. Another 300, mostly Nuer, are reportedly in UNMISS Pariang camp.

Key findings: 

Priority humanitarian needs identified include: health, protection, shelter/NFI and WASH.

Key findings:
• One mobile clinic with limited capacity is currently serving the IDP camp inside UNMISS supported by WHO and UNICEF.
• Displaced health workers are working in the clinic.
• Respiratory tract infection, malaria and diarrhoea are the leading causes of morbidity in the last two weeks.
• Four suspected measles cases with one death were reported last week, and all cases were children under five years of age.
• One child died of diarrhoea last week.
• Three acute jaundice syndrome cases were reported last week.
• ICRC is currently providing surgical services, while MSF-Holland is providing post-operation care in Bentiu Hospital. MSF-Holland is planning to start a mobile clinic to serve the IDP camp.
• Wounded patients are brought to the Bentiu hospital on daily basis as there is on-going fighting in Mayom. So far over 80 wounded patients were treated in Bentiu hospital. MSFHolland deployed a new surgical team to Leer hospital, and they are already receiving wounded patients from different locations.
• WHO still has medical supplies in a warehouse within the Ministry of Health compound in Bentiu, and some of these drugs were donated to the hospital and IDP clinic.

Sample size: 
Assessment Report: 
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Assessment Questionnaire: 
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Assessment Data: 
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Assessment Date(s): 
05 Jan 2014 to 06 Jan 2014

Level of Representation

Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Population Type(s): 
Displaced population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Other location: 
Bentiu, UNMISS compound