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South Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 16 (27 Oct 2017)

• Kala-azar has killed at least 52 people and sickened 2,447 so far in 2017.

• Depreciation of the local currency, rising cereal prices and shortages of imported commodities in local markets are affecting the food security and increasing vulnerability.

• Humanitarian organizations continue to experience difficulties accessing many locations in Greater Equatoria region affected by insecurity and conflict.

• Health partners have stepped up efforts to stop South Sudan’s cholera outbreak, with the current rate of new cases suggesting that it is further slowing down.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
27 Oct 2017
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin