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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.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
27 Oct 2017
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin