In February, several response missions took place to areas including Ezo, James Diko, Mabia, Nagero, Namutina, Source Yubu and Yangri, all in Yambio County, Western Equatoria; Lanyia, Mororo and Lasu, Yei area, Central Equatoria; Pageri, Lobonok and Terekeka counties, also in Central Equatoria; and Koch, Leer and Mayendit, Unity. A reactive measles vaccination campaign was conducted in the Bor Protection of Civilians site. A total of 526 children aged between 6 and 59 months were vaccinated. As of 2 March, a total of 944 healthcare care workers and frontline aid workers from Yei and Yambio had received the vaccine against the Ebola Virus Disease.
At the end of January, aid organizations had delivered assistance and protection to 1.5 million people since the beginning of the year; representing 26 per cent of the 5.7 million targeted for assistance in 2019. The assistance provided includes nearly 1.3 million people reached by food assistance and emergency livelihoods support; over 380,000 people provided with access to improved water sources; more than 21,000 people assisted with vital non-food items and emergency shelter, including blankets and mosquito nets; nearly 84,000 children and pregnant women and new mothers provided with emergency nutritional assistance; over 73,000 children provided with access to education in emergencies; nearly 180,000 people reached through health consultations; and some 44,000 people who received services related to gender-based violence, child protection, mine awareness education and general protection.
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs