South Sudan humanitarian medical assistance
19 February 2014 -- New figures indicate that 716 000 people have been internally displaced (IDPs) and another 156 800 people have fled to neighbouring countries. The crisis in South Sudan is now declared by the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and the WHO as Level 3 emergency. WHO has stepped up all operations in the country. Heavy fights was reported in Malakal, Upper Nile state during this reporting period. WHO continued supporting field operations by providing drugs and other medical supplies to facilitate the health interventions in all areas, but specially in the IDP camps. People in the IDP camps are in high risk of epidemic prone diseases like meningitis and cholera.