Huawei Launches FusionServer Pro V6 Intelligent Server Based on the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor

SHENZHEN, China, June 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Huawei Computing Product Line officially released the latest member to their family – the next-generation FusionServer Pro V6 intelligent server. This product is a state-of-the-art technology running on the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor and designed to unlock powerful computing for any system. The 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor supports standard and custom configurations that scale from 4 to…

South Sudan strengthens reporting of deaths due to COVID-19

Since the start of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in South Sudan, the Ministry of Health through its call centre, interactions with community resource persons, the media, and other informal sources have been receiving reports of unexplained deaths in communities. To address the anecdotal reports of increasing mysterious community deaths that are currently not well investigated amidst concerns of safety during burial as raised by the general public, the Ministry…

At risk of rape outside and violence in South Sudan POC camp – will women and girls ever be safe?

BENTIU, South Sudan—Staying at home may be the safest way to avoid infection with the coronavirus, but for women and girls in Bentiu, South Sudan, it means greater vulnerability to gender-based violence.   “[Some] women suffer at the hands of their partners. Intimate partner violence is worse with the COVID-19 situation,” says Poni Rose Modo, a social worker at the Women and Girls-Friendly Space inside the UN Protection of Civilians…

USAID Donates USD 4.5 Million to Fight COVID-19 in Conflict-affected South Sudan

**Juba **– The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) this week donated USD 4.5 million to help tens of thousands of people in South Sudan at risk of contracting COVID-19.   The funds, contributed by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, come as confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in South Sudan are increasing daily.   There are 1,830 people infected with the disease, while 32 have died since the global…

UNMISS rehabilitates Rumbek isolation center and donates ambulance to support COVID-19 response

One of the biggest challenges faced by health authorities around the world is finding a safe space to isolate, monitor and treat patients suffering from COVID-19. In South Sudan, this is even more difficult because of the fragile health system and dire state of medical facilities which have been devastated by years of civil war. In Rumbek, it has been a huge concern for the community. Patients suffering from preventable…

UNMISS donates ambulance to help Jonglei communities respond to COVID-19

“We did not have an ambulance before. This ambulance is going to bring a lot of changes to how we operate here. Now we can go out to the counties and directly respond to COVID-19 cases.” This was the grateful message shared by the Director-General of the Jonglei Ministry of Health, Dr. Samuel Majur, when a Toyota Landcruiser was handed over by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan as…

IOM South Sudan: Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report (08 – 14 June 2020)

Situation Overview The COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve in the African region, with a rising incidence of cases and associated deaths. Six countries in the African region observed the highest percentage increase in cases during the reporting period, including South Sudan, with a 62 percent increase. Currently, 27 countries in the region are experiencing community transmission, 17 have clusters of cases, and seven have sporadic cases of COVID-19, according to…

IOM South Sudan: Weekly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness Update 24 (8 to 14 June 2020)

WEEKLY OVERVIEW DTM DTM continued operating 10 Flow Monitoring Points surveying travelers at selected border points and transit hubs with Uganda, DRC and CAR WASH IOM continued to support IPC/WASH activities at 4 PoEs (Kaya, Yei Airstrip, Nimule ground crossing and Juba International Airport) out of 5 PoEs (Yei Airstrip, Kaya, Wau Airstrip, Nimule ground crossing, and Juba International Airport). The team continues to provide WASH/IPC support and risk communication…