A 12% increase in casualties was recorded in 2014, compared to 2013, and an increase in clearing mine-affected areas. Many states remain behind on their clearance plans and global funding for mine action declined for a second year in a row.
The key backers of the peace process have urged South Sudan's leaders to establish the transitional government and recommit to the timeline of the peace agreement to avoid it’s collapse.
High unemployment rates have driven displaced families to increasingly rely on negative coping mechanisms such as skipping meals, eating smaller portions and spending their savings to meet basic food needs.
Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, damaging the agricultural sectors of many developing countries.