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23 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

22 février 2017 – Au moins 65.000 enfants ont été libérés par des forces armées et des groupes armés au cours des dix dernières années, s'est félicité le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF), alors que les 'Engagements de Paris' pour mettre fin à l'utilisation des enfants dans les conflits célèbrent leur 10e anniversaire.

23 Feb 2017 description
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IPC Key Messages

IPC GLOBAL ALERT on SOUTH SUDAN:

LOCALIZED FAMINE AND UNPRECEDENTED LEVELS OF ACUTE MALNUTRITION IN GREATER UNITY

Based on the IPC South Sudan Technical Working Group results:

HOW MANY & WHEN

  • As of January 2017, 3.8 million were estimated in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5).

23 Feb 2017 description

Following the declaration of famine in Leer and Mayendit Counties, Unity State, South Sudan, REACH calculated the areas more likely to be food insecure basing the estimation on the data collected between months x and y with the Area of Knowledge (AoK) approach, using the following methodology.

A simple, composite food security measurement was created by averaging the percentages of key informants (KIs) reporting on the following indicators for specific settlements:

23 Feb 2017 description

Following the declaration of famine in Leer and Mayendit Counties, Unity State, South Sudan, REACH calculated the areas more likely to be food insecure basing the estimation on the data collected between months x and y with the Area of Knowledge (AoK) approach, using the following methodology. A simple, composite food security measurement was created by averaging the percentages of key informants (KIs) reporting on the following indicators for specific settlements:

23 Feb 2017 description

[with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, UNDP Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark; Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O’Brien; Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (by video conference); Ms. Carla Mucavi, Director of FAO Liaison Office in New York, and Mr. Justin Forsyth, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF]

22 Feb 2017 description

More than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are facing famine or a credible risk of famine over the coming six months. With access to people in need and sufficient funding, the United Nations and its partners can avert famine and provide the necessary relief and support where famine already exists.

22 Feb 2017 description

14 February 2017, Juba, South Sudan - Despite the ongoing complex humanitarian crises in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and partners are responding to the latest cholera outbreak in the former Jonglei and Lakes States. The outbreak of cholera was first detected in June 2016 and since then 5 006 cholera cases and 99 deaths (CFR 1.98%) have been reported from 12 Counties in nine states countrywide.

22 Feb 2017 description

More than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are facing famine or a credible risk of famine over the coming six months.

With access to people in need and sufficient funding, the United Nations and its partners can avert famine and provide the necessary relief and support where famine already exists.

To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries over the coming months, the United Nations and its partners will continue to scale up humanitarian operations.

22 Feb 2017 description

Published under: Solberg's Government
Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Press release | Date: 2017-02-22

22 Feb 2017 description

Famine declared for first time anywhere since 2011 Horn of Africa crisis

22 Feb 2017 description
report Caritas

Pope Francis has urgently appealed for food aid to help millions of South Sudanese “condemned to death by hunger”. His plea followed the United Nation’s declaration of famine in the stricken country, with 275,000 children severely malnourished and more than 5 million people urgently in need of food and agricultural assistance.

The pope has called on all involved to send food aid to South Sudan: “where a fratricidal conflict compounded by a severe food crisis condemns to death by starvation millions of people, including many children.”

22 Feb 2017 description

UNMISS Spokesperson Daniel Dickinson - We are welcoming Radio Miraya listeners live to this press conference and you can also follow us live on twitter. The SRSG will make a few introductory remarks and then we will take some questions. And when you ask the question, can you please identify yourself and the media that you work for. Thanks very much. SRSG over to you.

22 Feb 2017 description

Based on the IPC South Sudan Technical Working Group results*:

HOW MANY & WHEN

  • As of January 2017, 3.8 million were estimated in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5).

  • As of February-April 2017, the number of people estimated in need of humanitarian assistance (IPC phase 3 and above) has increased to almost 5 million, out of which 100,000 are facing famine conditions.

WHERE

22 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The rate of new arrivals in to Uganda remains very high, with a total of 9,568 South Sudanese refugees received in Uganda between the 15th and 21st of February, although this is a decrease from the 13,092 new arrivals reported in the previous week. This brings the total new arrivals in February to 56,087.
    The average daily rate of new arrivals this week was 1,367.

22 Feb 2017 description

Facts & Figures

Since fighting erupted in December 2013:

  • More than 1.7 million internally displaced people according to UN estimates

  • Over 202 000 people seeking refuge at UN Mission compounds (UNMIS)

  • Over 1.1 million South Sudanese refugees & asylum seekers in neighbouring countries (UNHCR)

  • 67 aid workers killed by warring parties (UNOCHA)

About 4.8 million people experiencing food insecurity

22 Feb 2017 description
report Oxfam

In response to the UK Government’s announcement to give an additional £200 million in aid to help prevent famine in South Sudan and Somalia, Oxfam’s Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, said: “We welcome this additional funding which will certainly make a difference to the dire humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Somalia.

22 Feb 2017 description
report Malteser

Malteser International helps children in Kenya and South Sudan

22 Feb 2017 description

21 February 2017, JUBA — Seven new public servants from the Republic of Kenya arrived to Juba this week to begin their assignments as civil service support officers (CSSOs) as part of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Initiative for Capacity Enhancement in South Sudan, commonly referred to as the “IGAD Regional Initiative”. The new arrivals are joining two Ugandan CSSOs, who reported to Juba in May 2016, for a two-week induction workshop into the RSS/IGAD programme.

22 Feb 2017 description

The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has today announced new packages of life-saving UK aid for South Sudan and Somalia and issued a call to action to the international community to step up their support before it is too late.