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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #54 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Efforts to improve living conditions continue at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • Health actors are responding to an increase in the number of reported cases of kala-azar disease in endemic areas of the country

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #53 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief agencies focus on drainage improvements to address flooding at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • Food and nutrition assistance mitigate food insecurity in some areas; concerns for risk of deteriorating conditions in 2015 persist

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #52 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $180 million to support food assistance in South Sudan

  • U.N. World Food Program (WFP) barge convoy arrives in Upper Nile State

  • Insecurity persists in Unity State, including near the civilian protection site in Bentiu town

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OFDA Marks 50th Anniversary, Supports IOM Delivery of Clean Water, Sanitation in South Sudan

USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), which this year marks its 50th anniversary, is helping IOM to provide clean water and sanitation services to 20,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in a UN protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, South Sudan.

In the eight months of South Sudan’s latest humanitarian crisis, over 1.3 million people have been displaced. Of these, some 95,000 have sought shelter inside over-crowded UN PoC sites throughout the country.

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #51 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Six South Sudanese relief workers killed in Upper Nile State’s Maban County

  • Flooding worsens living conditions in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • U.N. barges departed Mangalla town, Central Equatoria State, on August 6

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence has displaced more than 388,100 people in Darfur to date in 2014.

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) prompts additional displacement and humanitarian needs in the Two Areas.

  • Approximately 5 to 5.3 million people in Sudan were food-insecure in June.

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #50 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 5,200 suspected and confirmed JULY 25, 2014 cholera cases—including 114 deaths— reported between April 23 and July 24
  • Fighting in and around Nhialdiu town, Unity State, halts the distribution of food assistance to approximately 37,000 people.

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Ethiopia + 2 others
Community-Based Animal Health Workers in the Horn of Africa

Strengthening the humanity and dignity of people in crisis through knowledge and practice

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #49 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 3,200 suspected and confirmed cholera cases—including 70 deaths— reported between April 23 and July 9.

  • Relief agencies provide much-needed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State.

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Responding to Dire Needs in South Sudan Three Years after Independence

Posted by Linda Etim on Wednesday, July 9th 2014

Three years after the Republic of South Sudan’s exhilarating independence on July 9, 2011, following decades of civil war, the people of this young nation are facing their most dire crisis yet.

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #48 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Relief actors scale up health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) response activities at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State.

 Internally displaced persons (IDPs) continue to relocate from the UNMISS Tomping base to the new PoC 3 site at U.N. House.

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Mothers Give Birth Safely Amid South Sudan’s Conflict

Volunteer health promoters safely delivery babies even when conflict erupts around them

“This program was started before the present crisis began, basically to meet the need of preventing postpartum hemorrhaging in a context where it is very difficult to reach health facilities, midwives are scarce and most women deliver at home."

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World + 6 others
Broad Coalition of Celebrities, Athletes, Non-Profits Join with USAID to ‘Let Girls Learn’

For Immediate Release Friday, June 20, 2014 USAID Press Office +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

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Extraordinary Efforts in U.S. Food Assistance Underway as Extreme Food Insecurity Stalks South Sudanese

It was raining hard as we slipped and slid through the narrow muddy lanes between the dilapidated plastic-covered shelters that are home to roughly 3,600 displaced persons. Here in the town of Bor in Jonglei state South Sudan, I traveled to see for myself the conditions of some of the 4 million people who require emergency food aid. The political crisis that erupted last December in the capital, Juba, has triggered a brutal conflict that has caused more than 1 million people to flee their homes.