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17 Nov 2015 description

Newborns are perhaps the most vulnerable population the world over. Preterm or babies born too early, less than 37 weeks gestation, are particularly at risk. Currently, prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under five around the world, and a leading cause of disability and ill health later in life. Sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia account for over 60 percent of preterm births worldwide. Of the fifteen million babies born too early each year, more than one million die due to complications related to preterm birth.

17 Nov 2015 description


  • Heightened food insecurity expected throughout Sudan due to projected below-average crop yields

  • USAID/FFP emergency food commodities arrives in Port Sudan

  • CERF allocates more than $15 million to North Darfur


10 Nov 2015 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it is providing nearly $97 million in additional food assistance to assist vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, including those severely affected by the impacts of the El Niño weather phenomenon.

30 Oct 2015 description


 IPC reports 3.9 million people severely food insecure, including 30,000 people facing Catastrophe—Household IPC 5—levels of food insecurity, as of September

 USG joins high-level delegation to South Sudan to engage on key humanitarian issues


23 Oct 2015 description


  • Continued food insecurity in parts of northern Kenya results in nearly 1.1 million people requiring emergency food assistance

  • U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec reissues disaster declaration due to deteriorating nutrition and food security conditions

  • The USG provides more than $142 million in humanitarian assistance to Kenya in FY 2015

15 Oct 2015 description


  • Insecurity and humanitarian access restrictions continue to constrain relief efforts in Darfur and the Two Areas

  • New GoS import restrictions on relief commodities hinders the provision of humanitarian assistance

  • USG provides more than $275.6 million in FY 2015 to support humanitarian efforts across Sudan


06 Oct 2015 description

- Conflict continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian assistance
- USG announces additional $80 million in emergency funding to South Sudan DECEMBER 1, 2014
- Relief organizations provide health assistance following Maridi oil tanker explosion

04 Sep 2015 description


  • GoRSS, SPLM-IO, and other stakeholders sign peace agreement; subsequent ceasefire violations reported

  • General insecurity continues to drive displacement and constrain humanitarian operations

  • UN extends L3 designation for South Sudan

26 Aug 2015 description

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

PIBOR, South Sudan - The U.S. Government today announced an additional $6 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to UNICEF to provide education to children and youth affected by conflict. The additional contribution brings USAID's total grant to UNICEF for emergency education in South Sudan over two years to $23.5 million.

19 Aug 2015 description

Today marks World Humanitarian Day, a day to celebrate and pay tribute to aid workers who help the millions of people aected by humanitarian crises around the world. Designated by the United Nations General Assembly to remember the 22 UN and relief agency staff who lost their lives in a bombing in Baghdad 12 years ago, August 19 has become an occasion to honor the sacrifice of the brave men and women who have died serving others and commemorate the service of aid workers worldwide.

18 Aug 2015 description


  • Conflict in South Sudan continues to prompt the arrival of new refugees to Sudan, raising the total number of refugees from South Sudan since mid-December 2013 to more than 189,700 people as of August 17. Approximately 110,000 of the new arrivals had received humanitarian assistance as of early August.

31 Jul 2015 description


  • Insecurity continues to result in displacement and restrict humanitarian access

  • The GoRSS indefinitely suspends humanitarian barge transport, impeding the transport of relief commodities

  • Health actors record a decline in the weekly caseload of new cholera cases since June

19 Jun 2015 description


  • The U.S. Government (USG) announces $133 million in new FY 2015 funding to the crisis in South Sudan

  • Approximately 7,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive to Sudan between June 1 and 4

  • The international community condemns the expulsion of UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) Toby Lanzer from South Sudan

15 Jun 2015 description


  • Violence in Blue Nile’s Bau Locality and East Darfur’s Abu Karinka Locality results in property destruction and population displacement

  • USAID/FFP provides approximately 47,500 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance to Sudan in late May