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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 + 1 other
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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South Sudan + 1 other
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 + 1 other
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.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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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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South Sudan + 1 other
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.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #46 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 1,600 cholera cases reported since April 23

  • Relief agencies scale up nutrition interventions in hard-to-reach, conflict-affected areas

  • Voluntary relocation to a new civilian protection site begins in Malakal town, Upper Nile State

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Government of Sudan (GoS) endorses efforts to relocate South Sudanese refugees sheltering in White Nile State.

  • Food security outlook through September worsens due to conflict, high food prices, and population movements the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) reports.

  • Bombings in Southern Kordofan State target civilians, according to local media.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #45 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Though cholera case fatality rate drops, populations remain at risk, with more than 1,250 cases reported in Central Equatoria State between April 23 and June 3.

  • The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) scales up efforts to distribute assistance via air and river routes as rainy season progresses.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #44 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 900 cholera cases, including 27 deaths, reported in Juba since late April.

  • New UNMISS mandate makes civilian protection a priority.

  • Four donors commit 86 percent of the new $618 million in pledges announced at the humanitarian conference in Oslo, Norway.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #43 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Government (USG) announces an additional $291 million for South Sudan

  • Donor conference in Oslo, Norway, garners approximately $600 million in new pledges for humanitarian funding

  • Relief agencies respond to increasing cholera cases in South Sudan’s capital

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #42 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The revised Crisis Response Plan (CRP) requests $1.8 billion through December.

  • Ceasefire fails to curb fighting, with clashes reported in Unity and Upper Nile states.

  • Current conflict has led to increased incidents of sexual and gender-based violence (GBV), according to the U.N. and advocacy organizations