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25 Nov 2014 description

JUBA, 25 November 2014 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today the start of a new partnership worth US$ 14 million to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for chronically vulnerable and displaced populations in South Sudan, to help prevent violence toward and provide support services to those affected by gender-based violence.

19 Nov 2014 description
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  • The deteriorating situation in Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) site is of great concern with the provision of humanitarian assistance significantly disrupted. Over the past weeks, insecurity has increased, with humanitarian staff threatened and assaulted when delivering services in the PoC, greatly affecting the provision of WASH, education and child protection services in the site.

17 Nov 2014 description
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Kibrom Tesfaselassie

A mother receives help for her malnourished child from a joint UNICEF-WFP Rapid Response Mission, the sole source of food and medical assistance for thousands of South Sudanese affected by continued conflict and food crisis.

BENTIU, South Sudan, 12 November 2014 – In one hand, Nyakuoy cradles her 12-month-old baby boy, Nyepuote, close to her body, and in the other she holds a sachet of ready-to-use therapeutic food. Despite a hesitant start, her son is slowly getting used to the peanut-based paste that could save his life.

13 Nov 2014 description
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  • Sudan remains one of the worst children’s crisis in the world today. 6.9 million people (4.1 million children) are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. 5.7 million people (2.9 Million children) are food insecure. Two million boys and girls are acutely malnourished. Sudan is home to 2.9 million IDPs (482,866 in 2014 of which 289,719 are children), and home to 159,857 refugees (98,347 in 2014 including 69,000 children).

06 Nov 2014 description
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  • The security situation across country is deteriorating, seriously disrupting programme activities. Unity State was the most affected with severe clashes that resulted in humanitarian access to vulnerable populations in Rubkona and Bentiu being drastically reduced.

22 Oct 2014 description
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  • The Social Mobilization Campaign for mass screening of children under 5 for malnutrition in Juba County was officially launched on 14 October, with screening, referral and treatment now currently ongoing. The Social Mobilization Campaign, part of the Joint WFP-UNICEF Nutrition Scale Up, is spearheaded by the State Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF. This campaign aims to screen 590,175 children under 5 years old for malnutrition in Juba County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States.

15 Oct 2014 description

JUBA, 14 October 2014 – The South Sudan National and State Ministry of Health, Sanitation and Environment, UNICEF and WFP today kicked off a new outreach and a mass-screening campaign to address the nutrition crisis, which UNICEF says is threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.

11 Oct 2014 description
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By Kate Donovan

Forced to flee violence and struggling to feed her three children, a woman in South Sudan is one of thousands to get help from a UNICEF/WFP Rapid Response Mission – and one of millions still trying desperately to survive.

PATHAI, South Sudan, 10 October 2014 – The remoteness of Cuaca’s new home makes it a hard place to raise her three children. There are no roads, markets, hospitals or schools. Two of the four wells in the village are broken, while the population that depends on this water has doubled.

07 Oct 2014 description
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522,000 people in remote and hard to reach areas, including over 108,000 children under 5, have been reached by the 26 joint UNICEF-WFP rapid response missions to date. 4 RRM missions are currently taking place as follows:

  • Kamel, Canal county , Jonglei (Nile Hope)

  • Pagil, Ayod county, Jonglei (UNICEF/COSV)

  • Gum, Nasir county, Upper Nile (UNICEF/UNKEA)

  • Ulang, Ulang county, Upper Nile (UNICEF/Goal)

30 Sep 2014 description

25th Joint Rapid Response Mission to South Sudan’s most remote areas

JUBA, South Sudan – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan.

23 Sep 2014 description
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Children remain in dire situation despite temporary improvements in food security

JUBA, South Sudan, 23 September 2014 – Tens of thousands of children under the age of five remain at risk of malnutrition-related death in South Sudan, despite temporary improvements in the food security situation that were released today by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) group of experts.

10 Sep 2014 description
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  • The total number of reported new admissions to the therapeutic feeding programme for the management of SAM stands at 54,573 children aged 0-59 months from January 2014 to date.