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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #44, 8 - 21 October 2014

Highlights

  • 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.

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Give South Sudan’s children a healthy start! Republic of South Sudan launches mass nutrition screening

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.

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In South Sudan, a single mother’s fight to survive

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.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #41, 24 September - 07 October 2014

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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)

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UNICEF and WFP: Missions reach more than 500,000 in South Sudan

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.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #40, 10 - 23 September 2014

Highlights

  • According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification for September, while the food security situation has improved, the nutrition situation will remain dire for remainder of the year. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM) is likely to remain above emergency thresholds (GAM >15%), as defined by WHO, especially in conflict-affected states. High levels of acute malnutrition are attributed to inadequate food consumption, morbidity, dietary and feeding habits, and severely constrained health and nutrition service delivery.

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Child malnutrition emergency in South Sudan

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.

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South Sudan + 4 others
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #39, 3 - 9 September 2014

Highlights

  • 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.

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World + 55 others
Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #38, 27 August - 2 September 2014

Highlights

  • An integrated measles, polio and vitamin A campaign is underway in the three conflict-affected states. So far, 23,826 children have been vaccinated against polio and 23,570 against measles in and around Malakal while 2,802 children have been reached with polio vaccine and 2,504 with measles vaccine in Bor PoC and town.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #15 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 August 2014)

Highlights:

  • As of 15 August, 189,327 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Over 90 per cent of the new arrivals are women and children and almost 68 percent are children. The current daily average arrival rate is 800. UNHCR estimates that 300,000 refugees will seek asylum in Ethiopia by end of 2014.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #37, 20 - 26 August 2014

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  • Further heavy rains in Bentiu have meant that most PoCs are now flooded, with people moved from PoC4 to PoC6 where the flooding has been less severe. It has become difficult to find dry land on which latrines can be established. While access to safe water through boreholes and water treatment plants have been maintained, the flooding has caused further latrines to collapse, meaning that there is now one latrine for every 100 people, compared to one latrine for 72 people before the flooding began.

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UNICEF deploys its largest emergency supply operation ever in a single month

UNICEF deployed 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in crises - the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history in a single month.

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UNICEF: Responding to dire emergency in South Sudan, the European Commission adds €5 million toward scale up for children

JUBA, South Sudan, 18 August 2014 – As the crisis in South Sudan deepens, the European Commission, through its Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection department (ECHO), has announced an additional grant to UNICEF of €5 million, bringing its total donation for 2014 to €9.5 million. UNICEF welcomed this latest contribution, which will provide lifesaving support for the hundreds of thousands of children who have been affected by the conflict in the country.