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26 Jun 2015 description
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Current Situation

On 23 June 2015, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of South Sudan declared a cholera outbreak in Juba County. According to WHO, as of the end of the day on 24 June 2015, a total of 237 cholera cases including 19 deaths (case fatality rate of 8 per cent) have been reported from 50 villages in seven payams of Juba County. The cases have been traced back to an initial case reported on 18 May 2015 in Juba PoC. The majority of cases have been reported from the PoC followed by New site, Mangatain IDP site,
Gumbo, Kor William, Gudele 1 and Munuki.

23 Jun 2015 description
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JUBA, South Sudan/NAIROBI, Kenya, 23 June 2015 – Eighteen people, including two children under 5 years of age, have died from cholera in the most recent outbreak to hit South Sudan. The first cholera case was reported on 27 May in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba. Since then, 170 suspected cases have been reported inside the site and in villages across Central Equatoria State.

19 Jun 2015 description
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Highlights

• Renewed fighting over the past two months has cut off 750,000 people in Greater Upper Nile from humanitarian assistance and forced approximately 150,000 people to flee their homes, many to extremely remote areas. UNICEF, with FAO, IOM, WFP, IRC and partners, and with the critical support of the Logistics cluster and OCHA, has undertaken an emergency airlift operation to deliver 4,500 survival kits, containing lifesaving supplies, to IDPs in hard-to-reach areas of Unity State.

18 Jun 2015 description

Situation Overview

On the night of 4th-02-2015. Unidentified armed group of Men people attacked Tore-Wandi Boma of Bangolo Payam in Mundri County in Western Equatoria State.

According to the IDPs in Bangolo, the attackers shot to death a total of 5 persons. 4 of the dead were civilians and consisting of 1 male child, 1 male youth and 2 adult men, while 1of the attackers wearing Military uniform and in possession of basic essential consumable goods (sugar, soap, etc was among the dead, probably hit by a stray bullet from his fellow attackers.

18 Jun 2015 description
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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on brutal violence against children in South Sudan

NEW YORK, 17 June 2015 – “The violence against children in South Sudan has reached a new level of brutality.

“The details of the worsening violence against children are unspeakable, but we must speak of them.

17 Jun 2015 description
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Global response in 2014

UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:

• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;

09 Jun 2015 description
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – 9 June 2015. UNICEF in coordination with its implementing partners and UNHCR has been supporting the Government of Sudan in responding to the humanitarian needs of girls and boys affected by the war in South Sudan, since December 2013. Children represent over 60% of the South Sudanese refugees, as well as over 60% of the Sudanese returnees. Children in host communities, where camps have been established, have been generous by sharing their schools. However, the high demand for education is straining the existing facilities.

09 Jun 2015 description
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Highlights:

  • Sudan continues to be one of the worst crisis for children in the world today. 3.24 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance by the Humanitarian Response Plan in 2015. 1.86 million children are estimated to be displaced countrywide and almost 95,000 children are refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan.

05 Jun 2015 description
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Highlights:

  • The recent intensification of conflict has continued to take a heavy toll on children with a total of 161 incidents of grave child rights violations reported this year, 84 of which have been reported from Unity State in May alone. This includes the verified killing of 95 children and unverified reports of large scale use of children by the all sides to the conflict. Unverified reports of similar grave child rights violations have been reported in Upper Nile State.

28 May 2015 description
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Highlights:

· UNICEF and partners support over 148,350 South Sudanese refugees of which 88 per cent are women and children.

· The UNICEF/UNHCR/WFP report on the food security and nutrition situation showed a global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate of 20.3 per cent and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rate of 4.6 per cent among the South Sudan refugees.

· A total of 18,309 children (10,682 boys and 7,627 boys) children have been registered at 34 Child friendly spaces.

27 May 2015 description
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JUBA, South Sudan, 27 May 2015 – The lives of nearly a quarter of a million children are at significant risk as food and nutrition security rapidly deteriorate in parts of South Sudan, UNICEF said today. The crisis comes as a result of ongoing conflict, diminished household food stocks and a shrinking economy.

23 May 2015 description
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By Simon Peter Apiku

As the onset of the rainy season threatens a rise in malaria cases in South Sudan, UNICEF is helping to protect families with insecticide-treated bed nets and medication.

JUBA, South Sudan, 22 May 2015 – A young woman secures her baby tightly on her back with a piece of cloth and bends down to pick up a package on the ground in front of her.

But this is no ordinary package.

23 May 2015 description
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Highlights:

· The situation in South Sudan has drastically deteriorated in the past two weeks, with heavy fighting on-going across Unity and Upper Nile states. 100,000 people have been displaced and 650,000 have been cut off from aid as humanitarian organizations have been forced to withdraw from affected areas.

18 May 2015 description
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JUBA, South Sudan/NAIROBI, Kenya, 18 May 2015 – Dozens of children have been killed, at least 12 raped and others abducted and recruited in a series of attacks in South Sudan’s Unity State over a two-week period, according to eyewitness accounts received by UNICEF.

11 May 2015 description
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  • The Humanitarian Response Plan was launched on 5 May targeting 3.24 million children across Sudan with humanitarian assistance.
08 May 2015 description
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Highlights

• The security situation continues to deteriorate in Unity and Upper Nile States, with humanitarian actors forced to reduce their field presence in several areas. UNICEF has scaled up health, WASH, child protection and gender-based violence prevention services in response to influxes into Bentiu and Malakal PoCs.