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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #18, 14 April 2014

Highlights

 Over 3.7 million people in the country, including almost 740,000 children under five, are at high risk of food insecurity. Malnutrition rates are also on the rise, with partners estimating that the lives of as many as 50,000 children could be at risk unless nutrition programmes are urgently funded and scaled up.

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Child malnutrition in South Sudan could double, warns UNICEF

Ongoing conflict has pushed undernourished children to the edge - unless treatment is scaled up immediately, up to 50,000 children under the age of five are likely to die.

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report, 7 April 2014

Uganda has registered more than 96,000 South Sudanese refugees, just shy of the contingency planning figure of 100,000. Only 18% of the required funding has been received.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #17, 8 April 2014

UNICEF has developed a strategy to scale up nutrition interventions in the conflict affected states of Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity, as well as Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

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Government of Japan contributes US$ 4.4 million to support South Sudanese children affected by emergencies

Juba, South Sudan, 3 April, 2014 – The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 4.4 million to UNICEF to support life-saving humanitarian interventions throughout South Sudan, with a focus on conflict-affected states.

Mr Takeshi Akamatsu, Ambassador of Japan stated “UNICEF is a trusted partner of the Government of Japan and we know that the funds we provided will make a crucial difference for conflict affected children and women after the crisis that broke out in mid-December 2013. I am very proud of giving this assistance.”

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #16, 25 - 31 March 2014

Highlights

• Continued movement of people in and out of displacement sites and ongoing registration has increased the number of people internally displaced by over 100,000. It is estimated that there are currently 803,200 people displaced within the country and a further 254,600 have fled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

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Racing against time for children in South Sudan: IKEA Foundation supports UNICEF

GENEVA, 28 March 2014 – The IKEA Foundation today announced a contribution of Euro 1 million to UNICEF in support of its efforts to scale up the emergency response in South Sudan ahead of the imminent rainy season.

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Relief Supplies Reach Remote Akobo In South Sudan, With Joint Operation By UNICEF and WFP

Emergency distribution points set up as crisis escalates

JUBA – An urgent operation to deliver food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital relief supplies to one of the most isolated areas of conflict-affected South Sudan has begun today, as part of a joint response by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #15, 25 March 2014

Highlights

• The situation across South Sudan remains unpredictable and volatile. Fighting broke in Malakal, Upper Nile on 19 March. Clashes also occurred in Leer County in Unity State. Since the start of the crisis, an estimated 708,900 people have been displaced within South Sudan and another 249,000 have fled to neighboring countries.

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Time running out for children in South Sudan says UNICEF

After nearly 100 days of conflict, limited humanitarian access and rains threaten aid efforts

NEW YORK, 25 March 2014 - Unless the humanitarian situation inside South Sudan improves rapidly and radically for children and families, nearly a million people - mostly women and children - will face an even greater crisis both inside the South Sudan and in neighbouring countries, UNICEF said today.

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Amid the chaos of conflict in South Sudan, reuniting separated children with their families

Children may become separated from their families in conflict situations, putting them at great risk. UNICEF's child protection programme ensures that they are protected throughout the reunification process.

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In Sudan, at least 26,000 primary school children risk repeating an entire school year

Khartoum, 20 March 2014 - Primary school-aged children in Sudan are in double jeopardy as conflicts continue and families get displaced: they are on the run and it is right before exam time for Grade 8, the end of the primary school cycle. According to the school year schedule, these exams are held and graded before the end of March.

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report #22, 18 March 2014

Highlights

Since the 15th of December, fighting in South Sudan has displaced around 740,000 people within South Sudan (OCHA), and led to the outflow of asylum seekers into neighbouring countries. Uganda has received the majority of them, registering more than 75,000 South Sudanese refugees between December 16th and March 17th, 2014. Uganda has a long history of receiving and hosting asylum seekers from South Sudan. For those fleeing the latest outbreak of violence, the Government of Uganda (GoU) is offering refugee status on a prima facia basis.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #14, 17 March 2014

Highlights

  • The number of displaced population remains stable, however the security situation is tense in some areas, limiting access and delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is estimated that 708,900 people are displaced inside South Sudan and a further 222,000 have sought refuge in neighboring countries.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNICEF Ethiopia – Update #5 - Emergency Response to South Sudanese Refugees

Reporting period: 2 - 10 March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 UNHCR reports that as of 8 March 2014, 69,456 South Sudanese asylum seekers have crossed the border into Gambella Region of Ethiopia. During the first the first week of, the daily average of new arrivals was 1,132 individuals. From the total asylum seekers, 94.53 per cent are Nuers, 4.25 per cent are Anuaks, 0.76 per cent are Murles and 0.46 per cent are Dinkas.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #13 - 11 March 2014

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 Recent reports from the Protection of Civilians site (PoC) in Malakal indicate increasing mortality rates in the under five children, out of which several cases were reported due to watery diarrhea, among other factors. The urgent need for the re-establishment of in-patient treatment services was identified, and a partner has been identified in order to better support the increasing needs in the area.

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Somalia + 5 others
Recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict must end

Joint Press Release

UN Special Representative for Children and Armed conflict and UNICEF unveil ‘Children, not Soldiers’ campaign

NEW YORK, 6 March 2014 – Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Ms. Leila Zerrougui and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today unveiled a new effort to end the recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict by 2016.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #12 - 4 March 2014

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  • Oral cholera vaccination (OCV) was completed in Awerial IDP Camps with partial report indicating 49,650 individuals received vaccines. OCV vaccination is also on-going in Protection of Civilians sites (PoCs) in Juba following a series of social mobilization activities through radio, community assemblies and mobile campaign of public address systems using megaphones.

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Fresh attacks in South Sudan squeeze humanitarian efforts

New fighting hampers efforts to help children, says UNICEF

JUBA, South Sudan, 3 March 2014 – With fresh outbreaks of fighting in South Sudan likely to displace tens of thousands of additional people, UNICEF said today the emergency in the world’s newest nation risks becoming overwhelming. Nearly 900,000 people – half of them children – have already been forced from their homes in South Sudan.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #11 - 25 February 2014

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  • Despite the signed Cessation of Hostilities, fighting has continued in a number of areas throughout South Sudan, further compounding humanitarian access and increasing the movement of populations. On Tuesday, 18 February, armed conflict erupted in Malakal, with heavy fighting around the UNMISS compound and crossfire landing in the Protection of Civilian area (PoC). It is anticipated that fighting will continue particularly in key strategic oil field locations with an increase between now and the rainy season.