Catastrophe is looming - South Sudan nutrition expert on famine I UNICEF
Description: “My child has not eaten since the morning. Now she is weak and I can feel it. I am nervous. It is better for me to be hungry than my child,” a mother explains. We are giving life-saving support to her daughter in Aweil State, where women and children are facing a severe hunger crisis.
“The situation is extremely bad and if we don’t do enough to mitigate the situation, we will go to the catastrophe phase,” UNICEF’s Nutrition Officer Judy tells us. Together with partners we’re working very hard to mitigate the situation and to be there for every child. We’re aiming to reach over 200,000 severely malnourished children with life-saving treatment in 2017.
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23 Mar 2017
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Description: The UN chief António Guterres stressed today that ‘credible mechanisms for accountability are a must’ for atrocities in South Sudan, outlining three immediate objectives to redeem the country ‘from the abyss’ and widening famine.
23 Mar 2017
Description: The President has proposed a budget to slash lifesaving U.S. foreign assistance. This funding has long been a key pillar in our nation's leadership role in saving lives and bringing about a safer, more prosperous and more equitable world. Slashing these programs – which make up just one percent of the U.S. federal budget, or one penny on the dollar – wouldn’t balance the budget or pay for significant new domestic spending. But it would have a disastrous impact on the lives of millions of women, girls and families worldwide. It's not too late to reverse course. This proposal does not have to become law. Only Congress has the power to protect these lifesaving programs. But they won't act unless they hear from you. Tell Congress today: Foreign assistance is #WorthThePenny. Don't put this lifesaving aid on the chopping block. Go to http://www.care.org to sign the petition.
23 Mar 2017
Description: Caritas is responding to the needs of thousands of people affected by the famine that has been delcared in South Sudan. Food, water, safe shelter and healthcare are all being provided by members of the global Caritas networ, including Trocaire (Caritas Ireland), Caritas South Sudan and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand.
21 Mar 2017
Description: Maiwut hospital is one of the few providing surgical treatment to patients in the opposition controlled areas. As fighting intensified over the last several months across the country it has been receiving dozens of war wounded patients. AV611A
21 Mar 2017
Description: WFP continues to scale up its support in South Sudan as humanitarian needs increase, and plans to provide food and nutrition assistance to 4.1 million people through the hunger season in South Sudan this year.
21 Mar 2017
Description: War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine. The total number of food insecure people is expected to rise to 5.5 million at the height of the lean season in July if nothing is done to curb the severity and spread of the food crisis.
21 Mar 2017
Description: Famine was declared in parts of South Sudan on February 20th, 2017, with 100,000 people facing starvation. An additional 1 million people are one step away from famine across the country. Keynyang Deng is only 13 years old: he and his family are among the people on the brink of famine in Northern Bahr el Ghazal. In June 2016, Action Against Hunger provided emergency treatment to Keynyang's severely malnourished baby brother, and helped his mother with programs providing clean water, and sanitation. Action Against Hunger is reaching 349,500 people in South Sudan with urgent humanitarian assistance.
17 Mar 2017
Description: Concern's Nellie Kingston speaks to Kamahl Santamaria on AJ Newsgrid on Al Jazeera English last Sunday about the growing food crisis in South Sudan.
14 Mar 2017
Description: This is part 2 of the webinar Who's out there? Getting an accurate picture of humanitarian presence.
In a humanitarian crisis, one of the most important things to know is who is doing what, and where. That said, it has always been difficult to get an accurate and well-informed understanding of the presence of humanitarian actors on the ground, due to the autonomous and de-centralised nature of humanitarian responses.
This is particularly the case in highly insecure settings, where international organisations must operate under constrained access and where local efforts to meet humanitarian need can often go unnoticed. How can we make sure we know who’s out there?
In the fourth webinar of Bridging the Evidence Gap webinar series, we speak to Humanitarian Outcomes and OCHA Afghanistan about mapping presence in hard to reach areas.
06 Mar 2017
Description: Four countries, four crises. #UKaid to help millions of people at risk from famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria: http://ow.ly/XH9G309gDNY
01 Mar 2017
Description: South Sudan is currently experiencing a large-scale malnutrition crisis, as ongoing conflict is limiting access to food, clean drinking water, shelter, and healthcare. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is working throughout the country delivering essential medical care, including treating malnutrition, to those who have nowhere else to turn.
To learn more about the conflict in South Sudan: http://www.msf.ca/en/country-region/south-sudan
24 Feb 2017