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24 Nov 2011 description
report Miraya FM

The National Ministry of Health reports that it’s close to eradicating the crippling parasitic guinea worm in South Sudan. The ministry said on Wednesday that South Sudan will be declared free of guinea worm over the next two years.

Statistical information from the World Health Organization shows that 97 percent of all guinea worm cases are in South Sudan, while the remaining three percent are to be found in Chad, Mali and Ethiopia.

17 May 2010 description
report Miraya FM

The UNICEF representative in Sudan, Nils Kasterberg, said that a two day workshop has been organized on child protection to provide a common platform for dialogue between the United Nations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), civil society members and partners from neighboring Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The workshop aims to highlight child protection issues and discuss constructive methods on how to best address them.

17 Dec 2009 description
report Miraya FM

The South Sudan Assistant representative of the United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR), Geoff Wordley, said that over three hundred thousand South Sudanese Refugees have been repatriated to the South for the forthcoming elections and the Referendum process. Speaking to Miraya FM, Wordley said that the figures of southern Sudanese refugees in Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia have been reduced. He said that the remaining refugees will be repatriated early next year.

26 Sep 2009 description
report Miraya FM

The World Food Program (WFP) said more than 20 million people in the horn of Africa are in need of food aid due to heavy rain.

WFP pointed that the shortage of donations the Program is experiencing will make it difficult to feed people in some parts of Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea, and Djibouti.

It added that Ethiopia requested to convince Sudan and Somalia to allow it to use seaports to deliver humanitarian aid.

20 Aug 2009 description
report Miraya FM

The Commissioner of Refugees in the Eastern State, Belal Ahmed Musa, has said the rate of refugees entering through the eastern borders of Kassala and Gadarif States has increased to one hundred (100) people per day. In press statements, Musa revealed that the refugees are mainly from Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia adding that the number reported to refugee's administration during last July has exceeded one thousand and four hundred (1400) people.

He further affirmed that the total number of refugees at Al-Shijeirab camp is over thirty three thousand refugees.