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14 Sep 2018 description

Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA

The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.

06 Sep 2018 description
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By Lisi Emmanuel Alex, Communications Officer

Kenyi Ali Duco, now 49, is a South Sudanese who was working as an aid monitor in Khartoum helping returnees go back to South Sudan from Sudan after the independence was declared on July 2011. At that time, the expectations of the people were very high and everyone who once fled for safety in other countries wanted to return home.

Many have been away for decades and were excited to be part of the new era. After a time helping others, Kenyi decided to join the throng of returnees.

30 Aug 2018 description
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August 30, 2018 - Children in East Africa are increasingly exposed to significant risks as a result of different kinds of disasters across the region. Millions of children are constantly on the move as political instability and conflict is increasingly driving them out of their homelands. At the moment, the region hosts the largest number of forcibly displaced persons on the African continent.

09 Jul 2018 description
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MONDAY, JULY 9 -- Seven years after South Sudan won its hard-fought battle for independence, the country is one of the hardest to be a child. Brutal ongoing conflict has forced 2.5 million people to flee the world’s youngest nation, and by the end of the year it is expected to rise to more than 3 million – in a country of 10.4 million seven years ago – will have sought refuge somewhere else.

12 Feb 2018 description
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- Red Hand Day falls as more than 600 children are released from armed groups in South Sudan

- Children are lured into armed groups with false promises of food, education, protection

- Everyone can help reduce the use and impact of conflict on children

February 12 – Children as young as 6 are being pulled into adult wars in ways that are unimaginable given all the promises that have been made to help them, says World Vision this Red Hand Day.

07 Feb 2018 description
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More than 250 child soldiers associated with South Sudan’s numerous fighting groups will be released today following the successful intervention of World Vision and other aid agencies.

Case workers with World Vision’s reunification and reintegration programme, supported by UNICEF, will help support the children to recover from the violence they have witnessed and re-join society. Further releases of children involved in the conflict will see another 450 child soldiers released under the programme, World Vision experts say.

16 Nov 2017 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

  • Insecurity situation and sporadic fighting in in Jonglei and Upper Nile States generated significant new IDP caseloads. Thousands of displaced populations are reported taking refuge in Nyirol, Ulang and Maiwut counties, some of them are also reported crossing the border to Ethiopia seeking protection and humanitarian assistance. The cluster partners are responding to the needs of new caseloads while access remains an added challenge hampering the response.

27 Sep 2017 description
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• Aid organisation reaches three million people in six months
• Hundreds of thousands of children severely malnourished, need urgent treatment to survive
• Funding for the responses at 60%

Wednesday, September 27

NAIROBI – More than 15 million children in East Africa continue to face lifelong risks to their lives and wellbeing due to ongoing drought and conflict warns World Vision six months after the aid agency began responding to the crisis.

25 Sep 2017 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

• Hostilities has spread in many locations of Greater Equatoria particularly in Yei, Kajo-Keji, Kapoeta North, Rumbek, Morobo, Mundri West and Maridi County forcing thousands of people to leave their homes and seek protection and humanitarian assistance in neighbouring counties and some are even crossing border to Uganda.

28 Jul 2017 description
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27th July, 2017: World Vision has joined eight leading international relief organisations to launch the Hunger Relief Fund in response to the 1.4 million children facing starvation across Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and neighbouring countries.

Launched with support from George Clooney and Lily Donaldson, the fund aims to provide life-saving assistance to more than 1.4 million severely malnourished children and 17 million people who at risk of dying of starvation in the coming months without drastic help from the international community.   

23 Jun 2017 description
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World Vision is urging the international community to do more to prevent a children’s humanitarian crisis by supporting Uganda as it responds to those fleeing fighting in South Sudan.

The call for action comes as the UN and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni host the Uganda Solidarity Summit (22-23 June) as part of an effort to raise USD8 billion and give the hidden crisis more visibility.

21 Jun 2017 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

  • Renewed fighting between government and opposition forces renewed in Western bank of Upper Nile contributed to increased displacement. An estimated 25,000 people have fled their home heading to Aburoc, many of them crossing the border to Sudan seeking refuge. In addition, S-NFI supplies valued at over USD 100,000 were looted when partners were evacuated by late April. The Cluster partners returned to Aburoc are currently reassessing the situation to respond to the remaining caseload.

20 Jun 2017 description
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- Half a million South Sudanese children have fled to Uganda

- Many of them have witnessed or directly experienced extraordinary levels of violence 

-  EU must show support to Uganda at Solidarity Summit and address root causes of South Sudan crisis

BRUSSELS, 20 June 2017 - On World Refugee Day, World Vision reminds EU leaders of their obligation to support Uganda responding to massive refugee displacements coming from neighboring countries and particularly from South Sudan. 

16 Jun 2017 description
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Nairobi - While students in North America and Europe get ready to celebrate the school holidays, 1.4 million children in East Africa are desperate to resume their education. As the continent commemorates the 2017 Day of the African Child, the focus on protecting children and creating equal opportunities for all, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, could not be more apt for millions of East Africa’s children today.

07 Jun 2017 description
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A. KEY MESSAGES

  • Recent rains have increased the risk of cholera / acute watery diarrhea (AWD) spreading as people collect unsafe water

  • A cholera/AWD outbreak across the region has already affected more than 67,000 people

  • Children are at the biggest risk of contracting cholera/AWD as they have weaker immune systems

  • The hunger crisis further increases children’s risk of contracting cholera/AWD as lack of nutritious food further weakens children’s ability to fight diseases

02 May 2017 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

  • After famine was declared in South Sudan, the S-NFI Cluster began supporting the multi-sectorial rapid response missions in Central Unity State. The geographical regions of focus are in Leer, Mayendit, Koch and Panyijar counties. Most of the affected-population is on the move fleeing war and conflict from the surrounding areas. Following provision of health and nutrition services, S-NFI rapid response teams are distributing adapted survival kits to assist the affected population.

24 Mar 2017 description
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With famine declared in parts of South Sudan, the hunger crisis in Somalia is on the cusp of becoming a famine, and Kenya experiencing severe drought, the lives of 700,000 children who are suffering severe acute malnutrition are now in the balance.

The situation in Somalia is deteriorating quickly as well, with acute levels of food insecurity increasing each day. World Vision is deeply concerned that hundreds of children could die if they do not get the nutritious food supplements they urgently need, as well as water and food.

15 Mar 2017 description
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Nairobi, March 13th

Aid agency, World Vision is launching an appeal for USD92m to respond to the needs of 22 million people – half of them children – across East Africa who are facing a humanitarian hunger crisis that could result in the deaths of thousands of children if action is delayed.

The appeal has been launched to address the rapidly deteriorating crisis that is a result of a deadly mix of drought, conflict, economic shocks and migration.

23 Feb 2017 description

27 humanitarian agencies working in South Sudan have warned that unless substantial funds are immediately provided to those working on the ground, organisations will struggle to stop famine spreading across the country in the next few months. The statement follows Monday’s declaration of famine in parts of the country.