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27 Jun 2014 description
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Stamford, Conn. – June 26, 2014 – AmeriCares is sending emergency medical aid to help stem the deadly cholera outbreak in South Sudan. The highly infectious disease has been spreading rapidly in the war-torn country since late April, sickening more than 1,800 people and killing 39.

21 May 2014 description
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Airlift contains enough meds for a population of 20,000 refugees

With her four children under the age of 9, Joy walked for two weeks to reach Uganda, fleeing brutal violence and unrest in South Sudan. Last spring, Joy was one of 2,000 South Sudanese arriving in Uganda each day.

15 May 2014 description
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Relief staff deployed, disaster response continues to help families fleeing the violence

To help treat sick and suffering refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan, an emergency module containing enough medicines and supplies to support the needs of a population of 20,000 for three months has been delivered to our partner in neighboring Uganda.

09 Dec 2012 description
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Tens of thousands of displaced amid shortage of medicines and supplies

Since South Sudan gained independence in 2011, ongoing conflict with Sudan and an escalating refugee crisis has left innocent civilians with very limited access to medical care. AmeriCares has responded with funding to rehabilitate three health clinics serving 14,000 survivors, along with emergency medical aid shipments to help another 30,000 people.