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20 Jun 2017 description

Summary

According to the February 2017 Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), acute malnutrition remains a major public health emergency in South Sudan. Based on the most recent data from 23 counties, 14 of these have Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) at or above the emergency thresholds of GAM ≥15%. Based on this analysis, the IPC declared two counties (Leer and Mayandit in IPC 5- Famine) and Panyijar and Kouch into IPC 4!

30 Mar 2017 description

In Uganda’s Bidibidi settlement, community hygiene promoters teach their neighbors healthy habits

by Radhika Shah

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.

28 Jan 2016 description

Summary

This case study documents how the nutrition information systems in South Sudan, once weak and unreliable, have been transformed into a well-developed system supported by government, donors and Nutrition Cluster (NC) partners. It highlights how increased technical capacity in nutrition and information management within the Cluster Lead Agency (UNICEF) has allowed for the NC to focus on coordination. Integrating nutrition information management capacity into Ministry of Health (MoH) systems remains a work in progress.

08 Jul 2015 description

It’s a scorching hot and dusty day typical of South Sudan’s dry season. I’m at Man Awan, a camp for Internally Displaced People in Warrap state, one of several settlements in Twic County where Action Against Hunger is working. Despite the 110 degree heat, over one hundred women and their children are waiting patiently in line to partake in our Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program. This program, supported by WFP, is aimed at preventing malnutrition in children under five. It’s provided to all children because of the emergency nature of the situation.

01 Apr 2015 description

This IRNA Report is a product of Inter-Agency Assessment mission conducted and information compiled based on the inputs provided by partners on the ground including; government authorities, affected communities/IDPs and agencies.

Situation overview

Approximately 16,940 displaced people and vulnerable host community members have been identified by the SSRRA in Nimni payam, and an additional 71,000 in five payams within the immediate surroundings of Nimni.

24 Nov 2014 description

1. INTRODUCTION

Twic East County is located in Jonglei State, which is the largest state in South Sudan. The county is composed of five Payams namely: Pakeer, Ajuong, Nyuak, Lith and Kongor with an estimated population of 111,935 people1 (before the outbreak of violence that led to population displacement).

24 Nov 2014 description

1. INTRODUCTION

Upper Nile State is located in Northeast of South Sudan and is bordered by Ethiopia to the East, Jonglei State to the South, Unity state to the West and Sudan to the North. Upper Nile State has an area of 77,283 square kilometres and is composed of twelve counties, namely Fashoda, Malakal, Panyikang, Manyo, Renk, Maban, Melut, Baliet, Nasir, Longochuk, Maiwut and Ulang.

24 Nov 2014 description

1. INTRODUCTION

Pibor county is located in Jonglei State, South Sudan, near the border with Ethiopia (Figure 1) and is predominantly inhabited by semi-normadic agropastoralists of the Murle tribe. The county has an approxiate total population of 148,5001. Only 4 payams (Pibor, Gumruk, Lekuangole and Verthet) out of 8 have a  Pibor town is the administrative headquarter of the county, from 1,000 to 3,000 depending on sources2

24 Nov 2014 description

1. INTRODUCTION

Tonj East is one of the three counties within the greater Tonj, located in Warrap State, South Sudan (Figure 1). Currently, Comitato Collaborazione Medica (CCM from the Italian Development Cooperation) provides Primary Health Care (PHC) services in the county and operates 2 PHC Centers (PHCCs) and 8 PHC Units (PHCUs) in the 6 payams of Tonj East. There are no ongoing nutrition activities since the closure of World Vision International (WVI) program activities at the end of January 2014.

11 Aug 2014 description

A group of nine major humanitarian aid organizations condemns the recent killings and attacks on South Sudanese aid workers in Maban County in the Upper Nile State of South Sudan. They call on all parties to the conflict to immediately stop the targeting of aid workers, to respect international humanitarian law and to allow humanitarian agencies access to reach those in need.

23 May 2014 description

Swift and strategic action needed as cholera emergency in Juba spreads, with 266 cases and 13 deaths reported

LONDON, May 22, 2014 - After the South Sudan Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in the capital city of Juba on May 9, the number of cases grew rapidly. A total of 266 cases have been reported to date, resulting in 13 deaths - six at health facilities, and seven among community members who had not yet accessed treatment.

08 Apr 2013 description

Overcoming physical disabilities to help communities thrive

At Action Against Hunger, we help people who face extreme hardships every day to survive. Many lack access to basic necessities like food and water; others are struggling to rebuild after a disaster. On top of these difficulties, some people we serve also have physical limitations that make their situations even more challenging. But our work with these extraordinary people proves that disability does not mean inability, and that everyone can contribute in their own way to community development.

12 Oct 2012 description

By Trayle Kulshan
Interim Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Advisor

Some things never change, even for the newest country in the world: South Sudan has been hit by another round of flooding. The period from August to October is known as the “flood season,” and each year thousands of people are displaced, and property and crops are destroyed.

This year has seen the worst floods in five years, but the good news is that in some areas, humanitarian actors and communities were prepared and a humanitarian emergency was minimized.