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30 Jun 2018 description


Background Information

Akobo County is one of the eleven Counties that make up Jonglei state. It is located in the north-eastern part of the state. The area is within the Eastern Flood Plain Zone and characterized by black cotton soil. The soil is fertile for cultivation and receives rainfall from May to November in normal year. Akobo is one of the counties within Jonglei State that has been hit severely by insecurity as a result of the attempted coup in December 2013.

30 Apr 2018 description


Background Information

Pibor County is located in former Jonglei State, South Sudan, near the border with Ethiopia and is predominantly inhabited by semi-normadic agro pastoralists of the Murle tribe. The county has an approximate total population of 168,670 . Only 4 payams (Pibor, Gumruk, Lekuangole and Verthet) out of 8 have road networks which are accessible by car. Pibor town is the administrative headquarter of the county.

11 Oct 2017 description

It is often said in the humanitarian field that the success of a response hinges on logistics. If First Responders can’t reach those in greatest need with the right supplies, we fall short on our key mission: to save lives and relieve suffering in the world’s toughest environments. International Medical Corps Roving Logistics Coordinator John Mbusa shares his experiences of working quietly, but efficiently, far from the limelight to fight famine in two conflict-torn countries—Nigeria and South Sudan.

23 Feb 2017 description

LOS ANGELES/LONDON – In the wake of three years of ongoing conflict and political turmoil in South Sudan, more than 100,000 people now face starvation and death in Leer and Mayendit counties, and more than one million additional people in Greater Unity region are on the brink of famine, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification update recently released by the Republic of South Sudan, the United Nations, and humanitarian agencies.

12 Jul 2016 description

Situation Overview

Tensions in Juba between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)—loyal to South Sudan President Salva Kiir—and First Vice President Riek Machar’s forces, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO), erupted into violence in the past week. On July 7, SPLA and SPLA-IO forces entered into an altercation in the Juba suburb of Gudele. The confrontation culminated in the death of multiple SPLA soldiers and the wounding of one SPLA-IO soldier. Statements from both parties blame the other for opening fire first.

11 Jul 2016 description

July 11, 2016

Los Angeles/London—The maternity wing of International Medical Corps’ hospital in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Juba, South Sudan, was hit by shelling today amidst escalating violence that is endangering the lives of thousands of people who fled into the camp for safety. No staff or patients were injured, but the attack forced International Medical Corps’ team to relocate critical patients to another facility inside the UN base.

19 Feb 2016 description

LOS ANGELES/LONDON—International Medical Corps is providing lifesaving medical care in response to an outbreak of violence in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan that left at least 18 people dead and forced some 26,000 ethnic Nuer and Shilluk and 4,000 Dinka people to flee their shelters. No International Medical Corps staff were harmed, but its primary health clinics, operating theater, post-operative rooms, and facilities for nutrition and gender-based violence services were all damaged in the fighting and medical supplies were looted.

24 Nov 2014 description

23rd May – 5th June, 2014

Executive Summary


24 Nov 2014 description

12th – 22nd February, 2014

Executive Summary


12 May 2014 description

Juba, 12 May 2014 – On 20 May 2014, the international community will convene in Oslo, Norway, to discuss how to address the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. In just under five months since fighting erupted, the situation in South Sudan has deteriorated severely, causing 1.3 million people to flee from their homes, including an estimated 300,000 to neighboring countries. Over 4 million people, including over 2.5 million children, are extremely vulnerable to food insecurity, as people have been displaced from their sources of survival. This crisis is worsening on a daily basis.

23 Apr 2014 description

Within weeks of the conflict in South Sudan beginning, Nora Hellman, an Emergency Room Nurse in Montana, USA, was on her way to join the International Medical Corps team in Malakal. With our clinic set-up days after Malakal once again became accessible, Nora flew there in late-January. Last week, fighting broke out once again in Malakal and the clinic where Nora works saw nearly 300 people in the first days.

We asked her some questions when she had a spare moment about how her first month in Malakal has been.

When did you get to Malakal?

26 Mar 2014 description

International Medical Corps to participate at DIHAD 2014 Conference in Dubai

March 24, 2014 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates – International Medical Corps, a global, humanitarian, nongovernmental relief organization with the mission to save lives, reduce suffering and build self-reliance, has established a new hub in Dubai to serve as a support for its operations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. International Medical Corps UAE will leverage its strong ties in the region to save lives and to strengthen communities in the world’s most devastating crises.

12 Mar 2014 description

March 3, 2014 – Los Angeles, Calif. – International Medical Corps continues to be on the ground in South Sudan to provide humanitarian assistance amid ongoing violence in the country. Since early January, more than 11,000 individuals have been seen by International Medical Corps health staff in Awerial, Malakal, and Juba.