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30 Jun 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

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

INTRODUCTION

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.

24 Sep 2013 description

September 24, 2013 - Los Angeles, Calif. – As part of its 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action, International Medical Corps President & CEO Nancy A. Aossey and Global Ambassador Sienna Miller will announce a new “First Responders” commitment to assist communities in becoming their own first responders in emergencies and natural disasters.