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- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
- South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2013
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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.
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.
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.
23rd May – 5th June, 2014
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.
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.
January 16, 2014 - Los Angeles, Calif. – Amid ongoing violence in South Sudan, International Medical Corps teams are providing emergency medical care in and around the capital of Juba. Despite the highly unstable security situation, International Medical Corps is providing primary health care (PHC) services at the UN House camp for displaced families and establishing a surgical unit at a hospital in Juba. Health teams are reporting high levels of respiratory infections, malaria and acute diarrhea in vulnerable communities displaced by the violence.
The Nutrition situation in South Sudan has remained precarious over the years owing to chronic food insecurity. The populations displaced from South Kordofan and Blue Nile states from 2011 owing to conflict, were installed into camps in the Maban county and high levels of malnutrition among the children was described as a humanitarian crisis. A survey conducted by Médecins sans Frontières -Belgium (MSF-B) in Batil camps subsequently in August 2012, revealed Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rate of 39.8%.
By Sonia Lowman, Communications Officer
January 8, 2013 - Los Angeles, Calif. – An outbreak of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) has been confirmed in refugee communities in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan which hosts over 110,000 refugees in camps. Many of the refugees are Sudanese women and children fleeing conflict and hunger in neighboring Blue Nile State of Sudan. HEV causes an infection of the liver and can be transmitted by consuming water and food contaminated with feces – it generally spreads in places with poor hygiene.
October 26, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. – An outbreak of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) has been confirmed in refugee communities in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan which currently hosts over 110,000 refugees in camps. Many of the refugees are Sudanese women and children fleeing conflict and hunger in neighboring Blue Nile State of Sudan. HEV causes an infection of the liver and can be transmitted by consuming water and food contaminated with feces – it generally spreads in places with poor hygiene.
Margaret Aguirre, our Director of Global Communications, shares her experiences traveling through South Sudan.
“When the Antonovs came we had to run.”
Sitting under the shade of a tree, 20-year-old Gisma recounts her terrifying ordeal, fleeing bombings in her village of Kukur in Sudan’s Blue Nile State. She is cradling her 2-year-old daughter, Amna, who’s been battling a cold and fever. Amna slowly drifts to sleep as Gisma continues her story.
July 5, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. –A rapidly rising South Sudanese refugee population is facing a nutrition and disease crisis, as conflict and hunger in neighboring Blue Nile State of Sudan continue to drive people across the border.