Appeals & Response Plans
- 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
Most read reports
- One in two people face starvation in South Sudan, as extreme hunger hits more states
- Violations and Abuses Against Civilians in Gbudue and Tambura States (Western Equatoria), April-August 2018
- Recruited but not ‘child soldiers’: Returning girls in South Sudan risk being left without support
- Women and the Future of South Sudan: Local Insights for Building Inclusive Constituencies for Peace
- DTM South Sudan: Cathedral Collective Centre | Wau Town | Western Bahr el Ghazal | Biometric Registration (18 October 2018)
Thursday 18 October 2018
Nearly half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger, the country’s highest proportion of food insecure people in the last 10 years, Save the Children is warning.
More than six million people currently need urgent food assistance, including more than one million children. Near-famine conditions are predicted in four of South Sudan’s states, a rapid and worrying increase from 2017, in which famine was only declared in one state.
One in two people face starvation in South Sudan, as extreme hunger hits more states
Nearly half of South Sudan's population is facing extreme hunger, the country's highest proportion of food insecure people in the last 10 years, Save the Children is warning.
In mid-2016, the conflict in South Sudan spread into the southern region of Equatoria, which borders Uganda. Officials registered 600,000 South Sudanese refugees crossing the border into northern Uganda between July 2016 and April 2017. Bidibidi settlement, in Uganda’s Yumbe district, was opened in August 2016 to accommodate some of this refugee flow. By December 2016 the settlement was closed to new arrivals as the largest refugee settlement in the world.
INVESTING IN TEACHERS IS CRITICAL FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN, NEW SAVE THE CHILDREN REPORT FINDS
Four million refugee children around the world are out of school – missing out on their right to an education due to displacement, poverty and exclusion. For refugee children who are in school, teachers matter more than any single factor and serve on the frontline in delivering on the world’s promise to provide all refugee children with a quality education, according to a new report by Save the Children.
Over 900 youth in South Sudan’s Lakes State get skills to boost employment opportunities through provision of market driven services and peace building activities.
Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA
The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.
The Government of Uganda, Partners in Development, UN agencies and NGOs, today launch a new Plan that if funded will provide quality education for hundreds of thousands of refugee and host community children in Uganda.
• Hunger on the rise in world’s most brutal war zones
• 2 in 3 infants with life-threatening malnutrition set to go untreated this year
• Alarming shortfalls in funding for conflict zones; spike in obstructions to delivery of humanitarian aid
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LONDON, Sept 10 – More than half a million children in conflict zones could die from extreme hunger before the end of the year, new research by Save the Children shows.
Uganda is now Africa’s largest host country, with over 1.4 million refugees seeking safety and a future there. Last week I visited one of the Early Childhood Development Centres and Child Friendly Spaces that SCUK supports through the Children’s Emergency Fund (CEF). Kyangwali is a large refugee settlement, spread across green hills as far as the eye can see, home to tens of thousands of people – new arrivals from DRC, host communities living side by side with refugees, and communities from DRC and S.Sudan who have lived in the area for years.
Save the Children and partners have reunited more than 5,600 South Sudanese children with their families since conflict erupted in 2013 and led to high levels of family separation. On the seventh birthday of the world’s youngest country, the aid agency calls for sustained peace, protection and education.
27 June 2018: Joint statement by 26 international NGOs in Uganda on the need for urgent action to address gaps in funding for the refugee response.
This year we could unlock education’s unique power to help refugees – but only if we know exactly how we are going to do it and where the money is going to come from. That’s why, for World Refugee Day, Save the Children has released a new report – a practical global plan to get every refugee child into school.
90,000 children a week at risk of dropping out of school
90,000 children a week are at risk of dropping out of school in 2018, warns Save the Children, in an appeal for education funding in emergencies across East Africa. For many this would be their second year out of school, forced to abandon their studies because of the drought.
Save the Children calls for greater protection for children and accountability for perpetrators ahead of Munich Security Conference
One in six children globally living in areas impacted by conflict
More children than ever before—at least 357 million globally—are now living in areas affected by conflict, a new report by Save the Children reveals.
Do not be misled into thinking that those who remain at home in South Sudan, those who haven’t fled the fighting, are living a normal life. Four million people have been uprooted from their homes, half of them having fled the country. But even for those who’ve stayed put, the ‘lucky’ ones residing in the peaceful areas, life is unimaginably tough.
Blog by Emmanuel Kenyi
Lafon in South Sudan, an area known for its beautiful scenery and seasonal wildlife migration is experiencing the worst hunger.
In a recent assessment by Save the Children, Lafon has severe acute malnutrition rate of 2.9% well above the humanitarian threshold. Ravaged by insecurity and hunger, more than half of the population in the town remain displaced.
Last week, Save the Children loaded assorted Non Food Items (NFIs) in a UN World Food Programme Helicopter and a team of five visited the area to assess the situation.
This assessment is a consolidated effort of the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), the Education Cluster Unit and Cluster partners towards determining the impact of the most recent conflict, economic crisis, food insecurity and cholera epidemic on children’s education in South Sudan.
Save the Children sounds ‘final warning’alarm on South Sudan’s looming famine as 1.3 million child refugees flee conflict
Almost a year after famine was declared in Unity State, South Sudan remains trapped in a vicious cycle of starvation and disease, with the UN grimly predicting renewed famine in early 2018.
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INFECTIOUS KILLER
Writing in 1901, William Osler, one of the founders of modern medicine, described pneumonia as “the captain of the men of death”. He was writing about the USA, where the disease was a major killer of children – and a source of fear for their parents. Pneumonia remains a “captain of the men of death”. No infectious disease claims the lives of more children. Today, almost all of the victims are in low- and middle-income countries. The vast majority are poor.
Since the onset of the current phase of the South Sudan conflict in December 2013, nearly 3 million people have been displaced. Two million people have fled to neighbouring countries, and another 1.9 million others remain internally displaced. The ongoing conflict in South Sudan, combined with increasing food insecurity, as well as economic crisis, are contributing to heightened protection risks for children.