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13 Oct 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kristin Myers

Despite global hunger levels falling, one in nine worldwide still face hunger. Here are the ‘ten hungriest’ countries according to the 2017 Global Hunger Index.

07 Mar 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kristin Myers

Today, across South Sudan, millions of mothers are facing the dilemma of how to nourish their children when there is simply not enough food to go around.

Atuil Chok is one such mother. Atuil was already struggling to feed her family of six children, all under the age of 10, after her husband, Adim Garang, left to find work. But when her milk dried up and she was no longer able to breastfeed her newborn twins, her situation became much more desperate.

31 Dec 2016 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kieran McConville

For three years there have been waves of violence and conflict in South Sudan, driving over three million people from their homes, over of a million of them fleeing the country altogether. Since July of this year the situation has worsened, with thousands of families crossing the border into Uganda every week. On just one day, December 13, over 7,000 people arrived in the neighboring country, seeking refuge.

06 Dec 2016 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kristin Myers

The world’s youngest nation, besieged by conflict, is in the grips of its worst hunger crisis in years.

ONE THIRD OF THE COUNTRY FACING HUNGER

28 Jun 2016 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kieran McConville

When Concern had to build 10,000 emergency shelters in Bentiu displacement camp, it turned to people like shelter supervisor Isaiah Tuol. He knows exactly what residents need, because he’s one of them himself.

12 Oct 2015 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Masha Hamilton, Vice President of Communications

The 2015 Global Hunger Index reveals the need for peace to end hunger.

Conflict is the main cause of enduring severe hunger, so diplomacy that leads to conflict prevention and resolution is critical to making sure the global humanitarian system can end famine and starvation by 2030, according to this year’s Global Hunger Index, now in its 10th year of monitoring hunger levels throughout the world.

01 Apr 2015 description

Situation overview

An inter-cluster team comprising representatives of NGOs and UN agencies visited Kauch Payam in Guit County, Unity State from 16-18 February to conduct an initial rapid needs assessment of the humanitarian situation in the region. The team consisted of NGO and UN cluster partners from both Juba and Bentiu. The mission was organized based on reports of chronic food insecurity and other humanitarian concerns in the area.The following agencies were represented: ARUDA, IOM, VSF-CH, WFP, Concern Worldwide, IRC, OCHA, UNDSS and TDI/UNMAS.

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.

30 Mar 2015 description
report Concern Worldwide

By Crystal Wells, Senior Communications Officer, Concern Worldwide

NYAMLEL, South Sudan— As the mass suffering caused by raging civil war cries out for international attention, it is worthwhile also to look beyond the conflict zones. It’s important to look to the places where peace and stability are allowing Concern to work with people like Aker Mayuol Bol and Kiir Yum Kiir to demonstrate the potential for self-sufficiency that is just waiting to be tapped. Only a short distance from the frontlines, hope survives.

12 Dec 2014 description
report Concern Worldwide

The Devastation of War

On the night of December 15, 2013, shots rang out in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. What started as a political rivalry between President Salva Kiir and his former vice President Riek Machar had reached its boiling point. Forces loyal to Machar broke away from the military and fighting quickly spread throughout Juba and then into other areas of South Sudan.

28 Nov 2014 description
report Concern Worldwide

Taban works as a midwife in South Sudan. Thanks to the training he received from Concern Worldwide, he has been able to save the lives of many women and children.

Training midwives

In 2008, Taban was selected by Concern to attend an 18 month midwifery programme. After he completed the course, he returned to northern Bahr el Ghazal and began working in Nyamlel health centre.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Concern Worldwide

EXECUTIVE SUMMERY

The report presents the results of a nutrition and mortality survey conducted by Concern Worldwide in Aweil West in Northern Bahr El Ghazal (NBeG) State in South Sudan in April 2014. The main objective of the survey was to determine the level of acute malnutrition among children aged 6-59 months and analyse possible factors contributing to malnutrition.

06 Nov 2014 description
report Concern Worldwide

By Crystal Wells, Senior Communications Officer, Concern Worldwide

17 Oct 2014 description
report Concern Worldwide

By Crystal Wells, Senior Communications Officer, Concern Worldwide

BENTIU, South Sudan—Mary Nyalipe Yoac has lived through five famines and four wars. Her brown eyes, now fading into a bluish grey with age, have witnessed more brutality and suffering than most can comprehend. Tragically, the last ten months were no different, her community devoured by fighting and all that she owned destroyed or looted.

05 Oct 2014 description
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From Crisis to Catastrophe
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From Crisis to Catastrophe - Summary

Aid agencies warn of famine next year as upsurge in fighting imminent

Agencies fear recent improvements will be wiped out as the number of severely hungry people will rise by 1 million in first three months of 2015

A group of leading aid agencies warned today that parts of South Sudan – already the world’s worse food crisis – could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.

18 Aug 2014 description
report Concern Worldwide

South Sudan has had three turbulent years since gaining its independence in 2011. Violence erupted in December 2013 in the capital, Juba, and quickly spread across the country, forcing people to flee their homes and plunging the country into chaos. As a result of the conflict and displacement, people were largely unable to plant their crops in time for rainy season and now approximately four million people are in a severe state of food insecurity.