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07 Jul 2017 description
report InterAction

Today, famine threatens an estimated 20 million people across northern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. In these countries, the dangerous convergence of long-standing and recent resurgences of conflict, poor governance, limited freedom of movement, collapsing economies, rising food prices, and drought has resulted in staggering levels of food insecurity and shortages of clean water.

22 Mar 2017 description
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A persistent drought has left nearly 23 million people across the Horn of Africa without enough to eat. In South Sudan, hundreds of thousands are trying to survive famine. Nearly half the country—or 4.9 million people—are now going hungry. That number will grow when the “lean season” arrives in July, just before harvest and as food reserves have been exhausted.

The world’s last declared famine, which lasted from 2010 to 2012 in Somalia, resulted in 260,000 deaths.

21 Feb 2017 description
report InterAction

by Kristin Myers

South Sudan is right now in the grip of a food crisis that threatens millions of lives. It’s a humanitarian emergency on an enormous scale — but how did it come to this? It’s hard to ignore the numbers: more than 50,000 killed, more than three million forced to flee their homes, and millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. It’s stunning to observe South Sudan’s decline from an American foreign-policy success story to a country on the verge of collapse, so soon after its 2011 independence — and largely out of the spotlight.

26 Apr 2016 description

We, the undersigned organizations, continue to be alarmed by the drastic humanitarian situation in South Sudan, with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network reporting increasing death rates and a deepening humanitarian catastrophe. While the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity may be an important step, its first actions must be to end the fighting that continues and to provide immediate unimpeded humanitarian access throughout the country to alleviate the suffering of the South Sudanese people.

15 Dec 2015 description
report InterAction

Since February 11, 2014, South Sudan has been operating as a Level 3 emergency, or a system-wide crisis. Upon the invitation of the NGO Forum of South Sudan, InterAction team members Julien Schopp and Patricia McIlreavy traveled to South Sudan from October 28, 2015 through November 9, 2015. Visiting both Juba and Nyal, the team reviewed humanitarian practice and policy issues, including inter-agency response leadership, NGO coordination structures, the implementation of L3 and Operational Peer Review recommended actions, access negotiations and constraints, and staff duty of care.

11 Aug 2015 description

New International Committee of the Red Cross and InterAction Report Examines the Challenges of Establishing Civilian Safe Zones

Released: July 31, 2015