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POSTED ON: APRIL 28, 2018 | AUTHOR: HEARLY MAYR
Silver Spring, Maryland—The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is mourning the death of one of its employees killed on Tuesday, April 24, in Tali County, South Sudan. Mr. Agoyo Robert was working for ADRA South Sudan’s Health Pooled Fund (HPF) project, an initiative aimed at extending health services to thousands of people in the country.
1,084,674 CHILDREN acutely MALNOURISHED or at RISK OF DEATH and irreversible damage without access to critical nutrition in
KENYA 420,674 acutely malnourished children
SOMALIA 388,000 acutely malnourished children
SOUTH SUDAN 276,000 under 5 at risk of death and irreversible damage without access to critical nutrition
In 2015 Africa experienced its worst drought in 60 years. The unusually strong El Niño weather pattern in 2015-2016, coupled with record-high temperatures, had a catastrophic effect on crops, vegetation, livestock, and water resources. Unfortunately, the drought has continued into 2017 due to lack of significant rainfall.
In addition to the drought, armed conflict, and economic decline has further exacerbated the problem for some countries.
On July 7th, 2016 a resurgence of ethnically-fueled conflict erupted in Juba South Sudan, forcing thousands of people to flee for their lives. By July 9th, the first group of these refugees started crossing the border intoUganda. By the end of August, 97,947 new South Sudanese refugees had been recorded in Uganda.
ADRA is providing emergency response to 3,000 people taking shelter at the Seventh-day Adventist Church compound in Juba, South Sudan.
The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) taking refuge at the compound doubled from the original 1,500 people and grows to around 5,000 at night.
An existing clinic on the compound has been providing healthcare to those who have fled, and ADRA has been distributing emergency supplies that were stored onsite.
From 5th to 10th June, ADRA team carried a rapid needs assessment in Mundri town, Kotobi Payam of Mundri West County and in Kediba and Lui Payams of Mundri east in Western Equatoria state, to assess reported humanitarian needs as result of conflict related displacement that occurred on the 21st of May 2015. On 5th the team assessed Mundri Town, 8th Kotobi Payam was assessed and 9th Kediba Payam and 10th was Lui Payam.
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.
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.
Natalia López-Thismón, ADRA International
In response to the fighting that broke out in South Sudan in December, ADRA has been providing emergency aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees who have fled into neighboring countries.
Since December 15, an estimated 716,000 people are internally displaced. Another 156,800 have run to bordering countries to escape the tribal and political tensions that have caused thousands of deaths.
Ten thousand are reported dead and more than half a million people displaced as a result of ongoing violence in South Sudan, with leading aid groups calling for assistance to meet the growing humanitarian needs of those displaced into neighbouring countries.
“Reports indicate that up to 70% of those fleeing their homes are women and children,” says Beryl Hartmann, Humanitarian Program Officer at the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia. It is vital we protect and support those made most vulnerable in situations like this.”
Published: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:39:32 GMT
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Aid agencies urge donors to get priorities for newest nation right from the start
A coalition of 38 aid agencies today (Tuesday 06 September 2011) called on donors not to squander the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation. The call came as new violence in Jonglei state increased emergency needs.