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06 Jun 2016 description
report GOAL

Date of Assessment: 12th to 16th May 2016

Objective: To assess current situation, to establish possibility of return to Ulang, present the current position of all humanitarian actors in greater Ulang county and possibility of returning the looted items from the humanitarian compounds.

Places visited: Ulang, Yomding, Kuich, Ruplet and Nyangora, in UNS

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.

24 Jul 2014 description
report GOAL

“We are now facing a famine in South Sudan,” says GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia

GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia, Mary T Murphy has said that refugee numbers from South Sudan into Ethiopia are set to explode, as a result of what is now a famine situation in South Sudan.

08 Jul 2014 description
report GOAL

As South Sudan prepares to mark the third anniversary of its independence tomorrow (Wednesday, July 9th), GOAL CEO, Barry Andrews has warned the international community that thousands of lives remain at risk there from conflict and famine.

The caution comes as GOAL announces funding of almost $1 million that will see it significantly scale-up its emergency response programme for people who have been affected by fighting which began in December.

19 May 2014 description
report GOAL

International aid agency, GOAL is calling for funding pledged at a crucial humanitarian pledging conference for South Sudan in Oslo tomorrow (Tuesday, May 20) to immediately be directed to aid agencies that have access to people affected by the conflict, and that have the capacity to absorb funding.

08 May 2014 description
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GOAL’s Country Director in Ethiopia: “We must address underfunding of the South Sudan catastrophe, or aid agencies and host governments will struggle to cope with the growing number of refugees.”

As refugees continue to flood into Ethiopia, GOAL has reiterated its call for the international community to address a critical underfunding of the South Sudanese Refugee Emergency appeal, which has received only 14 per cent of the €266 million that was requested.

10 Feb 2014 description
report GOAL

GOAL CEO, Barry Andrews is urging all sides in the on-going crisis in South Sudan to put a process in place immediately that will allow almost 900,000 innocent people return to their homes, ahead of the latest round of peace talks starting today (Monday, February 10th).

Mr Andrews returned on Sunday from a five-day visit to South Sudan, where he visited internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the capital, Juba and further north in Warrap State, just some of the locations that bore the brunt of the recent fighting.

15 Jan 2014 description
report GOAL

As it emerged that an additional 5,500 UN peacekeepers deployed to South Sudan will not be operational for another two months, GOAL CEO Barry Andrews has called upon the United Nations to intervene more decisively and urgently to protect civilians.

Speaking earlier today, Barry Andrews said, “More than 500,000 people have been driven from their homes by the conflict in South Sudan, and up to 10,000 people have been killed. Yet we are told it will be another two months before an extra 5,000 UN peacekeepers are operational within the country.

07 Jan 2014 description
report GOAL

GOAL is vaccinating large numbers of displaced children (i.e. children driven from their homes by the violence) at 16 health clinics in Twic County in South Sudan, despite some of the organisation’s clinics being looted in other parts of the country.

06 Jul 2012 description
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06/07/12 Ahead of her visit to refugee camps in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State on Saturday (July 07), aid agency GOAL is urging former Irish President, Mary Robinson to use her considerable influence to try to ensure that the international community does not turn its back on the country’s escalating refugee crisis.

The visit comes a few days before the first anniversary of the independence of South Sudan on July 09. Mrs. Robinson will visit Batil, one of the worst affected camps, where GOAL is delivering emergency aid to approximately 34,000 refugees.

06 Sep 2011 description

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.