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07 May 2018 description
WHO and partners will carry out five major campaigns in Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan and Nigeria as part of a global push to reduce cholera deaths by 90 per cent by 2030.
07 Feb 2018 description
No new cases of cholera have been reported in over seven weeks. However, in a few months a new rainy season will begin, increasing the risk of its re-emergence.
30 Jan 2018 description
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Children are the most vulnerable when conflict or disaster causes the collapse of essential services such as healthcare, water and sanitation. Almost one in four children now lives in a country affected by conflict or disaster.
29 Jan 2018 description
As the crisis enters its fifth year, it remains the largest refugee situation in Africa. As of 31 October 2017, there are close to 2.5 million refugees hosted in six asylum countries.
21 Dec 2017 description
A total of 137 suspected cases, including three deaths, were reported. In response, the government and WHO have distributed mosquito repellents to 10,000 school children in Kassala.
15 Dec 2017 description
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UNICEF warned that new funding is essential in order to provide critical assistance. In 2018, UNICEF requires $183 million, and currently has a funding gap of 77 per cent.
12 Dec 2017 description
As the conflict enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis has continued to intensify and expand due the widespread violence and the deteriorating economic situation.
05 Dec 2017 description
2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview highlights the plight of seven million people who need assistance and protection, even as more than two million have fled to neighbouring countries.
04 Dec 2017 description
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UNICEF and partners continue with a multi-sectoral response to contain the new outbreak in Panyijiar county where 78 per cent of the cases reported are under five, with none having been vaccinated previously.
14 Nov 2017 description
The region faces a major displacement crisis with 10.7 million people uprooted by the end of September 2017, and this figure expected to rise in the months ahead.
27 Oct 2017 description
The tropical disease has killed at least 52 people and infected 2,447 in South Sudan so far in 2017, according to health partners who warn that many more were likely to be infected.
25 Sep 2017 description
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The metrics of suffering in South Sudan are shocking. Around 7.5 million people, or 60 percent of the entire country, are in urgent need of aid – 1.4 million more than a year ago.
17 Aug 2017 description
Resources for refugees are becoming strained, as a worsening security situation continues to fuel the world's 'fastest-growing refugee crisis', according to the NRC.
08 Aug 2017 description
IOM teams are currently in Warrap targeting more than 189,000 people in Tonj East County, while many locations experiencing cholera outbreaks are in proximity to the Nile River.
07 Aug 2017 description
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Humanitarian partners deserve the protection and support of those they are seeking to assist, and government and opposition forces have responsibilities under IHL to protect civilians and facilitate delivery of lifesaving help.
19 Jul 2017 description
The vaccination campaign is scheduled for 28 July to 3 August in the high-active-transmission counties of Tonj East, Kapoeta South, Kapoeta North and Kapoeta East.
19 Jul 2017 description
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As humanitarians reach at least 10 million people each month in the 4 countries, UNICEF calls for further international efforts to save nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death.
08 Jul 2017 description
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Millions of South Sudanese children continue to suffer from human right abuses, malnutrition, poor health and lack of education despite the country approaching its 6th independence anniversary.
07 Jul 2017 description
July 9 marks the sixth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, but the promise of the world’s youngest country is marred by hunger and conflict, as millions of people still face starvation.
04 Jul 2017 description
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The severely food insecure population has grown to 6 million and accounts for about 50 per cent of the total population, with an estimated 1.1 million children acutely malnourished.