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06 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Most recent Integrated Phase Classification results find six million people to be food insecure, causing an increase in the number of people targeted for assistance from 4.8 million to 5.7 million.
08 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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.
04 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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.
03 Apr 2017 description
Only 40 per cent of South Sudan's people are within reach of health facilities. The Boma Health Initiative aims to improve the delivery of essential health care at the community level.
12 Mar 2017 description
report Oxfam
A study aims to audit and understand the overall perceptions of communities and aid workers on the performance of the humanitarian aid effort in gender mainstreaming in the country.
28 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The security situation continues to deteriorate in certain areas of Unity, Upper Nile, Jonglei and Greater Equatoria, causing affected populations to move to neighboring areas within and outside the country.
01 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Humanitarian access remains highly restricted in Greater Equatoria and southern areas of Unity, affecting the delivery of life-saving assistance.
19 Jan 2017 description
With regional displacement figures from South Sudan in the first half of 2016 much higher than original projections, the UNHCR had to revise the requirements for 2017.
13 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
These included the Syrian crisis, the Nigeria regional crisis, Yemen, South Sudan and Iraq. In December, UNICEF marked its 70th anniversary.
06 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The number of cases of children under five years with severe acute malnutrition has seen a 350% increase since 2013. Extreme levels of food insecurity are expected to continue in 2017.
23 Dec 2016 description
Forty-seven humanitarian partners are seeking a total of US$1.2 bilion for the period January ‐ December 2017, including US$558.2 million for Uganda and US$313.6 million for Ethiopia.
16 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
Humanitarian access is being restricted in Western Bahr el Ghazal, where communities are known to be using unclean water sources. The dry season will pose a threat for communities’ water security.
10 Nov 2016 description
In 2015 the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and Pakistan accounted for half of the unvaccinated infants and 75 per cent of the measles deaths, a new report indicates.
26 Oct 2016 description
The number of people needing aid, now 9.7 million, is a moderate decrease from 10.2 million in June. But fighting in many parts of the region is a significant worry and will affect resources.
19 Oct 2016 description
In response to a measles outbreak in Abyei, IOM led a mass vaccination campaign from 10 to 17 October 2016, reaching more than 20,000 children under the age of five years.
11 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
Areas of active transmission are restricted to Juba, Mingkaman and Fangak, where community-level interventions continue. A total of 2,450 cases have been confirmed so far.
18 Aug 2016 description
Preventable and curable diseases, such as malaria and acute watery diarrhoea, are major causes of death among the growing number of IDPs in the country.
11 Aug 2016 description
Flooding as a result of heavy rainfall has continued across Sudan. Some 29 people have been reportedly killed and 122,210 people are estimated to have been affected since June.
15 Jul 2016 description
The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the one million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to UNHCR.
14 Jul 2016 description
As flash floods and heavy rains in June affected almost 15,000 people, an 80 per cent chance of above average to average rainfall is expected over the 2016 rainy seasons.