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20 Sep 2018 description
Civil conflicts and displacement remain the key drivers of food insecurity in East Africa and the Near East, whereas dry-weather conditions reduced cereal outputs in Southern Africa, says FAO.
19 Sep 2018 description
The staggering brutality of a recent military offensive in South Sudan was fuelled by the authorities' failure to prosecute or remove suspected war criminals.
12 Sep 2018 description
Worldwide, there were about 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of 2018. More than 1.7 million of these occurred in Ethiopia and Somalia.
10 Sep 2018 description
"Aid organizations can provide relief but cannot end the violence and displacement the South Sudanese people have endured for five years -- only a political solution can," said ICRC.
10 Sep 2018 description
report Save the Children
Save the Children estimates 4,500,000 children under-five will need treatment for life-threatening malnutrition this year in the most dangerous conflict zones, an increase of nearly 20% since 2016.
06 Sep 2018 description
A 14-truck convoy, led by the World Food Programme, brought 40 aid workers from 11 organizations into Baggari on Wednesday. Deliveries of food are expected over the weekend.
29 Aug 2018 description
Comprehensive feedback from IDPs indicates that functioning basic services are critical to convince people to voluntarily return to their home areas south and southwest of Wau town.
27 Aug 2018 description
Knowing the exact nature of the security and humanitarian situation in areas like Baggari, Bazia and Mboro is impossible, with no access having been permitted since June.
17 Aug 2018 description
Thousands of South Sudanese risk their lives every day to provide lifesaving assistance in their own communities, with millions of people facing unprecedented levels of need.
13 Aug 2018 description
Almost one in three of the 158 major violent incidents against aid operations last year occurred in the world's newest nation. Syria, Afghanistan and CAR were listed the next most dangerous.
16 Jul 2018 description
In just two years, the number of children not in school will increase by a further 200,000, to 2.6 million, if conditions in the country do not significantly improve, new study warns.
09 Jul 2018 description
More than four million people have been displaced and 7.6 million need urgent help. NRC calls for parties to the conflict to ensure the peace deal actually brings an end to fighting and displacement.
07 Jun 2018 description
FAO assesses that globally 39 countries are in need of external assistance for food. Persisting conflicts continue to be the dominant factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity.
07 Jun 2018 description
African countries top the Norwegian Refugee Council's list for a third year in a row. The list is based on three criteria: lack of funding, dearth of media attention, and political and diplomatic neglect.
04 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service
Mark Lowcock said that five years of civil war had left 7.1 million people, or more than half the country’s population, in need of humanitarian aid. “Things are still getting worse,” he told reporters today.
31 May 2018 description
The civilian population has been directly targeted by all warring parties, and forced to a life on the run characterised by limited access to essential food, water and healthcare.
29 May 2018 description
report Oxfam
Four years of conflict have depleted food stocks and weakened the ability of communities to withstand shocks. Oxfam has called for urgent action to step up humanitarian support.
17 May 2018 description
According to the latest IPC, 63% of the total population is expected to face severe food insecurity without comprehensive aid and nearly 261,500 children will suffer from SAM.
16 May 2018 description
"Ending the violence is the first and single most important thing needed to alleviating human suffering in South Sudan," said Mark Lowcock at the end of a two-day mission.
15 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
From the Central African Republic to South Sudan, and from Syria to Afghanistan, attacks on children in conflict have continued unabated during the first four months of the year.