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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.
02 May 2018 description
The next round of the High Level Revitalization Forum, twice postponed, is to take place soon. Stakeholders believe these talks are possibly the last chance to mend this war-torn country.
26 Apr 2018 description
report REACH Initiative
To provide humanitarian actors with a better understanding of famine risk, REACH gathered information on the shocks that cause severe hunger, as told by South Sudanese.
29 Mar 2018 description
Cereal production in 2017 was estimated at a record low level due to widespread insecurity and massive displacements, especially in southern key‑growing areas.
23 Mar 2018 description
report UN Security Council
The head of WFP called on the Council to help end war, stressing that the price of programmes to tackle the root causes of hunger is far cheaper than the cost of the current conflict cycle.
22 Mar 2018 description
An estimated 5.3 million people, 48 percent of the population, are currently facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity, despite the harvest and continued assistance.
12 Mar 2018 description
Children under five in 13 governorates to be reached in a joint effort by WHO, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health to ensure that Syria remain polio-free.
09 Mar 2018 description
Leer was one of two counties hit by famine in 2017. The situation remains fragile, with about 85% of the population set to reach IPC 3 and 4 food insecurity conditions by end-April.
09 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
In South Sudan, 91% of all pregnant women deliver at home without a skilled birth attendant. As children and mothers often die without visiting a health facility, only 5% of MNT cases are reported.