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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.
06 Mar 2018 description
report Theirworld
Many schools are deserted in abandoned towns and villages around the country. Nearly 19,000 children have been recruited by armed groups, the UN said, although several hundred were released last month.
05 Mar 2018 description
The need for external food assistance in 37 countries – either affected by conflict or adverse climate shocks – remains unchanged compared to the situation three months back.
02 Mar 2018 description
report Oxfam
The links between conflict and hunger are well-known. Yet humanitarian funding and political commitment have not kept pace with the increasingly urgent needs of communities.
26 Feb 2018 description
More than seven million people in South Sudan - almost two-thirds of the population - could become severely food insecure in the coming months without sustained aid and access.
23 Feb 2018 description
UN Human Rights Commission collects evidence to hold more than 40 South Sudanese officials accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
20 Feb 2018 description
report CARE
One year on from the declaration of famine, the food situation in South Sudan has deteriorated further leaving more than 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
19 Feb 2018 description
In the capital Juba, up to 3,000 children live on the street, and that number is increasing daily, said the Mind and Soul Institute, a local charity that works with street children.
18 Feb 2018 description
report Save the Children
In total 4.7 million children - 90,000 children a week - are at risk of dropping out of school in this year across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, displaced from homes and schools.