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18 Oct 2018 description
report Save the Children
More than six million people currently need urgent food assistance, including more than one million children. Near-famine conditions are predicted in four states, a rapid increase from 2017.
16 Oct 2018 description
New WFP research shows food is ever less affordable in countries in conflict or subject to political instability. Affordability is disproportionate in relation to income across Africa and in parts of Asia.
09 Oct 2018 description
Based on contributions to date, UNHCR expects funding for 2018 to meet just 55 per cent of the $8.2 billion that is needed. This compares to 56.6 per cent in 2017 and 58 per cent in 2016.
09 Oct 2018 description
WFP has for the first time since civil war broke out in South Sudan at the end of 2013 managed to send boats carrying food assistance up the Sobat river, a major tributary of the White Nile.
28 Sep 2018 description
Conflict and insecurity throughout the lean season pushed nearly 60 percent of the population into extreme hunger in South Sudan. The situation could improve if sustainable peace takes hold.
27 Sep 2018 description
Expected to cost $26 million, the plan includes guidance to help the country mobilize resources to significantly reduce yield losses from infestation by the pest.
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.