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UN launches mass nutrition screening in South Sudan

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up its activities in South Sudan after the recently released Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)  revealed that nearly 237,000 children in the country are estimated…

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UN calls for access to prevent famine in South Sudan

Three UN agencies today warned that extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan, as a new analysis found that 3.9 million people nationwide now face severe food insecurity. The United Nations…

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South Sudan: USAID provides for literacy

Highlighting the importance of literacy in South Sudan, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) distributed educational materials to five Central Equatoria State schools on September 22, including books and other learning materials, classroom supplies including chalk boards, tools for…

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South Sudan: MSF malaria campaign

In response to a dramatic rise in incidence of malaria cases in the UN Protection of Civilians Camp (PoC) in Bentiu South Sudan, Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) in cooperation with UNICEF, has completed a door-to-door campaign providing malaria treatment to…

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South Sudan: IOM helps prevent disease

To help stem the spread of disease in crowded displacement sites in South Sudan, IOM health teams are promoting preventative health care, including two cholera vaccination campaigns benefiting 113,600 internally displaced persons (IDPs). From 13–16 August and 2–5 September, IOM,…

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South Sudan: Two MSF workers killed

Two aid workers from the international humanitarian medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been killed in South Sudan, it was reported on 25th August. Last week, Gawar Top Puoy, a logistician who had worked for MSF since 2009, was…

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A WFP barge transporting food supplies on the Nile River. Photo: WFP/South Sudan (file)

South Sudan: UN boosts food assistance

A barge carrying a shipment of food destined for thousands of people in South Sudan has crossed over from neighbouring Sudan, reopening a long-closed river corridor along the Nile, the United Nations World Food Programme (WPF) announced on 29th December….

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South Sudan’s food crisis

South Sudan’s food crisis hasn’t worsened to the point of famine, but the threat still looms large with meagre crops potentially only delaying life-threatening hunger, as discussed by World Vision on 25 September. The latest analysis of South Sudan’s food…

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Picture credit: UN Photo/Martine Perret

Millions in South Sudan could face famine

Rains, cholera outbreak, and not enough food aid: Millions of South Sudanese could face famine.  Millions of people are walking for tens of miles to receive healthcare and food aid  Experts warn of impending famine if more aid cannot be…

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