Author: anagiorgadze

April 7, 2017

Children face daily dangers in South Sudan as they flee violence across the country. Many families struggle to feed themselves, leaving children vulnerable to malnutrition. Without access to clean water, they are at risk of a range of illnesses leaving them which can dramatically worsen their condition.   With the recent announcement of famine in…

April 6, 2017

Download Situation Report Here Highlights UNICEF continues to deploy rapid response missions to famine-affected areas of Unity state, as access restrictions are preventing the delivery of regular services. The water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation in Nasir and Maiwut counties, Upper Nile is critical following ongoing insecurity that has displaced 37,000 households to Jikmir, Makak,…

March 29, 2017

Famine hits parts of South Sudan  UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition assistance  20 February 2017, Juba – War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1…

March 27, 2017

NEW YORK, 27 March 2017 – “All of us at UNICEF are shocked by the senseless killing of staff belonging to our partner organization, the Grassroots Empowerment and Development Organization. The humanitarian workers were travelling in a car that was clearly marked as belonging to a non–governmental organization. “We are appalled that humanitarians working to…

March 15, 2017

Download Situation Report Here Highlights • Food security levels in the country remain critical, with famine declared in southern Unity state at the end of February. Access restrictions to affected areas is limiting the ability of the humanitarian community to respond. UNICEF and WFP dispatched five rapid response teams to southern Unity in late February/early March to provide immediate,…

February 28, 2017

Download the Situation Report Here Highlights: On 20 February, famine was officially declared in parts of Unity state. This is the first time in six years that a famine has been declared anywhere in the world. Approximately 100,000 people are currently facing starvation, with an additional one million close to famine. A recent assessment mission…

January 31, 2017

Download Situation Report Here Highlights • Humanitarian access remains highly restricted in Greater Equatoria and southern areas of Unity, affecting the delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance. There has been an escalation of violence in the last two weeks and heavy fighting has been recorded in the Greater Equatoria region and Upper Nile state, severely affecting civilians. • The food…