Author: anagiorgadze

October 31, 2017

By: Nina deVries More than 70 percent of children in South Sudan are not receiving an education – the highest proportion in the world. Since the civil conflict began in 2013, nearly a third of all schools have closed as a result of the fighting. In 2017, UNICEF is aiming to provide 500,000 children with…

October 24, 2017

By: Nina deVries  Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death among women in South Sudan. With 789 maternal deaths per 100,000 births, the country has the fifth highest maternal mortality rate in the world. As part of its health care program, UNICEF and partners have been providing maternal medical kits to…

October 24, 2017

By: Ellie Kealey, UNICEF South Sudan AJUONG THOK, South Sudan, October 24, 2017 – “That child could have been dead by morning,” UNICEF health officer Christopher Otti Ajumara tells me. “If we hadn’t come here today, he could have died.” We are in Ajuong Thok in northern South Sudan, having just visited the home of…

September 30, 2017

Download Situation Report Here Highlights >In September, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Jonglei states experienced flooding as a result of heavy rains. UNICEF together with partners responded to over 20,000 households affected by the flooding in Northern Bahr el Ghazal with provision of supplies, including household water treatment products and water containers. However, the WASH…

September 28, 2017

By: Nina deVries Malaria is endemic in South Sudan and some 50 children under five die from the illness every week. Across the country, UNICEF and partners are working to prevent and treat malaria. Child Health Days, recently held in the town of Wau, are one means of reaching affected communities. WAU, South Sudan, 28…

September 12, 2017

JUBA, September 12, 2017 – Three United Nations agencies leading the response to a dire hunger and nutrition crisis in South Sudan today welcomed a US$50 million donation from the World Bank to address food insecurity and malnutrition in the country. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the…

September 4, 2017

Location: Protection of Civilians site, Bentiu, South Sudan Shoot date: 28 April – 8 June 2017 Photo credits: Phil Hatcher-Moore — UNICEF As South Sudan marks its sixth anniversary of independence, violence in the world’s youngest country continues to force millions to flee for their lives. Many have escaped to neighboring countries as refugees, but more…

August 31, 2017

Download Situation Report Here Highlights • Malnutrition rates remain high as South Sudan approaches the end of the lean season, with the number of people targeted for humanitarian assistance in 2017 having increased from 5.8 million to 6.2 million as per the mid-year review of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). UNICEF dispatched US$ 2.3 million…