Author: anagiorgadze

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…

August 22, 2017

Download the Cholera Sitrep Here There is a general declining trend in cholera cases in the country over the past three weeks. Although the cholera outbreak has affected a total of 23 counties (nearly 30 per cent of the total number of counties in South Sudan) across the ten states to date; currently, only ten…

August 10, 2017

By: Nina deVries In South Sudan, UNICEF and partners are working to treat rising levels of severe malnutrition among children brought on by years of conflict and instability. More than one million children in the country are estimated to be malnourished with over 276,000 suffering from severe acute malnutrition, a life-threatening condition.    JUBA, South Sudan…

August 1, 2017

Download Mid-Year Situation Report Here Highlights > Escalated conflict and security restrictions have significantly affected UNICEF’s ability to reach many areas with critical assistance in 2017. In response, the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) was scaled up at the beginning of the year in an effort to reach the most vulnerable populations in hard to reach…