Author: anagiorgadze

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…

July 28, 2017

Food security in South Sudan remains critical. Across the country, over 1.1 million children are estimated to be acutely malnourished this year. Breastfeeding can play a crucial role in sustaining a child’s nutrition, but not enough women are doing it. By: Nina deVries Bentiu, South Sudan, 28 July 2017 – It took 12 hours of…

July 27, 2017

South Sudan is currently experiencing one the most severe, longest and widespread outbreaks of Cholera in recent history. By: Nina de Vries Kapoeta, South Sudan – 27 July 2017 – It started around 6pm one evening, shortly after supper. She had been warned about it for weeks and even though she tried to prevent it, she…

July 7, 2017

By: Nina deVries In South Sudan, water supply and hygiene services have been deeply affected by the ongoing conflict. It’s estimated just under half of the population has access to safe water. But a newly restored treatment plant is already improving the lives of residents in a northern city. BENTIU, South Sudan – July 7,…

May 31, 2017

Download Situation Report Here Highlights >The cholera outbreak continues to intensify and is the most severe, longest and most widespread outbreak since the onset of the 2013 crisis. Since June 2016, 8,160 cases including 248 deaths (case fatality rate 3.1 per cent) have been reported from 19 counties. Children and young adults under 30 years…

May 19, 2017

By Ilya Gridneff Juba, South Sudan 19 May 2017 – After more than three years of war there is a growing food crisis in a region of South Sudan once famous for its farms, agriculture and abundance of food. But this tragic irony, and the complexities of how to respond, is a similar story spreading…

May 11, 2017

By Ilya Gridneff Yei, South Sudan 11 May 2017 – The horrors and tragedies of war puts enormous strain on the body psychologically, especially for young mothers. Mary Deyia, 28, found herself pregnant and alone when fighting began in Yei, a previously peaceful town in southern South Sudan near its border with Congo and Uganda. Her husband…

April 30, 2017

Download Latest Situation Report Here Highlights > Over 106,130 children were screened for acute malnutrition, of which 5,135 were identified as severely and 14,069 as moderately malnourished. > Eighty four cholera cases were reported among cattle camp populations in Awerial (Dor), Yirol East (Tharnuar), and Ayod (Buol and Tar). UNICEF continued its integrated response to cholera…