Category: News

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…

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…

December 15, 2016

17,000 children recruited since 2013. Thousands more killed, abducted and sexually assaulted   JUBA, 15 December 2016 – Three years after fighting first erupted in South Sudan, children continue to be recruited by armed forces and armed groups, with 1,300 children recruited in 2016, UNICEF said today. This brings to more than 17,000 the total…

November 20, 2016

Juba, 20 November 2016 – Despite enormous progress realized for children since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, the rights of millions of children are being violated every day, UNICEF said today as it marked Universal Children’s Day.   “Three years of fighting in South Sudan have caused immense…

March 11, 2016

JUBA 11 March 2016: Humanitarian funding for the world’s youngest country has collapsed, UNICEF said today, putting the lives of tens of thousands of children at risk.  Despite an urgent request by UNICEF in South Sudan for US$155 million in 2016 to support lifesaving interventions such as malnutrition treatment, health care and clean water to…

February 22, 2016

JUBA, 22 February 2016. UNICEF is responding to the needs of children in the aftermath of the violence that occurred inside the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal this week. At least 18 people were killed, with children injured, distressed and separated from their parents. UNICEF and partners have provided tents and health supplies for mobile…