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South Sudan Nutrition Crisis Report 3

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CONFLICT Due to the on-going conflict that broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, 1.4 MILLION people are internally displaced from their homes, of whom: 748,647 are children under the age of 18. CROPS Families have lost their livelihoods and many farmers have been unable to plant crops. 840,000 children aged under-five will suffer from […]

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Long way back to freedom: Child soldiers in South Sudan

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By Claire McKeever After being forced to join an armed group in South Sudan, a boy escapes his life as a combatant, but finds that the freedom of his life before is still far off. BENTIU, South Sudan/ HONG KONG, 27 January 2015 – “The bullets were heavy. It was impossible to run. It was […]

Children in South Sudan cannot wait for famine before world acts

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JUBA, South Sudan/ HONG KONG, 26 July 2014 – The Executive Directors of UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action, as they met severely malnourished children and their mothers affected by the conflict in the world’s newest country. “The […]

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South Sudan Nutrition Crisis Report 1

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Situation Overview Violence broke out in Juba, the capital city in December 2013, and quickly spread to other locations in South Sudan. Today, Two months after, the conflict has continued to escalate, with heavy fighting taking place in 7 of the 10 states. The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate today. Up to 1.5 million people […]

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Preventing malaria in South Sudan, one net at a time

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As the onset of the rainy season threatens a rise in malaria cases in South Sudan, UNICEF is helping to protect families with insecticide-treated bed nets and medication. JUBA, South Sudan/ HONG KONG, 22 May 2015 – A young woman secures her baby tightly on her back with a piece of cloth and bends down […]

South Sudan: Put child rights first, UNICEF says

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South Sudan becomes 195th State to ratify Convention on the Rights of the Child JUBA, South Sudan/ HONG KONG, May 5, 2015– UNICEF today welcomed South Sudan’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and urged the Government to make child rights the cornerstone of the world’s youngest nation. South Sudan is […]

Children seized from South Sudan school not released yet

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JUBA/ NAIROBI/ HONG KONG, 28 February 2015 – Scores of children seized by armed men from a village in northern South Sudan two weeks ago remain forcibly recruited as child soldiers, despite intensive efforts to locate and free them. One week ago UNICEF reported that 89 children preparing for exams were forcibly recruited as child […]

South Sudan Nutrition Crisis Report 2

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Situation Overview The 20 July attack on Nassir Town, Upper Nile State represented the most serious resumption of hostilities since the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement signed on 23 January, still continues. More than 1.5 million people remain displaced, including 100,000 people sheltered in UNMISS bases and 425,000 people who have fled to neighbouring countries in […]