Increasing number of people face severe food shortages in South Sudan

  PRESS RELEASE   Increasing number of people face severe food shortages in South Sudan Nearly 7 million people expected to be in acute food insecurity at the height of lean season 22 February 2019, JUBA – Nearly 7 million people in South Sudan could face acute food insecurity at the height of this lean … Continued

Famine, drought and war: time is running out for millions of children

UNICEF needs $255 million for children in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen *NOTE* Photos + videos http://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFDD22Q NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 28 March 2017 – More than a month after famine was declared in South Sudan, time is running out for more than a million children as drought and armed conflict devastate lives in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South … Continued

Famine threat in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen

*NOTE* UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power is available for interview *NOTE* For photos and video http://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFDD22Q DUBLIN/NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 21 February 2017 – Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today. “Time is running … Continued

Famine hits South Sudan. UN agencies warn 5 million people need food and urgent assistance.

20 February 2017, Dublin/Juba/South Sudan – 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 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations … Continued

145 children released from armed groups in South Sudan –  UNICEF celebrates successful intervention

PIBOR, SOUTH SUDAN, 26 October 2016 – UNICEF has announced the release of 145 children by armed groups in South Sudan today. This is the largest number of children freed since 2015, when 1,775 children were released in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, South Sudan. “Our hope is that today’s release will be followed by … Continued

South Sudan: Hundreds of children recruited by armed groups, as violations against women and children increase

*New photos and Broll, are available. Go to this link to access the multimedia resources. DUBLIN/JUBA/NAIROBI, 19 August 2016 – Since the beginning of this year more than 650 children have been recruited into armed groups in South Sudan, UNICEF said today. Fearful that renewed conflict could put tens of thousands of children at ever greater risk, the United Nations … Continued

Urgent aid mobilised for families displaced by South Sudan fighting

JUBA, South Sudan, July 14, 2016 – UNICEF and our partners are providing urgent life-saving assistance to thousands of people displaced by last weekend’s heavy fighting in Juba, South Sudan. Four trucks of supplies were dispatched from UNICEF warehouses and taken to a UN displacement site in Juba as soon as movement became possible in … Continued

UNICEF Statement on violence in South Sudan

NAIROBI, 9 July 2016 – UNICEF is deeply alarmed by the renewed violence in South Sudan and calls on all parties to respect humanitarian principles and provide unrestricted access to civilians in need. After nearly three years of war, civilians are bearing the brunt of the conflict in South Sudan, with women and children facing … Continued

UN calls for immediate access to conflict-affected areas to prevent catastrophe in South Sudan

3.9 million people now face severe hunger; tens of thousands on brink of famine JUBA – Three UN agencies today warned that extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan, as a new analysis found that 3.9 million people nationwide now face severe food insecurity. The United … Continued