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2014

One year after conflict, children still under daily threat in South Sudan
12 December 2014 – The future for a generation of children in South Sudan is being stolen by the year-long conflict in the country, which has driven hundreds of thousands of children from their homes, schools and communities.

USAID and UNICEF launch initiative to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and prevent gender-based violence
25 November 2014 – USAID and UNICEF announced today the start of a new partnership worth US$ 14 million to improve WASH services for chronically vulnerable and displaced populations in South Sudan.

Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children – UNICEF report
20 November 2014 – On the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, The State of the World’s Children report lays out an agenda for change

Learning Spaces as Zones of Peace: A call for South Sudan
19 November 2014 – Education stakeholders in South Sudan gathered in Juba this morning at the beginning of a two-day conference to develop minimum standards for learning spaces and promote the concept of “Learning Spaces as Zones of Peace.”

In South Sudan, survey shows education is number one priority
16 October 2014 – With only 1 in 3 school age children across the country currently enrolled in school, leadership came together today to affirm their commitment to providing quality education opportunities for all, even during crisis.

Handwashing with soap: Saving the lives of children in South Sudan and the world
15 October 2014 – As the world celebrates the seventh Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF said the fight against Ebola further underscores the role of handwashing in disease prevention.

Give South Sudan’s children a healthy start! Republic of South Sudan launches mass nutrition screening
14 October 2014 – The South Sudan National and State Ministry of Health, Sanitation and Environment, UNICEF and WFP today kicked off a new outreach and a mass-screening campaign to address the nutrition crisis.

UNICEF and WFP: Missions reach more than 500,000 in South Sudan
30 September 2014 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan.

Child malnutrition emergency in South Sudan
23 September 2014 – Tens of thousands of children under the age of five remain at risk of malnutrition-related death in South Sudan, despite temporary improvements in the food security situation.

Protect those who work to protect children and families: UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake
19 August 2014 – “The nature of humanitarian work is often dangerous. Aid workers endure harsh conditions and risk harm to save lives, rebuild communities, and bear witness in conflicts, catastrophes, and crises

UNICEF: Responding to dire emergency in South Sudan, the European Commission adds €5 million toward scale up for children
18 August 2014 – As the crisis in South Sudan deepens, the European Commission, through ECHO, has announced an additional grant to UNICEF of €5 million, bringing its total donation for 2014 to €9.5 million.

Children cannot wait for famine before world acts
25 July 2014 – The Executive Directors of UNICEF and 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.

UNICEF and WFP stepping up assistance to desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan
8 July, 2014 – UNICEF and WFP are stepping up joint missions to reach desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan where the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition-related causes has increased dramatically.

Government of South Sudan Recommits to Action Plan to End Recruitment and Use of Children
24 June 2014 – This morning, the Government of South Sudan formally renewed its commitment to the Action Plan signed in 2012 with the UN to end the recruitment and use of children in Government armed forces and other grave violations against children.

A call for peace by children in South Sudan
16 June 2014 – Marking the anniversary of the Day of the African Child, children in South Sudan urged their leaders to find a peaceful solution to the conflict that has plagued the world’s youngest nation since December.

USAID, UNICEF Announce $17 million Emergency Education Project for War-Displaced Children in South Sudan
29 May 2014 – USAID and UNICEF today announced the start of a new partnership to provide emergency education to girls, boys and youth forced to flee their homes by fighting in South Sudan. The U.S. will provide $17 million in funding for the project.

Cholera cases rapidly multiplying in South Sudan
19 May 2014 – The caseload of cholera is rapidly increasing in South Sudan and the deadly, highly contagious disease appears to be spreading, UNICEF said today.

UNICEF fears the worst for hundreds of thousands of children in South Sudan
18 May 2014 – On the eve of the Oslo Humanitarian Pledging Conference, UNICEF warned that hundreds of thousands of children in South Sudan’s three most conflict-affected states are at imminent risk of death and disease, including the threat of cholera.

The European Commission contributes €4.5 million to support South Sudanese Children affected by emergencies
7 May 2014 – The European Commission, through its Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection department (ECHO), has announced a contribution of €4.5 million to UNICEF in a bid to scale up the emergency response in South Sudan.

UNICEF: Desperate water shortages facing children in Bentiu, South Sudan
22 April 2014 – Tens of thousands of people who fled targeted ethnic violence in Bentiu last week are receiving just one litre of safe drinking water per day in the desperately overcrowded UN base, UNICEF said today.

Children killed in brutal South Sudan fighting
18 April 2014 – A number of children have been killed in this week’s fighting in South Sudan – some in an attack on displaced civilians while others have been caught in the crossfire or died as a result of being recruited by armed groups and forces.

Child malnutrition in South Sudan could double, warns UNICEF
11 April 2014 – The youngest citizens of the world’s newest nation are on the verge of a nutrition crisis and nearly a quarter of a million children will suffer severe acute malnutrition by the end of the year if more is not done now, says UNICEF.

Government of Japan contributes US$ 4.4 million to support South Sudanese children affected by emergencies
3 April 2014 – The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 4.4 million to UNICEF to support life-saving humanitarian interventions throughout South Sudan, with a focus on conflict-affected states.

Racing against time for children in South Sudan: IKEA Foundation supports UNICEF
28 March 2014 – The IKEA Foundation today announced a contribution of Euro 1 million to UNICEF in support of its efforts to scale up the emergency response in South Sudan ahead of the imminent rainy season.

Urgent supplies reach remote areas in South Sudan with joint operation by UNICEF and WFP
28 March 2014 – An urgent operation to deliver food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital relief supplies to one of the most isolated areas of conflict-affected South Sudan has begun today, as part of a joint response by UNICEF and WFP.

Time running out for children in South Sudan says UNICEF
25 March 2014 - Unless the humanitarian situation inside South Sudan improves rapidly and radically for children and families, nearly a million people will face an even greater crisis both inside South Sudan and in neighbouring countries.

Fresh attacks in South Sudan squeeze humanitarian efforts
3 March 2014 – With fresh outbreaks of fighting in South Sudan likely to displace tens of thousands of additional people, UNICEF said today the emergency in the world’s newest nation risks becoming overwhelming.

UNICEF South Sudan urgently needs US$ 75 million for children affected by humanitarian crisis ahead of rainy season
21 February 2014 – UNICEF appealed today for US$ 75 million for South Sudan as part of its Humanitarian Action for Children 2014 (HAC) appeal.

Dire humanitarian crisis emerging in South Sudan, says UNICEF
26 January 2014 – In the wake of the ceasefire signed late last week, UNICEF is warning of a humanitarian crisis unfolding outside Bor town in Jonglei state and other towns in South Sudan.

UNICEF airlifts urgent supplies to humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
21 January 2014 – The first of two UNICEF charter planes, each carrying 35 tons of urgently needed supplies for children and women in South Sudan, landed this morning at Juba International Airport.

Media advisory: UNICEF airlift in response to humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
20 January 2014 - A United Nations Humanitarian charter plane will on Tuesday 21 January, 2014, on behalf of UNICEF deliver humanitarian supplies as part of the emergency response in South Sudan. This is the first of two UNICEF humanitarian charters.

UNICEF: Child combatants reported in South Sudan conflict
17 January 2014 – UNICEF today expressed its deep concern about the use of children as combatants in the ongoing armed conflict in South Sudan.

Candidates sit for primary school graduation exams while sheltering at UN compounds in Juba
14 January 2014 – Hundreds of students in the capital of South Sudan are this week sitting their primary school graduation exam at the United Nations compounds where they have been living since violence erupted in the city almost a month ago.

 

 
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