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2014

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.

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.

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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