UNICEF South Sudan - Media centre - 2017

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In South Sudan, “childhood under attack” as country enters fifth year of fighting
15 December 2017 – South Sudan is in the throes of a tragedy for children that affects more than half the child population – victims of malnutrition, disease, forced recruitment, violence and the loss of schooling – UNICEF said in a report released today.

UNICEF: Make the digital world safer for children – while increasing online access to benefit the most disadvantaged
11 December 2017 – Despite children’s massive online presence – 1 in 3 internet users worldwide is a child – too little is done to protect them from the perils of the digital world and to increase their access to safe online content.

Harvest season provides meagre respite to South Sudan’s hunger crisis
6 November 2017 – The current harvest season in South Sudan will not end the hunger crisis as conflict persists in most of the country and hyperinflation puts food out of reach for many, according to the updated Integrated Food Security Phase...

5,000 children reunited with family by Save the Children, UNICEF and partners
18 October 2017 – Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, Save the Children, UNICEF and partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families.

World Bank donates US$50 million to fight hunger and malnutrition in South Sudan
12 September 2017 – Three United Nations agencies leading the response to a dire hunger and nutrition crisis in South Sudan today welcomed a US$50 million donation from the World Bank to address food insecurity and malnutrition in the country.

More than one million children have fled escalating violence
8 May 2017 – More than one million children have now fled South Sudan where escalating conflict is ravaging the country, UNICEF and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today.

UNICEF South Sudan thanks the Government of Japan for $3 million to support health and clean water programs for children
7 April 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...

UNICEF and partners assist more than 145,000 people in famine-hit areas
28 March 2017 – One month since famine was declared in parts of South Sudan, UNICEF – together with the World Food Programme and other partners – has delivered life-saving assistance to 145,000 people, including 33,000 children under the age of five.

UNICEF statement on killing of aid workers in South Sudan
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...

Life-saving support urgently needed in Greater Unity region
21 February 2017 – The heads of three UN agencies issued the following joint call for urgent action to allow aid to reach people facing starvation in famine-hit areas of South Sudan.

Famine hits parts of the country
20 February 2017 – 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.



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