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Media advisory: Celebration of Global Handwashing Day with children in Juba and launch of a new song from Hardlife Avenue Stars
Event to be held Monday, 15 October 2018

Conflict pushes South Sudanese into hunger – more than 6 million people face desperate food shortages
28 September 2018 – Relentless conflict and insecurity throughout the lean the annual lean season pushed 6.1 million people – nearly 60 percent of the population – into extreme hunger in South Sudan, though the situation could improve if a sustainable...

More children released from South Sudanese armed groups – UNICEF
7 August 2018 – More than 100 children were released by two armed groups in South Sudan on Tuesday, bringing the total number released this year to over 900.

3 in 4 children born in South Sudan since independence have known nothing but war – UNICEF
9 July 2018 – Out of 3.4 million babies born in South Sudan since it became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million have been born in war, UNICEF said on the eve of South Sudan’s independence.

In South Sudan, up to 2.4 million children are not attending school
3 July 2018 – Up to 2.4 million children in South Sudan are not receiving an education - the highest proportion of out of school children in the world. Years of conflict, displacement and economic collapse continue to deprive children of education...

For third time this year, hundreds of children released by armed groups in South Sudan - UNICEF
18 May 2018 – More than 200 children were released by armed groups in South Sudan on Thursday. It was the third such ceremony to take place since the beginning of the year and brings the total number of children released in 2018 to 806.

Aid workers released unharmed in South Sudan
30 April 2018 – Ten aid workers who had been detained by an armed group since Wednesday 25 April, outside of South Sudan’s Yei town were released today. The group returned safely to Juba.

Hundreds of children released from armed groups in South Sudan – UNICEF
18 April 2018 – More than 200 children were released by armed groups in South Sudan on Tuesday. This was the second release of children in a series, supported by UNICEF, that will see almost 1,000 children released from armed groups in the coming months.

European Union donates eight million euros to UNICEF South Sudan
16 March 2018 – Thousands of children have been provided with life-saving humanitarian aid as a result of a European Union donation to UNICEF South Sudan worth more than eight million euros (approx. USD 10 million).

UNICEF report: Over half a billion ‘uncounted’ children live in countries unable to measure SDG progress
7 March 2018 – Early assessment of progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals confirms an alarming lack of data in 64 countries, as well as insufficient progress toward the SDGs for another 37 countries where the data can be tracked.

Nearly two-thirds of the population in South Sudan at risk of rising hunger
26 February 2018 – More than 7 million people in South Sudan – almost two-thirds of the population – could become severely food insecure in the coming months without sustained humanitarian assistance and access, three United Nations agencies warned today.

World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF
20 February 2018 – Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said today in a new report on newborn mortality.

‘Back to Learning’ education campaign to benefit half a million children in South Sudan
14 February 2018 — The fourth phase of the ‘Back to Learning’ initiative launched Tuesday by the Ministry of General Education and Instruction, at Freedom Square in Kapoeta in the presence of more than 2,000 children and their parents, representatives...

Hundreds of children released by armed groups in South Sudan
7 February 2017 – More than 300 children, 87 of them girls, were released by armed groups in South Sudan today, beginning a process that is expected to see at least 700 children freed in the coming weeks.

3 in 10 young people in conflict or disaster-stricken countries are illiterate – UNICEF
31 January 2018 – Nearly 3 in 10 young people aged between 15 and 24 years old – 59 million – living in countries affected by conflict or disaster are illiterate, triple the global rate, UNICEF said today.

UNICEF seeks $3.6 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in catastrophic humanitarian crises
30 January 2018 – UNICEF appealed today for $3.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 48 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 51 countries in 2018.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore following two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan
19 January 2018 – “I have just spent two days in South Sudan where I saw firsthand how four years of conflict have left children sick, hungry and on the brink of death. The impact of the relentless violence has been devastating.”

 

 
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