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31 October 2018 [PDF]
Peace celebrations commemorating the Revitalized Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) took place on 31 October in Juba. Participants included Presidents of Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and the Prime Minister of Egypt, as well as representatives of the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations.

30 September 2018 [PDF]
On 12 September, the Transitional Government of National Unity, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO), South Sudan Opposition Alliance, Former Detainees and Other Political Parties signed the final Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) during the 33rd Extraordinary Assembly of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Ethiopia.

31 August 2018 [PDF]
Since the signing of the peace agreement between the government and the opposition groups on 5 August in Khartoum, incidents of armed conflict have reduced significantly.

31 July 2018 [PDF]
The Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) and opposition groups signed an agreement on outstanding issues of governance in Khartoum, Sudan, on 5 August.

30 June 2018 [PDF]
Communities throughout South Sudan marked the International Day of the African Child. Ongoing fighting between government and opposition forces continues to displace civilians and impede humanitarian efforts in many areas of the country.

31 May 2018 [PDF]
On 17 May, 210 children were released from the pro-Machar SPLA-iO and National Salvation Front (NSF) in Pibor. This represents the third release in 2018, bringing the total number of children released from armed forces/groups and supported with reintegration services in 2018 to 806.

30 April 2018 [PDF]
On 17 April, 248 children were released from SPLA-iO and former South Sudan National Liberation Movement (SSNLM) in Bakiwiri, Western Equatoria State, bringing the total number children released from armed forces/groups in 2018 to 596, including 211 girls.

Situation and Response Dashboard, 31 March 2018 [PDF]

31 March 2018 [PDF]
UNICEF, in coordination with partners, responded to a suspected Meningitis outbreak (173 suspected cases; 31 deaths reported) in Eastern Equatoria, first reported 15 February.

28 February 2018 [PDF]
UNICEF and partners supported the release of 311 children (87 girls) associated with armed groups in Yambio, Western Equatoria state – the first release by any armed group in South Sudan in almost three years. These children are being supported to reintegrate back to their communities.

31 January 2018 [PDF]
With the confirmation of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), in Yirol East, Lakes State, UNICEF has been providing support in the overall coordination of investigation and response activities being carried out by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) through a multi-sectoral taskforce.

Situation and Response Dashboard, 31 December 2017 [PDF]

End of Year Report, 2017 [PDF]
A famine was declared in early 2017 in South Sudan – the first famine declaration anywhere in the world in six years. The fourth year of the current conflict in South Sudan, which began on 15 December 2013, has closed with the humanitarian needs of its people greater than ever.

Situation and Response Dashboard, 30 November 2017 [PDF]

Refugee Situation and Response Dashboard, 30 November 2017 [PDF]

30 November 2017 [PDF]
Nutrition and food security remain critical challenges across South Sudan. About 4.8 million people or around 45 per cent of the total population are severely food insecure with 25,000 in humanitarian catastrophe.

31 October 2017 [PDF]
The food security and nutrition situation continues to deteriorate throughout the country. At this time when the harvest season should be at its peak, it is estimated that six million people (56 per cent of the total population) are severely food insecure.

30 September 2017 [PDF]
Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Jonglei states experienced flooding as a result of heavy rains. UNICEF together with partners responded to over 20,000 households affected by the flooding in Northern Bahr el Ghazal with provision of supplies, including household water treatment products and water containers...

31 August 2017 [PDF]
Malnutrition rates remain high as South Sudan approaches the end of the lean season, with the number of people targeted for humanitarian assistance in 2017 having increased from 5.8 million to 6.2 million as per the mid-year review of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). UNICEF dispatched US$2.3 million...

Cholera Report, 22 August 2017 [PDF]
There is a general declining trend in cholera cases in the country over the past three weeks. Although the cholera outbreak has affected a total of 23 counties (nearly 30 per cent of the total number of counties in South Sudan) across the ten states to date; currently, only ten counties are reporting active transmission...

Mid-Year Report, 20 July 2017 [PDF]
Escalated conflict and security restrictions have significantly affected UNICEF’s ability to reach many areas with critical assistance in 2017. In response, the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) was scaled up at the beginning of the year in an effort to reach the most vulnerable populations in hard to reach locations...

30 June 2017 [PDF]
An updated Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) was released in June, highlighting that food security has deteriorated further in South Sudan. The severely food insecure population has grown to 6 million (from 4.9 million in February) and accounts for about 50 per cent of the total population. An estimated...

Cholera Report, 26 June 2017 [PDF]
South Sudan is currently experiencing one of the most protracted, widespread cholera outbreaks in recent history. Whereas previous outbreaks lasted an average of six months and occurred during the rainy season, the current cholera outbreak has for the first time lasted through the entire dry season and is projected to...

31 May 2017 [PDF]
The cholera outbreak continues to intensify and is the most severe, longest and most widespread outbreak since the onset of the 2013 crisis. Since June 2016, 8,160 cases including 248 deaths (case fatality rate 3.1 per cent) have been reported from 19 counties. Children and young adults under 30 years are the most affected...

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