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Off-grid communities turn to solar power for clean water
16 July 2018 – How solar-powered water systems are helping children in remote communities like Yambio access clean water in health centres, schools and homes

“Many fathers are missing out”
11 June 2018 – Daro Momo lifts his daughter Opia Mirabelle, and starts spinning her around in the middle of the living room. The one and a half-year-old squeals of excitement. Daro wrap his arms around his little girl.

“I didn't know if he was alive”: Former child soldier reunited with family in South Sudan
18 May 2018 – A boy was rescued by aid workers after being forced to fight with an armed group in South Sudan. Then the search for his family began.

Pulling children out of hunger, disease and death in war-torn South Sudan
15 April 2018 – The ready-to-use therapeutic food to treat malnutrition is rescuing the most vulnerable children, especially in several internally displaced families

Introducing agricultural practices in a pastoral community yields rewarding results
11 April 2018 – The destroyed beige walls of the Bentiu civil hospital, ridden with bullet holes, stand as a somber reminder of the deadly fighting that engulfed the town over four years ago, claiming hundreds of innocent lives.

Helping adolescent girls and women, in conflict-ridden South Sudan, emerge strong and independent
30 March 2018 – Awareness, counselling and vocational skills are enabling several girls and women to substantially improve their quality of life

Integrating critical services to save lives of mothers and children across South Sudan
30 March 2018 – UNICEF supported health facilities are integrating nutrition and WASH services to cure and prevent life-threatening diseases among women and children

Enabling access to safe drinking water pulls entire villages out of distress
25 March 2018 – Simple, yet robust, mechanisms for drinking water distribution are significantly improving the quality of life for the people of Renk, especially the women and children.

Refugees in South Sudan face hunger and ethnic tension
22 March 2018 – South Sudan is producing more refugees than any other African nation, but it is also hosting tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in Sudan.

For children in South Sudan, education offers the brightest ray of hope
19 March 2018 – Schools run by UNICEF in a camp for those displaced by the conflict are nurturing children’s dreams of a future free from war.

In South Sudan, saving children by preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV
13 March 2018 – Cheerful banter fills the sturdy white tent erected on the large, barren premises of the Wau Teaching Hospital. Inside the tent, over two dozen women are sprawled on a green carpet with watchful eyes while their children play next to them.

A ‘silent killer’, maternal and neonatal tetanus, is causing deaths of mothers and newborns across South Sudan
8 March 2018 – Araw Ayom was her first child. His 21-year-old mother gave birth to him, a healthy boy of 2.75 kg, in the early hours of January 29. For three days, she gazed in awe as he slept, cried and suckled for milk.

A plastic sheet, razor blade and jerry can: all you need to deliver a baby in South Sudan
28 February 2018 – Nyibol Mayen Ayual lays out a ragged blue plastic sheet on the dirt floor of her crowded hut where she lives here with her five children, three goats and a few chickens. “This is where I will deliver my baby,” she says.

In South Sudan, keeping girls in school by helping them manage their periods
21 February 2018 – It’s the moment a South Sudanese girl dreads: having her menstrual period when she’s at school. Menstruating for girls in the world’s youngest nation is considered so shameful, many drop out and fail to complete their educations.

Against all odds
20 February 2018 – In South Sudan, one in 26 newborn babies die within the first month of life. Many of these deaths are preventable.

How solar power fridges are helping save lives in world's least electrified country
31 January 2018 – Vaccines save lives, but to be effective they need to be kept cool. In South Sudan, the least electrified country in the world, temperatures frequently exceed 40 degrees Celsius.

“We are here for a purpose” – Aiding women and children in one of the toughest assignments
24 January 2018 – In northern South Sudan a camp for families displaced by fighting has become the second largest settlement in the country after the capital, Juba. For humanitarian workers there to assist them, life has few comforts, but many rewards.

Rain, roads and checkpoints: the challenges of supplying South Sudan
23 January 2018 – Truck driver Rogers Kenei knows just how dangerous and difficult it can be to deliver aid for UNICEF around civil war-torn South Sudan. Four drivers and one driver assistant have lost their lives since 2013.

In South Sudan, registering a birth, providing an identity
13 January 2018 – A new pilot program helps provide children in the world’s youngest country with the documents they need to prove their nationality.

 

 
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