At least 82 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013

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Peter Louis

Eugene Owusu, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan said that the ongoing fighting in some parts of this country continues to compound an already dire humanitarian situation.

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Agencies warn of an unprecedented level of food insecurity in South Sudan

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Peter Louis

Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of the population – will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, as the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies have warned.

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More than 44,000 children in South Sudan vaccinated against measles

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Peter Louis

Over forty four thousand (44,447) South Sudanese children under the age of five have been vaccinated against measles during a two-week campaign launched by Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit (EHU) in Mayom County, in the conflict affected oil-rich Unity state of South Sudan.

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Japan provides funds to support emergency relief work in South Sudan

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Peter Louis

The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$3.2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support WFP’s lifesaving relief operations in South Sudan, including specialized nutrition treatment for mothers and children and a critical aviation service for humanitarian workers.

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Humanitarian partners urgently require funding for South Sudan in race against time

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Peter Louis

As humanitarian needs rise in South Sudan, the Humanitarian Coordinator has called for urgent funding to enable aid organizations to rapidly scale-up humanitarian action during the dry season.

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