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

By 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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Famine hits parts of South Sudan

Siegfried Modola/Reuters   By Male Daniel War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine has now been declared, three UN agencies warned.

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

Alissa/UNICEF   By 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.

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

Colin Crowley/Save the Children   By 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.

Japan provides funds to support emergency relief work in South Sudan

By 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.

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

By 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.

UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis in South Sudan

By Peter Louis With a rise in hunger at harvest time and a harsh and prolonged 2016 lean season approaching, South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people – nearly 25 percent of the country’s population – remain in urgent need of food assistance, at least 40,000 people on the brink […]

World Food Programme provides assistance to thousands in South Sudan

By Peter Louis It has been nearly two years since conflict erupted in South Sudan. The fighting has seriously affected food security in the country, leaving it on the brink of a hunger catastrophe.

More than 300,000 children malnourished in South Sudan

  By Peter Louis The World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are intensifying their efforts to reverse the dire malnutrition situation in South Sudan, where a brutal conflict has displaced millions of people, destroyed basic services, increasing disease and exacerbating hunger.

Uganda launches program to prevent anaemia in children

By Gloria Nakiyimba An evidence based cost effective intervention aimed at addressing the high prevalence of anaemia and other micro-nutrient deficiencies among Ugandan children has been unveiled.