Senior UN official in South Sudan warns women and girls face 'extremely high risk' of sexual assault risk - UN News Centre

Women in Ganyiel, Unity state, South Sudan, collecting bags of food. The situation in Ganyiel is dire, with thousands of people having fled to the area from famine-stricken Leer and Mayendit counties. Photo: OCHA/Gemma Connell. Print. 19 April 2017 ...

UN appeals for more funding to prevent famine in South Sudan - Xinhua

JUBA, April 19 (Xinhua) -- The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Wednesday appealed for more funding to save a million people on the brink of famine affecting more than 100,000 people. UNMISS Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary ...

Africa: Diseases and Sexual Violence Threaten Somalis, South Sudanese Escaping Famine - UN - AllAfrica.com

Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United Nations officials who have just returned from the area.

News Outlets Highlight Humanitarian Crises, Hunger, Disease Outbreaks In Conflict-Affected Nations Of Somalia ... - Kaiser Family Foundation

“Every year, Somalis abroad send about $1.4 billion back home — almost a quarter of the country's GDP. As organizations like the United Nations warn that famine could spread, those remittances are an especially vital form of aid…” (Brown, 4/18).

US Focuses on Syria and Korea While Other Countries Simmer - In Homeland Security

With all the attention focused on the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula and the ongoing civil war inside Syria, the U.S. cannot forget about other countries that need attention. If tensions in these countries are left unresolved, they have the ...

Hunger Across Africa How drought and conflict have put millions on the verge of famine - Voice of America

Millions of people across Africa lack access to enough food. A drought in Kenya has prompted a state of emergency. Northeast Nigeria faces acute malnutrition. Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, and Somalia is on the brink of famine. Tens ...

Famine fast becoming reality in Somalia and South Sudan - defenceWeb

Somali and South Sudan face famine Millions of people face famine in Somalia and South Sudan and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crisis widens senior United Nations officials who have just returned from the ...

Somalia, South Sudan 'in peril' of famine - CanIndia News

United Nations, April 19 (IANS) Northeast Africa is in the grip of a “very fast-moving crisis” that is putting both Somalia and South Sudan “in peril” of severe food shortage, a top UN official said on Tuesday. While Somalia was managing for the moment ...

Children are dying - TheCable

When I read an article by US based online media Huffington Post on Nigeria being among other four countries as South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia where children die on a daily basis due to famine in the NorthEast region, I felt mixed emotions of sadness ...

At death's door - Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)

Around three million people are estimated to be severely food-insecure in north-eastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia. The writer looks at the reasons famine still plagues Africa. In South Sudan where famine has been declared, elderly women listen ...

Using Crowdsourcing To Map Displacement in South Sudan - SpaceWatch Middle East (press release) (subscription) (blog)

Over three years of internal conflict in South Sudan has led to severe food and nutrition insecurity. Nearly one third of the population is in need of emergency food assistance, and the spread of violence has displaced 3.4 million people across South ...