Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness Update 6 (4 – 10 February 2019)

WEEKLY OVERVIEW

? EVD awareness sessions continued in all target locations (Gimunu Boma, Tokori, Marakonye Boma and Attende Boma). WASH activities continued at Yei SSRRC and Yei airstrip screening points.

? EVD prevention activities were held on proper handwashing with …

More than 3,000 children released from armed groups in South Sudan since conflict began, but thousands more continue to be used

NEW YORK/YAMBIO, South Sudan� One hundred and nineteen children were released by an armed group in South Sudan Tuesday, bringing the total number of those freed since the conflict began to more than 3,100. Forty-eight girls were among the group, …

Aid Groups: Africa Welcomes Refugees, But Freedom and Jobs Needed

African nations, which host more than 20 million people forced to flee their homes, must enforce international agreements to better protect and provide opportunities for those escaping conflict and disaster, aid groups said Tuesday.

Refugees and internally displaced people topped …

New Violence in South Sudan Sends Thousands Fleeing to DR Congo

The United Nations refugee agency says a surge of violence in South Sudan’s Yei State has displaced some 8,000 civilians and sent an estimated 5,000 people fleeing to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Clashes between the South Sudanese army …

Pathways for building a capable public service in post-conflict countries

Effective governance and sound institutions are foundations for growth and development in all countries, but particularly in post-conflict countries. In such countries, governments often lack the capacity, accountability, and legitimacy to credibly perform state functions, including the provision of security, …

WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health integrates WASH and early childhood development in Inpatient Therapeutic Nutrition programs in South Sudan

Juba � Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is one of the main causes of illness and death among under-five children in South Sudan. In 2019, nearly 260 000 young children are estimated to suffer severe acute malnutrition and, at least, 10 …

Global Count Finds Cases of Child Soldiers More Than Doubling

The number of child soldiers, especially girls, found being recruited around the world has risen dramatically in recent years, as armed conflicts that target children have intensified, a leading agency said on Tuesday.

Instances of girls found used by armed …

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