South Sudan: Don’t let down the world’s newest country, says Amos
3 February, 2012
The UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, urged the world not to let down its newest independent country, after she visited the centre of a major humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
Her comments came towards the end of a four-day visit, in which she witnessed the...
Aid Worker Diaries: Aid on the front lines in South Sudan
26 January, 2012
It’s an unbearably hot day in Pibor. Takesure Mugari, at the epicentre of South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis in Jonglei, pauses to catch his breath.
It is his tenth day in Jonglei State and the hours are taking their toll. He doesn’t sleep more than five hours a night, but...
Somalia: Crisis demands the world’s continued attention
20 January, 2012
The UN today urged the world not to lose focus on its largest humanitarian crisis, as millions of people still struggle to survive drought and conflict in Somalia.
Four million Somalis still need assistance six months after famine was declared in parts of the country. More than 1.3 million...
South Sudan: Number of people needing aid doubles
20 January, 2012
The UN confirmed today that more than 120,000 people urgently need aid in South Sudan’s violence-affected Jonglei State - double the amount from just two weeks ago.
“The violence in Jonglei hasn’t stopped,” said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan....
South Sudan: Emergency operation ramps up in Jonglei State
13 January, 2012
A large-scale emergency operation is gearing up to provide food, water and shelter to 60,000 people in South Sudan’s Jonglei State, amid continued clashes between two of the region’s largest ethnic groups.
New fighting broke out in late December 2011 between the Murle and the Lou...