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Coronavirus - South Sudan: UNICEF delivers 5 million USD worth of supplies for COVID-19 response in South Sudan

So far UNICEF has shipped gloves, tunics, surgical masks, boots and sanitizer for use as personal protective equipment (PPE) worth 810,000 USD

Since the beginning of its COVID-19 response in South Sudan, UNICEF has procured and distributed supplies worth 5 million USD to help contain the spread of the virus in the country, the organization announced today. Supplies include personal protective equipment (PPE) for front line health workers, pharmaceuticals to treat symptoms…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: Over 84,000 children with severe acute malnutrition already treated this year in South Sudan

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF and its partners are continuing to deliver on their regular programmes for children

84,625 children with severe acute malnutrition in South Sudan were treated in inpatient and outpatient therapeutic centers since the beginning of the year, UNICEF announced. This is one of the many results that UNICEF and its partners have been able to obtain in the challenging environment of COVID-19, which is…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: Critical services reach nearly 30,000 vulnerable people in high risk areas of Juba thanks to USAID funding

The contribution of USAID is of critical importance to contain the spread of the disease further in the most vulnerable areas of Juba County

29,714 people in Protection of Civilians (POC) sites of Juba and the high risk areas of Juba County have now been reached with critical water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as well as infection prevention and control (IPC) services to help contain the spread of COVID-19, announced UNICEF. This is one…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: Japan pledges $821,000 fighting COVID-19 in South Sudan

Over half of the funding from Japan will be spent on increasing access to clean water and hygiene, allowing more people to practice safe handwashing

The Government of Japan has pledged approximately USD 821,000 to UNICEF in support to the fight against COVID-19 in South Sudan. Over the last month, the number of confirmed cases has increased rapidly and the need to intensify prevention efforts is evident. Over half of the funding from Japan will…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: Scaling up Radio Education for Children in South Sudan

The radio lesson initiative is planned to run for six months, depending on how the outbreak of COVID-19 evolves in South Sudan

Educational radio programmes for children on Radio Miraya was launched today, enabling more children to continue their learning while schools are closed. Since 20 March 2020, education facilities have been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure children are staying engaged and continue to learn, the Ministry of…

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Coronavirus – South Sudan: South Sudan scales up Nation-Wide Coronavirus Awareness Raising Campaign as Neighbouring Countries confirm cases

Even though no case of COVID-19 is confirmed in South Sudan, preparations to protect South Sudan against the spread of the virus are underway

A campaign raising awareness on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and how best to protect yourself and your family, is being rolled out across South Sudan. Even though no case of COVID-19 is confirmed in South Sudan, preparations to protect South Sudan against the spread of the virus are underway- given…

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Vaccinating 2.5 Million Children Against Measles

The campaign is a cooperation between the Ministry of Health, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and other partners

With the aim of vaccinating 2.5 million children against measles, a nationwide vaccination campaign is kicked off today. The campaign is a cooperation between the Ministry of Health, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and other partners. In addition to the vaccine, the children will also…

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) calls South Sudan to increase its public spending in education

2.2 million children do not have access to quality education in South Sudan, jeopardizing the future of the entire country

South Sudan is not sufficiently prioritizing children’s education, UNICEF said today. While the internationally agreed international standard for education allocations is 20 per cent of the national budget, South Sudan only spends 5.6 per cent for 2019-2020, according the national budget. This is the lowest public education spending in East…

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) appeals for US$180 million to respond to children’s immediate needs in South Sudan

In 2020, UNICEF is expecting an increase in number of children suffering from acute malnutrition, increasing from 860,000 in 2019 to 1.3 million in 2020

4.1 million children will need urgent assistance in South Sudan in 2020. Years of conflict have destroyed critical infrastructure hindering access to basic services such as clean water, health care and education. Gender-based violence is prevalent and unaccompanied children are at risk of exploitation and abuse. The unresolved political conflict…