Source: International Rescue Committee |

While a peace deal is celebrated in South Sudan, the transitional government must address the extreme hunger facing the South Sudanese people

Despite some violations of the ceasefire, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is encouraged by signs the war in South Sudan may finally be coming to an end

Today, thousands will gather in Juba to celebrate the signing of a peace deal and the hopeful end to a five-year long civil war. Martin Okumuba, South Sudan Country Director at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), said: “The IRC is encouraged that warring parties were able to put aside differences…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Africa needs its young people to modernize its agricultural sectors

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General stresses the importance of creating jobs in rural areas

Migration, both to urban areas and abroad, risks depriving African countries of the young people they need to modernize their agriculture sectors, which are key to achieving growth and prosperity, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said today. "It is crucial that African countries also look at rural areas for…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank, World Food Programme join hands to help South Sudan fight hunger and malnutrition

The project is designed to enable the Government meet the country’s growing food and nutrition needs, while building community resilience

The Government of the Republic of South Sudan today welcomed a contribution of US$ 43.57 million from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) for the implementation of the country’s Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP). The project is designed to enable the Government meet the country’s growing food and nutrition needs,…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Biometric Registration of Displaced Population in Juba Enhances Accountability in Humanitarian Aid

Biometric registration is a widespread practice in South Sudan, which allows for a more accurate picture of the population living in a displacement site

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team in South Sudan and partners recently concluded a biometric registration exercise which resulted in a total of 32,113 displaced people living in Juba’s two protection of civilian (PoC) sites being registered. Biometric registration is a widespread practice in South…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

South Sudan: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitates release of 24 detainees

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) medical staff were present at the releases to assess the detainees’ health condition and make sure they are fit to travel

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the release of 24 persons detained in relation to the conflict in South Sudan, including 16 detainees released on Friday. This week marks the first releases of prisoners supervised by the ICRC and following the signing of the latest peace…

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Africa is ‘on the rise’, says UN chief Guterres, urging collaboration for better future

Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted on Wednesday

He urged everyone with a stake in Africa’s success to seize the new opportunities and work together with people on the continent for the common good. However, alongside the progress and resilience, on the back of stability and improved governance, parts of Africa remain fragile with challenges to overcome, said…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

South Sudan: UN report urges release of hundreds of abducted civilians

Corroborated victim and witness accounts indicate that women and girls as young as 12, abducted by opposition forces, were paraded and lined up for commanders to choose as “wives”

A UN report has documented the immense suffering of civilians in the Western Equatoria region of South Sudan where 900 people were abducted and 24,000 forced to flee their homes during a surge in violence between April and August. In April 2018, after several months of relative calm, the pro-Riek…

Source: Save the Children |

One in two people face starvation in South Sudan, as extreme hunger hits more states

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, has been affected by frequent conflict since it gained independence in 2011

Nearly half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger, the country’s highest proportion of food insecure people in the last 10 years, Save the Children is warning. More than six million people currently need urgent food assistance, including more than one million children. Near-famine conditions are predicted in four…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Democratic Republic of the Congo: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) expands Ebola preparedness as fears of regional spread grow

In response to this, as well as a recent upsurge of Ebola cases in DR Congo, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is scaling-up community-level preparedness in four countries

Conflict and insecurity are hampering Ebola responders’ work, raising fear that the outbreak may reach a tipping point that sees the virus to spread to more provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) and neighbouring countries, warns the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. In response…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Media Advisory | October 15, 2018 Telephonic Press Briefing with USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant Administrator Beth Dunford and USAID Food for Peace Director Matt Nims on World Food Day

Assistant Administrator Dunford and Director Nims will discuss food security issues in Africa in advance of World Food Day, including USAID’s Feed the future program

EVENT: Please join us on Monday, October 15 at 09:00 EDT | 15:00 SAST for a telephonic press Briefing with USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant Administrator Beth Dunford and USAID Food for Peace Director Matt Nims.  Assistant Administrator Dunford and Director Nims will discuss food security issues in Africa in advance of…