East and Southern Africa

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Thursday 18 October 2018

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

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 of South Sudan’s states, a rapid and worrying increase from 2017, in which famine was only declared in one state.  

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Friday 14 September 2018

Uganda Launches new Education Response Plan for Africa’s biggest refugee crisis

The Government of Uganda, Partners in Development, UN agencies and NGOs including Save the Children, today launch a new Plan that if funded will provide quality education for hundreds of thousands of refugee and host community children in Uganda.

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Tuesday 24 July 2018

FRESH DISPLACEMENT INCREASING HUMANITARIAN NEEDS IN ETHIOPIA

At least 1 million people, the majority of whom being women and children are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance following recent inter-communal conflict in Ethiopia. 

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Monday 21 May 2018

Hundreds of thousands of children affected after Tropical Cyclone Sagar sweeps over Somaliland

Monday 21st May 2017- A powerful tropical cyclone with winds in excess of 120 km/per hour and an entire year’s worth of rain in just a few days has left destruction and death in its wake in Somaliland, endangering the lives of thousands of children in the region.

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Thursday 3 May 2018

Tens of thousands of Somalis displaced by deadly flash flooding as heavy rains continue

Almost half a million affected

Somali families displaced by drought and near-famine conditions last year are now on the move again, with catastrophic flash flooding forcing 175,000* people out of their homes, leaving them more vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases such as Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) and cholera.

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