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Urgent livestock vaccination campaign in South Sudan in jeopardy without more support

Urgent livestock vaccination campaign in South Sudan in jeopardy without more support

SOUTH SUDAN
JUBA, South Sudan: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $7.5 million to roll out a critically needed emergency livestock vaccination campaign in South Sudan. FAO aims to protect nearly 9 million animals (30 percent of the country's livestock) - scaling up from 6 million in 2017 - to combat increasingly frequent outbreaks of animal diseases. To date, FAO has only a quarter of the funds it needs ($2.5 million out of $10 million). Keeping animals alive and healthy is vital in a country where most of the population relies on livestock for their very survival, and half of the population is grappling with acute hunger. "In most parts of the country, FAO and its partners are the main provider of vaccinations. We are trying to reach as many animals as p...
President Zuma to Receive a Courtesy Call from President Kirr of South Sudan

President Zuma to Receive a Courtesy Call from President Kirr of South Sudan

AFRICA, SOUTH SUDAN
PRETORIA, South Africa: President Jacob Zuma will today, 20 January 2018, receive a courtesy call from President Salva Kirr Of Republic of South Sudan at his official residence Mahlamba Ndlofu in Pretoria. During the courtesy call, it is expected that President Kirr will brief President Zuma on the political and security situation in South Sudan. In 2014 President Zuma appointed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the Special Envoy to South Sudan to assist with the resolution of the political impasse in that country. South Africa and South Sudan enjoy good political relations.
South Sudan Communities Receiving Regular Aid in Previously Inaccessible Areas

South Sudan Communities Receiving Regular Aid in Previously Inaccessible Areas

SOUTH SUDAN
WAU, South Sudan: For over a month, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been able to provide consistent primary health care in Greater Baggari, South Sudan, which is an area south of Wau town that had been cut off from assistance for over a year. Improved access in recent months has enabled IOM to reach people living further south with lifesaving assistance. Only weeks after the crisis erupted in June 2016, humanitarian access to Baggari – an hour’s drive from Wau town – was restricted. Displaced people and host communities were cut off from both relief aid and markets. In the months that followed, frequent insecurity further forced many people to flee to harder to reach areas, deeper into the bush. As part of a multi-agency effort, IOM regai