Daily Archives: February 21, 2017

Africa: Declaration of Famine in South Sudan


Press Statement

Mark C. Toner

Acting Spokesperson

Washington, DC
February 21, 2017


The United States is gravely concerned by the February 20 declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan and by the significant scale of

Press Releases: State Department Announces Fulbright Top Producing Institutions

The lists of more than 150 higher education institutions sending the most Fulbright U.S. Students and Scholars abroad in academic year 2016-2017 are now available and highlight the strong institutional diversity within the Fulbright Program.…

'Time running out' for 1.4 million children in 'man-made' crises in Africa, Yemen – UNICEF

21 February 2017 &#150 Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death due to severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine threatens in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, warned the United Nations …

Joint Statement On Famine In South Sudan

Life-saving support urgently needed in Greater Unity Region

The latest food security analysis in South Sudan has led to a declaration of famine in Leer and Mayendit counties in Greater Unity region. Two other counties …

'Time lost means lives lost,' warns UN aid chief, releasing funds to tackle drought in Ethiopia

21 February 2017 &#150 The top United Nations humanitarian official today released $18.5 million from the organization’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable critical aid for more than 785,000 people suffering from …