U.N., U.S., E.U. Call For Action On South Sudan; U.N. Official Expelled From Sudan
News outlets report on the humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan.
Devex: UNFPA chief’s expulsion: Another humanitarian crackdown in Sudan?
“The international aid community was dealt another blow this week in Sudan, when the government ordered the head of the U.N. Population Fund to leave the country…” (Ravelo, 4/11).
U.N. News Centre: U.N., United States, European Union issue joint ‘call for action’ on South Sudan
“Expressing deep concern about the crisis in South Sudan and its impact on civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian official joined [on Saturday] with her counterparts from the United States and the European Union to urge more support for the war-torn country’s people, who have been severely affected by conflict, displacement and food insecurity…” (4/12).
VOA News: U.N. Warns of Child Deaths and Malnutrition in South Sudan
“The United Nations says a famine in South Sudan likely will kill up to 50,000 children this year if more action is not immediately taken. UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, says an additional quarter-million children will suffer severe acute malnutrition by the end of the year unless treatment is scaled up…” (4/11).