South Sudan: Humanitarian funding update (31 August 2012)
Humanitarian partners appeal for US$1.16 billion to meet emergency needs in South Sudan.
At the beginning of the year, humanitarian partners appealed for $776 million for South Sudan. Funding needs have increased significantly, due to worsening food security and a continued influx of refugees from Sudan's Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States.
A legacy of civil war, political tensions with Sudan and chronic underdevelopment impact heavily on the ability of the new state to provide basic services and respond to humanitarian needs, rendering communities vulnerable to the effects of insecurity, displacement, returns, food shortages, outbreaks of disease and seasonal floods.
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