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15 May 2012 description

(Juba, 15 May 2012): The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Ms Lise Grande, said today that an estimated 12,000 South Sudanese will be airlifted from Khartoum to Juba and provided with humanitarian assistance when they arrive.

20 Jan 2012 description

(Juba, 20 January 2012): United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Ms. Lise Grande, confirmed today that more than 120,000 people affected by the recent violence in Jonglei State may need emergency assistance.

“The violence in Jonglei hasn’t stopped,” Ms. Grande said. “Only two weeks ago we launched a massive emergency operation to help 60,000 people. As a result of recent attacks, we now estimate that double that number will need help.”

07 Jan 2012 description

(Juba, 7 January 2012): Humanitarian agencies are mounting a major emergency operation in Jonglei State in South Sudan to help people affected by the recent wave of inter-communal violence. “The Government of South Sudan has declared Jonglei a disaster zone and asked humanitarian agencies to accelerate life-saving assistance. We’re responding to that call,” said the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan Ms. Lise Grande.

04 Jan 2012 description

(Juba, 3 January 2012): A high-level humanitarian delegation, led by the Government of South Sudan, arrived in Pibor town today to assess the conditions of civilians affected by recent inter-communal violence in Jonglei State in South Sudan. Retaliatory attacks by the Lou Nuer escalated sharply in late December in Pibor County, causing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and resulting in destruction to property and livelihoods. The number of people killed remains unconfirmed. Humanitarian operations have also been put at risk by persistent insecurity in the area.