Appeal Target: US$ 2,382,483
Pledges and Income: US$ 1,883,247
Balance Requested: US$ 499,236
Geneva, 12 April 2012
The South Sudan appeal SDN112 has been revised and extended to June 2012. The new appeal duration is 1 st of August 2011 to 30 th June 2012. The revision and extension was necessitated by the following reasons: 1) Most of the funds for the SDN112 appeal were received late and implementation of activities started between Nov 2011 and January 2012 (4 months late). Due to this delay ACT members and their partners have not been able to meet their plans on time. More time is therefore needed to finalise the implementation of key activities. 2) The need to rationalise budgets to reflect the funds received and expected (SCC, NCA, DCA) and to upscale activities in areas with increased need (LWF).
All changes in the document are highlighted in colour- blue on the narrative and yellow on the budgets.
South Sudan became the world's newest nation on the 9th of July 2011, the final step in the six-year Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), a deal which ended 2 decades of civil war in Sudan. There was jubilation, euphoric celebrations and tears of joy as the people of South Sudan from all walks of life descended in the capital Juba to witness the raising of the flag of the Republic of South Sudan with hope for a new dawn. It is the newest country in the world and the 54th state in Africa. The situation in South Sudan remains fragile and unpredictable. Insecurity is still prevalent; uncertainty in the political environment, infrastructure weak and social services almost nonexistent.