South Sudan

Jonglei Emergency Response and Conflict Mitigation – SSD121 - Preliminary Appeal

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Appeal Target: US$ 840,000

Pledges received: US$ 219,218

Balance requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 620,782

Dear Colleagues,

The ethnic conflict between the Lou-Nuer and Murle ethnic groups in Jonglei State of South Sudan is a persistent problem characterised by counter attackes in the last seven months, which culminated into large scale attacks by thousands of Lou-Nuer ethnic group against the Murle in Pibor County in late December 2011 until January 2012.

The number of people affected in this conflict is estimated to be between 50,000 and 80,000 including: the displaced, 1,000 killed in cattle raids, abducted women and children.

This preliminary appeal targets 28,000 people with emergency humanitarian activities. LWF is the lead agency for this ACT response in Jonglei in coordination with Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and the Sudan Council of Churches (SCC). The humanitarian response activities will be linked to conflict mitigation activities facilitated by the Sudan Council of Churches.

ACT Members are also discussing the possibility of collaborating with other ecumenical partners in the affected region of South Sudan.

This ACT Alliance preliminary appeal SSD121 (17 January– 31 July 2012) is excetionally launched to respond to the humanitarian needs resulting from the Jonglei conflict.