UN’s Emergency Fund Releases Additional US$6 Million for Jonglei

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 14 Aug 2013

Juba, 14 August 2013: The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has approved the allocation of $6 million to aid agencies in South Sudan to deliver food assistance, nutrition supplements, and water and sanitation supplies to people affected by hostilities in Pibor County, Jonglei State. This is in addition to $5.5 million the Fund allocated for aid there in June this year.

“Yesterday in Jonglei I was pleased to see how improved access has enabled the aid community to scale up its response to women, children and men in need. This new funding will allow us to boost our response and with continued funding we hope to reach 60,000 people who have been severely affected by violence in Jonglei during recent months,” said Toby Lanzer, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan. “I count on all parties to ensure that civilians can move around freely and in safety to access basic services and humanitarian aid where they are available,” continued Lanzer.

The CERF contribution comes at a time when the South Sudan Consolidated Appeal is 60% funded, with approximately $420 million required to see life-saving programmes through to the end of 2013.

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