UNICEF urgently needs US$13.6 Million for the next three months in order to provide emergency humanitarian assistance for women and children in the post-secession period.
- Over 170,000 newly displaced due to violence in Abyei and South Kordofan
- Ongoing response for over 300,000 returnees since October 2010
- Malnutrition rates in South Sudan are persistently above the emergency threshold and exceed 20 per cent of children under-5 in certain areas
- Without additional funding, UNICEF will not be in a position to scale up emergency response