Almost 5 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance in South Sudan including over 800,000 people who are internally displaced. Some 280,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge in neighbouring countries.
To fill the most critical gaps and jump-start life-saving activities, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) allocated US$15 million in January 2014 to support aid operations in South Sudan, in close coordination with the South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund. With the rainy season fast approaching and aid agencies warning of rapidly deteriorating conditions, the ERC allocated another $15 million for nutrition programmes, urgent medical care and improving conditions in camps for displaced people.
CERF also provided funding to address needs in South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Uganda ($6.9 million), Sudan ($6.5 million), Ethiopia ($6 million) and Kenya ($4.6 million).
Although CERF is helping with targeted assistance, the situation in South Sudan remains volatile and humanitarian needs are growing. The South Sudan Crisis Response Plan remains only 39 per cent funded.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.