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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #7, Fiscal Year (FY) 2016

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  • The USG announces more than $86 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan on April 27

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches nearly 65 percent of emergency food pre-positioning target as of April 26

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

 On April 27, the U.S. Government (USG) announced more than $86 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan, bringing the total USG contribution since the beginning of the crisis to nearly $1.6 billion. The USAID/OFDA and State/PRM funding will support life-saving assistance—including logistics, nutrition, protection, and food security and livelihoods support, as well as health, camp management, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services—for internally displaced populations, refugees seeking asylum in South Sudan, and South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries.

  • Riek Machar returned to South Sudan’s capital city of Juba and was sworn in as First Vice President on April 26. Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) President Salva Kiir appointed a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU) on April 28.
    Countrywide relief activities continued uninterrupted as of April 29.