People to be assisted Violence broke out in Juba on 15 December, and quickly spread to other states. Tens of thousands of people have been killed, and many more wounded. Some 1.8 million people have been uprooted from their homes, and 3.9 million people face alarming levels of food insecurity. The nutrition situation is deteriorating. With the crisis showing no sign of abating, partners have extended the Crisis Response Plan to December to address the massive humanitarian consequences of the conflict.
Humanitarians are scaling up the response to assist 3.8 million people by December 2014. This includes people displaced or otherwise impacted by the violence, host communities receiving displaced families, refugees living in South Sudan, and other communities whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the crisis. So far, 2.7 million people have been reached with some form of assistance. The immediate aims of the aid operation are to: save lives; prevent famine; and avert the loss of a generation of children and young people to the conflict. Priority sectors for the response are: food security and livelihoods; health; nutrition; shelter and non-food items; and water, sanitation and hygiene.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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