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UN seeks over $1bn for S. Sudan humanitarian assistance

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By Julius N. Uma

November 22, 2012 (JUBA) - The United Nations is asking its members for $1.16bn in order to meet the humanitarian and development challenges in South Sudan, the world’s newest and one of Africa’s poorest and most fragile counties.

Next week, Toby Lanzer, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan will issue a Consolidated Appeal (CAP) for 2013, ahead of a global launch expected in mid-December.

The CAP for South Sudan, aid agencies say, reflects the humanitarian community’s collective commitment to reducing suffering, providing protection, and boosting the resilience of the most vulnerable people of the young nation.

The appeal, reportedly made by 114 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and UN agencies working in close coordination with South Sudan government, seeks to address the needs of the food insecure population, refugees, displaced people, returnees and other vulnerable people in the young nation.

Less than two years since its independence, South Sudan has made some progress but has been hampered by border tensions with Sudan, an influx of over 100,000 refugees from fighting north of the border and insecurity caused by localised rebellions, cattle raids and related violence.

The humanitarian situations in the country remain fragile and many challenges confront the estimated 12 million people living in the country.

Inflation has caused extreme price rises on food and other essential products for most of the year, largely caused by the ongoing dispute with Khartoum over oil transit fees, making life harder for many South Sudanese in 2012

Early this year, a UN assessment said up to 4.7 million South Sudanese were food insecure, with at least one million at risk of facing severe hunger.

In 2013, aid agencies anticipate more people will require food and livelihoods support in the country.

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  • 23 November 2012 09:56, by Tutbol

    This kind of propaganda by this foolish NGOs official Lanzar with his low-life Uma of Sudantribune will someday explode badly on this Lanzar guy face one day. Over 100000 refugees are purged by the Khartoum govt into S Sudan & now this useless Lanzar is going to beg the whole world in the name of S Sudan! Mr. STOP your useless propaganda against S Sudan please.

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    • 23 November 2012 10:09, by Tutbol

      This foreign agent Toby Lanzer thinks his UN status is everyone oxygen in S Sudan? Where did he gets 12 millions living in our country from? This useless agent thinks his propaganda will buy him anything in S Sudan? Get a life chap and get a real job. S Sudan knows where you hail from and your motives.

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    • 23 November 2012 10:13, by Paul Chadrack

      Dear International community don’t give even a cent to corrupt government in south sudan, they will divert them to their own accounts. all the donations should be directly used by operating International NGOs, that is where our suffering citizen will benefit.

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    • 23 November 2012 11:48, by Dinkawarrior

      The NGOs business through the innocent people’s lives is became a hearts-break and dangerous threats to peace! The only words we always heard from UN is $$$ €€€moneys¥¥¥ £££ for help instead of actions against those who are displacing civil populations in their homes! Now Khartoum is continuing killing and chasing civilians in theirs territories while UN is running up/down begging the whole world

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