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Over 4.5 million South Sudanese in urgent need, says UN


February 16, 2012 (JUBA) – More than 4.5 million people in South Sudan are in desperate need of assistance, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the country, Toby Lanzer, said on Friday.

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Toby Lanzer (UN)

He said $56.5 million had been earmarked for the provision of immediate food, health, education, water and other forms of assistance for up to 1.5 million people, as well as the replenishment of emergency stocks before the start of the rainy season.

“South Sudan still faces enormous challenges, but humanitarian efforts are on course to help the population in urgent need for assistance,” said Lanzer in the capital, Juba.

Aid organisations, according to the UN humanitarian coordinator, were not able to reach all of those in need during last year’s rains, which made much of the country inaccessible.

The funding boost was allocated by the South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund. Established in 2012 to support timely allocation and disbursement of donor funding, the financing tool helps channels funding towards the most urgent priorities and ensures that funds are available for rapid response to critical humanitarian emergencies.

Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said cases of the deadly Hepatitis E were on the rise within refugee camps located at South Sudan’s border with its northern neighbour.

According to figures compiled by the UNHCR, the South Sudanese government and the World Health Organisation (WHO), the disease has led to more than 100 deaths since last July.

The UNHCR reported that the largest number of cases and suspected cases were at Yusuf Batil camp in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, which accounted for 3,937 cases, or almost 70 percent of the total, and 77 deaths. The camp reportedly holds 37,229 refugees.

Other cases, UNHCR noted, were in Upper Nile’s Jamam camp, which recorded 1,320 cases and 25 deaths, followed by the Gendrassa camp with 577 cases and three deaths.

The situation in Unity state, the agency said, was not as severe as in Upper Nile, with just 125 cases or suspected cases and four deaths recorded at Yida camp, home to an estimated 65,000, it has the largest concentration of refugees in South Sudan.

The agency says a series of emergency measures are being taken to address the worsening situation. These it adds, include the construction of latrines and the distribution of soap to camp populations.


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  • 17 February 2013 06:03, by Jalaby

    That what I use to say every day and night "Visionless people are leading the south to hell"
    Keep supporting SPLA-N and plot the evil against Sudan and Sudan will tight the economy war against the thugs in Juba!
    The south is falling apart slowly by slowly!!

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    • 17 February 2013 07:46, by Jay

      Salah, Jalaby and mister, you guys can cry and even if you cry blood, no one in South Sudan would allow a single drop of oil into that pipeline all the way to Port Sudan. You guys need to forget about South Sudan and use other means to make a living that’s not South Sudan oil! Are we clear now? You guys are hurting yourselves you’re divorce wives now!

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      • 17 February 2013 08:51, by Jalaby

        Mr. Jay,
        Stop fooling yourself before trying to fool anyone here because all the people know that your thieves government begged Sudan to open that oil pipeline to allow the blood come into their body again and survive but Sudan said big "NO" and put security and cutting ties with SPLA-N as a prerequisite condition to make that happens!

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        • 17 February 2013 08:57, by Jalaby

          If Sudan wants that south oil would have gotten it long time ago and you know also Sudan rejected your thieves government "bribe" the $3bn that would be given to Sudan in addition if opens that damn oil pipeline but Sudan figured it out very quickly and realized that bribe like putting the poison inside the honey and rejected it, your people are dying now because of

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          • 17 February 2013 09:04, by Jalaby

            hunger and every body knows about the starvation that overwhelming E Equatoria,Jonglei, Lakes state,Unity,Upper Nile,etc
            Sudan can survive without your oil because they’ve the alternatives but you’ve nothing else than the oil that Arab/Jalaba discovered and exported it and given it to you "ready made" but you closed it and played with fire and caused death to your ppl

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            • 17 February 2013 09:11, by Jalaby

              We are not interested in South oil anymore (it’s only 350k bbl/day), after we increase our oil production and become number one oil producer, we will be interested in Chad oil to carry it to Asian hot market, and after that be more interested and our appetite more opened to carry the 2.5 million bbl/day through our pipeline and sea to Asian hot market!

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              • 17 February 2013 09:16, by Jalaby

                the Nigerian oil no doubt!
                Let thieves do nothing other than just talking and talking about building pipeline through Kenya and sometimes talking about Ethiopia/Djibouti pipeline, talking is their only output!! what do you really expect from visionless people other than crap output?!

                Jalaby (Abo Jalabia)

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        • 17 February 2013 15:21, by Jay

          Jalaby, who are the South Sudanese begging you to transit oil through Sudan and the ones planning to build the pipeline through Kenya?

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        • 17 February 2013 22:04, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

          Jalaby a shame on u to comment for South Sudan dialect 2 day ago,be like 4justic and master who show themselves as pure Arab.
          If we need halp, we have many thing in our country that we will give to those who help Us tomorrow.
          poor peaple like North Sudan can not request halp, neither single ONG nor counrty can halp you.

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    • 17 February 2013 08:21, by Tutbol

      Dumb Jalabia,
      Don’t get too carried away by this Lanzer Tobby guy Report, for he is a known propagandist who is used by some oil addict elements in the international circle who think they can pressure S Sudan to let its oil be looted, just because an arbitrally number of hungry S Sudanese is release to the media by this useless Tobby. Most of these hungry refugees are from the states of SK & SBN..

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      • 17 February 2013 08:34, by Tutbol

        ... which your regime have uprooted from their lands. you dumb-asses & your agents like Lanzer Tobby called these refugees S Sudanese when it is time to go & beg, but their lands belong to North Sudan when it comes to resources acquisition & looting! Can you people acknowlege that you are the most stupidest & slimmest of all people to have ever live in this world.

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        • 17 February 2013 17:22, by Northern Sudanese

          it seems like your day dreaming, refugees from sudan displaced by rebels are in ’’millions’’ , do you now believe me when we call you idiots ’’illiterate’’?
          you people got the highest illiteracy rate in the world! tell me how many south sudanese die in cattle raiding every day? you people are all starving to death!

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      • 17 February 2013 21:04, by ViVa Sudan

        Look who’s talking is not a Sudanese u blody dump he is ur master White man u can’t deny the fact now u may say 4.5 are not Janoubeen like William but it is realty don’t hide ur head in the sand idiot. save ur own brothers sick insect

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  • 17 February 2013 06:21, by salah

    Not in the history of mankind has a single nation had the ability to choke another nation by cutting off 98% of their income overnight. This has gone too far and innocent people are dying. It is about time for logic and common sense to prevail.

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  • 17 February 2013 06:33, by master

    where is street kid called zulu to comment about this article
    world become tired from endless south sudan troubles
    you are heading to abyss with no sense and still want to harass sudan and harbour SPLA-N
    but they will turn frustrated

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  • 17 February 2013 08:12, by Pif Paf

    4.5 Million People? Thats basically 50% of the population ! Its sad, the country is in desperate need of help & every penny yet SPLM priority is to fund SRF rebels & keep its army in contested area’s. GOS goodwill gesture to allow trade has been reversed & goods moving south have been confiscated. The situation in the South will become that of survival of the fittest & will eventually disintegrate

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    • 17 February 2013 09:59, by william mawien

      The people desperate are refeguees from sudan
      arabs escapes from their country (sudan) to come and get better life in south sudan (cush republic) the life blood of sudan
      who knows why south sudan(cush republic) is described as a life blood of nothern sudan

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      • 17 February 2013 10:15, by william mawien

        The answer is simple
        sudan is a desert poorest country which depend on her neighbour south sudan
        south sudan decided to shut down its oil last it was really bad as i came from khartoum yesterday kilogramme of meat was 50sudanese pounds and there is no any single dollar in the country
        when you want to get dollar in sudan you have to buy a phone first then you go and sell it in another countr

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        • 17 February 2013 10:24, by william mawien

          In us dollars then you come back to sudan
          as sudan is a country but soon collapsing
          the ruling national criminal party decieved citizens that had discovered new oil fields which is a total lie
          who knows the answer why ncp did that ?

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          • 17 February 2013 10:33, by william mawien

            The national criminal party did that to keep themselves in power
            what are the benefits of those criminals when they remain rulling sudan
            (1)they are protected by saf militas from icc
            (2)the will remain looting south sudan resources
            (3)genocide and racism
            this is the wost thing that will lead to disintegration of sudan in t o five countries

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            • 17 February 2013 10:48, by william mawien

              El bashir in chad
              on friday when el bashir visited chad he was to be arrested but he escaped the same way he did in nairobi kenya
              reason for bashir s visit to chad was to beg chadian government to pass their oil through their port sudan ???this is what bashir said when he arrived in chad
              please chadian government forgive us for what we did in darfur accusing you falsely
              now we are brothers

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              • 17 February 2013 11:07, by william mawien

                We have accused you falsely said el bashir in a seceret meeting that they had with chadian president
                please pass ur oil through our sea port
                it will provide employment to our people
                since south sudan shut down its oil we were in the trap
                i tried to convience the oil south sudan government in adis ababa but they refused to resume oil production ;;;;please we have no any other choice but comi

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                • 17 February 2013 17:44, by Northern Sudanese

                  william mawien
                  we don’t want your oil, we said it before and remain saying it forever! if your oil doesn’t pass through our pipes, we are not the ones who are going to starve to death from hunger! we are only in Addis for security reasons, not for your oil! we cover 75% of that oil loss already, you can keep singing oil but that song is to old now!

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              • 17 February 2013 17:42, by Northern Sudanese

                william mawien
                Chad used to support darfur rebels until we taught it a good lesson, now even their president is married to a sudanese women! Chad has always been our friend , please your illiteracy is clear so you don’t need to show it in detail lol

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              • 17 February 2013 20:57, by ViVa Sudan

                4.5 Janoubeen ya Williams were in khartoum & we were supporting them well so it is ur behavior to deny ur own ppl shame on u they are Dying u know now why u are insects with narrow mind ..

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              • 17 February 2013 20:57, by ViVa Sudan

                4.5 Janoubeen ya Williams were in khartoum & we were supporting them well so it is ur behavior to deny ur own ppl shame on u they are Dying u know now why u are insects with narrow mind ..

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            • 17 February 2013 10:55, by william mawien

              El bashir became a begger i can not believe it
              even chad which was the number one enemy of sudan is now accepted by sudan because the have no any other way to survive

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            • 17 February 2013 17:39, by Northern Sudanese

              william mawien
              the reason why you urine drinkers separated is because you illiterate christians, now over %95 of sudanese are muslims, non of them will want to separate! looting south sudan resources? how lol? we haven’t touched your oil since 2012, its poisonous thats why we don’t want it! your oil accounted for $4 billion , today $2.5 billion is covered and the rest covered by next year!

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          • 17 February 2013 17:36, by Northern Sudanese

            william mawien
            all your stories are made up from your brains, al cohol is allowed so your probably drunk while typing! sudan collapsing? lol lets see
            in south sudan
            worst health crisis
            highest illiteracy rate
            more than halve people depend on food aid
            who’s collapsing or already collapsed? lol

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        • 17 February 2013 17:33, by Northern Sudanese

          william mawien
          tell us why we should depend on south sudan? who is depending on food smuggling from north sudan?who has more than halve his people depending on food aid?who has the worst health crisis in the world? who has his people showering under urine instead of water?
          south sudan shut down its oil,so its killing itself to hurt us! but its not working, the $ is sold for 4.4 pounds until 2015

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      • 17 February 2013 17:29, by Northern Sudanese

        william mawien
        first of all, those sudanese refugees in south sudan are in ’’thousands’’ not ’’millions’’! those ’’millions’’ who are starving to death from hunger are your own people, more than halve your people are starving to death from hunger and your saying they are refugees? lol over 98% of your economy is fucked, you got the worst health crisis in the world god knows what more!

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  • 17 February 2013 12:46, by master

    your country
    landlocked country
    dead country
    hopless country
    bleak future country
    enjoy your green land alone ane dig your grave

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  • 17 February 2013 15:24, by master

    northern sudanese
    where are you
    your dudes dying as we predicted

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  • 17 February 2013 17:45, by Northern Sudanese

    lol yes i can see , these people will never built a state!

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    • 17 February 2013 19:24, by master

      northern sudanese
      well done wd omdurman

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      • 17 February 2013 22:32, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

        Master and North Sudanese there is a new building in North from 2012 upto now?
        I don’t think!!!
        Many factory are still working now ?
        I never heard the single one !!!!
        why many homosexuality men use to come in Juba for weekend to eaten meat and drunk Al-cohal ?
        Ok only donkey meat in North !!!
        All thing which are not there, are available in S.S.

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        • 17 February 2013 22:39, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

          please !! please !! you will cries alot alot.
          don’t u see the stomach of yours is reduced?
          e:g Beshir and Naf al -Naf from 2009 and 20013

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          • 17 February 2013 22:53, by Northern Sudanese

            Pinyin Gatkuoth
            you need urgent medical help dude! go to your nearest hospital, hopefully there is a hospital available in your region in fact, hopefully there will be a doctor available, if there is then the queue is not long only 80,000 people per doctor lol

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        • 17 February 2013 22:44, by Northern Sudanese

          Pinyin Gatkuoth
          well when you drive in Khartoum or Omdurman, i can see building rising everywhere! the latest buildings rising were those Mushaireb project towers and i can see some work in that hotel, according to some friends of min living in al riyadh ,Khartoum there is a new tower getting built belonging to Dal company! also near mogran area there are 2 bank towers rising!

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        • 17 February 2013 22:47, by Northern Sudanese

          Pinyin Gatkuoth
          there are ’’many’’ factories working + new once opened recently, Africa’s largest sugar factories , Africa’s 2nd gold refinery and many cement factories in Nile state! many more in the country! + Atbara and Setit twin dams in Kasala are 35% completed, they will by completed by early 2015
          dude, there is nothing in south sudan but cow urine to drink from :D

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        • 17 February 2013 22:50, by Northern Sudanese

          Pinyin Gatkuoth
          who are those dark bold headed whores coming to Khartoum? i think its yo mama , someone needs to tell her that urine drinks are not available in this world except in the republic of south sudan :D
          please tell us, what factories do you have in south sudan, what buildings and whats the recent ’’big’’ development in south sudan since 2012? lol

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