Home | News    Friday 10 January 2014

South Sudan relief operation gets $15m boost

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

January 9, 2014 (JUBA) – The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has earmarked $15m to support relief operations in South Sudan where violence displaced nearly 200,000 people.

Valerie Amos, the emergency relief coordinator said the fund will help aid agencies assist tens of thousands affected by the conflict, which saw over 1,000 people killed.

“Conditions for the South Sudanese fleeing hostilities in their country are getting worse by the day”, Amos said in a statement.

With this CERF funding, UN humanitarian agencies will be better able to meet the needs of people desperately seeking shelter and safety, she added.

The violence, which initially started in the South Sudan capital, Juba and later spread to other parts of the country, has also seen over 42,000 South Sudanese flee to neighbouring Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Last year, CERF reportedly allocated nearly $482m to support global operations, $11.6m of which supported relief efforts in South Sudan.

Aid agencies in South Sudan have, since it’s independence in July 2011, reportedly received about $74.4m from CERF for critical assistance, including food, clean water, shelter and health services.

(ST).

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 10 January 06:22, by omoni jr.

    slava kiir is responsible for all these messes.

    repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


How pursuit of good life dominates ethical conscience in Africa 2014-07-27 05:03:47 By Francis Ayul Yuar July 26, 2014 - Looking at the African Continent, my country in particular within this critical time of post independence political and ethnic’s violence, one’s mind wondered (...)

2015 elections are not a priority for Sudanese 2014-07-23 04:35:55 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman July 22, 2014 - This article comes against the backdrop of the news that reported the announcement of the National Elections Commission (NEC) that it had prepared the (...)

Bashir rests assured laden-burden on the Sudanese people’s shoulders 2014-07-14 06:09:16 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman July 13, 2014 - Omer al-Bashir believes that his continuing in power better protects him from tracking and prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He clings (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Memory, healing and transformation in South Sudan 2014-07-23 05:55:08 Memory, Healing and Transformation in South Sudan A Working Paper by David K. Deng July 2014 Contents Introduction 1 What is memorialization? 2 Timing 2 Risks 3 Principles 3 Integrity 3 (...)

South Sudan: Independence Day marred by ongoing war crimes and looming famine 2014-07-09 01:39:56 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 8 July 2014 South Sudan: Independence Day marred by ongoing war crimes and looming famine · Both sides to the conflict committing war crimes and crimes (...)

UN urged to probe alleged cover-ups and manipulations by its mission in Darfur 2014-06-26 05:40:52 Strengthen Peacekeeping Mission’s Rights Reporting, Civilian Protection (New York, June 25, 2014) – The United Nations secretary-general should investigate alleged cover-ups and manipulation of (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.