Home | News    Tuesday 21 January 2014

UN seeking aid to assist displaced S. Sudanese

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

January 20, 2014 (RUMBEK) - The United Nations says it urgently needs assistance to enable it cope with the plight of nearly half a million people displaced by the violence in South Sudan.

JPEG - 19.1 kb
Some of the displaced people heading at a camp in Adjumnani, Uganda (Photo: UNHCR)

A recent report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), showed an increase in numbers of people fleeing their homes due to insecurity, mainly in South Sudan’s Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile states.

Currently, some 67,400 people, it said, are sheltered at UN bases, with nearly 80 percent of them women and children.

“Aid agencies have so far assisted over 212,000 people, with new response activities set to begin in Lankien, Jonglei State and Nimule, Eastern Equatoria state,” UNOCHA said in a statement.

Meanwhile, an outbreak of Measles has been reported in most parts of the country, mainly Bor, Juba and Malakal, with as many as 200,000 children targeted for vaccination.

Cases of Malaria, authorities say, have also been reported on Lakes state’s Awerial county, while major disease fears have been expressed as people directly get water from the Nile River.

Violence erupted in the South Sudan capital in mid-December and later spread to other parts of the country in what has now been described as the worst conflict in the country’s post-session era.

(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.

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


Who was behind the killing of civilians in Bor? 2014-04-22 06:50:43 By Peter Gai Manyuon "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death", from unknown author. (...)

Embracing victimhood to celebrate victimisation 2014-04-22 06:28:12 By Juliana Bol April 21, 2014 - It was a bit disturbing to hear news of our citizens in the IDP camps (where they are seeking protection and shelter) celebrating the recapture of Bentiu -in (...)

South Sudan: Revenge Killings is not the basis for building a modern nation 2014-04-21 05:39:31 By Steve Paterno April 20, 2014 - The theme of this article develops as a result of my extensive research and writings on a culture of revenge killings among South Sudanese communities, (...)


MORE




VIDEOS



Latest Press Releases


Sudan: No justice for protest killings 2014-04-23 21:06:10 Human Rights WatchRelease Detainees and Punish Abusive Forces (Nairobi, April 21, 2014) – Sudanese authorities have failed to provide justice for scores of civilians killed in anti-government (...)

SDFG mourn the loss of a Sudanese activist 2014-04-20 09:02:39 The Sudan Democracy First Group mourns the loss of Osman Hummaida, a towering figure of the human rights movement in Sudan, and a tireless campaigner for democracy and peace in the country. Osman (...)

UNICEF supports emergency response for children in Sudan with 89 tons of life-saving supplies 2014-04-19 09:47:06 Khartoum, 18 April 2014 --- Today in Khartoum airport, UNICEF received 89 tons of life-saving supplies to support the humanitarian response to children affected by emergencies in various hot (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.