Home | News    Monday 27 January 2014

S. Sudan: UNICEF needs $32m amid ‘dire’ humanitarian crisis

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

January 26, 2014 (BOR) – The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says it urgently needs $32 million to meet the immediate needs of those affected by South Sudan’s recent crisis.

At least half a million people, the UN said, are homeless as a result of the conflict where thousands have died and nearly 70,000 displaced into neighbouring countries.

At least 30 children reportedly died as a result of measles outbreak at a UN camp in Bor, the Jonglei state capital, where an overnight intervention saw 4,000 children vaccinated against the disease and polio.

“Children have survived violent conflict only to face the risk of dying in appalling conditions — and if we can’t reach them with humanitarian aid, that risk will increase dramatically,” said Dermot Carty, UNICEF’s deputy director of emergency programmes.

Numerous children, according to UNICEF, were also supplied Vitamin A to boost their immune system, as very few humanitarian agencies could access those displaced.

Several aid agencies’ properties were reportedly looted during the conflict, which saw at least three South Sudanese aid workers killed by unidentified armed groups.

Other immunization campaigns are also underway in camps for the displaced in Juba, with UNICEF and partners aiming to vaccinate 180,000 children below 15 years against measles and polio.

(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


Why Kiir can only be ousted!! 2014-08-28 04:40:56 “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemy, but the silence of our friend,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By Luk Kuth Dak August 27, 2014 - Any writer or a columnist will tell you (...)

The travesty of the IGAD peace process for South Sudan 2014-08-28 04:38:02 By Amir Idris August 27, 2014 - The recent Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) heads of state and government summit held in Addis Ababa on 25th August, 2014 proposed a regional (...)

Views beyond the recent Paris Declaration 2014-08-24 21:10:17 By: Elhadi Idriss Yahya August 24, 2014 - Did the leader of Sudan’s opposition National Umma Party (NUP), Sadiq al-Mahdi finally acknowledge the existence of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


National Dialogue in Sudan: Past experiences and current challenges 2014-08-27 06:18:22 Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) Since independence, Sudan has undergone a number of national peace agreements, some of which were observed and honored for short periods, others which were (...)

A new approach to the National Dialogue will stop war and lead to democracy in Sudan 2014-08-22 06:50:30 A New Approach to the National Dialogue in Sudan that will Stop the Wars, Address the Humanitarian Crisis and Lead to Democratic TransformationChatham House, London on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (...)

Friends and Diaspora of South Sudan urge leaders to choose peace 2014-08-19 20:29:59 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Esther Sprague, Founder & Director, Sudan Unlimited 415.713.2495, esprague11@yahoo.com FRIENDS AND DIASPORA OF SOUTH SUDAN URGE LEADERS TO CHOOSE PEACE UNSC (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.