Home | News    Wednesday 6 January 2016

IOM S. Sudan appeals for $80m to address humanitarian needs


January 4, 2015 (JUBA) - In a bid to support the most vulnerable people in South Sudan, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is appealing for more than $80 million to provide lifesaving assistance across the world’s youngest nation in the coming years.

JPEG - 112.7 kb
A woman carries water through a UN camp for internally displaced people in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state (Photo: IOM)

Violence, access constraints and food insecurity continue to drive increased needs and displacement. In September, 34 per cent of the population was facing severe food insecurity, a figure 80 per cent higher than it was in 2014.

According to the agency, at least 2.3 million people have fled their homes since the crisis began, including 1.66 million people who remain internally displaced and an additional 647,800 people who have fled to neighbouring countries.

Despite the signing of a peace agreement in August, clashes continue in several parts of the country, including the three most conflict-affected states of Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei. Fighting in parts of Unity from April to the present has been particularly brutal and marked by violence against civilians.

The crisis has also spread to formerly stable areas, including Central and Western Equatoria states, and inter-communal conflict in Lakes and Warrap states continues to destabilise communities.

“In 2016, humanitarian needs in South Sudan will be greater than in previous years as the conflict continues to force people from their homes, deplete household resources and constrain humanitarian access to many in need,” said IOM’s South Sudan Chief of Mission David Derthick.

“IOM remains committed to helping the most vulnerable while promoting peace-building wherever possible," he added.

The United Nations estimates that 6.1 million people will need assistance in 2016. Of these, the humanitarian community is targeting 5.1 million people for assistance.

Reportedly developed in line with the UN’s Humanitarian Response Plan, IOM’s 2016 Consolidated Appeal requests USD 80.2 million to provide emergency assistance in response to the ongoing crisis.

The agency further requests additional funding for protection programming to address the growing psychosocial needs of displaced and conflict-affected individuals, as well as for transition and recovery and migration management programming to carry out peace-building and development interventions where conditions allow.

IOM has had an operational presence in South Sudan since 2005, establishing a country office in 2011 following the country’s independence. Immediately after the conflict erupted in December 2013, IOM restructured its activities in response to the emergency.


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

Sudan’s removal from terror list taints U.S. values 2018-11-10 08:34:32 November, 9th, 2018 The Honorable Michael Richard Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C St NW, Washington DC 20520 USA RESPONSE BY SUDAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT (SLM/A-AW) TO (...)

R-ARCISS: A Peace that divides the signatories and non-signatories 2018-11-10 07:58:28 By Tito Awen, Juba-South Sudan I keep wondering if peace can divide or unite the partners. I am not so young nor unmindful not to have known what happened after signing of the Comprehensive (...)

U.S. Move Ignores Sudan’s Abuses Against its Own People 2018-11-09 06:56:11 U.S. Considers Lifting Sudan’s ‘Terror State’ Designation By Jehanne Henry With all eyes on mid-term elections in the United States, almost no one noticed that on the same day the US State (...)


Latest Press Releases

Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)

4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.