UN allocates 14 mln USD for humanitarian aid in S. Sudan

The UN humanitarian agency has provided 14 million U.S. dollars
to support the provision of direct humanitarian assistance to
262,521 people in South Sudan who have been affected by increased
violence and severe flooding, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

The funds from the United Nations Central Emergency Response
Fund (CERF) will enable implementing agencies to use a targeted
area-based approach to ensure that the much-needed support reaches
people with the highest severity of needs.

Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and
Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan Sara Beysolow Nyanti said
the funding will support the most vulnerable people and be
channeled through partners.

This funding will support reducing people’s vulnerability and
protection risks through activities implemented by the UN
humanitarian agencies in South Sudan while ensuring that
humanitarian assistance reaches people in need as quickly as
possible, Nyanti said in a statement issued in the South Sudanese
capital of Juba.

She stressed that the funding will enable the scale-up of
existing multipurpose cash programs ensuring critical life-saving
services, including protection, health, education, water,
sanitation, and hygiene activities for the people most in need.

“Women, girls, the elderly, persons with specific needs, and
those who stayed behind in hard-to-reach areas due to mobility
constraints often bear the brunt of protracted crises and
desperately need support,” Nyanti said.

She also said the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan has been
underfunded, leaving millions of people at risk.

“We need long-term solutions to close the rising funding gaps
and pave the way toward development,” Nyanti added.

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