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Aid groups seek $1.6 billion for life-saving operation in S. Sudan

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Six thousand internally displaced people at Kuda 54 kilometers west of Juba town are appealing for urgent humanitarian assistance. Sept 23, 2016 (UNMISS Photo)
February 13, 2017 (JUBA) - Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan are appealing for US$1.6 billion to provide life-saving assistance and protection to 5.8 million people across South Sudan in 2017.

“The humanitarian situation in South Sudan has deteriorated dramatically due to the devastating combination of conflict, economic decline and climatic shocks,” said Eugene Owusu, the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan.

“In 2017, we are facing unprecedented needs, in an unprecedented number of locations, and these needs will increase during the upcoming lean season,” he adds

Aid groups estimate that some 7.5 million people across the war-ravaged country are now in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

Since the conflict in South Sudan began in December 2013, about 3.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes, including nearly 1.9 million people who have been internally displaced and about 1.5 million who have fled as refugees to neighbouring countries.

Horrendous atrocities have been reported, including widespread sexual violence. Food insecurity and malnutrition have skyrocketed, and the risk of famine is significant for thousands of people in conflict-affected communities and food deficit areas if early actions are not taken.

“With needs rising rapidly, we have rigorously prioritized the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan to target those who most urgently require assistance and protection,” said Owusu.

“It is imperative that this appeal is funded early, and funded fully, so that the aid workers deployed across South Sudan can respond robustly and rapidly,” he stressed.

In South Sudan, humanitarian organizations use the window of opportunity provided by the dry season to deliver supplies by road. When the rains set in – usually in May – most roads become impassable and supplies must be delivered by air, multiplying the cost of the humanitarian operation, which is one of the largest and most complex in the world. Swift action during the dry season is therefore imperative.

“In 2016, we reached more than 5 million people, but the crisis deepened and spread as conflict continued. In 2017, we are determined to reach more people but we urgently need the funding to do so,” said Owusu.

“I appeal to the international community, which has given so generously to this young country, to support us now. If we fail to act swiftly, lives may be lost,” he further said.

137 aid organizations, including 62 national Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) -a 55 per cent increase from 2016-, 63 international NGOs and 12 United Nations entities aim to implement projects under the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan.

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  • 14 February 05:22, by Kuch

    Hmmm, yes! Our NGOs rulers have gone to beg the whole world on behave of their hungry South Sudanese and will come spend the donated money by sympathetic donors on their luxury lifestyles in countries like Kenya, Uganda or ethiopia. This is what some lowly informed like our some of our Nuers and Equatoria want anyway?>>>

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    • 14 February 05:32, by Kuch

      But idiots do not that current in our country is a Geo-political war to fought by NGOs, the UN, the US, the UK and some of their criminals in between to make our country like Congo and then our country can be easily looted. But we are not going let such thing happened under the sun here in South Sudan, we don’t like the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan let alone evil English people>>>

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      • 14 February 05:39, by Kuch

        white Americans and their evil juus. We don’t even marry Bantus let alone English, white Americans, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between. Our leaders were so drunk with our independence to let themselves being *intrigued* by the evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus to renew then UNIMIS to current UNIMISS>>>

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        • 14 February 05:45, by Eastern

          The anger in you has let to vent out this incoherent text. Your desperation aside, the taxpayers in the global west cannot sit on their laurels when an inept kleptocrat is imposing its legitemacy on the innocent masses. Those unable to contain the subjugation vote using their feet ending up in refugee camps in the neighbouring countries. Yes, NGOs are here to stay and assert some influence>>>>>>>

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          • 14 February 05:49, by Eastern

            >>>>>>from yonder. Even Omar Bashir continues to suffer from the same paranoia of NGOs; he sent out dozens of NGOs of the Sudan but the external influence hasn’t waned. Why is Kiir treading the path other failed leaders trod?

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            • 14 February 06:23, by Kuch

              Mr. Eastern,
              Probably, you may be one of those so-called Equatorians who claomed to be more Equated than Dinkas/Jiengs, when they are really not. My own battalion was the one that helped blasted your so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan criminals out of Yei in 1997 and some other little towns in Equatoria. I was injured very badly in battle of Kapoeta in 2002, before the CPA>>>

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              • 14 February 06:34, by Kuch

                you fools want to re-copy with with your so-called SPLA-IO. Fellows, go and talk to your Barack Obama, Susan Rice and your sleazy NGOs, MI6 and their CIA with their US state department criminals to find you another job else where. We are going to blit the criminals with their love affair of our country.

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          • 14 February 06:04, by Kuch

            Mr. Eastern,

            You rubbish love affairs with evils like so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan is what made them to take dig the evil hole deep in your Equatoria. You are not even Equatorian guess, but an Eastern Sudan. The criminals we blasted out of Equatoria. Your piece of shit always write shits you don’t even most of the times. Have a look on this link fool:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00mmnqy

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            • 14 February 08:17, by Eastern

              Kuch,

              Continue to wallow in your naivety; I have no time for your crap. The late Dr. Garang even knew the futility of poking the UN and NGOs from the global west that approached saw Operation Lifeline Sudan saving millions from starving to death in Upper Nile and Bahr el Ghazal. The inept Kiir and his zealot followers cannot understand the intricacies involved in dealing with the global bodies...

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        • 14 February 05:47, by Kuch

          when we didn’t need this so-called UN protection bullshit. Some us who were against the redeployment of these so-called UNIMISS were sternly rebuked that we were young boys with attitudes towards white people. But now our same leaders have seen how their white gods would want to try to even colonized our country through some of lowly Nuers and Equatorians>>>

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          • 14 February 05:59, by jubaone

            Kuch,
            Instead of raising this $1.6b to avert massive starvation in SS, it is cheaper to have Kiir and his jienge associates flushed off and real peace restored. That is cheaper and effective and we shall NOT need any UN or billion $ donations. Kiir, the evil man has turned SS into purgatory, a step into hell where satan hides.

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            • 14 February 06:12, by Kuch

              Mr. Jubaone,

              But since Mr. Kiir over stayed his leadership as a president of South Sudan. Why you idiot just wait for elections, bring on the best boy/girl from any where in South Sudan and we lect him/her than fight your CIA, MI6, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creepy criminals won’t even won. By the way, Mr. Juboane, your Riek Machar is long dead in Juba last year bring on another leader>>

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              • 14 February 07:51, by jubaone

                Kuch,
                I see lots of your writing lately, something seriously bothering you. You need some time off to chillax (chill and relax). So do you perhaps know where the remains of Riak are? I suggest you mobilize your jienges, the MAs to go and liberate Abyei from the "cloned arabs" b4 you get busty.

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              • 14 February 07:54, by Theallseeingeye

                Kuch
                Even our gov sometimes calls on those NGOs and UN for helps. who is feeding and treating children and women in Northern Bahr El Gazal, Tonj, Westren Bahr El Gazal, Central equatoria, E Equatoria..etc, just to mention few. please leave those NGOs along, let them do their job (protect lives) and you do yours (destroy life). no one has quarrel when South Sudan appeals for help from donors.

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