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IOM appeals for $76m to help most vulnerable in S. Sudan

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February 14, 2017 (JUBA) - At least $76.8 is needed to provide lifesaving assistance to displaced and conflict-affected populations across the country in 2017, the International Organisation for Migrations (IOM) stated.

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IOM and partners help Jamam camp residents board buses to Kaya (photo credit: IOM)

Some 4.9 million people, according to the agency, are facing severe food insecurity and 1.84 million are displaced internally, in addition to approximately 1.2 million who have fled to neighbouring countries.

“Needs soared over the course of 2016 as the crisis spread to previously relatively stable regions, and deepened in Greater Upper Nile,” said IOM South Sudan Chief of Mission, William Barriga.

“As civilians continue to bear the brunt of the violence, a political solution to the ongoing crisis is needed urgently," he added.

As needs grow and worsen, humanitarian workers are facing increasing difficulty in accessing affected populations due to insecurity and bureaucratic impediments, complicating efforts to reach the most vulnerable and compounding existing needs.

In response to the expanding crisis, IOM’s 2017 consolidated appeal reportedly highlights emergency humanitarian assistance based on existing capacity, focusing on the most urgent needs through health, logistics, shelter, and water, sanitation and hygiene assistance, as well as camp coordination and camp management and mental health and psychosocial support programming.

IOM will continue providing assistance at displacement sites, including protection of civilian sites, collective centres and other areas of displacement. Response teams will sustain robust efforts to reach populations in remote and often volatile areas.

Mindful of the need to protect development gains that were achieved prior to the July 2016 crisis and build the foundations for post-conflict recovery, IOM continues to carry out multi-dimensional programmes guided by peace-building and development principles.

The agency further said its Transition and Recovery and Migration Management programmes will continue to operate alongside the overall humanitarian response in areas where conditions allow, emphasizing the link between relief and development.

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

Today, IOM South Sudan remains one of the Organization’s largest missions, with 450 staff stationed across the country to implement humanitarian, transition and recovery, and migration management activities.

(ST)

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  • 15 February 08:46, by Mayom County Troops

    UN IOM is really in need with $7 millions for vulnerable community who are been affected by the conflict in the country
    Am sure this is the right Organization that can help and implement the need

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    • 15 February 09:45, by Kuch

      Some of you idiots just want to learn English on your useless comments on SUDANTRIBUNE it seems. Since when IOM ever been a humanitarian that collect money to feed the hungry if not the idiots like some and Equatorians who just don’t to grow the own food, but to rely on foreign handouts?>>>

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      • 15 February 09:53, by Kuch

        IOM is an international organization for migration (IOM, it can just pick you up and you to hell if you want to go hell, it doesn’t even your travel fares fools. Some of Nuers cousins and Equatorians, when are you fools going to learn that current war is a Geo-political war fought by the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and some of their creeps in between>>>

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        • 15 February 10:00, by Kuch

          to take over our country, resources and to even colonize us. But the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and some of creeps in between are using the fools like your Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Majak Agootb and Pagan Amuom as their puppets/stooges to crawls their evil selves into our country and some of you lowlies as their pawns/proxies>>>

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          • 15 February 10:04, by Kuch

            But the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and some of their creeps in between will finish you fools in our country. We don’t like the so-called arabs of North Sudan letb alone the evil English people, white Americans, their evil juus and some of their creeps in between fools>>>

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            • 15 February 10:10, by Kuch

              sharpen your own spears fools, we are going bomb your damn UN including your IOM out of our country and everything that is connected to the UK, white Americans, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between. Some of you Nuers and some Equatorians have been a big pain on our arses all the times>>>

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              • 15 February 10:14, by Kuch

                You fools were used by our arch enemy, the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan against the SPLA during our genuine war and were paid with food rations. Now again, you are being used as proxies by the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in between as their tools to take over our country>>>

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                • 15 February 10:20, by Kuch

                  on the disguise of their so-called humanitarian aid, donations and their so-called peacekeeping bullshits.Some of our Nuers cousins and some Equatorians, grow up fools. We are going to bomb our enemies. You fools can even ask your IOM to you else where out of South Sudan, but don’t want any evil British, white Americans, their evil juus and some of their creeps>>>

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                  • 15 February 10:26, by Kuch

                    in our country. Fools, you can take your damn British, white Americans, their evil juus, their so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan and some of their creeps in between into your villages. But we will first would want know those villages that would want to bring the British, white Americans, their evil juus and their so-called cloned arabs and some of their creeps into our country again>>>

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                • 15 February 10:33, by Kuch

                  on the disguise of their so-called humanitarian aid, donations and their so-called peacekeeping bullshits.Some of our Nuers cousins and some Equatorians, grow up fools. We are going to bomb our enemies. You fools can even ask your evil British, white Americans, their evil juus and some of their creeps>>>

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                  • 15 February 14:52, by Theallseeingeye

                    Kuch
                    are you using "Google Translate"??????
                    if not, don’t you have anything sensible to comment here??????
                    if not then why on earth that someone keeps repeating the same poem (on every article published)over and over again and again and again, and yet pretends that it has not been seen before, please respect people intelligence and yours as well.

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