Crisis Response Plan for South Sudan (January - March 2014)
The humanitarian situation in South Sudan has deteriorated sharply since 15 December 2013. Violence erupted in the capital Juba and quickly spread, affecting six of the country’s ten states. In two weeks, up to 180,000 people have been forced to flee their homes, including some 70,000 seeking shelter in UN peacekeeping bases. It is expected that needs will escalate further in the coming weeks.
The funding requirements for humanitarian action in 2014 are US$1.1 billion. For the immediate crisis, aid agencies require $209 million, of which $43 million has already been secured. $166 million is now needed for the response from January to March 2014.
The Humanitarian Country Team has identified the following top priorities: camp management, food and livelihoods, health, shelter, protection, water, sanitation and hygiene, and the ongoing response to refugees already living in South Sudan. To respond effectively, donor support is needed for the core pipelines and logistical and air assets.