The humanitarian situation in South Sudan has deteriorated rapidly since hostilities between the Government and opposition groups erupted on 15 December 2013. Humanitarian partners estimate that more than 1.91 million people have been displaced.
On 9 January 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$15 million Rapid Response allocation from CERF to help aid agencies respond to the urgent needs of thousands of people who are desperately seeking shelter and safety. The funds will help improve camp coordination and management as well as to provide common security and logistical support.
In 2013, CERF disbursed $11.6 million to provide food, clean water, shelter and health services to internally displaced people in South Sudan. Since the country gained independence from Sudan in July 2011, South Sudan has received close to $74.4 million from CERF.