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 almost 5 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.
In 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved two US$15 million Rapid response allocations from CERF, brining total CERF funding to the crisis this year to $30 million.
On 9 January 2014 the first allocation went to help improve camp coordination and management as well as to provide common security and logistical support. The second allocation, approved on 11 April went to critical relief projects including vaccination and nutrition programmes and food distribution.
Since the country gained independence from Sudan in July 2011, South Sudan has received close to $74.4 million from CERF.
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