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South Sudan: CERF allocates up to $15 million for flooding response

08 Nov 2019


Communities make their way back to their temporary housing through flood water after distribution points run out of supplies, in Pibor, Boma State, South Sudan, on 6 November 2019. Credit: UNICEF South Sudan/de la Guardia

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, will allocate up to US$15 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to urgently scale up the response to the floods in South Sudan. 

The allocation will be used to meet the life-saving needs of 620,000 flood-affected people, including emergency shelter and non-food items, health, food security and livelihoods, and water, hygiene and sanitation, as well as logistics support.

An additional US$10 million is being allocated from the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund for immediate assistance in the worst-hit areas.

Since July, more than 908,000 people have been affected by unusually heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding.

More than 3 million people were in need of assistance in the flood-affected areas even before the flooding begun.

Some US$61.5 million is urgently required to save lives, and to ensure the continuity of the response in South Sudan.