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

08 Nov 2019

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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.