Increasing humanitarian needs in South Sudan have prompted the United Nations and its partners to plan new projects and revise their funding appeal for the African country.
The 2012 consolidated U.N. appeal for South Sudan now stands at $1.15 billion. The increase from the original $763 million takes into account the rise in the number of refugees in the country, logistical costs for aid operations, the impact of the government’s austerity measures and the deteriorating food security situation there. The revised appeal includes 26 new projects and 59 revised ones covering the period July to December 2012.
With the revised appeal, U.N. agencies and their partners aim to reach 2.4 million food-insecure people, 300,000 internally displaced people, 250,000 South Sudanese returnees, 265,000 refugees and 110,000 people affected by the conflict in Abyei.
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