U.N. Appeals For $1.27B In Humanitarian Aid For South Sudan

News outlets report on the U.N.’s appeal for $1.27 billion to help relief agencies deliver aid in South Sudan.

VOA News: In South Sudan, U.N., Aid Agencies Race Against Clock
“Aid agencies in South Sudan are racing against the clock to get food and other assistance to millions of people suffering from the ‘devastating consequences’ of the conflict that has raked the young country since December, a top United Nations official said Tuesday. The United Nations appealed for $1.27 billion to help its agencies and NGOs to strategically position aid supplies for delivery before the rainy season begins; to protect the rights of vulnerable people, including the tens of thousands who sought refuge at U.N. compounds during the fighting; and to transport aid workers and supplies to the camps housing the displaced…” (Doki, 2/4).

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan: U.N., partners appeal for $1.27 billion as humanitarian crisis deepens
“United Nations agencies and their humanitarian partners in South Sudan launched a revised appeal today, calling for $1.27 billion to help more than three million people who continue to suffer the consequences of the conflict in the strife-torn country…” (2/4).