OCHA: People in South Sudan displaced by fighting need urgent aid

26 December 2013

The international community is being asked to disburse $166 million to provide life-saving aid to people displaced from the fighting in South Sudan, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

OCHA estimates that at least 90,000 people have been displaced in the past ten days, including some 58,000 who are sheltering in UN peacekeeping bases.

Jongeli and Unity States are the worst-affected by clashes between Government soldiers and rebels, OCHA’s Deputy Head of Office in South Sudan told UN Radio’s Jocelyne Sambira over the phone.

Cathy Howard began by describing the situation on the ground.

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