Assistance to asylum seekers and refugees from South Sudan – ETH141
Appeal Target: US$ 3,513,871
Balance Requested: US$ 3,113,871
Geneva, 12 February 2014
On the evening of 15 December, violence erupted in Juba, South Sudan following tensions that followed reorganization of the entire cabinet in July 2013 including dismissal of the vice president.
What started out as a political crisis has now mutated into an ethnic-based conflict. The three states closest to the Ethiopian border are mostly inhabited by people of Nuer ethnicity and fighting Bor in Jonglei State, followed a massive influx into Ethiopia.
More than 20,000 refugees have arrived in Ethiopia and many will be accommodated in Lietchor camp, which has very little in terms of WASH, shelter and other basic services.
ACT members LWF, IOCC and EOC DICAC are working in coordination to respond to the current crisis through this coordinated appeal ETH141.
This Full Appeal replaces the Preliminary Appeal issued on 30 December 2013.
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