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Yangi Justine - CRN
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 14:58
The humanitarian community in South Sudan has launched an appeal for US$1.5 billion to provide urgent and life-saving assistance to 5.7 million people affected by conflict, hunger and displacement.
South Sudan Humanitarian Coordinator Alain Noudéhou, says South Sudan remains in the grip of a serious humanitarian crisis.
In a press statement issued out, Alain stresses that cumulative effects of years of conflict and violence against civilians has destroyed people’s homes and livelihoods.
He adds it is with this in mind that he is calling for $1.5 billion to give assistance and protection to 5.7 million people who have been affected by the conflict in the country.
Noudéhou states sexual violence continues to be a major problem in South Sudan. He appeals to all parties to protect civilians at the centre.
He stresses on the need for all organizations to act together to prevent and respond to gender-based violence is critical. People who committed these crimes should also be held accountable, he adds
Despite challenges, such as access to people in need, the humanitarian operation in South Sudan continues to reach millions of people with aid. 
More than 4.7 million people have been assisted with food, health, water and sanitation, education, livelihoods, nutrition as well as critical protection services since the beginning of the year.
The Humanitarian Response Plan was launched on Thursday at Juba Grand Hotel.

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