UNHCR and WFP urge donors to step up support for refugees fleeing South Sudan

UNHCR and WFP urge donors to step up support for refugees fleeing South Sudan

The South Sudan crisis has forced nearly 1.8 million people to flee. Women and children are bearing the brunt of the conflict. The refugees have sought in neighbouring countries. They desperately need help. The UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme today urged donors to step up support for desperate refugees fleeing South Sudan. Humanitarian agencies are seeking USD 1.4 Billion to provide life-saving aid to South Sudanese refugees in the six neighbouring countries until the end of 2017 – according to an updated response plan presented in Geneva on Monday. The South Sudanese refugee response plan so far remains only 14 per cent funded.