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SOUTH SUDAN: Floods Emergency Response strategy and funding requirements (as of 14 November 2019)

Since July 2019, South Sudan has experienced unusually heavy rainfall and flooding, affecting an estimated 908,000 people. On 27 October, the Government of South Sudan declared a state of emergency in the areas affected by flooding.

At least 620,000 people need immediate humanitarian assistance. A coordinated response scale-up is ongoing in priority locations, including most recently flooded counties in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile.

Immediate priorities include delivering multi-sector flood rapid response kits, food and health support to most affected families, followed by restoring critical water, health, nutrition and education infrastructure, and people’s food security and livelihoods.

US$ 61.5 million is required to respond to immediate flood-induced needs and ensure the continuity of the response following the peak period. Over 75 per cent of required funds have been committed.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
15 Nov 2019
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Humanitarian Update
South Sudan
Natural Disasters
South Sudan: Floods - Jun 2019