United Nations, Nov 23 : UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths has allocated $13 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund for an urgent response to large-scale flooding in South Sudan, said the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Approximately 809,000 people were affected by flooding in large parts of the country.
This was compounded with an escalation in violence in areas like Tambura.
The response of humanitarian agencies has been increased to help the people affected.
It said that this is the third consecutive year of flooding in large areas of South Sudan.
This allocation helps to respond to some of the most severe and prolonged floodings.
OCHA stated that UN agencies and partners will offer humanitarian aid and protection for flood victims who are unable to access basic services or supplies.
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