Press Release

USAID Provides $92.5 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to People of South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan—The United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $92.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help people affected by ongoing conflict and food insecurity in South Sudan, including many of the estimated 908,000 people impacted by severe flooding in recent months.

This brings U.S. humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan since the country’s crisis began in 2013 to nearly $4.68 billion.

This funding is helping USAID’s partner the UN World Food Programme (WFP) continue to provide emergency food and nutrition assistance to vulnerable people in South Sudan, including in flood-affected areas.  As of early November, WFP said it had reached 400,000 of the more than 750,000 people in urgent need of food assistance in flood-affected areas.

“Floods have exacerbated conditions that were already very precarious for more than 900,000 people in South Sudan,” said U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Tom Hushek. “We are supporting humanitarian organizations that are already responding with assistance in the worst-affected parts of Jonglei and Upper Nile, and will continue to provide lifesaving assistance to people in need in South Sudan,” he added.

Across South Sudan, more than seven million people need humanitarian assistance. The United States is the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance to South Sudan, reaching more than 1.3 million people in South Sudan with life-saving humanitarian assistance every month.  This assistance includes emergency food and nutrition assistance, life-saving medical care, emergency shelter, safe drinking water, and protection for vulnerable groups who have been affected by conflict.

For more details on U.S. humanitarian assistance to South Sudan, see USAID’s most recent fact sheet and map: https://www.usaid.gov/crisis/south-sudan

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