UN Agency Hikes South Sudan Funding Needs 60% After New ViolenceOkech Francis
The United Nations Refugee Agency raised the amount of funds it’s requesting for South Sudan by more than 60 percent because of a surge in violence and food shortages sparked by renewed fighting in July.
The agency needs $781.8 million for aid operations in the war-torn African nation in 2017, about $279.9 million more than it previously said, according to a statement Friday on the UN’s website. South Sudan’s civil war has claimed tens of thousands of lives and forced about three million people from their homes since it began in December 2013.
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