UN Almost Doubles Appeal for South Sudan Refugees
TEHRAN(Tasnim) - UN agencies almost doubled their 2017 appeal for South Sudan's refugees on Monday, saying they needed at least $1.4 billion to help alleviate "unimaginable" levels of suffering.
The UN refugee agency and the World Food Program had earlier asked for $781 million to support more than 1.8 million people fleeing fighting. But even that was only 14 percent funded, the agencies said in a joint statement.
"The suffering of the South Sudanese people is just unimaginable ... They are close to the abyss," WFP Executive Director David Beasley said.