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United States Announces Over $195 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudan | Press release

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $195 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan, who continue to experience the devastating effects of the violence, food insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic, and successive years of widespread flooding. About 8.9 million people, more than two-thirds of the country’s population, will need humanitarian assistance this year, an increase of 600,000 since 2021.

With this new support, USAID will help provide emergency food and nutrition assistance, essential health care, livelihood support, and protection services to save the lives of nearly 1.5 million people. while building the resilience of communities to future shocks. This new funding includes support through the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to provide emergency food and nutrition assistance to more than 1.2 million crisis-affected people across South Sudan, as well as as well as support for the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service and the WFP-led Logistics Service. Cluster to airlift essential food, health and protection supplies to communities in remote and hard-to-reach areas.

U.S. assistance continues to be an increasingly important part of the total response in South Sudan, but the humanitarian needs outweigh the funding. Donors are urged to provide much-needed relief immediately. In 2022, South Sudan is expected to face its highest levels of food insecurity and malnutrition since its independence more than 10 years ago. The United States remains committed to helping the people of South Sudan and calls on other donors to increase their contributions to the humanitarian response.

The United States is deeply concerned that more than three years after the signing of the Revitalized Peace Agreement, the government of South Sudan remains unable to provide basic services or security to the population. The United States calls on the government to quickly implement the peace accord, take stronger action to end local violence, and hold accountable those responsible for attacking aid workers and refusing humanitarian access.

For the latest updates on U.S. humanitarian assistance to South Sudan, please visit: https://www.usaid.gov/humanitarian-assistance/south-sudan.