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IRIN Examines Humanitarian Situation In South Sudan

IRIN examines the ongoing humanitarian situation in South Sudan. “The 2014-2016 Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) for South Sudan reflects an improving humanitarian situation amid a slowdown in the arrival of new refugees and returnees from Sudan and overall improvements in food security, says a senior U.N. official,” the news service writes, adding, “However, a significant proportion of the South Sudanese population still needs food and livelihood support as well as clean water, sanitation and health assistance.” The news service discusses humanitarian needs in the country, which “is home to an estimated 225,557 refugees, according to [the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)],” and notes, “South Sudan has also been grappling with internal conflict in Jonglei State, as well as natural disasters” (11/15).