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U.N. Appeals For More Than $1B In Aid To South Sudan

News outlets report on the U.N.’s appeal for more than $1 billion in aid to South Sudan.

Agence France-Presse: S. Sudan crisis ‘deteriorates’ after six months of war
“Aid agencies warned Sunday that starvation and diseases like malaria and cholera were set to intensify the crisis in South Sudan, which has been devastated by six months of conflict…” (6/15).

Al Jazeera: U.N.: S. Sudan children face starvation
“More than 50,000 children in South Sudan face death from disease and hunger, the United Nations has warned while seeking over $1bn to support those hit by six months of civil war…” (6/15).

Reuters: U.N. says 50,000 children face death in South Sudan as launches aid plan
“Tens of thousands of children in South Sudan could die this year without assistance from aid agencies, the United Nations said on Saturday, as it appealed for more than $1 billion to help those hit by six months of civil war…” (Odera, 6/14).

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan: U.N. Agencies, Partners Appeal for $1B for Life-Saving Aid
“Some 50,000 children in South Sudan could die this year and thousands of rape survivors could go without psychosocial support, a senior United Nations humanitarian official today said, as aid agencies appealed for $1 billion they need to continue their work…” (6/14).