UN relief boss gives funds to assists Sudanese refugees

Sudan And South Sudan Border Crossing Still Open

The UN humanitarian chief released an emergency 10 million U.S. dollars on Monday to aid about 500,000 people in South Sudan fleeing the Sudan war.

UN Undersecretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths allocated the fund from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). “As of today (Monday), about 500,000 people have crossed into South Sudan since mid-April, when Sudan’s war started,” OCHA said.

“In just the past month, more than 60,000 people have arrived in South Sudan, following the outbreak of clashes in and around Wad Medani, Sudan’s second-largest city.”The office said thousands more people are expected to arrive in South Sudan over the next six months.OCHA said the fund would be used to build shelters, offer cash assistance, build water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, and support onward transportation for new arrivals at overcrowded transit sites.

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