Ahead of rainy season, UN under ‘time pressure’ to ship humanitarian aid to South Sudan
13.03.2018 14:53 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
With the rainy season approaching within South Sudan, where one in three people has been displaced by more than four years of conflict, an urgent financial support is needed to distribute and preposition life-saving aid supplies, Ukrinform says referring to Alain Noudehou, the Humanitarian Coordinator within South Sudan, report (issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
«Due to seasonal time pressure, we need early funding now to reach millions of people with multi-sectoral assistance during the dry season, through road transport and prepositioning of life-saving aid supplies,» Noudehou admits.
As to the report, the rain would make the condition of roads difficult for transporting aid supplies and that airlifts would cost many times more than ground transport.
It is to be admitted, the OCHA earlier report was analyzing the South Sudan food security forecasted that more than seven million people, or almost two-thirds of South Sudan population, could become severely food insecure within this year May-Jul without sustained humanitarian assistance and access.