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UNICEF Appeals For US$10 million to support flood affected children in South Sudan

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While water levels are continuing to rise, UNICEF in South Sudan launched a flash appeal asking for US$10 million to respond to the most immediate needs of children affected by the floods. Over 900,000 people in South Sudan, including 490,000 children, are in need of urgent assistance.

Almost one-fifth of the country, which is the size of France, is battling the extreme deluge of water. Entire communities, including health centres, nutrition centres and schools are submerged in water and up to 90 per cent of the basic services have been suspended in some areas. Most water sources in the affected areas are contaminated by the floodwater, posing a huge health risk for children…………………….