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South Sudan struggles to meet needs of its people
4 Dec 2013 -  SCRIPT:
Many South Sudanese are affected by violence and recent floods. An estimated 4.5 million people need humanitarian assistance and close to 1 million people suffer from severe food insecurity. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang said this at the UN Headquarters today. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011. It struggles to provide security and meet the basic needs of its people. Kyung-wha Kang on a new UN plan:

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".. which will focus on immediate emergency needs as well as longer term measures including community resilience and national capacity building. We want to work with local communities, authorities and the government to help South Sudan cope better with crises."]]

This multi-year plan should help strengthen South Sudan's disaster response.
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