JUBA, South Sudan

The South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan for 2020 was launched Thursday with a request for $1.5 billion to reach 5.6 million people with urgent life-saving assistance. 

“Despite a period of relative stability since the signing of the revitalized peace agreement in 2018, humanitarian needs remain high,” Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan Alain Noudehou said during the launch.

“Some 7.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance or protection and 3.7 million are displaced inside or outside of the country. Women and children continue to be the most affected.

“The people of South Sudan are impatient for

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