$1.8 bn

Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF -

The amount (R20.8bn) of aid that the United Na­tions is re­quest­ing to as­sist in South Su­dan, where more than 2.5m peo­ple are on the edge of famine. The civil war is ex­pected to con­tinue and fight­ing is likely to in­ten­sify in the dry sea­son, when mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles can move more eas­ily, the UN said. More than half the coun­try’s 12m peo­ple need aid, ac­cord­ing to the UN, which is hous­ing about ­100 000 peo­ple in­side camps.

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