IOM appeals for international support for South Sudan operationsListen /
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling for greater global support for its efforts to assist people displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.
The agency this week appealed for $23 million to support its humanitarian response to the crisis which followed political turmoil in mid-December.
The United Nations estimates that nearly 200,000 people have been affected.
The IOM is leading the registration of displaced people who have sought refuge at UN bases in the capital, Juba. It is also distributing relief supplies.
The agency adds that adequate shelter and essential household items, including plastic sheets, blankets, sleeping mats and cooking kits, are vital to improve living conditions for those displaced by the crisis.
Dianne Penn, United Nations.