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Invitation

Final documents:
- Pledges for the South Sudan Crisis from the Oslo Conference
as of 26/05/2014


- Outcome Document - South Sudan Conference FINAL

- Oslo Joint Communique - South Sudan Conference FINAL

- Participant list FINAL

Press release:
Press Release Oslo 20 May 2014

Live stream:
On Tuesday 20 May it will be possible to follow the conference
directly on webcast - follow this link

Conference hashtag:
#SouthSudanConf

Facts and figures:

HUMANITARIAN NEEDS
Humanitarian partners expect that the current crisis will severely
affect more than 1 in 2 South Sudanese by December 2014.
- Over 7 million people are at risk.
- 4 million people face alarming food insecurity.
- Up to 1.5 million people become internally displaced.
- 863,000 people seek refuge in neighbouring countries.
- Some 270,000 Sudanese refugees remain in South Sudan.

FUNDING REQUIREMENTS
Partners need $1.8 billion to save lives, prevent famine and
avert the loss of another generation of South Sudanese children
in 2014. 4 million people will receive some form of assistance.
- $536 million have been secured until May 2014.
- $1.26 billion are still needed for operations in 2014 and to preposition supplies for the first 3 months of 2015.
Excellency,
Mr. Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ms Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator have the honor of inviting you or a representative of your Government to the Humanitarian Pledging Conference for South Sudan on 20 May 2014 in Oslo, Norway.
 
The purpose of the Conference is to discuss how to address the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, where it is estimated that 4,9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and that more than 1,2 million people have fled from their homes. Widespread killing of civilians and gross human rights violations are reported. Due to the conflict, people have not been able to cultivate their land, contributing to the rapidly deteriorating food insecurity. Approximately one million people could face famine if urgent action is not taken.  The gravity of the situation in South Sudan, and the impact on neighboring countries, calls for immediate action.
 
The conference aims to increase funding and agree on what more can be done to create an enabling environment for the delivery of humanitarian assistance. The current shortfall identified in the Humanitarian Response Plan to meet urgent requirements is 800 million USD.

Additional contributions are urgently needed, and I count on your generous financial support to fund this appeal.
 
The Conference will be co-chaired by UN Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos and hosted and opened by me. Delegations are expected to be led at the ministerial level and should be limited to a total of three members. Due to time constraints, ministerial statements at the conference are limited to two minutes.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
       
  Mr Børge Brende
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway

 
Ms Valerie Amos
Under Secretary General
for Humanitarian Affairs
and Emergency Relief Coordinator

 
 
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