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South Sudan, 20 January 2014: Media advisory: UNICEF airlift in response to humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

What: A United Nations Humanitarian charter plane will on Tuesday 21 January, 2014, on behalf of UNICEF deliver humanitarian supplies, including medicines and medical equipment for children, midwifery kits, and water and sanitation equipment and supplies, as part of the emergency response in South Sudan. This is the first of two UNICEF humanitarian charters.

When: Tuesday, 21st January 2014, 6:50 am – 8:00 am (local time; GMT+3) Please arrive on time as media will need to be escorted onto the tarmac.

Where: Juba International Airport (Arrival Gate), Juba, South Sudan.

Who: UNICEF Deputy Director, Emergency Operations, Mr. Dermot Carty, will make a statement.

Why: As part of its response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis, UNICEF has chartered humanitarian flights to deliver emergency supplies to South Sudanese for use all over the country especially those affected by the current crisis. UNICEF’s Deputy Director for Emergency Operations will address the media on UNICEF’s response and support to communities especially children and women in the current crisis.


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For further information, please contact:

Mercy Kolok, UNICEF South Sudan, Tel: +211 (0) 955639658;

Doune Porter, UNICEF South Sudan, Tel: +211 (0) 952819302;



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