In this file photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, displaced people walk next to a razor wire fence at the United Nations base in the capital Juba, South Sudan. (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin, File)
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The United Nations said Wednesday it is facing a shortfall of hundreds of millions of dollars for Sudan's 2016 humanitarian needs after it launched a global appeal last month to raise $950 million.The U.N.'s 2016 humanitarian response plan for Sudan aims to help up to 4.6 million people, including tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees who fled to Sudan to escape violence and food shortages.The United Nations and its aid agencies had raised $604.3 million in 2015 for Sudan after a global appeal for $1.04 billion.Food insecurity and the raging conflict in South Sudan has also pushed refugees into Sudan seeking protection and assistance.
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