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Countries such as the U.S., the United Kingdom and Canada have pledged large sums of money to assist countries facing severe food emergencies, but a gap exists between pledged aid and the amount of aid collected.
The head of the Sudan Catholic Bishops' Conference challenged South Sudan to admit it is bankrupt after it failed to raise the funds to host Independence Day celebrations for a third year running.
Global Sisters Report: Tension remains amid relative calm in Wau, and the thousands who fled violence and found refuge still fear to return to their looted homes.
Pope Francis has donated about $500,000 dollars to church charities in the violence-afflicted country to show solidarity.