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May 22, 2012 (JUBA) — The US government has announced a $30m cash donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) emergency relief operation, specifically targeting conflict-affected and food-insecure people in South Sudan.

The donation, to be delivered through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is reportedly in response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the world’s newest nation, where an estimated one million people are severely food-insecure due to a cereal deficit, high food prices and inter-communal conflict.

“This generous contribution from the U.S. Government comes at a critical time when WFP is expanding its operation to respond to growing humanitarian needs,” Chris Nikoi, WFP’s country director for South Sudan said in a statement.

“At the same time, we are preparing for the rapidly approaching rainy season, so we are extremely grateful to receive this crucial support,” he added.

With about 60 percent of the country said to be inaccessible during the rainy seasons due to South Sudan’s poor road network, it’s widely believed that this contribution will help WFP complete prepositioning of much-needed commodities across the country.

“This contribution from the American people is part of the U.S. Government’s continuing support for the most vulnerable people in South Sudan, who are some of the most in need of food assistance to sustain them as they work to rebuild their lives,” said Kevin Mullally, said USAID South Sudan mission director.

Last week, the UN launched an appeal for emergency operations funds in South Sudan as thousands of South Sudanese returnees started arriving into the country from neighbouring Sudan.

In a related development, the World Bank has also donated $38m earmarked to enhance South Sudan’s rural roads as a way of improving service delivery.

Witnessing the agreement, Kosti Manibe, South Sudan’s finance and economic planning minister lauded the World Bank for its assistance, saying improving rural roads will boost trade, create more jobs and enhance effective service delivery to citizens.

The funds, according to a press statement from the ministry, will mainly be used to upgrade and rehabilitate rural roads linking productive agricultural areas to market centres, and to strengthen the ability of the ministry of roads and bridges to manage rural infrastructure.

Laura Kullenburg, the World Bank country manager for South Sudan said the grant is part of the South Sudan Transition Trust Fund (SSTF), established by the financial institution to provide bridge financing to the new nation in period between its independence until such a time when it begins benefiting from services offered to member countries.

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  • 22 May 2012 11:02, by wang

    Thanks US donates for $30M emergency operation in South Sudan.
    Huge payback one-day

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    • 22 May 2012 11:06, by mohammed ali

      Pagan alone can pay double this money!

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      • 22 May 2012 11:20, by man of the people

        mahammeed ali, try to isolate yourself from our affairs dnt comment any howly this issue will affect you physchologically.south sudan is south sudan not sudan get it in your stupid mind

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        • 22 May 2012 13:16, by Lorolokin

          Man of good people,

          My Bro,Mohammad Ali is not an Arab and there is no any thing called Arabs in Sudan, beleive me Brother these creatures are just a bunch of crap. Am sick of this so called Mohammed Ali.
          Ask me when they go to gulf states what do they called themselves? Lolololololololololol hehehehehe. Am telling you,Sudanede sub-Arabs are Arabs cleaners in the gulf states.mark my tongue.
          Kin

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          • 22 May 2012 18:20, by panom lualbil

            The president KIIR of south sudan need to spend some of this money to residents of PIBOR COUNTY for clothing. It’s ashame on our country when they’re still in animals’skins ! Being in animals’ skin means an animal which is wrong when our new country is going to make changes. This was what MARTYR said during CPA that sudan will not be the same again.

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      • 22 May 2012 11:44, by Coming to birth

        Mohammad Ali, may you try to distance yourself from our country affairs because we are not Arabs you go and follow your Middle East news

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      • 22 May 2012 13:17, by okucu pa lotinokwan

        Mahmmed Ali,US dollar in Khartoum,the exchange rate very high,100US Dollar its exchange rates is 900 Sudanese Pound,if Im not correct tell me, because i have one sudanese in Khartoum who is pro southerners use to enclose everything taking place in Khartoum within aminute,the division between NCP etc etc.Mahmmed Ali if 1000 US dollar only given to you, you will said it came from aPegan.

        OKUCU P

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      • 22 May 2012 20:38, by zulu

        How about Beshit? How much is he worth? A thief, thug who stole $800 mil worth of south sudan’s oil. A man who illegally installed auxiliar pipelines to steal south sudan’s oil? The world’s rapist, racist and and fugitive criminal. Go to the hague and defend yourself. Be like Milsovic, or Taylor

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    • 22 May 2012 11:19, by Dinkawarrior

      We thanks you for the little give you provided, you been with us specially our Christians brothers and sisters of United States.
      We know that you are addicted to Oil consumption, we would like to be trading to each other as we South Sudan addicted war!

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    • 22 May 2012 18:59, by Bentiu CAPTAIN

      We do want US food , MILK from our cows feed us more than enough. Please USA, give us weapons to fuck this criminal Omer Bashir!!! He wants to steal our OIL!!!

      SPLA OYEE!!

      God bless South Sudan!

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  • 22 May 2012 11:22, by SEE ME

    RSS is on the way of faminie like the one in DARFUR 1985.

    Why USA is giving RSS the remains of remains for 4.7 needy southerners?

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    • 22 May 2012 11:24, by SEE ME

      Iam sorry; may BE that amount of money will go to the pockets of the leaders of SPLA/M.

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      • 22 May 2012 11:45, by LOJUBA

        My bro, splm doesn’t have any ROLE on this MONEY, it is the UN
        who will send this MONEY back to EUROPE, USA , and other foreign countries, we need to be wise enough , i witness one international staffs who is working as a logistic & getting 10
        thousands USD per month, how many of them are here and imagine if each one is getting for 10$ to 50 $ how much would be left for helping our hunger, THINK

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        • 22 May 2012 11:59, by SEE ME

          Iam proud of you that I smart SS african brother like you.

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        • 22 May 2012 13:15, by John mamer

          Lojuba you are right there are many loopholes in the so call UN as many of them are inbtellligent and intellectual thief who can convince any one with good paper work without tangible benefit.

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      • 22 May 2012 15:04, by Deng

        Mr. See me,

        I think you need to come see me, I can be your doctor or even more. If you have nothing to do, please come suck my dick and make sure that you hole is nicely cleaned plus carry some lubricant. looks like you have plenty of time to stay online after your 5 daily mandatory prayers to allah. I suggest that if you have extra time, then COME SEE ME!...I can take you to the Candy shop!!!

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        • 22 May 2012 19:58, by SEE ME

          Do you spend your time in Bars and DISCIs?
          You look like you are getting high due to.....

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  • 22 May 2012 11:40, by LOJUBA

    This highly well come, but People of south sudan have to be wise enough , because all this money will go as salaries to the international staffs of the UN Agencies, please bro, sisters, just imagine one international staff getting 10 to 50 usd per month, we need public services to reduce the number of international staffs here with our local skiils & experiences, .

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    • 22 May 2012 12:00, by SEE ME

      PLS step-by-step explain to them these facts.

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  • 22 May 2012 12:25, by viper

    Food lovers are appreciating the future poison of US but the Nationalist are having a question to ask. Why are we being spoon fed as if we are in a desert or non-fertile lands? This should be the first thing to be asked. For me it is the failure of the SPLM led gov’t. Those who looted us last time should be held responsible of this spoon feeding

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  • 22 May 2012 14:07, by Pif Paf

    The US will feed you with one hand and order you with the other, just like animals at the circus. The only difference is SPLM are insects not animals. Pagan especially is a good insect because whenever US feeds him he runs or flies to obey US commands. Thats y as the poor south sudanese population are becoming skinnier by the day, Pagan is becoming fatter.

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  • 22 May 2012 16:23, by Thiang Geka

    US’s donation is good but the implementation from SS side is the problem

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  • 22 May 2012 18:10, by Alier De Jok

    Many thanks to the US government 4 their continuing support to the people of south Sudan who are suffering from stiff hunger and diseases such as typhoid and malaria, lack ease to clean water. The only challenge I see is that the $30 million we end-up on individual pockets and the vulnerable people will still suffer.

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    • 22 May 2012 18:34, by panom lualbil

      GOD ! What can we SOUTH SUDAN do to show USA that we really APPRECIATED their GENERIOUSITY to our new country-SOUTH SUDAN ? Please LORD, touch their ECONOMIC with your SPIRIT to grow up more stronger !

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      • 22 May 2012 19:53, by SEE ME

        you forget to thank your masters the JEWS and ISRAELIANS.

        Very soon 70% to 90% of SPLA/M leaders will trash all about Christianity and become JEWS for more and more dollars.

        " In dollar we trust" ..." In dollar we trust"
        Will be the lago for SPLA/M

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        • 23 May 2012 08:33, by Ruach

          SEe Hell!What a fucken hell you are talking about!

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  • 22 May 2012 19:19, by Northern Sudanese

    congratulations SPLA for GETTING 30 milion USD SPLA OYEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

    THIS AMOUNT IS ENOUGH FOR LUXURIOUS CARS!!!!!!!
    I BET SALVA IS CURRENTLY JUMPING IN HIS OFFICE :D

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    • 25 May 2012 01:41, by Elijah B. Elkan

      Northern Sudanese,

      Sorry dude, but you’re a stupid idiot. Stay with article. Khartoum has killed 2.5 millions south Sudan citizens and almost 1 million Darfur Citizens. Bashir and Hussein are the world’s most wanted criminals dead or alive, preferably dead!. Inbreeding of cousins in the north Sudan is creating many nincompoops. You’re all fake Arabs ... dude!.

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