Home | News    Wednesday 5 March 2014

China gives UN $1.6m to aid displaced people in Juba

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

March 4, 2014 (JUBA) – The Chinese government has committed $1.6million for the construction of new shelters for people displaced to United Nations compounds in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, ahead of the rainy season.

JPEG - 49.8 kb
The Chinese ambassador to South Sudan, Ma Qiang (L), Charles Manyang (C), undersecretary to the ministry of foreign affairs and Anne Marie van den Berg (R), deputy-director of UNMISS, sign letter of endorsement in Juba on 4 March 2014 (ST)

A letter of endorsement, signed by Chinese ambassador to South Sudan Ma Qiang and Charles Manyang, the undersecretary to the foreign affairs ministry, provides the UN mission in the country (UNMISS) with a mandate to continue the protection of civilians in an area located near its new base.

According to the UN, some 43,324 civilians are currently seeking protection at its two Juba bases, while as of 28 February, an estimated 75, 715 civilians were reportedly sheltering within eight other UN bases across the country.

Anne Marie van den Berg, the deputy director of UN mission support, signed on behalf of the world body.

“We are working together with the government of South Sudan, the government of China to make this new facility for those South Sudanese people to be able to stay during the rainy season,” Anne Marie van den Berg, the deputy director of UN mission support , said at the signing ceremony at the ministry of foreign affairs in Juba.

Ambassador Qiang said his government would continue to support displaced people and press both parties in the conflict to reach a peaceful settlement to the more than two-month-long conflict.

“Political dialogue has once again been proved to be the better choice,” he said after signing the letter endorsement.

Meanwhile, Manyang assured the delegation that no-one’s life was being threatened in Juba, calling on internally displaced people currently sheltering at UN premises to return to their homes. He also reiterated his government’s commitment to protect civilians wherever they chose to stay in the country.

“As long as they (IDPs) feel that they are afraid to come back [to their homes], then the fear itself is the danger,” he said, adding that “the government is completely ready to protect the people and so many people have [already] gone back to their houses.”

An estimated 10,000 people have died and nearly one million displaced after violence broke out in Juba in mid-December last year. More than 190,000 people have also fled to neighbouring countries, including Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 5 March 08:26, by Tutbol

    China is an honest S Sudanese partner, not like criminals in the US & the UK that have a hand in these current sufferings of our peoples & are still playing humanity by selling their usual hyper money donations to the poor! The money that their so-called NGOs & their spies use up 60% of their so-called aid donations; but their so-called 40% is again frittered away in their beauracracy with the....

    repondre message

    • 5 March 08:31, by Tutbol

      destabalised countries by these so-called aid donors & poor countries...

      repondre message

      • 5 March 09:07, by Abyei Propaganda

        Chinese governemnt and people are honest unlike American Homos. They assist without asking for pay back.

        repondre message

      • 5 March 09:25, by omoni jr.

        so you need something for free??
        This is 21 century dude,nothing free.

        repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Will South Sudanese journalists be safe from new media bill? 2014-09-14 21:24:16 By Peter Gai Manyuon September 14, 2014 - What will help professional Journalists in the Media bill that was signed on the 9th of September 2014 in Juba? Will government of South Sudan leave (...)

Negotiation over South Sudan peace must be restructured 2014-09-12 20:55:22 By: Kidi Samuel One of the civil society organizations representatives described the peace talk to resolve the on-going conflict in South Sudan as a forum of vultures. Thus, he distanced himself (...)

South Sudan Conflict: IGAD fights, mediates and negotiates 2014-09-11 04:00:44 By Dhieu Mathok Diing Wol September 10, 2014 - One could be a party to a conflict, therefore a party to a negotiation process, if need arises. However, to be a mediating party as well in the (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan Democracy First Group: Art as resistance – art as resilience 2014-09-09 12:34:15 Sudan Democracy First Group Art as Resistance – Art as Resilience September 8, 2014 - To mark the third anniversary of the resumption of civil war in Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan, (...)

Sudan: Those behind unlawful killings and torture of protesters must be brought to justice 2014-09-03 13:13:43 Amnesty International Sudan: Those behind unlawful killings and torture of protesters must be brought to justice The brutal suppression of protest in Sudan must end, and members of the security (...)

National Dialogue in Sudan: Past experiences and current challenges 2014-08-27 06:18:22 Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) Since independence, Sudan has undergone a number of national peace agreements, some of which were observed and honored for short periods, others which were (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.