Home | News    Friday 25 July 2014

EU Commission increases food aid to S. Sudan

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

July 24, 2014 (JUBA) – The European Commission has signed two major contracts with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) totalling €14 million to deliver vitally needed food assistance and facilitate the movement of humanitarian cargo in South Sudan.

JPEG - 14.8 kb
Kristalina Georgieva, the European commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response (Photo: Reuters)

The contribution will reportedly help approximately 1.7 million people.

“The world’s youngest country is on the brink of a famine because of fighting and a failed harvest. The numbers of people affected are frightening: almost seven million people are at risk of hunger,” said Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response.

“By signing these contracts now with the WFP, our biggest partner in food aid, we will save the lives of many South Sudanese people,” she added.

Acknowledging challenges of insecurity and access in South Sudan, WFP’s executive director, Ertharin Cousin, said his organisation has been working alongside humanitarian partners to deliver assistance to communities confronted by alarming levels of food insecurity.

“Our efforts, including the deployment of rapid relief mobile teams into remote areas, organising barges to carry food along the Nile, as well as using airdrops, have provided vital support to more than 1.4 million people in June,” said Cousin.

“We are very grateful for this latest contribution from the European Commission’s humanitarian aid and civil protection department (ECHO), one of our strongest supporters, to help us expanding our life-saving work in the face of a hunger catastrophe,” he added.

Seven months of conflict in the world’s youngest nation has killed thousands and displaced over 1.3 million people, with other taking refuge in neighbouring Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia.

Already, humanitarian funding for the South Sudan crisis from the EU, its member states and the European Commission reportedly stands at €208.5 million.

(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.
  • 25 July 2014 10:48, by Awei-ngok

    Idiotic European Union, let you continue to have your dirty hands in our internal affairs and keep employing your nearly 90% unemployed graduates in Europe on African soils...our soil will one day ask you for how you amassed your blood-stained wealth from Africa. We are watching you closely! God (Nhialic) have mercy on us!!!!!!

    repondre message

  • 25 July 2014 10:53, by Mayom County Boy

    EU commission decision is a welcome move to all three states IDPS !

    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


On the need to redefine Pan-Africanism from Nkrumah to Museveni 2015-05-21 07:11:10 By Trayo A. Ali “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”- Charles Darwin May 25th is African Day. On May 25-2015 the (...)

Will Sudan allow rights experts to do their job? 2015-05-14 06:50:04 By Jehanne Henry Sudan is set to receive not just one, but three visits from international human rights experts this month: the United Nations special rapporteur on violence against women and (...)

Chaos in Libya poses big threat to Sudan and Egypt 2015-05-13 05:56:16 By Amira Khair Speaking to journalists after briefing the Security Council Mr. Bernardo Leon, special representative of the secretary general to Libya, said "chaos in Libya is a huge problem not (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Launch of new nutritional project to support hard-hit older persons in South Sudan 2015-05-27 09:01:33 HelpAge International For immediate Release Nairobi/Juba, Tuesday May 26, 2015: HelpAge International and its partner, the Islamic Relief will on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015launch a three year (...)

European Union helps treat malnutrition in Sudan 2015-05-25 06:49:48 WFP Press Release European Union helps treat malnutrition among Sudan’s most vulnerable 24 May 2015 KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €9 (...)

HRW calls to stop arbitrary detention in Sudan 2015-04-30 21:53:00 Sudan: Surge in Detention, Beatings, Around Elections Free Those Held Arbitrarily; Investigate Abuses (Nairobi, April 29, 2015) – Security forces in Sudan<https://www.hrw.org/africa/sudan> (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.