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September 4, 2014 (JUBA) – The Dutch government announced Thursday that it had cut aid to South Sudan, citing gross human rights violations in the country, as well as the lack of commitment by its leaders to end the ongoing conflict.

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Lillianne Plouman (L) with an unidentified Dutch official in Juba September 4, 2014 (ST)

“We have decided to stop cooperation with the government at this point,” Lillianne Plouman, the Dutch minister of foreign trade and development cooperation told reporters in the capital, Juba.

“We feel that the government and the opposition should put more weight behind the peace process and should show more progress in the peace process,” she added.

Advocacy groups and the United Nations have accused the two South Sudanese rivals of committing crimes against civilians during the conflict that has killed thousands and displaced nearly 1.5 million people.

The minister said her government had withdrawn support to train the police, army officers and diplomats as part of its capacity building programs in South Sudan.

“One of the reasons that have been very worried about is about what happened on December and after that. For example in Malakal in April has to do with violation of human rights. There is no reason at all why innocent women who were in a hospital had to suffer the way that the suffered,” she said.

The Dutch minister said her government was equally concerned about cases of harassment on media practitioners.

“There is no reason why not all voices in the country can be heard,” said Plouman.

“The Netherlands will continue to work with different organisations and churches to support programs for development,” she added.

(ST)

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  • 5 September 2014 05:45, by Marco A. Wek

    Let them go to hell with their aid. They are the ones fueling this conflict. I understand why Arabs don’t those who come in the name humanitarian as a cover for their dirty work in Africa. Aid is the way they hold back Africa.

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    • 5 September 2014 07:45, by Dinka-Defender-General

      That’s great move. We don’t need aid organizations in South Sudan. They are making our people lazy and jobless. We need to start farming like the way we used to farm before aids came. When i become a president, I will keep out all aid organizations so people can start farming or do something for themselves.

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  • 5 September 2014 07:55, by Madina Tonj

    Let them cuts aids and it will do nothing on Southern Sudan people but shame to Netherlands. I think this is a politic of Hilde Johnson who had generating the rebellion in South Sudan. I think GOSS and Southern Sudanese people have learned from her. The GOSS must not sleep to observed those who went there in the name of UN while interference in to Affairs which is wrongful doing.

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  • 5 September 2014 08:36, by BM Bol

    The so-called aid always comes with string attached and I am glad the Netherland gov has voluntarily withdrew their support because South Sudan doesn’t need them.
    Furthermore, the government needs to further steps and review all the NGOs activities in the country to if their present has been effective or not. Those are found to be less effective should be asked to leave.

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    • 5 September 2014 13:35, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

      We don’t want the aid even to be channeled through Churches. Does Netherlands think dat we don’t know the motive behind that move. You will have to pack n go for good. We r going back to pre-colonization period. Which Bible tells dat Netherlands is perfect on this planet. Is it because your brother-in-law Dr. Fool Hopeless Riek Massacre is failing in his political endeavor? Go home.

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  • 5 September 2014 14:32, by Angelo Achuil

    I am surprised non of us can imagine the importance of external support in this country. Visit Guolyaar, PoC of UNmiss camp in Juba, Bentiu, Malakal and see how dependent our people are on others. Visit Pigi and witness how it’s like for the abandoned. Neither the gov’t or UN or NGOo is helping the dying, starving, and sick. It is NOT wise to say to your helper "pack and go!" when helpless.

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