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Bashir directs to facilitate delivery of humanitarian aid to South Sudan

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Six thousand internally displaced people at Kuda 54 kilometers west of Juba town are appealing for urgent humanitarian assistance. Sept 23, 2016 (UNMISS Photo)
February 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir, Thursday, has directed his government to provide the necessary support and to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid and relief supplies to the needy civilian in the neighbouring South Sudan.

South Sudan, which has been mired in civil war since December 2013, is now Africa’s largest refugee crisis and the world’s third largest behind Syria and Afghanistan.

Government officials declared that some parts of the war-ravaged country, particularly in the Unity province are suffering famine. At least 100,000 people are facing starvation in parts of the country while 4.9 million of them need urgent humanitarian assistance.

Al-Bashir "directed the concerned authorities to provide support to our brothers in the Republic of South Sudan in coordination with the competent South Sudanese ministries and institutions in order to facilitate and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid and relief supplies to the needy," said a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Gharib Allah Khidir on Thursday.

the Sudanese president further "ordered to ensure all the necessary facilities for the entry of any humanitarian assistance for South Sudan through the Sudanese territory, both from United Nations organisations and agencies or sisterly and friendly countries".

Khidir said these directives aim to ensure the success of the international humanitarian campaign aimed at alleviating the suffering of the South Sudanese people.

Since 2014, Sudan opened river and road humanitarian corridors enabling UN agencies to use trucks and river barges to deliver humanitarian aid to the northern parts of South Sudan.

Last Tuesday President Salva Kiir pledged to provide aid agencies unimpeded access to the needy population across the country.

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  • 24 February 2017 10:31, by Kush Natives

    Sudanese president an idiot Bashiir! Did he meant delivering aid to South Sudanese refugees in Sudan or the word South and Sudan just pop ups in his mouth? If he meant S Sudan, then where will he deliver those aids? We need the answer here please! He’s free to help those fled the country as well as we’re doing here for those fled Sudan too. Its not a shame or be proud helping refuge__con

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  • 24 February 2017 10:39, by Kush Natives

    MUST stop show down in any occasion with the Republic of S Sudan! If he’s talking of delivering an arm supports to the opposition, then its an usual game since he came to power in 1989 in military coup, the man is an evil since day one, no wonder here! But, he’s dealing with the wrong generations period.

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  • 24 February 2017 15:10, by hamil

    Kush Natives

    Your lame government is completely crippled it has no emergency response system to address the catastrophic problems it brought on the people of South Sudan. The government itself declared that there is an impending famine soon to hit South Sudan but it doesn’t have measures to address that famine. What Bashir is doing is much better than nothing at least he isn’t worse than Kiir.

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  • 24 February 2017 17:55, by Wadjube

    Hamil, we in South Sudan are laden with such tribal individuals who do not even recognise the desperate situation in our nation.Beshir is human and life comes first before differences.The Likes of Kush Native have dragged our beloved South Sudan into an abyss of doom. As Greater Equatorial, we have never begged for food aid, but used our hands. But today, we have been reduced to refugees, living o

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    • 24 February 2017 21:20, by Ahas Ras Tamun

      This lunatic speak of Bashir as a human!shame on you!
      There is no wonder to have people with such reasoning
      Defeciency I think this line of thinkING
      Is propagated down the DNA of these betrayer
      With Riek being the custodian of that. Is it
      Food that allow this idiot to call Bashir
      A human if people in sudan territory still
      Die of thirst leave alone hunger how would
      You aplause Bashir for generosit

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      • 25 February 2017 13:37, by Konan

        Idiot stop drinking Marisa day and night and try to be grateful to the only man in the World who wants to help your poor starving people. Your wickedness makes me sick to the stomach.

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        • 26 February 2017 00:02, by Ahas Ras Tamun

          Konan talk that shits time will come when you will pay with
          Your own blood for the atrocities your master committed against Sudanese nationals.had it not been for naivety and political prostitutions by South by a few generals which prompt our forces to prepare for a multiple war fronts,the foundations of your regime would have been shattered in broad daylight I hope you still remember how SAF ran

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          • 26 February 2017 07:58, by Konan

            Please stop smoking that shit it may kill you. Remember your dead hero John Garang and walking dead president Kiir, like many were generals in SAF. LOL

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