Home | News    Wednesday 7 June 2017

S. Sudan: China contributes $5m for emergency operation

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

June 6, 2017 (JUBA) – China has contributed up to $5 million to help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provide food assistance to 160,000 people affected by acute hunger in South Sudan, including 30,000 children under the age of five.

JPEG - 75.3 kb
People in conflict-affected areas of South Sudan collect food from WFP (WFP/eter Testuzza Photo)

“The hunger crisis in the country is dire and the people most affected need all the help they can get - immediately,” said Joyce Luma, WFP’s representative and country director in South Sudan.

“China’s contribution will enable us to continue our assistance which is a life-line for millions of people in the country,” he added.

South Sudan is experiencing the worst levels of acute hunger owing to the ongoing conflict in the country, with nearly 100,000 people facing famed in parts of Unity State. About 5.5 million people in the country are reportedly not sure where their next meal will come from.

The contribution from China, WFP said, will allow the agency to buy and distribute about 2,400 metric tons of sorghum, the local staple.

“The deterioration of the humanitarian situation due to conflict and instability in South Sudan is alarming and China, as a true friend, stands ready to support the country through both bilateral and multilateral channels,” He Xiangdong, China’s envoy to South Sudan said.

“China highly appreciates WFP’s efforts to fight hunger in South Sudan and believes that this contribution will rapidly reach those who are most in need,” he added.

This is the reportedly the second time in two years that China is contributing to WFP’s food assistance operation in the war-torn nation.

In 2017, WFP said it plans to assist about 4.1 million people through its emergency and recovery operations. The agency says it requires additional funding of US$189 million to continue providing food and nutrition assistance in the coming six months.

(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.

Comment on this article



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


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The 62nd anniversary of Torit popular uprising 2017-08-17 00:23:12 By Arop Madut Arop As the people of the Republic of South Sudan mark and celebrate the 62nd anniversary of August 18th, 1955 Torit uprising, it would extremely be important to recall the events (...)

What is the value of water? 2017-08-14 21:28:25 By Innocent Ntabana When you and I breathe in fresh air, the amount I inhale affects you in no way. This is because air is abundant and so there’s plenty of it to go around. We actually take it (...)

The paradox of weapons collection in Darfur 2017-08-13 09:13:14 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman As a Sudanese people who long for stability, peace and security, we have no objection to the decision to collect unlicensed weapons throughout Sudan, but our reservation (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


A prominent Sudan Women and Civil rights activist passed away 2017-08-14 21:09:47 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Khartoum, Sudan-August 14 2017 In the early hours of Saturday 12th August Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, a renowned Sudanese leader of the (...)

HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.