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September 2, 2013 (JUBA) - The Danish Minister of Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs has pledged to continue providing humanitarian aid to South Sudan as millions struggle to survive because of a lack of food, water, healthcare and basic shelter.

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

Tørnæs was in war-torn South Sudan where he met the head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer.

Shearer briefed the Danish minister on the political, security and the humanitarian situation in the war-torn East African country.

The two officials reportedly discussed the challenges of protecting civilians and building durable peace in a country where millions of people have fled their homes because of the civil war that erupted in 2013 following a political dispute within South Sudan’s ruling party.

“We are very worried about the humanitarian situation with two million refugees in the neighbouring countries and two million internally displaced people as well as learning about the humanitarian workers having difficulty in access and doing their work,” said the Danish minister.

“We are contributing right now, about $30 million US dollars to the humanitarian assistance and I look forward to continue very strong Danish support to the humanitarian situation in South Sudan,” she added.

The Danish official also held meetings with the South Sudanese minister of foreign affairs and his humanitarian affairs counterpart, with discussions reportedly focused on implementation of the August 2015 peace agreement.

“I really urge the politicians of South Sudan to make sure that peace will come. Peace and security are necessary to create prosperity so that the streets of Malakal can once again boom with life and business,” stressed Tørnæs.

Over the last three years, the Danish government has reportedly provided US$12 million in development assistance to South Sudan.

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  • 3 September 08:24, by Lenin Bull

    South Sudanese people don’t be cheated and start to believe nonsense talks of assistance to South Sudan.When you hear of these foreigners talking of "humanitarian assistance " they means money that South Sudanese will not know or touch but they will give to their home made NGOs which they fill with spies and intelligent agents to spy on the country and some times to write damned insulting reports.

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  • 3 September 08:27, by Lenin Bull

    The experts/officials working in these NGOs get high salaries and the money indirectly finds it way back home through their the heads of these NGOs. Africans are being fooled but some non compost mentis seem happy with status quo.

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    • 3 September 10:55, by Eastern

      Stop blaming those making fortunes out of your foolishness...!

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  • 4 September 00:29, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    In some develop countries or nation the Aid assistance is only send to natural didustester effected areas,e.g tycoon, flooding and so forth, the solgan that the Current U.N. was not the Our previous U.N. was first discover by Civilian when t they compose the Song that

    some of u might be familiar with; it goes like this" Un ci b€n aci U.N. da has aci U.N. da " ....

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