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Aid group urges U.S to halt aid cut to South Sudan


May 9, 2018 (JUBA) – The United States should halt any move the seeks to cut its aid assistance to South Sudan, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said, a day after the White House announced plans to review of its aid programs.

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“For most of its young life, South Sudan and its people have been trapped in a vicious cycle of conflict punctuated by flawed and failed peace attempts, “ said Ciaran Donnelly, senior vice president of international programs at the International Rescue Committee.

“As an operational humanitarian agency working to alleviate the conflict-driven suffering of the South Sudanese people, we share the US government’s frustration at the unwillingness to reach a speedy and peaceful resolution to the conflict and the heartbreaking disregard for human life displayed by all parties to this conflict”, she added.

The Donald Trump administration said Tuesday that it will initiate a comprehensive review of its assistance programs to South Sudan to ensure its aid does not contribute to or prolong the country’s ongoing conflict, or facilitate predatory or corrupt behavior.

Such a review, it said, will involve appraising the U.S. support for the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism (JMEC) and other mechanisms intended to support the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS), which was signed in August 2015.

“We are deeply frustrated with the lack of progress toward an agreement, and we must ensure our shared efforts reflect the urgency of the situation,” the White House statement reads in part.

The IRC, however, said it welcomes US efforts on conflict resolution and inclusive and accountable political process, as both are essential foundations for durable peace and inclusive development.

“And only focused and determined US and international diplomacy can make these long-sought goals a reality,” it stressed.

One of the countries that recognized South Sudan’s independence in 2011, the US played a key role in helping create the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that laid the groundwork a referendum, through which the people of South Sudan overwhelmingly voted for independence.

The US is the leading international donor to South Sudan and provides significant humanitarian assistance to the hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese citizens displaced or otherwise affected since the start of the country’s crisis in December 2013.

The IRC said it recognizes the US’s generosity as the largest humanitarian donor to South Sudan, but urged Washington to use this review as an opportunity to recommit to the people of South Sudan by affirming that life-saving humanitarian assistance, delivered by credible international partners, will not be affected by the review.

While frustration and anger with the government of South Sudan is justified, the US and the international community must not give up on the people of South Sudan, the IRC statement further stated.

“Halting or cutting humanitarian aid would only punish innocent civilians, not their leaders who are responsible for the ongoing crisis,” it added, while stressing that by the US cutting humanitarian assistance, it will not hasten an end to war, but only lead to further suffering and certain, yet preventable, death of South Sudan’s most vulnerable.

Founded in 1933, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 28 offices across the U.S. helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities.


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  • 10 May 2018 07:52, by Kuch

    "Aid group urges U.S to halt aid cut to South Sudan"
    The sooner these leeches do the better for them. We are going to bomb the evils out of our country anyway. We don’t want these vermin aid in our country whatsoever. Let them take their so-called aid to Darfur, Somalia, Northern Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia, ethiopia, Yemen, Some part of Syria, Afghanistan or Ukraine. We don’t want these vermin>>>

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    • 10 May 2018 08:00, by Kuch

      in our country & even in our neighborhood & we will never ever miss them again in our country. Fellows, WW3, is going to start here in our country, South Sudan. Every piece of trash on earth loves our country, us & our people. Including, the evils that thinks, "they created our country & our people">>>

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      • 10 May 2018 08:07, by Kuch

        My South Sudanese fools, here in our Nilotic plains, we we are going to bomb the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, Arabs of Arabia, & some of their creepy allies in between out of our country once & for all. Reasons, PURE HATRED & RACISM. We are going to occupy Kenya. By a way of war & we are going to kill any white English criminals,>>>

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        • 10 May 2018 08:12, by Kuch

          their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between, in Kenya, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola & Namibia out of our country once & for all again.

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          • 10 May 2018 10:18, by jubaone

            Kuch and Lenin,
            Thank you US govt. Just cut off this aid and windup all PoCs so that each goes back to his/her region. What SS needs are hoes and seeds to start cultivation. Idlers, insolent drifters and squatters cant just day-dream and sit under trees all day singing worthless bullsongs and conduct thrash like market women. NO. All NGOs withdraw and each junubi just goes home.

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            • 10 May 2018 12:45, by South South


              You have good point here. Some of NGOs in South Sudan are there to help themselves. Let’s just take one example. UN forces in South Sudan, one soldier makes $10000 a month. In Malakal when Shulluk and Dinka fought in PoC, inside UN compound. Rwanda forces passed guns to Shulluk, Eiothipa forces passed guns to Dinka. 13 South Sudanese were gunned down.

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              • 11 May 2018 07:46, by Lenin Bull

                South South good piece of information chap. Tell these neurotics what the UN mission is doing here. They confuse South Sudanese people more so that they tell HQs to increase their mandate and increase their money. What do South Sudanese get in all these mess is death, destruction, and displacement!

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            • 11 May 2018 07:43, by Lenin Bull

              Jubaone good points man! I wish you were near me I would buy two Mabiordit our best lagger Man. Keep it up. Next!

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        • 10 May 2018 10:29, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g


          Shut up your filthy mouth. If Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Ghadafi of Libya could not manage war with USA who are you to utter nonsense? You Kiir is just a bagara boy. He can not do anything. Please watch out because your staements are like statements of a mad dog.

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          • 10 May 2018 12:50, by South South

            jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

            US will not fight South Sudan. US wars in Iraq and Libya are very good lessons to the world. US lost trillions USD and still losing money. Many Americans young men died. These two country where under controlled of their bad leaders, let me said it that way, but they were not causing US money and life.

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  • 10 May 2018 08:57, by Lenin Bull

    We have mentioned it many times that it is the NGOs who are the direct beneficiaries of these fake American assistance that will be affected! Now what are hearing or reading here guys? Presidents/Vice Presidents of IRC crying foul and urging his government not to cut or halt the this fake aid! Guys do you know how much one of these presidents or vice presidents earn monthly? God help us!

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  • 10 May 2018 09:04, by Lenin Bull

    Ordinary South Sudanese people will not be affected by this hollowed empty fake threat of aids cut or halt which have never been reaching the ordinary folks in South Sudan. North Korea, China, Eritrea, Russia, Zimbabwe, Iran, etc are living happily with no foreign assistance.It is only the lazy idiots among us who still believe that we will die the aids is cut or halted. We will not. Only stop war

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    • 10 May 2018 11:48, by Ajuongthii son

      Ciaran Donnelly

      Thank you so much, for your concern, your heartbreaking, to save-life of vulnerable people in our country is appreciated.

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