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China donates 2,048 tonnes rice to South Sudan

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May 26, 2018 (JUBA) - China has handed over 2,048 tonnes of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist millions of people affected by the conflict in war-torn South Sudan.

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

The donation is reportedly part of 8,800 tonnes of rice Beijing pledged to the young nation in 2017 to fight severe food shortage.

South Sudan is in the midst of a catastrophic humanitarian crisis driven by three years of brutal civil war. More than 7 million people are currently food insecure in South Sudan and China’s recent food aid would rescue thousands of hungry people from starving.

According to WFP officials, the Chinese donation would help provide emergency food aid to some 136,000 people for a one month period.

He Xiangdong, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, said the contribution is part of China’s efforts to support the world’s youngest country to overcome the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

The chairperson of South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC), Manase Lomole said cooperation between Juba and Beijing have been fruitful and should be strengthened to benefit the people of both countries.

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  • 27 May 07:34, by Whortti Bor Manza

    Be careful. The Chinese want to export plastic rice to South Sudan to cause infertility among the population. These rice should be taken to Warrap, Aweil, Gogrial to feed those predatory lazy insects.

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    • 27 May 10:58, by jubaone

      Whorrti
      Well stated. The jienges have peace in their areas and could ideally do intensive agriculture to feed the whole SS without imports from Uganda or China. But God has his plans and cursed them to live on theft and banditry. Only hardworking Equatorians will take the country out of this shit. They are like big grown up "babies".

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      • 27 May 15:11, by Kenyang ll

        Bor & Juba,
        98% Dinka live and produce their own food Dinkaland, rest is nonsense. Also, South Sudan is brand new country after decades of war. It’d be nearly impossible for one or two peaceful ereas to provide for the rest. I advice we focus our disappointment on the regime, not one tribe or other.

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        • 27 May 15:15, by Kenyang ll

          ...in Dinkaland

          Correction.

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          • 28 May 08:02, by Kuch

            Why would South Sudanese people would want free foods from ’people republic of China?’ Our South Sudanese fools; some of our Nuers, some Equatorians, Shilluks & some of our South Sudanese people love of other people ’produced things’ is what will destroy our country and our people way of lives>>>

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            • 28 May 08:29, by Kuch

              Our losers, traitors & thieves like Pagan Amuom, Riek Machar, Majak Agoot, Rebecca Nyandeng, her ugly son, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo & Co. Fellows, watch this space, we are not gonna welcome you back into our country with sun, with rain; reason, pure HATRED & RACISM.

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