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EU announces €68 million in aid for Sudan and S. Sudan

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June 19, 2018 (JUBA/KHARTOUM) - The European Commission announced on Tuesday a €68 million in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable communities in both Sudan and South Sudan.

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European flags are seen outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels (Reuters Photo)

The funding, the Commission said, comes as millions of people across both countries are in need of assistance, with the conflict in South Sudan triggering an influx of refugees into neighbouring Sudan.

"The EU is stepping up its support as many people in Sudan and South Sudan face massive humanitarian needs. Our aid will provide essential supplies such as food and healthcare and allow our partners to continue their lifesaving work on the ground,” said Christos Stylianides, the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.

“Above all, it is crucial that humanitarian workers can deliver aid safely so they can help those most in need. Aid workers are not a target,” he added.

In South Sudan, according to the Commission, €45 million will primarily target internally displaced persons and host communities, providing emergency food assistance, health, nutrition, shelter, water and sanitation as well as protection from gender based violence. Funding will also support measures to protect aid workers.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced by the conflict in South Sudan. Also, an estimated up to 101 aid workers have been killed since the conflict started in December 2013, and violent attacks on humanitarian workers are still on the rise.

However, despite the increasing impediments on the delivery of humanitarian assistance, the European Union (EU) is among the biggest donors of humanitarian aid in the world’s youngest nation.

On the other hand, it said, at least €23 million will ensure protection of displaced communities, treatment of under nutrition in the most affected areas, as well as food assistance and improved access to basic services such as health, shelter, water and sanitation in Sudan.

Meanwhile, to date, the Commission has reportedly mobilised over €412 million in humanitarian aid for South Sudan since fighting erupted in December 2013. Since 2011, the EU has reportedly also provided almost €450 million in humanitarian aid in Sudan for those affected by conflict, natural disasters, food insecurity and malnutrition in the country.

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  • 20 June 08:48, by Kuch

    My goodness! How many times this year & last year has the EU pledged that 68 million Euro South Sudan & North Sudan? I thought there were no more hungry refugees these days in North Sudan? To honesty sake though, where do the refugees from DRC, CAR, ethiopia, Somalia or Burundi get their food from? For all l know, this whole propaganda is to make some European creeps look human and that they>>>

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    • 20 June 08:54, by Kuch

      are feeding some hungry South Sudanese people. And there are some our fake DRs and fools like Riek Machar, Lam Akol and other bunch of losers who have sold their souls to Europeans, white Americans, Arabs, their evil juus, English people and who love their lowly informed lazies being taken hostage by the US, the UK & their sleazy NGOs as their UN experiment>>>

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      • 20 June 09:01, by Kuch

        on how foolish and lazy some Africans like some of our Nuers, Shilluks or some Equatorians are still in 2,000 years the rest of the world with their fake doctors that dabbled in magic & called themselves doctors of philosophies (PhD). Well, not in my Dinka/Monyjieng country though>>>

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        • 20 June 09:06, by Kuch

          For all l care, a Dinka/Monyjieng country will never ever again welcomed any evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ paymasters & some of their creepy allies in between into our country on the disguise of their so-called "UN, humanitarian aid, donations, their so-called human rights business scams bullsh*ts">>>>

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          • 20 June 09:13, by Kuch

            They brought their so-called "peacekeeping troops" to our country in 2011 on technicality ground, but as far as we are concerned, We are going to bomb the evils out of our of country and among our people once & for all as we know it. Who says we want the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ paymasters, their Abeshas>>>

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            • 20 June 09:19, by Kuch

              (so-called ethiopians) and some of their creepy Bantus in their villages? Who really want to live side by side with these vermins? Who really want to live with these vermins fellows? Absolutely no one. Fellows, the evil white Americans, English people, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies love affairs with our country & our people has gone too far>>>

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              • 20 June 09:28, by Kuch

                and it must stop. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. Some of our lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks and some Equatorians are letting their miserable lifestyles and their believe in their Ngundeng fantasies & believe in Magic carry them away. But they will be the first ’fools & idiots to wake up later like some spooked birds’ after their evil white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called arabs>>

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                • 20 June 09:33, by Kuch

                  of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ paymasters & some of their new allies Abeashas (the so-called ethiopians) prostitutes or Bantus took over their villages like they have already done in Gambella region, Central Kenya, part of Zambia, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa or Namibia. But as far as we are concerned, not even a single Dinka/Momjineg country would be touched by those vermin

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                  • 20 June 09:42, by Kuch

                    We keep informing some of our lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks and some of their Equatorians that we are way too well ahead of these cheap & dirty intrigues being fought over our country & our people. But the low lives & fools don’t want to listen to our warnings. But the low lives will eventually listen after we bomb their evils with them out of our country, that we were not playing game with them>

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                    • 20 June 09:47, by Kuch

                      and their fake doctors like Riek Machar, Lam Akol; traitors like Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo, Rebecca Nyandeng, Adwok Nyabe and their foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their sleazy NGOs, their new found allies like cloned arabs of North Sudan, their Abeshas prostitutes & their gulf Arab states’ paymasters>>>

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                      • 20 June 09:54, by Kuch

                        reasons fellows, pure HATRED & RACISM. We have informed some of you fools adequately and your foreign masters. But we have informed you, that our country & our people are not part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has & will never has. We are back fellows. Pure HATRED & RACISM is here fools. And bad WAR is----WW3 is going to start here in our country by the way to be honest>>>

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