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Korea supports thousands of refugees in S. Sudan


December 23, 2019 (JUBA) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in South Sudan has welcomed a contribution of $500,000 from Korea as overall humanitarian needs are deepening in the young nation with 7.5 million people requiring support in 2020.

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Sudanese refugees in a refugees camp in Maban, South Sudan (WFP Photo)

The contribution, WPF said in a statement, will provide cash-based transfers assistance to tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees.

"Having contributed over US$27 million through projects to assist refugees in Uganda and South Sudan since 2017, Korea remains committed to responding to the humanitarian needs of refugees in South Sudan," said Ha Byung-kyoo, Korea’s envoy to South Sudan.

"It is crucial to maintain WFP’s food assistance, as relief food is the first step in enabling refugees to restart their lives and embark on a journey towards self-reliance. We appreciate WFP in South Sudan and being at the forefront of humanitarian activities. We highly value our strong partnership,” he stressed.

South Sudan is Africa’s largest humanitarian and refugee crisis with over 2 million people as refugees in neighbouring countries and an equal number displaced inside the country.

The young nation also hosts 300,000 refugees from Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic and Ethiopia.

"WFP is grateful to the support from the Republic of Korea," says Matthew Hollingworth, WFP’s Country Director in South Sudan.

"These funds will enable us to provide vital support to the most vulnerable people who in most cases have been forced to flee their countries of origin often with few possessions they can carry. The cash assistance gives people options to buy not only food but also to buy other basic needs they may lack."

WFP reportedly provides cash assistance in nine of the country’s 13 refugee camps including in the Greater Upper Nile, Unity as well as in the Central and Western Equatoria regions. Assistance is provided in cash where local markets are functional, allowing residents the freedom to buy preferred foods and meet other pressing needs.

The latest contribution from Korea brings the total given to WFP in South Sudan to $3.5 million since its independence in July 2011.


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  • 24 December 2019 08:25, by Pakuai

    "Korea supports thousands of refugees in S. Sudan"
    Let any South Sudanese criminals allow that Korean piece nonsense into our our country and to our people. And evil South Sudanese would be dead that bullshit. Let the Korean criminals help their own selves than to come and think they can help South Sudanese people who don’t give a damn about them, white people, their evil juus (so-called israelis)

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    • 24 December 2019 08:37, by Pakuai

      Bangladeshis, Nepelese or Sri Lankans, the only Sri LankanS we respect, and we are not going to bomb out of our country are the ’Tamil Tigers’, we respect them. They took up arms in 1983 like the South Sudanese men, SPLM/A, they lost the war and we won the war. Sinhalese of Sri Lanka are going to be bomb out *Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola>>>

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      • 24 December 2019 08:43, by Pakuai

        Namibia and out of whole Africa anyway* reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Fellows, there are these evil women, Priti Patel, she was even brought here to South Sudan to come the government of South Sudan about "human rights and women rights", the prostitute, is an Indian piece of trash. She is in the government of the UK>>>>

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        • 24 December 2019 08:50, by Pakuai

          her parents were the ones who were ’kicked out by Mr. Idda Amin Dada’ out Uganda. The vermins think, they would be welcomed back to Africa through their intrigues. But the vermin have step on the wrong people feet, us, the Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan. This *priti Patel piece crap* was asked by the evil juus (so-called israelis) to go to evil juus (so-called israel) and the criminals like>>>

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  • 25 December 2019 06:01, by Linda Rose

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  • 25 December 2019 09:59, by D_Dona

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