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U.S. announces $8m aid to Sudan and South Sudan over COVID-19

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A volunteer disinfects passengers hands near a transport station in central Khartoum on Monday 16 March 2020 (ST photo)
March 28, 2020 (WASHINGTON) - The United States has announced $8 million aid for each of Sudan and South Sudan in emergency health assistance, as part of its response to the global pandemic of coronavirus.

"In addition to health assistance, humanitarian funding is being provided for South Sudan ($8 million), and Sudan ($8 million)," said the State Department in a statement issued on Friday 27 March.

"This assistance will primarily provide health-related support and supplies to bolster water and sanitation activities".

South Sudan is free of COVID-19 until now but the landlocked country is highly expected to be affected by the respiratory disease which is spreading in the neighbouring countries.

In Sudan, as of Friday 27 March, health authorities in Khartoum have confirmed five cases of coronavirus in the country.

However, there are 85 suspected cases in Sudan according to Akram Eltom Sudanese health minister on Saturday.

(ST)

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  • 29 March 00:24, by Games

    Thanks United States of America for your generosity.

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    • 30 March 00:04, by Langbaar

      "Thanks United States of America for your generosity"
      Games,
      Watch out low life. Take that damned pledged false donation and never ever involve South Sudan. *Into your evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps here in the IGAD, the AU and some of their creeps in between who have attached>>>

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      • 30 March 00:11, by Langbaar

        themselves and their countries like *leeches and ticks* to our country and over our people. Games, don’t you always called your self a South Sudanese and a Nuer? Be very careful loser. Your Riek Machar has long since gone to ’Deng Nhial’ Battalion on the 07/07/2016, in Juba. There will be no evil white Americans, English people, their Abeshas (so-called israelis), some of their Bantuses, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and their evil juus (so-called israelis) on this planet earth>>>>

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        • 30 March 00:18, by Langbaar

          earth, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Games piece of trash, when the comprehensive peace agreement, CPA was ’signed between the SPLM/A and your cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan was signed. There was ’a fund raising done in Oslo, Norway, to rebuild South Sudan’. Many countries around pledged a huge amount of money, in which over 4.2 billion dollars was pledged>>>

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          • 30 March 00:24, by Langbaar

            but when the government of Southern Sudan asked "the US, the UK, Norway and their about that pledged money to rebuild South Sudan". The then government of South Sudan was flatly told that the "pledged money was used to help the most vulnerable people of Darfur"----can you low life see where I am taking you fools with your evils we are going to bombed to near oblivion or out of map fool?>>>>

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            • 30 March 00:32, by Langbaar

              The vermin have been using our country and our people, and they thought. South Sudan would always be used as their ’geopolitical chess game or football’ like their then *DR Congo, Central Africa republic (C.A.R), Angola, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Mozambique, South Africa, their west African low lives, some of their creeps in Middle East, Cuba, South America, some of their Asian countries, Caribbeans>>>

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  • 30 March 01:35, by Nyesi Ta

    We acknowledge with great and sincere thanks for the donation the people of the United States extended to the RSS. Indeed the RSS as of now is free of covid-19, however, our real covid-19 aka kiirvid-13 has already killed more people than the cv itself and may need more than attention from America.

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