World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 25, 2014

________________________________________
The United States is providing nearly $83 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan affected by the recent violence. With this new funding, the United States humanitarian assistance is nearly $411 million dollars for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 to aid victims of the conflict in South Sudan, including internally displaced persons and refugees in South Sudan, as well as those South Sudanese who have fled to neighboring countries.

The United States is providing nearly $68 million to UN agencies such as the World Food Program and UNICEF; non-governmental organizations, and the International Organization for Migration to help people forced to flee their homes and displaced in insecure and underserved areas of South Sudan. U.S.-funded aid agencies will provide an additional 13,500 tons of essential food aid and support the distribution of critical relief supplies and services in agriculture and livelihoods, health, and nutrition for the more than 708,000 people displaced in South Sudan. U.S. funding will also provide safe drinking water, latrines, and training on safe hygiene practices to prevent the spread of disease in conflict-affected areas. The funding will also bolster emergency health services, as well as medical and psychosocial support for survivors of gender-based violence and training for local health care providers.

This new funding also includes $15 million for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) programs in South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sudan. UNHCR, with host governments and partner organizations, is already providing protection and assistance to the more than 250,000 refugees who have fled to neighboring countries, since the December 15, 2013, onset of violence in South Sudan.

Amidst ongoing fighting and unpredictable security conditions, the United States and the organizations we fund are working to provide assistance to as many people in need as possible. However, this aid can only be effective if all obstacles to the delivery of life-saving assistance are removed. We call on all parties to the conflict to end the violence and allow immediate, unconditional and unfettered access for the United Nations and humanitarian organizations to reach populations in need in all areas of South Sudan.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gaza.Scoop: Another Israeli Attack On A Hospital

Israeli tanks attacked Al Aqsa hospital in Deir Al Balah, killing five patients and doctors, and injuring more than 70. More>>

ALSO:

Russia: Lack Of Access At Crash Site Of MH17

We are deeply concerned by the Russia-backed separatists’ refusal to allow OSCE monitors safe and unfettered access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Yesterday, the monitors were allowed only 75 minutes at the site. Today, they ... More>>

ALSO:

Syria: Palestinians In Refugee Camp 'will Likely Go Hungry'

Unable for more than a month now to deliver food and other supplies to Palestinians trapped in a refugee camp near Damascus, the United Nations agency tasked with ensuring their well-being said today it is urgently seeking to resume its humanitarian activities, ... More>>

Al Jazeera: Egypt Verdict Defies Logic And Any Semblance Of Justice

Following today’s verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera English managing director Al Anstey said: “Today three colleagues and friends were sentenced, and will continue behind bars for doing a brilliant job of being great journalists. More>>

Papua New Guinea: Indonesian Troops Fire On PNG Soldiers Along Border

Indonesian troops have opened fire on a PNG Defence Force border patrol, increasing further tension at the Papua New Guinea-Indonesia border. The flare-up at the border compelled the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration to summon the Indonesian ... More>>

World News: Internet Well On Way To 3 Billion Users - UN Telecom Agency

Releasing new statistics today, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that by end 2014, there will be nearly three billion Internet users – two-thirds of them from the developing world – with mobile-broadband ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news