United States pledged $108 million for South Sudan
Sep 25, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The United States pledged $108 million dollars in humanitarian assistance for the people of South Sudan, including those in the neighboring countries.
The announcement was made after the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting, “A Dialogue with the World’s Top Ten Donors on Global Humanitarian Needs”.
The funding includes nearly $97 million from the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $11 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance.
In a document seen by Nyamilepedia, the US wrote that Heavy rains, fighting between armed groups, food insecurity, a deteriorating economic situation, and the COVID-19 pandemic have compounded to an already dire humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
US will support the operations through a network of nearly 30 non-governmental organizations.
“In this response to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the United States supports the operations of a network of nearly 30 non-governmental organizations, including faith-based organizations, and international organizations like the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Children’s Fund, the World Food Program, the International Organization for Migration, and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.” Read the statement.
This assistance will cater for emergency food assistance, health care services, access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and assistance to survivors of gender-based violence to nearly 2.2 million South Sudanese.
The United States wrote that it will continue to be a catalyst for the international response to alleviate the suffering of the people of South Sudan.