July 17th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudanese refugees currently seeking safety at a UN camp in northern Uganda, are expected to benefit from a humanitarian emergency pledge by the Scottish government.
In a statement seen by the Nyamilepedia, a total of £100,000 Humanitarian Emergency Fund, (HEF) released by the Panel Agencies will be channeled through aid agencies working for South Sudan refugees in Rhino camp in Uganda.
The fund, according to the Scottish government, is meant to combat and help alleviate humanitarian crisis that has been ongoing in South Sudan since December 2013 as result of the ongoing five-year old conflict.
The Scottish External Affairs Secretary, Fiona Hyslop, pointed out that additional humanitarian assistance is needed to help tackle large scale displacements of civilians fleeing violence from South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
“The conflicts in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan have caused terrible suffering. It has led to the large scale displacement of local populations, with severe humanitarian consequences and an urgent need for assistance from the rest of the world,” said the top diplomat.
She said her country is working hard to ensure that it becomes a global citizen.
“We want Scotland to be a good global citizen and our Humanitarian Emergency Fund aims to provide emergency life-saving aid to those most in need,” she further said adding that “Our HEF panel member agencies are ready to provide in-country support to the innocent people caught up in these conflicts, many of whom are children. This financial support will help to provide much needed assistance.”