South Sudan

Norway to Hold Relief Fundraising For S.Sudan

treatment sans-serif; color: #222222;”>In a press release, medicine the Scandinavian nation in cooperation with the United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is set to convene the World on May 20, 2014 in a bid to realise the “acutely” needed $800m for immediate humanitarian intervention.

“The gravity of the situation in South Sudan, and the impact on neighbouring countries, calls for immediate action. There is an acute need for $800m in humanitarian assistance for civilians in South Sudan. So far, only 39 % of the $1.3bn UN pledge has been forthcoming. The conference aims to increase humanitarian funding and to agree on what more can be done to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance,” part of the statement says.

According to the United Nations, the conflict which broke out in mid December last year after a bitter disagreement between President Salvatore Kiir and his former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar, has thrown 4.9 million people in dire need of humanitarian assistance while displacing more 1.2 million.

The conference scheduled to take place in the Norwegian capital of Olso will be co-chaired by the Foreign Affairs minister, Børge Brende, and UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos.


Last year, Norway provided 50m NOK through the United Nations Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) to help shelter and feed thousands of refugees which had fled to UN compounds in capital Juba, Jonglei state capital of Bor and Unity state capital of Bentiu.

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