US PROVIDES USD 86 MLN IN AID TO S. SUDAN

WASHINGTON, -- The US announced Wednesday more than USD 86 million in humanitarian assistance to aid the people in South Sudan and refugees in the region.

"This new funding will provide much-needed safe drinking water, emergency health care, nutrition services, shelter, improved sanitation facilities, agricultural training, and seeds, tools, and fishing supplies for the most vulnerable families and communities," said a release from the State Department.

The US is also providing clinical and psychological treatment for survivors of "gender-based violence," the statement added.

Under the transitional government the US expects the aid to reach those in need without discrimination unlike the past where "assistance has been seriously disrupted by the denial of movement perpetuated by the parties to the conflict," it said.

This additional funding raises the total US humanitarian aid to nearly USD 1.6 billion since the start of the conflict in December 2013.

Source: Name News Network

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