Japan Externs $ 34 Million Assistance Support fFor South Sudan Humanitarian

The Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan on Thursday announced a new extension of $ 34 million humanitarian assistance for South Sudan.

By James Deng Dimo

WAU, 25 February 2018 [Gurtong] - In a press statement released by the Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan,Seiji Okada following his short visit to Wau State on Thursday, “Japan decided to provide a new assistance package of $ 34 million for South Sudan through its partnership with International Organizations,”

“Since December 2013, South Sudan has been witnessing a continuous population displacement, both with and outside South Sudan. It is estimated that more than 4 million south Sudanese, approximately one-third of its total population are displaced and remains at dire
humanitarian conditions,” reads the statement.

Japan continue to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees, IDPs and other vulnerable persons, so that their lives will be saved, their dignity respected and their suffering alleviated.
According to Japan, the above life- saving humanitarian assistance must continue, Japan also considers that assistance as a form of capacity building must also continue simultaneously according to the statement.

“As part of its effort to promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Japan continues to support South Sudan, the young country in the world, so that its institutions will have capacity to effectively serve for the economic and social welfare of its citizens and more South Sudanese will be empowered to improve their lives by their own wills and efforts.”

Among others, Japan also pleaded its support to empower South Sudanese women, Improve healthcare through WHO and UNICEF.


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