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UK to assist thousands at risk of famine in S. Sudan: official

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August 14, 2019 (JUBA) - Thousands of people in South Sudan will receive lifesaving food and water from British aid, an official said.

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The British Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Andrew Stephenson shaking hands with President Salva Kiir in Juba, August 13, 2019 (PPU)

On Tuesday, the British Minister for Africa, Andrew Stephenson announced an extra £18 million of UK donation, which will be given to trusted partners to help vulnerable families in desperate need.

At least 7 million people in South Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance and about 2 million on the brink of famine, aid agencies say.

“South Sudan is a humanitarian catastrophe and vulnerable people face the daily threat of starvation. I have seen first-hand that UK aid is saving lives and today’s step up in support will deliver urgently needed food, water and health services to hundreds of thousands of people,” Stephenson said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

The UK official, however, called on South Sudan government and other parties involved in the conflict to stop obstructing the delivery of aid and step up efforts to help the millions of malnourished children, families and communities get access to vital supplies.

“We call on the Government of South Sudan to immediately lift all humanitarian access restrictions and to commit more resources to provide basic services such as health and education to give people hope for the future,” he stressed.

Meanwhile, Stephenson urged the government to accelerate progress on the peace process, including security sector reform, establishing an open dialogue with opposition leader Riek Machar and delivering on the $100 million they pledged to help achieve peace.

“With just three months until the formation of the transitional government, time is running out. Significant effort and compromise are required to fully implement the peace agreement,” he said.

Last year, UK aid reportedly reached over 220,000 people with food assistance, over 100,000 children with nutrition support, over 142,000 people with emergency water, hygiene and sanitation, and over 83,000 families with emergency livelihoods kits in the war-hit nation.

South Sudan plunged into civil war in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused the country’s former vice-president, Machar, of plotting a coup

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  • 15 August 16:49, by Pakuai

    Our bunch of freeloaders are not commenting on this piece of propaganda since it’s about food aid. Pathetic bunch of creatures. You them the ’real truth behind’ the so-called ’humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and human rights business scams’ from the countries like the US, the UK, their so-called Israel attack dog and others, our fools would look at you>>>

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    • 15 August 16:59, by Pakuai

      miserably and accused you to the one guys who is causing their miseries. There is nothing worst on this world than to be lowly informed about how the real world works and to be ignorant. The so-called humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping or human rights are always by the so-called *Western countries to slyly occupy and colonise the so-called third world countries on disguise. Of course they>>

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      • 15 August 17:07, by Pakuai

        cannot come and say, they want occupy South Sudan in this day and age, and a country where people are heavily armed and have an absolute ’contempt towards’ an evil on earth who thinks, he/she can stand over their necks. But the so-called humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping or human rights scams’ may do the their trick since there are South Sudanese losers who are so foolish to spot this dirty scam>>>

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        • 15 August 17:19, by Pakuai

          All these so-called ’food aid and donations’ must be properly ’audited this time around and the interest’ behind those ’aids and donations’ from those donors. No more lies and bullsh*ting that South Sudan and South Sudanese people have been ’given 19 billion dollars, 4.2 billion dollars and other fictitious donations’ fellows. I am not denying that South Sudan and South Sudanese people have not benefited from donations from countries like US, the UK and others>>>

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          • 15 August 17:30, by Pakuai

            But these vermin humanitarian aid and donations have become a big menace to our country and our people. For those some us who have studied in these creeps universities and who were even touted to join their ’secret societies and clubs’ but outrightly refused because we know the dirty intrigues and evils behind these ’secret societies and clubs’. Were blatantly harassed and stalked for no apparent>

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            • 15 August 17:39, by Pakuai

              reasons but to have simply turned down the criminals ’evil secret societies and clubs’. There are a lot of hungry people in Northern Nigeria, Darfur, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), DR Congo, Kenya, Somalia, Malawi and other countries. But the criminals in the US, the UK, their UN, their shifty NGOs and some of their creeps in between don’t talk about these other countries hungry people>>>

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              • 15 August 17:48, by Pakuai

                But South Sudan and the South Sudanese hungry people are the most ’prized by these hyenas’ to be making them as their ’begging bowls around the world about the hungry South Sudanese’ and then come and spend what they have begged in the name of the hungry South Sudan and South Sudanese people in upscale hotels and bars in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kampala, Adis Ababa, Khartoum etc. Give some to other>>>

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                • 15 August 18:14, by Pakuai

                  hungry African countries and ’tossed a few leftovers/crumps’ to their foolish South Sudanese to wait for the next *begging season in their names and their country’s name. Our South Sudanese lowly informed fools. Even the devil infested lsland of England boys, Mr. ’Robbinhood who was allegedly’ used to "Rob the rich to feed the poor and kept the change as a middleman’ cannot be equaled to your>>>

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                  • 15 August 18:20, by Pakuai

                    US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their so-called Israel attack dogs, their gulf Arab states financiers and some of their creeps here in our own region and the whole of Africa fools. Some of losers love affair with other people or countries free things is *why these vermin have attached themselves like leeches to our country and to our people>>>

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                    • 15 August 18:32, by Pakuai

                      But the evils have *attached themselves* to wrong people South Sudanese men----the Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan to be precise. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Your US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their so-called israelis attack dogs, their gulf Arab states financiers and some of their creeps in here in our IGAD and (the AU) are>>>

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                      • 15 August 18:43, by Pakuai

                        the ones behind the *CURRENT CHEAP AND DIRTY INTRIGUES* being played over OUR COUNTRY and OVER OUR LOSERS. We have have informed you fools TIMES and TIMES AGAIN to let us ’round up and evil white Americans, English people, their UNIMISS, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), our cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan>>>>>

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                        • 15 August 18:53, by Pakuai

                          some of their Bantuses and their gulf Arab states financiers out of our country and over our people fools. These vermin have taken our country and our people hostage my lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Let’s these vermin they will never leave our country and our people alone idiots>>>

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                          • 15 August 19:01, by Pakuai

                            I mean fellows, let us bomb these vermin ’out of our country and over our people’ and be done with them fools. The *one country, two systems* that the evil *English merchants experimented in Hong Kong* through their intrigues of *heroin drugs they took from their then so-called British East India* and then went and exchanged it with Cantonese Chinese with silver coins>>>

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                  • 15 August 18:21, by Pakuai

                    US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their so-called Israel attack dogs, their gulf Arab states financiers and some of their creeps here in our own region and the whole of Africa fools. Some of losers love affair with other people or countries free things is *why these vermin have attached themselves like leeches to our country and to our people>>>

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      • 15 August 17:09, by Pakuai

        cannot come and say, they want occupy South Sudan in this day and age, and a country where people are heavily armed and have an absolute ’contempt towards’ an evil on earth who thinks, he/she can stand over their necks. But the so-called humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping or human rights scams’ may do the their trick since there are South Sudanese losers who are so foolish to spot this dirty scam>>>

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