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Ireland offers South Sudan $2m in humanitarian aid

Author : | Published: Friday, October 9, 2015

Ireland has announced an additional funding of more than $2 million for humanitarian assistance in South Sudan.

More than $1 million will be used by the International Committee of the Red Cross for its humanitarian operations. The UNHCR will also use another more than $1 million for regional refugee response.

The Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, and the Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Cooperation, Sean Sherlock, announced the funding on Wednesday.

In a statement, Mr. Charlie said South Sudan is in crisis and on the brink of famine.

He said the announcement brings the total funding of Ireland to South Sudan to more than $19 million since the outbreak of the conflict in 2013.

The two ministers also announced funds for Nigeria and Burundi.

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