Denmark restructures South Sudan aid

The Danish government will divert 35 million kroner to help feed 150,000 South Sudanese

May 1st, 2014 1:30 pm| by admin

The Danish government has decided to restructure the aid it gives to South Sudan by diverting 35 million kroner to help feed 150,000 South Sudanese and 10 million to a regionally-led mission tasked with overseeing the armistice in the conflict.

The UN-led aid effort will help the local society feed itself by distributing fishing nets, crop seed, farming tools and cattle vaccinations, while allocating resources to maintaining the ceasefire.

“The population has endured much suffering because of the civil war,” Mogens Jensen, the trade and development minister, said in a press release. “Now it is important to end the violence, protect people from assaults and prevent hunger.”

READ MORE: Danish aid on the way to South Sudan

Sanctions possible
Almost five million South Sudanese are in need of critical aid and more than 1.2 million people have been displaced from their homes in the country due to a civil war rife with ethnic genocide.

Denmark is working closely with the regional organisation IGAD and the UN to maintain the ceasefire.

The Danish government also has plans to send expertise assistance to get the peacekeeping mission up and running as quickly as possible. They intend to back the implementation of sanctions as a way to stem the fighting.

The 45 million kroner that has been diverted was originally earmarked for the building of roads in the central region of the war-torn nation.

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