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Miljoenenhulp EU to famine to fight in South Sudan

Miljoenenhulp EU to famine to fight in South Sudan

The European Commission proposes 82 million euros in emergency aid available to prevent even more South Sudanezen die of hunger. Almost 5 million people, 40 percent of the population are dependent on humanitarian aid and for 100,000 there is the threat of starvation.

The United Nations said Monday, is already sounding the alarm about the war-ravaged country. EU commissioner Christos Stylianides (Humanitarian aid) closed Tuesday at the UN call for aid convoys unhindered access to provide.

The support package is intended for South Sudan itself, but also for refugees in neighbouring countries. The money will be spent on food, water, shelter, health care and education.

Since the outbreak of fighting in South Sudan at the end of 2013 oplaaiden, the European Union has more than 381 million euro was spent on humanitarian aid for the African country.

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