On April 15, the U.S. government announced $95 million in new humanitarian assistance funding from the American people to the people of South Sudan. To honor the occasion, U.S. Embassy Juba Chargé d’Affaires Larry André participated in a press conference at the World Food Programme (WFP) compound in Juba along with WFP Country Director Matthew Hollingworth and UNHCR Representative to South Sudan Arafat Jamal.
This funding includes more than $52 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and nearly $43 million from the U.S. Department of State. It brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to South Sudan to more than $482 million so far in Fiscal Year 2021. On behalf of the American people, this funding will provide critical protection, economic opportunity, shelter, essential healthcare, emergency food assistance, safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene services to vulnerable people, refugees, and host communities in South Sudan and the region.
The United States is the largest donor of humanitarian aid to the South Sudan response efforts, and we remain committed to helping the people of South Sudan. Humanitarian assistance will not solve the conflict, but it is vital to keeping civilians alive. Ultimately, a political solution is the only way to end the suffering of the South Sudanese people.
For more details about this announcement, please see the following two press releases: