EU donates $10 million to support humanitarian operations in South Sudan

EU Headquarters building. photo: EU/Getty Images/File

Juba, March 17, 2018 (SSNA) — The European Union (EU) has donated eight million euros (approx. $10 million) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help with its humanitarian operations in South Sudan.

UNICEF said the donation its personnel to provide “psychosocial support, life-saving vaccines, and nutritional supplements” services to South Sudanese children, adding that “The Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission (ECHO) funding “has enabled over 160,000 children to be treated for severe acute malnutrition.”

UNICEF’s Representative in South Sudan, Mahimbo Mdoe, said his agency is thankful for the donation and praised the EU.

“We are very grateful for the continued support of the European Union, who remain one of our most crucial partners in responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis,” Mdoe said.

UNICEF also stated the funds enabled them to reach in areas that are difficult to operate and that vulnerable children are now leading “healthier and more fulfilling lives.”

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