South Sudanese gain $48M UK aid

The United Kingdom has announced $48 million in humanitarian support for the people of South Sudan. Photo by: Robert Stansfield / Department for International Development / CC BY-SA

Some 200,000 people in South Sudan are set to benefit from the 31 million pounds ($48 million) U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell announced Thursday (July 26).

The money is the United Kingdom’s total contribution to the Common Humanitarian Fund for South Sudan this 2012. It will help provide for primary health care, food and nutritional supplements for malnourished children, safe drinking water and sanitation, emergency shelter, and agricultural supplies.

The funding will also provide physical rehabilitation support for those injured from violent assaults, according to a press release.

The support is not limited to refugees fleeing violence in Sudan.

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