South Sudan: Armed Conflict

Department for International Development written question – answered on 20th July 2016.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Amnesty International's report Our Hearts Have Gone Dark, what steps they have taken to ensure that the victims of serious health issues, including mental health, as a result of the conflict in South Sudan receive urgent and adequate care.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State, The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The UK is the second largest aid donor in South Sudan and leads the £200 million, five year, multi-donor Health Pooled Fund which provides primary health services, including mental health care, to over 8million people in eight states across South Sudan. The fund also supports the South Sudan Healthcare system to deliver lifesaving care, ranging from Primary Health Units in more remote areas to State Hospitals. Patients with serious illnesses, including mental health cases, are referred to the nearest centre able to provide care for them.

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