South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 6th June 2018.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of changing conflict dynamics in South Sudan on the ability to deliver aid in that country.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Ongoing conflict in South Sudan continues to obstruct the international community’s delivery of aid. Aid organisations regularly reconsider operations due to insecurity. Conflict has also deepened the country’s crisis, displacing millions and bringing the economy to its knees amongst widespread hunger.

Amidst these challenges, UKAid is saving hundreds of thousands of lives and protecting future generations. The UK monitors conflict dynamics on a monthly basis to ensure our aid is conflict sensitive and to minimise harm. The UK is the leading donor for an external ‘Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility’ that provides a range of implementing partners with the expertise required to deliver aid in a conflict sensitive way.

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