South Sudan: Refugees

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 7 June 2023.

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Photo of The Earl of Sandwich The Earl of Sandwich Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government how they assess the international response to the needs of the displaced and returnees entering South Sudan; and which (1) UN agencies, and (2) NGOs, are now receiving UK support.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK continues to work closely with international partners to respond to the needs of the displaced and returnees entering South Sudan. On 4 May, the UK Government announced an initial £5 million allocation to help meet the urgent needs of refugees and returnees in South Sudan and Chad. This support will benefit the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and non-governmental organisations. In South Sudan, £1.5 million will be allocated to the World Food Programme (WFP) for food in border areas and £500,000 to UNICEF for gender-based Violence protection services. We will continue to monitor the situation in Sudan closely, including the humanitarian impacts of the conflict on neighbouring countries.

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