European Union (EU)
European Union (EU)

The European Union (EU) has approved 33 million U.S. dollars to support vulnerable people in conflict-torn South Sudan.

The EU said on Friday the donation will be used to increase access to education for children in remote areas, and also boast access to health services, including nutrition services for pregnant women and children under five years.

“The EU supports health and education because we believe these are crucial to the future of the peace process and to develop opportunities for a better future whereby citizens of South Sudan can overcome inequalities, poverty and deprivation of fundamental rights,” EU’s ambassador to South Sudan, Sinead Walsh said in a statement issued on Thursday.

The funding is part of over 200 million dollars the EU is providing to help vulnerable communities in the Horn of Africa.

The other countries to benefit from the allocation include Ethiopia, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

South Sudan descended into civil war in late 2013 and the conflict has created one of the fastest growing refugee crises in the world.

The UN estimates that about four million South Sudanese have been displaced internally and externally. Enditem

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