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U.S., Britain Pledge More Humanitarian Aid To S. Sudan As Country Faces Cholera Outbreak

Reuters reports on humanitarian aid funding to South Sudan, as well as cholera outbreak in the country.

Reuters: U.S. pledges up to $50 mln urgent aid for South Sudan
“The United States has authorized the use of up to $50 million from its emergency refugee fund to help with urgent humanitarian needs resulting from fighting in South Sudan, the White House said on Monday. … It brings the total of U.S. humanitarian assistance to about $434 million since the conflict began in December…” (5/20).

Reuters: Britain pledges $100 mln for South Sudan humanitarian aid
“Britain is pledging 60 million pounds ($100.97 million) to help alleviate a humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the British government said on Tuesday, amid expectations conflict in the world’s youngest nation will worsen in the months ahead. … The new funding brings London’s support for South Sudan since the start of the crisis in December 2013 to around 93 million pounds…” (Fouche, 5/20).

Reuters: Nine dead in cholera outbreak in South Sudan capital — WHO
“Cholera has broken out in the capital of South Sudan where five months of civil war has left thousands homeless and disrupted food supplies and health services, according to the World Health Organization…” (Miles, 5/19).

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