This article was last updated on May 26, 2022
“With the funding raised at the donor conference on the 20th, we can help a lot of people. This is a good start, but the needs in South Sudan are overwhelming and more funding is needed”, said Liv Tørres.
NPA congratulates the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their efforts in organizing the Humanitarian Conference on Monday and Tuesday.
“Norway has done a fantastic job of organizing the conference and has made a generous contribution to the humanitarian efforts in South Sudan. We wish more states had pledged similar amounts”, Tørres told Gurtong in an exclusive interview.
A total of US$600 million was pledged in humanitarian aid to South Sudan to avert what might become the worst famine in Africa in 30 years.
“This funding must be made available to humanitarian organizations immediately. We have no time to loose in distributing food to internally displaced people,” the NPA boss pledged.
In South Sudan, over one million people are internally displaced, 300,000 have fled to neighboring countries and over four million people are in need of emergency aid.
There is a great risk that this number will double in the next few months.
NPA is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in South Sudan, and have worked in the country for almost 30 years. On Humanitarian Aid NPA in partnership with WFP has so far distributed 1,122mt of food to 89,061 IDPs in Lakes State, Upper Nile State, Jonglei State and Central Equatoria State.