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Monday, August 22, 2016 - 9:45am

Secretary of State John Kerry announced nearly $138 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the South Sudanese people who have suffered through almost three years of brutal fighting. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution to more than $1.7 billion since the conflict began in December 2013. 

The new funding - which will be provided through UN and non-governmental partners - includes nearly 58,000 metric tons of food aid and specialty nutrition products, along with emergency health and nutrition services, safe drinking water, hygiene supplies, and cholera treatment and prevention messaging to stem the current outbreak. USAID partners have also expanded medical and trauma support services for survivors of gender-based violence.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:30am

The U.S. Government today announced an additional $6 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to UNICEF to provide education to children and youth affected by conflict. The additional contribution brings USAID's total grant to UNICEF for emergency education in South Sudan over two years to $23.5 million.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:30pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a new project to provide quality basic education to children in South Sudan who are currently not attending school.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 11:45am

Today, Deputy Assistant Administrator for African Affairs Linda Etim and Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Mark Brinkmoeller are in South Sudan to meet with community leaders.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:30am

Today, the United States will provide approximately $180 million to help feed the people of South Sudan, who now face the worst food security situation in the world. This food aid includes a release from the Department of Agriculture’s Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust as well as funds for the U.S. Agency for International Development to provide aid to those in need. Since the start of this crisis, the United States has provided the South Sudanese with more than $456 million in humanitarian aid.