South Sudan receives $3.7bn Grant for disaster management

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South Sudan has received 3.7 billion US dollars from the World Food Program (WFP) for disaster management and food security for two years.

The Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth said:

“The cabinet listened to a presentation from the Vice President for the Gender and Youth Cluster, Madam Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior on her mission to the World Food Program on the country`s strategic plan 2023- 2024, and in her deliberation, they managed to negotiate for South Sudan a sum of 3.7 billion US dollars being a grant of aid to the people of South Sudan.

“This amount is to be used in various activities, to be used in the flooding, to be used in the disaster management, to be used in all aspects of agriculture, so all the ministries were directed to read that report and pick their areas of concerns and start to develop them in the form of projects.”

He explained that the line ministries will have to develop projects so that the WFP can support them.