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Britain gives $13.8m grant to reduce starvation in South Sudan


LONDON – The British Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greeing, said on Tuesday that government had given 13.8 million dollars grant to South Sudan, to reduce starvation.

He said this was in contribution to an appeal from the Food and Agriculture Organisation for 47 million pounds to assist around 2.3 million people in need of support in South Sudan.

Greening said the grant coming under the British Department for International Development, was aimed at helping over 390,000 people feed themselves for a period of 12 months.

“A total of 40,000 families will be given either seeds to grow staple crops, nutrient rich vegetables or hooks and lines to catch fish for themselves and others,’’ he said.

Greening said families in South Sudan would be provided with seeds and fishing kits to help ease a possible hunger crisis before the rainy season begins. (Xinhua/NAM)

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