US gives $180m for food in South Sudan

2014-08-12 19:50
Sacks of food aid from the World Food Programme donated by the United Kingdom and the United States. (Phil Moore, AFP)

Sacks of food aid from the World Food Programme donated by the United Kingdom and the United States. (Phil Moore, AFP)

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Washington - The United States will provide approximately $180m on Tuesday to help feed the people of South Sudan, the White House said, citing a risk of famine there.

"The people of South Sudan are suffering because of the inability of South Sudan's leaders to put their people's interests above their own," US national security adviser Susan Rice said in a statement.

"President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar must immediately assume their responsibilities to the South Sudanese to prevent further needless suffering."

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