About: South Sudan

Development Policy 24-10-2017

EU offers €106 million in urgent aid for Sudan

The European Commission on Monday (23 October) announced a €106 million aid package for Sudan, saying around 4.8 million people needed urgent humanitarian assistance in the African country.

Development Policy 20-09-2017

Why is world hunger on the rise?

Hunger is on the rise for the first time in a decade, warns a report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). EURACTIV France reports.

Development Policy 27-06-2017

WFP chief urges EU to step up funds for Africa famine

The UN food agency's director urged the European Union on Monday (26 June) to help raise the $1 billion needed over the next few months to save hundreds of thousands of children from starving to death in Yemen and three African countries.

Africa 12-04-2017

Merkel’s ‘man in Africa’ downbeat on prospects for Africa-EU summit

Gunther Nooke, Angela Merkel’s representative to Africa, offered a gloomy prognosis of November's Africa-EU summit in Abidjan on Tuesday (11 April), saying trade between the continents was “almost irrelevant” and that the African Union required major “institutional reform".

Development Policy 17-03-2017

Extra €165m from EU for drought crisis in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia

The EU announced on Friday (17 March) a further €165m for drought-stricken parts of eastern Africa, during a visit by Foreign Affairs chief Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Neven Mimica to Addis Ababa, the continent's diplomatic capital.

Development Policy 21-02-2017

Stylianides condemns ‘man-made’ famine in South Sudan, promises €82m

The EU on Tuesday (21 February) condemned as “man-made” the newly-declared famine in South Sudan, whilst pledging an initial €82 in emergency aid to the country.

Development Policy 08-12-2016

UNICEF deputy chief: 2016 was ‘one of worst years in history for children’

UNICEF organised a campaign event at the European Parliament on Tuesday (6 December), highlighting the plight of tens of millions of children in conflict and emergency situations going without schooling.

Development Policy 04-10-2016

Rule of law declines for 70% of Africans over past decade, warns Ibrahim index

Governance across Africa has seen minimal improvement over the past decade, held back by widespread deterioration in safety and rule of law, according to a report published on Monday (3 October).

Global Europe 04-10-2016

Ethiopia-EU strategic cooperation remains strong

Since spring 2015, the European Union has been facing an unprecedented peak of illegal migration from the Middle East and Africa, in particular from countries of the Horn of Africa, writes Teshome Toga.

Development Policy 29-09-2016

Live link-up with Mogadishu launches MEPs ‘Fight Against Hunger’

MEPs joined with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) yesterday (28 September), with a live link-up from Mogadishu in Somalia, to launch the “Fight Against Hunger” alliance.

Global Europe 18-07-2016

African Union seeks own solution to South Sudan crisis

The UN is rapidly running out of patience with the president and vice-president of South Sudan, but the Northeast African country's neighbours have still not imposed any new sanctions on it. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Development Policy 11-05-2016

Protecting civilians in South Sudan in a time of war

Five years after winning a hard-fought battle for independence, South Sudan remains embroiled in a vicious civil war. Tragically, as is so often the case, the civilians are bearing the brunt of the violence and enduring years of hardship, writes David Derthick.

Development Policy 13-04-2016

EU aid in the Horn of Africa

Europe's action in Ethiopia and the wider Horn of Africa region provides a telling example of the challenges international donours face when trying to link emergency assistance with long-term development aid.

Expert: Somalia, Niger, Congo victims of humanitarian aid ‘gap’

Humanitarian aid is not keeping pace with needs on the ground, partly due to the affects of El Nino and climate change in eastern and southern Africa, according to a new report from World Vision - and as a result already malnutrioned children are going hungry.

Development Policy 28-10-2015

Poverty-stricken Chad shows Europe how to host refugees

The influx of refugees into Europe is put into perspective by Chad, a nation of 13 million that is playing host to 645,000 displaced persons. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.

Development Policy 02-09-2015

China crisis reaches Africa

The worldwide demand for raw materials led to growth of up to 7% for many African countries. One of the main driving forces was a strong China, but now the second largest economy in the world finds itself in the midst of a crisis. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.

Development Policy 24-06-2015

NGOs in emergency response mode amid global conflicts

Wars in Syria, South Sudan and in the Central African Republic are posing new challenges to development NGOs, causing Germany’s Welthungerhilfe and resort to unconventional measures. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Development Policy 23-02-2015

World Food Programme chief appeals for ‘more flexible’ aid

Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), made an appeal today (23 February) for more funds to fight hunger in crisis areas, but also for more flexibility on how to use the funding.

Christos Stylianides
Development Policy 19-12-2014

Stylianides: We need strong bridges between humanitarian and development aid

As the world struggles to deal with crises, there is a need to change the way we think about managing them, while building stronger bridges between humanitarian aid and development assistance, Commissioner Christos Stylianides told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Sue Lautze at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's headquarters in Rome, Italy. [Alessia Pierdomenico/FAO].
Development Policy 27-06-2014

Sue Lautze: South Sudan needs ‘meaningful peace’

All sides of the conflict in South Sudan have at times become very "fixed, dark and negative" as outbreaks of violence continue. The country needs lasting peace so that it can see the benefits of its agricultural potential, according to the FAO's representative in South Sudan.

Civilians arriving at a UN compound in Bor, the capital of the Jonglei state, South Sudan, seeking refuge from the violence. [Hailemichael Gebrekrstos/UNMISS].
Development Policy 25-06-2014

South Sudan situation ‘heartbreaking’: UN official

Well over a million people have been forced from their homes, and many more face severe hunger, due to continued violence in South Sudan, according to a senior UN official.

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Development Policy 16-01-2014

UN agency: Crisis-stricken South Sudan and Central African Republic have been ignored

Director of the Emergency and Rehabilitation Division at FAO Dominique Burgeon told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview that South Sudan and Central Republic of Congo require urgent “international donor support”.
Recent episodes of violence and looting in both countries have had a huge impact on 'the food security sector', forcing hundreds of people to abandon their homes. “The need of food assistance is huge', Burgeon said.

Security 06-12-2011

Sudan envoy: China understands the basic needs of people

Since the Europeans left Sudan, we are delighted to have the Chinese, who, unlike the Europeans, understand the basic needs of people, Baha Aldin Hanafi, ambassador of Sudan to Berlin, told EURACTIV Germany in an exclusive interview.

Global Europe 15-07-2011

South Sudan: A new chapter begins

The recent independence of the Republic of South Sudan (9 July) marks a significant break in the history of Africa. European Union engagement with the young nation will be critical to resolving the region's difficulties, notably in terms of a food crisis, peace and ongoing problems in Darfur, argues Manuel Manrique.