South Sudan

South Sudan Humanitarian Conference to be Held in US

The conference seeks to address the dire needs of the people of South Sudan

A Humanitarian conference for the suffering population is the war ravaged South Sudan is expected to be convened in the United States in April this year.

A US nonprofit charity body Relief Organization for South Sudan (ROSS)- USA announced on Tuesday that 15th-16th April 2016 has been chosen to host the conference in Omaha in the State of Nebraska.

ROSS said it has realized an urgent humanitarian need in South Sudan that is yet to settle two years bloody internal conflict that broke out in December 2013; and felt the need to raise them to the Diaspora community, stuff information pills US policymakers and the people of goodwill.

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The announcement comes just a day after three United Nations relief agencies warned of a serious looming hunger in South Sudan. The UN agencies said 2.5 million people, order which is almost quarter of total population urgently need food aid.

ROSS stressed that the conference is going to discuss the means to help the internally displaced persons mainly in the hard to reach areas.

“To that end (15th -16th Feb), generic the conference will discuss robust ways and means to reach the IDPs, especially in places where access by local and international NGOs is either minimal or impossible as well as long term plans for food and physical security.”

About 2 million people are displaced within the country since the crisis started and another 650,000 people fled to the neighboring countries.

The ROSS organizing committee is expected to start sending out individuals and group invitations this week.


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