11/12/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/11/2021 18:56
JUBA - The Chinese Embassy in South Sudan said on Nov 11 it has donated $500,000 in cash and 4,000 metric tons of food relief as part of emergency humanitarian aid to the flood-affected people in South Sudan.
Hua Ning, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, said during his working visit to Panyagor, Jonglei on Nov 10, that the donation is part of China's support to the South Sudanese government for flood response.
"The Chinese government has provided $500,000 in cash donation to the South Sudanese government for flood relief. The 4,000 tons of emergency food aid will arrive soon from China," the embassy said in a statement issued in Juba.
About 760,000 South Sudanese have been affected by floods that have caused havoc in the country.
The Chinese embassy said it is collaborating with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation to implement a "panda pack" project in Jonglei, eastern part of South Sudan, adding that it will provide more than 1,800 school bags including stationeries for school students.