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02 Apr 2017 description
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The nine resident EU Ambassadors in Sudan welcomed the announcement by the Government of Sudan to open one additional overland humanitarian corridor to famine-stricken South Sudan. The first UN convoy from the city of El Obeid in Sudan to Bentiu in South Sudan on March 30 is delivering lifesaving aid in a timely and cost-effective way. This adds significantly to the humanitarian corridor between Kosti and Renk, which the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan opened in 2014.

22 Oct 2015 description
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Summary: 21 October 2015, Brussels - Somalia remains one of the countries with the largest and most protracted displaced communities worldwide with 1.1 million internally displaced and almost 1 million refugees in the Horn of Africa region.

EU Cooperation in Somalia

EU is the largest donor in Somalia, both in terms of political engagement and financial and technical support or expertise, with more than €1.2 billion being provided since 2008.

22 Dec 2014 description
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Summary: 22 December 2014, Brussels - The European Commission is increasing its life-saving assistance to South Sudan by €7.78 million, bringing its 2014 relief aid for one of the world's worst humanitarian crises to more than €117 million.

The new funds will provide shelter, water, hygiene and protection to the people affected by the conflict. They will also help South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.

28 Oct 2014 description
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Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

05 Aug 2014 description
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The EU is enhancing support to peace-building and stabilisation in Sudan by allocating EUR 13,5 million Euro under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) over the next three years.
The new programme, adopted on 29 July, will continue to contribute to peace, security and stability in Sudan, especially in the conflict-affected areas in the vicinity of its southern border. It will also address a range of other needs, including those linked to the impact on Sudan of the most recent conflict in South Sudan.

20 Jan 2014 description
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What happens in South Sudan matters greatly to the European Union. Beyond the suffering of the South Sudanese people, this crisis risks affecting a much wider region already prone to instability (Sudan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Horn region). The European Union remains strongly committed to supporting regional and international efforts to end the violence, and maintain our call for a negotiated solution that will allow South Sudan’s leaders to resolve their differences peacefully and democratically.

EU response to the crisis

12 Oct 2012 description
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12/10/2012 – Today, the European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize 2012, for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.

In the pursuit of peace, the EU has always helped the victims of conflict. A moral imperative for Europeans, especially in light of their shared history.

14 Dec 2011 description
MEMO/11/908 – EU development cooperation with South Sudan

Summary: 14 December 2011, Brussels - On the eve of the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan, which will take place in Washington on 14-15 December, European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, announced that the European Commission will focus its aid on the agriculture and food security sector. €80 million will be allocated to improving rural infrastructure; boosting productivity by providing easier access to services and land; support to small-holders and strengthening water management for sustainable use.

14 Nov 2011 description
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3124th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting
Brussels, 14 November 2011

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

26 Aug 2011 description
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Summary: 26 August 2011, Brussels - Against the background of the announcement by President Al Bashir of Sudan of a two-week unilateral cease-fire in South Kordofan, Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response stated her grave concern about the impossibility to reach and assist the people in humanitarian emergency in the region.

21 Jul 2011 description
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Delegations − 20-07-2011 - 10:55
Committee: Development

A delegation from the European Parliament, composed of Niccolò Rinaldi (ALDE, IT) and Patrice Tirolien (S&D, FR), head of the delegation, visited South Sudan from 19 to 21 July of 2011.The two members of the Committee on Development welcomed the allocation by the EU of 200 million Euros to support the implementation of the Government of South Sudan's forthcoming "2011-13 Development Plan" for projects related to education, health, agriculture, food security and democratic governance.

12 Jul 2011 description
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The EU member states congratulated the people of South Sudan on their independence and said they encouraged the country's leaders "to embrace pluralism and diversity and lay the foundation for a democratic, fair and inclusive society, based on the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms".

South Sudan formally parted from the Republic of Sudan on Saturday 9 July. In the capital of Juba an official ceremony marked the birth of the new nation, the world's 193rd country.

08 Jul 2011 description
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Reference: IP/11/851

Brussels, 08 July 2011 - Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Commission Vice President, is travelling to Juba to participate in the celebrations for the Independence of South Sudan on 9 July. As South Sudan prepares for this momentous event, the EU has underlined its intention to continue to support and develop a regular dialogue with the new state.