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Humanitarian Pledging Conference for South Sudan

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The Norwegian Government in cooperation with the UN (OCHA) is hosting a high-level humanitarian pledging conference for South Sudan in Oslo on Tuesday 20 May. The aim is to increase humanitarian funding and to agree on what more can be done to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

Press accreditation in advance is required.

A valid ID card, Press Card or passport must be presented when picking up your accreditation.

For more information and registration, see the conference website.

According to UN estimates, 4.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, and 1.2 million people have been forced to flee their homes. There are reports of killings and gross violations of human rights. Since the conflict broke out in December last year, food production has declined dramatically, and around one million people could face famine if the international aid effort is not stepped up.

Place: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Holbergsgate 30, Oslo

Time: Tuesday 20 May, from 10am to 2pm (Press briefing at 9 AM)

Press program:

Press briefing by MFA and OCHA at 9 am in the press centre (next to the main conference room)

The conference hall is open for the press from 10:00-11:00 am (until the first break)

The press centre is open throughout the day

Press conference after the conference, at approx. 2 pm in the press centre.

One-to-one interviews can be conducted in the press centre and at dedicated locations in the lobby outside of the press centre throughout the day.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) media platforms

Twitter: @NorwayMFA @borgebrende

Instagram: utenriksdept

Flickr

Conference hashtag: #SouthSudanConf

OCHA media platforms

Homepage

Twitter: @unocha @ochasouthsudan @valerieamos

Press contacts

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

For general communication issues and media:

Senior Comms Adviser Astrid.Sehl@mfa.no +47 922 84 752

Senior Comms Adviser Eskil.Grendahl.Sivertsen@mfa.no +47 926 89 277

Social media:

Comms Adviser Synne.Emilie.Bjornra@mfa.no + 47 948 69 300

OCHA

Public Information Officer / Spokesperson, Jens Laerke, laerke@un.org