-South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis as a result of the
armed conflict in the country.We can not sit idly by and watch. Norway has therefore followed a request from
the United Nations to organize a conference in Oslo in May to mobilize
resources for this serious crisis, “said Foreign Minister Börge Brende.
The situation in Southern Sudan is very serious. Over
a million people have fled their homes.Up to 300,000 of these are refugees in
neighboring countries. Four million people need food aid, and this number
will increase dramatically if not comprehensive emergency aid arrives.Only 30
percent of the estimated need for humanitarian assistance has so far
secured.Norway has been engaged in what today is southern Sudan for decades.
The international community must respond to
the crisis in a much more robust manner. It takes money, and they
are needed now. This conference will be important to create awareness
about the situation, mobilize more resources to deal with the crisis and
emphasize our common responsibility to respond. From the Norwegian side
has so far allocated 100 million for humanitarian efforts. We will also
post about the Norwegian aid to better meet the humanitarian needs in Southern
Sudan, says Brende.